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Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
No visit to St Petersburg is really complete without spending a few hours at the site where it all began – the Peter & Paul Fortress. This is the original citadel of the city, built on Hare Island near the north bank of the Neva River between 1706 and 1740. And this is where you can get a feel for St Petersburg’s more than 300 year old history, from royal tombs to prison blocks to historical museum exhibitions.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
St. Petersburg’s most iconic site after the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is known for its elaborate façade and brightly colored onion domes. Officially the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, the magnificent church was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
St.Isaac's Cathedral is one of the greatest monuments in Russian architecture and art of the middle of the 19th century. It is is the third tallest one cupola construction of the world after St. peter's in Rome (143m) and St. Pauls in London (109 m).The cathedral is mainly used as a museum, but sometimes, on major religious holidays, services are conducted in there.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
After an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine visit the the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world -The State Museum of the Hermitage- to finalize your excellent introduction to St Petersburg. (When the tour is finished, it is possible to stay longer on your own, however you must make your own arrangements back to your hotel).
Duration: 3 hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup: Our guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name at the appointed time.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A fantastic day ... Olga couldn’t have been more friendly !
Pick up was very straightforward..... tour was perfect , we saw everything as indicated and more .... pace was perfect, her knowledge and enthusiasm was brilliant.... the included lunch was traditional and delicious ... Olga really was the perfect tour guide, we had a great time with her and it always felt comfortable and relaxed ... yet highly efficient and enjoyable ! A must do in St Petersburg
Just back from a wonderful trip to St Petersburg! It is a stunning city choc full of history and to that end we booked a full day tour to cover some of the major sights! We were truly blessed to have a wonderful tour guide in Olga! She was courteous friendly and incredibly knowledgable about her amazing city and the tour itself was seem-less! One of the great advantages of visiting St Petersburg in winter is the complete lack of queues at all the major sites and walking around the Hermitage with virtually no one there was a great pleasure. I Would highly recommend Olga and the tour and we look forward to our next visit to this beautiful city!
I have just finished a 3 week journey from Beijing to St. Petersburg. Along the way I have taken many tours. This tour is tops on my list!
Olga! You must ask for Olga! She has an amazing sense of humor and she knows her facts! History was never my favorite subject, but if I had had Olga as a history teacher, I think I might have changed my major! She was patient when I took 5 million photos. She never tried to hurry me.
For a 1 day tour I feel like I got 3 days in! All of the churchs/cathedrals AND the Hermitage! If I had tried to visit the Hermitage on my own I would have missed so much. She knew the details of many paintings. Once she knew the kind of paintings I liked, she selected the next exhibit to suit my tastes! This truly was a custom tour and I could not be happier with my day and it is all due to Olga!
The tour covered what I regarded as the 4 main attractions of the city - Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of the Spilled Blood, St Isaacs Cathedral, Hermitage Museum. We didn't rush through any of the attractions but by late afternoon and about 75% through the Hermitage, the long day and the vast amount of information to absorb started to take its toll.
Our guide, Andre (Andy) was superb. Really passionate about his home town and super knowledgeable. His English was 10/10
I'd thoroughly recommend the tour, though brace yourselves for a long day.
Olga was the best tour guide you can asked for her knowledge of St. Petersburg , architecture, history, art and was deep and very well presented. She answered all our questions in a friendly and attentive way. I you are thinking of visiting St. Petersburg asked for Olga!!!
My parents and I arrived to St. Petersburg on a cruise that was ported for two days. We really only wanted a one day tour but most tour companies were offering 2. We found this tour company and saw they were providing a tour of the highlights of the city which was exactly what we wanted.
We were greeted at the cruise terminal by our tour guide Sofia who was holding a sign with our name. We had a drive who drove us to the first few spots and since a lot of the last few spots were walking distance from each other we walked the rest.
The tour provide a tasty lunch and the company was accommodating enough to ask us beforehand if we had any dietary restrictions (which we didnt).
Sofia was SUPER informative and gave us great insight to the history of the city. Very interesting!! She was also very mindful that we have been walking all day so during the tour she would find seats for us and continue talking to us about the history.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and makes me want to come back to St. Petersburg to explore more. Thank you!
This was excellent the guide was great it was very easy to locate the bus everything was on schedule
It was our first time in St Petersburg and we love at the first sight. The tour guide is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful which we love her so much. She did an excellent job and we have no regrets signing up this tour. Well done and keep up the good work!
We had just arrived in St Petersburg and were really keen to get to know the city. The tour gave us great knowledge of the sites we visited and having Pavel really intensified the experience.
Excellent tour!! Our guide was very informative, helpful, and lovely. Our family had a great day seeing all the main sites of St Petersburg.
Experience the best of St. Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this 8-hour sightseeing tour. With a professional guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city.