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Choose this private tour of St Petersburg to enjoy the main highlights of St Petersburg, including the Park & Palace of Peterhof, the Hermitage Museum, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. If you only have a couple of days in the Venice of the North, use your time wisely to get the maximum of your stay. On this tour you will see the most picturesque places of the city, including stunning subway stations and experience a hydrofoil boat ride that will bring you from Peterhof to the city center just in 30 minutes. Your professional guide will make you familiar with Russian history and culture during this private tour so that you will get the complete impression of the city, its past and present life.
We are going to start exploring the Northern Capital with a sightseeing tour in a comfortable vehicle. On our way, we will see the main avenue of St Petersburg – the Nevsky Prospect, as well as some nice squares, architectural ensembles, and churches. The Palace Square, the Spit of the Basil Island, St Isaac’s Square and Cathedral, the Bronze Horse monument, the Square of Arts and many other remarkable places. After, we are going to visit the suburban gem of Saint Petersburg – the famous fountain park and the Grand Palace of Peterhof. On our way to this amazing place, we will take a short metro ride to see the most beautiful subway stations. Walking in the park of Peterhof, you will make sure that one can never get bored in this place, where statues, small palaces, pavilions and joke fountains are hidden. You will have a guided excursion to the Grand Palace (Petrodvorets), where throughout two centuries worked the prominent Russian and West European architects.Once back to the city center, we will continue the tour with visiting the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood, which is a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique representative of Russian style and art. The last activity for the day is an excursion to the Hermitage Museum. The excursion will take approximately two hours and during this time you will see the most impressive halls of the Winter Palace and the most famous masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others. Note: On Wednesdays, the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood is closed, so we replace it with an excursion to St Peter and Paul Cathedral. This tour is NOT available on Monday.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water and juice
- 1-way hydrofoil ride (if weather permits)
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Professional & friendly guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
- Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
- All entrance fees per program
- Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
What's not included