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St Petersburg , Russia

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Tour, Duration: 1 days

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Duration: 1 day
Activity duration:
  • Half-day morning
Activity type:
  • Tours & Activities
Activity for:
  • Adult only

Activity Description

This St Petersburg tour of this grand imperial city will start from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River stop at the Spit of St Basil Island. From the Spit enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent St Petersburg landmarks including St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.

This St Petersburg tour of this grand imperial city will start from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River stop at the Spit of St Basil Island. From the Spit enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent St Petersburg landmarks including St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.

With your local St Petersburg guide, you will pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors, and members of their families, from Peter the Great onwards.(visit to the cathedral is optional) Pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. The church was built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.

Continue along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s busiest street, and home to restaurants, theatres, museums and splendid palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy. Learn more about the local perspective and more St Petersburg history along the way. Pass the Stroganoff Palace where the famous beef stroganoff dish was invented. We stop our St Petersburg tour as we break for lunch in a Russian fast food place. Why not try a traditional dish like borsch (soup), blinis (pancakes), or beef stroganoff?

After lunch, we continue our St Petersburg walking tour towards St Isaac’s Square to see its beautiful cathedral. St Isaac’s Cathedral is a great example of late period classical architecture, and is richly decorated with sculptures, high relieves, oil paintings and mosaics. The cathedral used to be the principal place of worship in St Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917. Your St Petersburg tour ends at the cathedral. Be sure to stay on to take a look inside or perhaps to climb the spiral staircase to the top of St Isaac’s dome to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

Meeting/ pick-up point: City Tourist Information Booth at the Palace Square.
Duration:Three hours.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End point: Vosstaniya metro station.
Languages:English.
Others: Includes a small glass of vodka and snacks.

Location
Starting point:
Hotel pickup

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

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