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The rooftop tour in St Petersburg provided by Rooftop Tours in St. Petersburg

The rooftop tour in St Petersburg

The rooftop tour in St Petersburg
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To experience some of the more interesting views in St. Petersburg that you likely won't find on your own, join this high-flying guided tour to explore city rooftops. Along the way, enjoy a history lesson from your guide, and marvel at some of the best views of the city's historic landmarks. See everything from church spires and domes, to the bustling pedestrians along one of St. Petersburg's main streets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Highlights
  • Marvel at fantastic views from St. Petersburg's rooftops on a guided tour
  • Get a bird's-eye perspective of churches, cathedrals, and Nevsky Prospekt
  • Easily fit the tour in your schedule, with multiple departures offered daily
  • Meet-up in central St. Petersburg, near the historic Anichkov Bridge
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Marvel at fantastic views from St. Petersburg's rooftops on a guided tour
  • Get a bird's-eye perspective of churches, cathedrals, and Nevsky Prospekt
  • Easily fit the tour in your schedule, with multiple departures offered daily
  • Meet-up in central St. Petersburg, near the historic Anichkov Bridge
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35261P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour with a knowledgeable guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 20m
Departure details
  • Voznesensky Ave, 4-22, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000 Wait near the entrance to the yard
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing so you can walk confidently on the sloping surface
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour with a knowledgeable guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Voznesensky Ave, 4-22, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000 Wait near the entrance to the yard
Duration
1h 20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing so you can walk confidently on the sloping surface
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Voznesensky Ave, 4-22
    Voznesensky Ave, 4-22, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    Wait near the entrance to the yard
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Petersburg
    Stop: 70 minutes
    You will see city from top of the buildings
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Roulien B
5 contributions
Rooftop Sint Petersburg
Mar 2020 • Couples
Great views and a very nice guide Andrej. You can feel that he is passionate about his city. I recommand thuis tour.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ricky
Shenzhen, China10 contributions
Okay but not worth the money
We got a nice guide who spoke cheerfully about his own experience in St. Petersburg and made good conversation, but didn't really tell us anything about the view we were looking at. The view was great but we didn't really move much. We stayed within a 100 meter range of space. My mom freaked out because the footing was tilted and a fall could lead to certain death. I enjoyed the adrenaline rush, but when we compare this tour to all the other magnificent tours in the city, it is overpriced and it underdelivered. I would recommend it if it were one third of the price.
Written 30 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PhG61
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
Roof-top St Petersburgh
Jul 2019 • Family
Very disappointed by this activity.
We met the guide. Quick hello then we when in a tower to see the landscape. It was ok but not easy to interact with the guide. We staid there around 20 min doing nothing special.
Afterwards we went on one rooftop, staid on the same spot and that was it. The guide talked with friends and then we came down.
I don’t recommend this activity in this wonderful city.
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashwini B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions
It was exciting !
Jun 2019 • Couples
It was exciting to see the city like this. Something we hadn't done before during our travels, it was different. The experience reminded us of our childhood where we would climb up roofs in the neighborhood : ). Here we gotta hear about the stories as well. We chose to do the 9pm tour as we wanted to see the city during sunset, that was wonderful. We were about 8 in our group, 4 English speaking and 4 Russian speaking, so our guide had to explain in both the languages.
Written 3 July 2019
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YuChen L
2 contributions
Great experience!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Love the experience on the roof! Really worth with wonderful view, and our tourguide helped a lot by English introduction about the history of St Petersburg.
It was quit chill on the top. Don't forget to wear enough clothes!
Written 16 June 2019
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Monica N
17 contributions
Brilliant!
May 2019 • Friends
This was just amazing. The tour starts at 8pm for 2 hour but we were allowed to stay on rooftops watching the sunset over St Petersburg. Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was good fun, knowledgeable and extremely cool😎
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marg M
13 contributions
Ludmilla's Tours are excellent value
Aug 2018 • Couples
When you visit Russia you must have a VISA or book with a local tour company who act as your 'tour visa'. We were lucky enough to book with Ludmilla's tours. We had an excellent two days in St. Petersburg. Our tour bus - a small 12 people size bus, arrived at the dock and waited for all the people on the tour to get through Immigration. The bus took us to several points of inters before going to the dock on the Neve River for a terrific (included) river cruise. The guide was excellent and pointed out points of interest as we cruised by. She also told us about the history of St. Petersburg.

We then drove around the city to see several amazing churches and other buildings. We then went to the Heritage Museum. There was a huge line-up, but with our tour, we got to walk right in. The Museum was amazing, and our guide was very knowledgeable. We then went to Peterhof Palace where we walked around the beautiful gardens and looked at the huge fountain display at the back of the palace. We had a great time and were sorry to leave. We walked about two blocks to a fabulous authentic Russian restaurant where we had a wonderful lunch (included).

We then went to Catherine I Palace and really enjoyed seeing the beautiful rooms including the famous Amber room. Once again, though there were long line-ups, our tour simply walked in. We saved so much time at the amazing places rather than just standing in line.

