St Petersburg Private 4-Hour Sights Tour and Map, Hotel Pickup

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This private city tour will take you to see the most important attractions in St. Petersburg’s city center. Visit  Church of the Spilled Blood, the site where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress and learn about the founding of the city. Admire the from inside marvelous interior of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Moreover drive along the banks of rivers and canals and see some of St. Petersburg's most famous bridges. Upgrade your tour and include an option of 1 hour on a public boat with open and covered areas so you may see what you didn't expect! True beauty of the city can be seen only when on the Neva river!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictSt. Petersburg is a pilgrimage site for lovers of beauty. Explore St. Petersburg with a local guide and spend 4 hours driving the streets of this magnificent city, stopping at its major monuments and landmarks. In addition to the major attractions, your guide may show you some off-the-beaten track sites. Itinerary:  10 am - Meet you guide at the hotel lobby  10:40-11:30 am - Tour of Peter & Paul Fortress with Cathedral 11:50-12:20 pm - Tour of Church on the Spilled Blood 1:00-2 pm - Tour in St Isaac Cathedral2:00-3 pm - Canal Boat Cruise (optional, select option upon booking)Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictTake a ride along its main streets, including Nevsky Prospect, and see the numerous cathedrals with golden domes. Be amazed by magnificent palaces, once occupied by the greatest Russian noble families, and enjoy the beauty of serene rivers and canals, linked by romantic bridges. Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictAdmire elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood from inside. This onion-domed decorative memorial to the assassinated emperor Alexander II is the personification of splendid Russian ecclesiastical architectureDuration: 30 minutesPass By: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictPass the sprawling Palace Square and marvel at its grand Winter PalacePass By: Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictEnjoy a panoramic drive past the main sights of St. PetersbergStop At: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictVisit St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Named for the patron saint of Peter the Great; its soaring gold dome tops the fourth largest cathedral in the world.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe imposing Peter and Paul Fortress stands as St. Petersburg’s most historic site. This was the city’s original citadel and its first defense against the Swedish army that might have come calling to reclaim its land. The fortress was designed by architect Domenico Trezzini’s exacting standards, and completed in 1740.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictIf you want even more than upgrade your city tour with 1 hour river & canals boat cruise on a common boat (choose option upon booking). You will see a lot more unique architecture, many more bridges, more 18th and 19th century palaces and parks and architectural landmarks, like the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals you had already been to! Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Professional private guide service
  • Comfortable transportation with a business class car
  • Professional & experienced driver
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Bottles of water
  • Rain coats (in case of raining)
  • City maps
  • Farewell gift
  • Boat cruise tickets (if option is chosen upon booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)
  • Entry/Admission - Moika Embankment

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to the Colonnade of St Isaac Cathedral
  • Hotel Drop-Off
  • Gratuities


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city