St Petersburg City Tour with a Visit to Church on the Blood

Cultural & Theme Tours in Russia
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Tour description

Get an excellent introduction to St. Petersburg on a 4-hour sightseeing tour by car.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 visit to the most stunning architectural monument and world's largest museum of mosaics - Resurrection Cathedral (Spilt Blood Church) will add to your impressions of our city.You'll learn the history and legends of this stuningly beautiful city and see everyday life next to famous historic landmarks.

Your private guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby at 10 a.m. The city sightseeing tour will take you through historic city centre. You'll see such remarkable architectural masterpieces as the Admiralty, Peter and Paul Fortress, Winter Palace, 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 visit the world's largest mosaics museum - Church on the Blood (Resurrection Cathedral) has 7000 sq.m. of mosaics inside and outside. Stunning views of the church attract visitors to our city, but inside it's even more beautiful!Your tour will finish at 2 p.m. at your hotel or any other downtown venue of your choice.

What's included

  • All local taxes and handling charge
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size
  • Local guide fluent in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly - for groups larger than 10 persons
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour

What's not included

  • Gratuities