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2. Sightseeing and guided tours in St. Petersburg

Once you know downtown St. Petersburg, it’s time to start exploring the city through the different sightseeing and guided tours that you can take.

There are different sightseeing tours to see the different palaces in the city, such as Peterhof or the Catherine Palace, or to see the Peter and Paul Fortress. I also recommend taking a night boat tour on the Neva River to get a close-up view of the city's drawbridges during the White Nights season or take a boat ride on the canals.

In this section I will tell you about the different sightseeing tours you can take, whether you are traveling by yourself, as a couple or with children, or if you are traveling in the summer or at Christmas.

To get going I suggest that you start by reading the article What to see and do in St. Petersburg in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days, which will give you a quick idea of St. Petersburg’s main attractions.