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St. Petersburg, for all its size and grandeur, is best viewed in small glimpses, by first studying the columns and crannies of each square at a time, and only then looking at the genius of the city plan. You could spend a full day walking up and down Nevsky Prospekt, its main thoroughfare, or tracing the banks of the Neva River. Either itinerary would exhaust and overwhelm you, and probably do little to enhance your understanding of the city's brilliance and beauty. These tours are designed to help you appreciate both the minutiae and the scale that St. Petersburg comprises. Though they are as compact as possible, the tours still include long quayside walks, so bring good shoes.

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