Private 2-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Professional Guide

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Tour description

Take this private tour to explore the highlights of St Petersburg and learn about its history. Skip the lines to the most important attractions such as the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace. You will also have a detailed city tour on the first day and walk on the grounds of the Lower Park of Peterhof. Enjoy your city break to the fullest!

ItineraryDay 1: City Tour + the Hermitage + St Peter & Paul Fortress (7 hours)Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictTake a picture stop at one of the most picturesque churches (exterior only)Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictStroll along the main avenue of the city passing by many of the landmarksStop At: Saint Isaac's Square, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictMake a picture stop at St Isaac's Square, enjoy the views of St Isaac's Cathedral, the Monument to Nicolas I, the Blue Bridge, the Mariinsky Palace, the Lion Palace, and other important sights.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictWalk on the territory of the Fortress, the citadel of St Petersburg and learn the history of the city from your professional guideDuration: 1 hourStop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictTake a look at the interior of the main Orthodox cathedral of the cityDuration: 20 minutesStop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictStep inside on the most important religious centers of the cityDuration: 20 minutesStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictIn the second part of the tour, visit the Hermitage, the biggest museum of Russia that possesses over 3 millions art objects. At the end of the guided excursion, you will be able to stay in the museum on your own and continue the sightseeing.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Fountains of Peterhof and Catherine Palace (7 hours)Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictMeet the guide in the lobby of your hotel and travel to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palaces.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictExplore the Lower and the Upper Park of Peterhof. You will see the Grand Cascades, the Marine Canal, the Chess Hill Cascade, the Golden Mountain Cascade, the joke fountains and much more.Once finished, take a stop for lunch in a local cafe/restaurant.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictTransfer from Peterhof to Tsarskoye Selo (appr. 45 minutes)Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictVisit the most opulent summer residence of Russia, Catherine Palace. You will walk through the Golden Enfilade and see such famous salons as the Mirror Hall and the Amber Room. After the excursion, enjoy a walk in the landscape park.The way back to St Petersburg will take you appr. 45 minutes.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Professional & friendly guide speaking your language of choice
  • Pickup and drop-off at any hotel in St Petersburg
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
  • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - St. Petersburg Metro
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

What's not included

  • Lunches
  • Drop off on Day 1 (the tour ends in the Hermitage Museum)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Isaac's Square

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: City Tour + the Hermitage + St Peter & Paul Fortress (7 hours) Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Take a picture stop at one of the most picturesque churches (exterior only) Duration: 15 minutes Pass By: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Stroll along the main avenue of the city passing by many of the landmarks Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Make a picture stop at St Isaac's Square, enjoy the views of St Isaac's Cathedral, the Monument to Nicolas I, the Blue Bridge, the Mariinsky Palace, the Lion Palace, and other important sights. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Walk on the territory of the Fortress, the citadel of St Petersburg and learn the history of the city from your professional guide Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Take a look at the interior of the main Orthodox cathedral of the city Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: St. Nicholas Cathedral in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Step inside on the most important religious centers of the city Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District In the second part of the tour, visit the Hermitage, the biggest museum of Russia that possesses over 3 millions art objects. At the end of the guided excursion, you will be able to stay in the museum on your own and continue the sightseeing. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: The Fountains of Peterhof and Catherine Palace (7 hours) Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Meet the guide in the lobby of your hotel and travel to the city of Peterhof with a short subway excursion. You will see the most famous metro stations that resemble underground palaces. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Explore the Lower and the Upper Park of Peterhof. You will see the Grand Cascades, the Marine Canal, the Chess Hill Cascade, the Golden Mountain Cascade, the joke fountains and much more. Once finished, take a stop for lunch in a local cafe/restaurant. Duration: 2 hours Pass By: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Transfer from Peterhof to Tsarskoye Selo (appr. 45 minutes) Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District Visit the most opulent summer residence of Russia, Catherine Palace. You will walk through the Golden Enfilade and see such famous salons as the Mirror Hall and the Amber Room. After the excursion, enjoy a walk in the landscape park. The way back to St Petersburg will take you appr. 45 minutes. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.