Explore St. Petersburg's top highlights and attractions along with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, once used as a political prison. Discover the Nevsky Prospect, admire the city's architectural masterpieces, and take in the massive Palace Square.
Admire the streets' trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals. Then, enjoy an excellent photo opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva's embankments; by the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. From there you will visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces of Saint Petersburg: the Fine Arts Square, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, the Classical Senate building, the Bronze Horseman and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column. During this tour, you will also pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique example of Russian 18th- century architecture that has remained intact. For almost two centuries, it served as a burial- place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar - Nicholas II - and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.