2-Day Private St Petersburg Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Peterhof
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Tour description

This all-inclusive two-day private tour will show you the most famous sights in the city and take you to the most famous museums by car and boat. The overview of the Hermitage museum, inside visits to St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church on the Blood, Yusupov Palace, and Rasputin murder tour. On the second day start with Peter and Paul Fortress tour. Head outside the city and have a walk in the famous Peterhof fountain gardens. A tour to Peterhof will be followed by the Catherine Palace and Amber room visit. This tour is a perfect introduction to the Russian culture and life within a short period of time.

Day 1 (duration: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)  At 9 a.m. your private tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. A panoramic city tour will take you through the historic city center. See the Admiralty, University, and Egyptian Embankments, Admiralty, Kunstkammer, Spit of Vassilievsky Island with Rostral columns, Nevsky Avenue, Bronze Horseman and other famous sights. Followed by a river and canal tour (conducted privately for the group, by a separate boat), the city tour will serve a great introduction to St. Petersburg and its history. Iside visits St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church on the Blood (Resurrection cathedral) are included in this day's program.  St. Petersburg offers museums meeting any tastes and interests. The next visit is almost a detective story: the Yusupov Palace is closely connected with the assassination of Rasputin and the mystery around it. Time for lunch/snack in one of the downtown coffee-shops. The tour of the Hermitage includes the Winter Palace, Small, Old and New Hermitages, Staterooms and throne halls of the Romanov tsars and West European art collections.  Return back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm Day 2 (duration: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.) At 9 am you'll meet your private tour guide at the hotel lobby and continue the city tours. Visit a local market, with some time, is available for walking and shopping. Once the museums open their doors to the public, head for Peter and Paul Fortress. A tour of the very first building of St. Petersburg tells you about its early history and local traditions. Inside visit to Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral will show you the burial vault where all the Romanov dynasty tsars starting from Peter the Great are buried. Enjoy a drive outside the city to one of the most famous country-side residences of the Russian tsars. Peterhof fountain parks are one of the most popular attractions, often called "Russian Versailles". See the stunning Grand Cascade and most famous and ingenious fountains of Peterhof. Time for lunch/snack is provided on the grounds of Peterhof gardens. Last but not least visit the most famous summer residence of the Romanov-tsars, the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.  Take the tour of the opulent palace and visit the unique Amber Room to crown your 2 days in St. Petersburg. 6 p.m. - finish the tour at your hotel.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Photo-permits (where necessary) - 1 per person
  • Bottled water
  • All activities, including river and canal boat tour (privately for your group - separate boat)
  • Live commentary on board the boat during canal boat tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 6 persons
  • Local guide for the entire 2-day tour, fluent in English (French, German or Spanish - upon request)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Port pickup and drop-off (port access fee is required)