Classic St Petersburg City Tour

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Tour description

Get an excellent introduction to St. Petersburg on a 5-hour sightseeing tour by car and boat. You'll see top attractions like the Winter Palace and Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Spit of Vassilievsky Island and Rostral Columns, Peter and Paul Fortress and many others. Besides the renowned monuments, you will see small informal ones and learn stories behind them. Cozy little nooks and decorated courtyards will be a nice mix to spacious squares and gracefull churches.A river and canal boat tour by a small boat will add to your impressions of the city.You'll learn the history and legends of this stuningly beautiful city and see everyday life next to famous historic landmarks.

Meet your guide at 9 a.m. at the port terminal after the passport control stalls and set off on your sightseeing tour.The driving tour will take you through historic city centre. You'll see such remarkable architectural masterpieces as the Admiralty, Peter and Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, Church on the Blood, Field of MArs, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Mariinsky theatre. Historic monuments like Bronze Horseman and Aurora cruiser will tell you about the rise and fall of the Russian Empire. You'll have stops for taking pictures and short walks in the most picturesque and famous venues, such as Egyptian Sphinx Embankment, Spit of Vassilievsky Island with Rostral Columns, Fine Arts Square, St. Isaac's Square and Palace Square.A walk along the main street - Nevsky Avenue with a visit to the famous Yelisseev grocery store will help you to feel the vibe of the city.Alongside with famous architectural landmarks, you'll get to see cozy little courtyards that hide behind the string of austere-looking facades and informal sculptures nestled next to pompous monuments to the tsars. There are stories and legends behind each of them.To crown it all, you'll have a river and canal boat ride and see St. Petersburg from a different prospective: a city built on water and meant to be admired from water turns the most beautiful facades and graceful spires and belltowers to the rivers and canals.Your tour will finish at the port at 2 p.m.

What's included

  • All local taxes, port access fees and handling charge
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide fluent in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly - for groups larger than 6 persons
  • River and canal boat ride (privately for the group - separate boat)
  • Live commentary on board

What's not included

  • Gratuities