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The Secrets of Vasilyevsky Island

Discover the secrets of the beautiful centuries-old island

What's tour about

Vasilievsky Island is one of the largest and most beautiful islands of St. Petersburg. This area has the unique charm of the old city with its cosy streets, old buildings and inner courtyards.

Our self-guided tour will tell you about the history of Vasilyevsky Island. Why it was divided into lines? Where its name came from? What rivers surround the Rostral Columns? You will learn these and many other unusual facts and stories. You have to become a real explorer: perform many exciting tasks and solve the secrets of Vasilyevsky Island.

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Vasileostrovskaya metro station

The tour starts here

2 hours

walking pace

3 km

Approximate tour distance


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— The smallest square of the city
— The smallest street of St. Petersburg
— The old pharmacy of Dr. Pel
— The world-known Kunstkamera
— A hidden corner of South Africa with idols
— Front and courtyard courtyards
— Musical gates
— The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange
— Rostral Columns and many other highlights of the centuries-old island!

Start at Vasileostrovskaya metro station

Author of the tour

Tat'yana Изучаю греческий, углубляюсь в историю любого города, в какой бы не приехала

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Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

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Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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Discover the secrets of the beautiful centuries-old island

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