Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city, from the glorious Winter Palace and stately Nevsky Prospect to its graceful canals and bridges, all from the comfort of a minivan or car. Upgrade to add a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage or all three, along with lunch, after your tour. Numbers are limited to six for a more personalized experience.
Select your tour option when you book. Then, begin your experience with a pickup from your St Petersburg hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned vehicle, and set off on your tour of Russia’s most magnificent city. Walking Tour of Nevsky Prospect (2 hours):Enjoy a guided 2-hour walking tour of Nevsky prospect, which is the main artery of Saint-Petersburg, named after Alexander Nevsky, a prominent warlord and legendary figure in Russian history. The Avenue hosts a plethora of historic and cultural attractions, as well as shopping and entertainment venues. Follow the guide to the Nevsky most popular sights. Grand Tour (3 hours): Enjoy a 3-hour tour of St Petersburg’s best-known landmarks. See the Winter Palace, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Peter and Paul Fortress and more; drive along the Nevsky Prospect, and trace some of the city’s elegant waterways. On route, hear tales from your guide about St Petersburg’s founding and the figures and events that have shaped the city’s fortunes through the centuries. Grand Tour + Peter and Paul Fortress Upgrade:
After your Grand Tour, visit the imperious Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg’s original island citadel, established by Peter the Great in 1703. Enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings, such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of several Russian Tsars, including the ill-fated Nicholas II and his family, murdered in 1917.
Grand Tour + St Isaac's Cathedral Upgrade:
Follow your Grand Tour with a visit to magnificent St Isaac’s Cathedral, the biggest Russian Orthodox church in St Petersburg. Admire the stunning exterior, and step inside with a knowledgeable guide to ogle its fresco-coated dome, mosaics, artworks and more.
Grand Tour + Hermitage Museum Upgrade:
With your Grand Tour over, explore the world-famous Hermitage, St Petersburg’s star attraction. Walk through the echoing art galleries to admire many of the masterpieces as your expert guide shares their secrets and stories. Grand Tour + Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Lunch and Hermitage Museum Upgrade:
Start with the Grand Tour and then devote the rest of the day to four of St Petersburg’s iconic sites. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and after an included lunch, enjoy a 2-hour guided visit to the legendary Hermitage Museum.