Get the most of your short stay in St Petersburg during this fully-packed one-day tour. You will see the highlights of the city and its vicinity with a private guide on a comfortable car/minivan. Start the day with a panoramic city tour and head to the Gulf of Finland to see the magnificent Lower Park of Peterhof. Later, you will visit astonishing Catherine's Palace including the Amber Room and the Park. Enjoy a quick break for lunch in a local cafe and head back to St Petersburg. Explore the treasures of the Hermitage Museum and have an interior visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood.
Your private guide and driver will collect you from the hotel in the morning and your full day tour will start with a panoramic city tour by a comfortable car/minibus. You will head to one of the most luxurious parks of the world – Peterhof, the summer residence of the Russian emperors. On your way to this amazing place, take a short metro ride to see the most beautiful subway stations (if time permit). Later, walking in the park of Peterhof, you will be entertained with statues, small palaces, pavilions and hidden Joke Fountains. Later, you will go to another summer residence of the Russian Tsars – Tsarskoye Selo (modern Pushkin). During the guided excursion to Catherine's Palace, you will see the eighth wonder of the world – the Amber Room. Take a break for lunch and continue sightseeing by visiting the famous Hermitage, a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique museum by the quantity and diversity of the presented art objects. You will wander through the spectacular state rooms of the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Tsars. During this private tour of the museum, you are going to see works of such great masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, and Rembrandt. The last activity of the day is an inside visit to the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood commemorating the life and deeds of Russian Emperor Alexander II. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on traffic and museum opening hours. Please note, on Wednesday the Church on the Spilled Blood is closed, you will visit St Peter & Paul Cathedral (the burial place of the Rusian Tsars) instead.