During the Grand Sightseeing tour you will see all the main places of Imperial Saint-Petersburg: Marnificent Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Stroganov Palace, Admiralty, Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Central Naval Museum, St. Petersburg University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Senate Square, monument to Peter the Great (the Bronze Horseman), Isaac's Square, Mariinsky Palace, monument to Nicolas II, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Embankment, Marsovo Fields, Summer Gardens, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Rastrelly Square, Smolny Cathedral, Anichkov Palace, monument to Catherine the Great, Square of Arts, State Russian Museum, Koniushennaya Square, Cathedral of Saviour-on-the-Spilled Blood as well as the numerous canals and rivers, beautiful bridges crossing them.
You will also have a guided tour inside Peter and Paul Fortress and St.Isaaks Cathedral.
Description of the tour:Begin your discovery with a pickup from your hotel or St.Petersburg Port.
Hop inside your air-conditioned vehicle, and set off on your tour of Russia’s most magnificent city.
Grand Sightseeing Tour (3 hours): Enjoy a 3-hour tour of St Petersburg’s best-known landmarks. See the Winter Palace, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Peter and Paul Fortress and more; drive along the Nevsky Prospect, and trace some of the city’s elegant waterways.
On route, hear tales from your guide about St Petersburg’s founding and the figures and events that have shaped the city’s fortunes through the centuries.
Than visit Peter and Paul Fortress (1 hour):
St Petersburg’s original island citadel, established by Peter the Great in 1703. Enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings, such as the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of almost all the Russian Tsars, including the ill-fated Nicholas II and his family, murdered in 1917.
Afterwards explore the interiors of St Isaac's Cathedral (1 hour):
Follow your Grand Tour with a visit to magnificent St Isaac’s Cathedral, the biggest Russian Orthodox church in St Petersburg. Step inside with a knowledgeable guide to admire its fresco-coated dome, reliefs, iron-coated gates and more.
Tour duration (in total): 5 hours
Barbara & Nancy
14 12 2018
Took this trip on July 2018. It was an incredible, unforgettable trip. Highly, highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique experience Had a great time on this private tour. Andrew is the nicest, sweetest most courteous and helpful person. He is very knowledgeable about Romanovs, Russian history and he even taught us how to say a few words in Russian. There were 3 of us and it was a much better experience being in a small and intimate group than previous larger group tours that I’ve been on before. I totally recommend this tour to anyone who has just 1-2 days in Saint-Petersburg. We visited hermitage, lots of churches and palaces with parks. It was a great mix. We even managed to fit a shopping stop and vodka tasting in the program. Had a nice lunch set The salad and beefstroganoff were delicious. Thank u for a great tour
14 12 2018
It was one of the best trips I did during my cruise vacation depite the bus breaking down which just added to the fun as we had a great walk on the nevsky prospect in the center of the city waiting for the replacement the driver for 20 mins. Helena was brilliant giving us great insight to the city she adores. heartly recommend this tour to see cultural capital of russia. if there was a 100 star rating, i'd happily give that
Inclusions : • All port fees for two days and all local Russian taxes • Russian visa-waivers (Tour Tickets) • Professional and personable English-speaking guide • Air-Conditioned Vehicle • Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary • Bottled water If you arrive by cruise ship, we will be greeting you with EXCOOR sign next to your ship at the Passport/Immigration Control. Meeting time is 8:30 am, if disembarkation takes longer please do not be concerned we will be waiting for you. If you arrive by air/rail we will be greeting you at the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am