Explore the best local places and historical landmarks the city has to offer on this private 3 day tour in St Perersburg (5 hours each day). You will have unforgettable 3 thematic days: Enjoy the secrets and highlights of St Petersburg (Day 1), visit awe-inspiring Peterhof and learn all you need to know about the royal past of the city (Day 2), visit Peter and Paul Cathedral + Strelka island (Day 3). Walk through the historic downtown, take a look into the finest landscapes, try Russian authentic cuisine and indulge in a sweet-scented cup of coffee in one of the best local cafes (not included in tour).Fall in love with the distinctive atmosphere and architecture of St Petersburg. From Nevsky Prospect’s cobbled streets and cozy nooks to palaces, cathedrals and squares. This walking tour offers excellent photo ops. Take fascinating shots of the most famous canals and bridges.
This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. When it comes to sightseeing in St Petersburg, the options are countless. As far as views go, river cruise down the Neva River on a high-speed hydrofoil reigns supreme. And for a nature fix, visit the beautiful parks and Gardens in St Petersburg and Peterhof, and add on an authentic traditional lunch along the way.Day 1 - 5 hours:Meet your local guide in front of the hotel and then launch your journey towards St Peterburg’s iconic attractions: St Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, Winter Palace and Faberge Museum. Then enjoy walking through the scenic parks and historical streets of downtown St Petersburg, go to a local cozy cafe to try the traditional Russian cuisine, get an insight on the local life and people, take pictures of many scenic views of the bridges, canals, cathedrals, monuments, squares, parks and fountains. Day 2 - 5 hours:On the second day you can take a river cruise down the Neva River on a high-speed hydrofoil to Peterhof. You local guide will take you to the Peterhof Palace, the residence of the Russian Emperors, where you can marvel on the stunning architecture, sparkling fountains and the beautiful landscapes, take in the beauty of gold sculptures, serene ponds and original monuments. Later in the day you will have a chance to try Russian traditional pancakes on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.Day 3 - 5 hours:The third day of the tour will be dedicated to discovering the oldest and the most striking buildings of St Petersburg, like Peter and Paul fortress and Strelka island. You will hear many outstanding stories about the Russian rulers and learn some historical facts about the city and country in general. Your guide will also take you to have a look on the ceremony of the guard mounting, which takes place every Saturday during the summer season, and let you enjoy the spectacular views over the St Petersburg skyline on the 138 feet high belfry. After visiting the largest island in the city - Vasilievsky Island, you can relax and have some refreshing drinks in the cozy bar or restaurant.*The itinerary is subject to change