Day Trips & Excursions in St Petersburg
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Tour description

If you’ve got only a few days to visit St. Petersburg, take the best of it. See the most interesting and popular sights, without wasting too much time in between. This full day tour includes a general sightseeing of the city along with visit to the Hermitage museum, the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood. You will also have a chance to admire Peterhof park, the most splendid park ensemble of the 18th century that belonged to the Russian tsars.

Hermitage Museum – The Tsar’s former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world’s premier art collections. Your two hours guided tour visits display rooms with masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso, Titian, Matisse and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.Church on Spilled Blood – with multicolored onion shaped domes reminiscent of St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square, this Cathedral is a breathtaking sight both outside and within its walls decorated with marbles and several thousand square yards of mosaic.Take a Metro (Underground) ride. The stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorated interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.Peterhof Park – Travel to another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent parks, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. The parks are dotted with countless fountains, charming pavilions and summer houses.The diversity of the fountains in the park is surprising. From monumental ensembles like the Samson Cascade to the ever popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.If the weather permits, we provide a complimentary Hydrofoil trip. Hydrofoil is a safe and fast boat which rises above the surface of the water. The trip takes 45 minutes.

What's included

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ear set (for groups over 6 people)
  • Photo permits

What's not included

  • Tips for a guide and driver
  • Lunch is optional