Private St Petersburg The War and Peace Trail

Private & Custom Tours in Russia

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One day private tour of the city and suburbs with special emphasis on filming locations from the BBC's epic War and Peace presents elegance and grandeur of St Petersburg. The tour offers a cocktail of visits following the fictional footsteps of the main characters in and around St Petrsburg. Dip into the 19th century atmosphere of fabulous aristocratic life and once again enjoy the time of Leo Tolstoy's adapted saga.
9 am -Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby or port terminal for cruise ship passengers.Start with an overview of the city tour.Visit the Russian Art Museum to know how the world of the War and Peace was established in the film.On the way to the Palace Square enjoy a stroll along great Gostiny Dvor which was already in operation during the War and Peace era. Come round to the glorious Kazan Cathedral where famous fieldmarshal Kutuzov is buried.Take a pleasure having your lunch in the historical restaurant which witnessed the time portrayed in the War and Peace film.Then proceed along Nevsky Prospect and enter the Palace Square to be overwhelmed with its grandeur in front of the Winter Palace.Take a drive from the city center 15 miles south to the lavish imperial palace in Tzarskoe Selo. Complete your tour heading up towards Catherine's Palace to see its wonderful interiors including the main ballroom.6 am Return back to the hotel/port.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide