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Self-guided tours from locals in Saint Petersburg  

  1. Download the Surprise Me app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. The tour will start when you arrive at the starting point. You will receive a notification
  3. The app understands where you are with GPS and guides you along the route. It tells you stories about interesting places with video, audio, photos and text
  4. Explore the city! And you don't even need an internet connection for it!

How self-guided tours work

Why Surprise Me is better than guided tours

Authentic walking tours

All tour are created by locals

It's fun like a game

Discover new places while answering quizzes and completing tasks

You're a boss of your time

Start, finish or pause the tour at any time

Affordable

Author's Surprise Me tours are cheaper than usual

Invite your friends

Take a tour with up to 5 people with two devices

Northern capital

The northern capital is rich in architectural beauties and historical places, where every stone keeps a memory of great people and events. St. Petersburg is a symbol of the imperial power of Russia, the center of three revolutions, survived floods, fires and blockade and did not lose its charm after so many hardships.

Great streets were walking along these streets ...

Today St. Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to an abundance of attractions for every taste. Most of the tourist excursions around the city include a visit to the Palace Square, striking with its spaciousness, the majestic St. Isaac's Cathedral, the domes of which are visible from the most popular viewing platforms, and the magnificent statue "The Bronze Horseman" in the Decembrists Square. A trip to St. Petersburg will be incomplete without an inspection of the Kazan Cathedral, a walk along Nevsky Prospekt, viewing the bizarre decor of the Church of the Savior on Blood and enjoying the creations of the world's artists in the Hermitage.

The Cultural Capital

Visit all the famous sights of St. Petersburg is impossible even for two weeks of staying here. Most places require 2-3 days for careful study, penetration into their atmosphere, a deep acquaintance with their history. Also you need to leave time for the cultural program. By the abundance and diversity of concerts, exhibitions, show programs and theatrical productions, Petersburg can be compared with New York, London and Paris - a real paradise for connoisseurs of art!

Holy places

A special role in the architectural and historical appearance of the city is played by cathedrals and churches. Many of them are listed in the UNESCO list. Every year, thousands of people come here to touch the shrines and enjoy the beauties of St. Isaac's, Kazan's and Peter and Paul's cathedrals, the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, the Ioannovsky Monastery and other temples.

Unusual excursions for adventurers

Unfortunately, most traditional walking tours are similar to each other. If you want to see St. Petersburg on the other hand and get acquainted with it in the format of an exciting adventure, try buying and passing author's tours - quests around the city. Their price is much lower than the average cost of an individual excursion, and impressions will remain stunning!

This is a completely new way of studying history and architecture, which is fundamentally different from the classical tourist routes with guides. You will have an unforgettable trip to the famous places and courtyards of St. Petersburg, which even indigenous people do not know about. Choose the theme of the quest, collect friends and start the quest at a convenient time for you, independently controlling the process. We have prepared for you a lot of interesting tasks and puzzles, solving which you will learn a lot about St. Petersburg.

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