We had the choice to head back to our ship or stay in the city (chaperoned) and have dinner and then go to the show, 'So You Are Russian' (our cost). The following day we were met once again at the dock, and off we went again. Once more we visited many different points of interest, and we visited some charming stores including a beautiful store where we were treated to samples of Russian Vodka and chocolates. We bought chocolates to take home to our kids.

The bus dropped us off at the ship in good time to get aboard and relax, but not too early so that we didn't get a great day of sight seeing.

This tour was excellent value, not just in terms of money, but also time. We saw all the main sights, and we were able to walk right into each of them.
Written 30 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric B
Brooklyn, NY26 contributions
Amazing views -- but dangerous and sketchy
Jul 2017 • Couples
We went on the rooftop tour in early July.

The good:
* Amazing views from 2 rooftop areas
* Solid historical overview and anecdotes about the neighborhood and life in Saint Petersburg
* Great photos

The bad:
* We felt at 2 times like we were about to be mugged by the tour organizers. I'm not sure what exactly was happening, but they tried locking us in a room (with no exit) twice. The tour guides had to keep disappearing and locking us into different rooms. The explanation was that they had to change keys with other guides, but it didn't add up.
* When the guide was collecting our payment (900 RUB = $15 USD), he turned off the light and pulled out a knife. Again, we were in a small, locked room with no way out. Nothing happened, but it scared the hell out of us. This by itself completely ruined the experience for us, and there's no way I would recommend anyone be confronted with that experience.
* The rooftops are 9 stories up, and this tour was way more dangerous than we expected it would be. For about 33% of the tour, it feels reasonable safe (there are chimneys to hold onto, or rusty railings protecting you from plummeting to your death). For about 33% of the tour, it's fairly dangerous (slanted roofs with no railings, e.g. if you fall you'll slide 2m and then fall over the edge). For the other 33% of the tour, it's very dangerous (you're jumping across uneven roofs with absolutely nothing to hold onto and nothing preventing you from falling 9 stories). I've been skydiving and bungee jumping -- this felt 100x more dangerous.

Overall, I can't recommend this tour. It's entirely too dangerous, both from the way the organizers seem like they're about to rob you, and also from the roofs they choose to have you jump around on.
Written 5 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Eric, Thank you for your review. We apologize for the inadmissible conduct of a guide. With a knife it was just a bad joke. We have to close the doors for your safety - for example, homeless people searching for a place to live prefer to choose the attics, or someone else would like to go to the rooftop. We would prefer to protect you from any problems. For the client safty we have covered the rout with non slippery material, so we are work on the safty on the rooftop. We are sorry for your tour and will impove our service
Written 15 August 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yvopesek
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
View spectacular - guidance inadequate
May 2017 • Friends
Of course the view over St. Petersburg from the rooftop was incredible and something really special you probably won't experience in that way at any other place.

BUT our guide was kind of suicidal minded - jumping around the edges of the roof - and obviously had been very bored: Of us, the tour, the monotonous stories he was telling, his life...everything.
As if that were not enough when some of us got very frightened because of the unsafe conditions and the height he didn't show any understanding. On the contrary he started discussing with us, why we should got further. Irresponsible!

Conclusion:
We won't recommend this tour to any of our friends! At least not with this guide!

Important hints:
- You are scared of height: Don't do it!
- If you attach great importance to safety: Don't do it!

If you still want to do it:
- Wear non slippery shoes!
- Wear no shoes with heels!
Written 29 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

naomibhopkins
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
A really unique tour
Jun 2016 • Friends
After studying in St Petersburg 2 years ago and never getting round to doing a rooftop tour, I couldn't visit the city again and go on a tour, and I was not disappointed! Our lovely guide Maxim was really great, telling us lots of information about the sights and landmarks we were seeing as well as the building we were climbing up and also helping us to get over our initial fears of walking on a roof! We really enjoyed the tour and would definitely recommend this original experience.
Written 14 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Rooftop Tours in St. Petersburg
Manisa L
Manisa L
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Amazing !
It was quite an exciting moment to climb up to the roof. It was really chill out. Highly reccomended.
Sandra D
Sandra D
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Not what was advertised
First it was mentioned max 8 persons - there was 20+ people on the roof. Then it was said couple of buildings to vi
Alexa N
Alexa N
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Amazing tour!
It was an incredible experience. One of the most beautiful sunsets I've seen. The guide was very funny.
Alicia G
Alicia G
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Unlike any 'normal' city tours
Epic views, lovely attentive guide and an adrenaline rush to match. A great way to see the city. Instead of dry fac
Anna S
Anna S
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Most exciting experience in SPB
I've spent a year in Saint Peterburg and this has been the most exciting experience, so far. It's certainly not the
Layan F
Layan F
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Beautiful view !
Nice tour, the guide was really friendly and we learned a lot about the story of the city. It was interisting and t
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