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The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

Aerial view of Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint-Petersburg

Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

The Grand Palace at Peterhof

Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg

Palace Square in St. Petersburgы

St. Isaac's Cathedral

Buildings of the State Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum

Admiralty building and fountain in Saint Petersburg

Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor

The Bronze Horseman, St.Petersburg

The masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others are exhibited in the Hermitage

The Great Church of the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg

Gardens of the Winter Palace, St.Petersburg

Patriotic Hall Inside The Hermitage Museum

The Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Aerial view of Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint-Petersburg
Admiralty building, Saint Petersburg
Church of the Savior on Blood, St. Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
The Grand Palace at Peterhof
Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg
Palace Square in St. Petersburgы
St. Isaac's Cathedral
Buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum
Admiralty building and fountain in Saint Petersburg
Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg
Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor
The Bronze Horseman, St.Petersburg
The masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others are exhibited in the Hermitage
The Great Church of the Winter Palace in St.Petersburg
Gardens of the Winter Palace, St.Petersburg
Patriotic Hall Inside The Hermitage Museum

Private Essential Tour of St.Petersburg with Hermitage and Scenic River Cruise (9 hours)

Choose this essential one-day tour of St Petersburg with a private guide to obtain the full understanding of its history and character. You will see the main attractions of the historical city center, the main streets, squares, and embankments of the city. Explore the treasures of the Hermitage Museum during an excursion with an expert guide who will show you the most important halls and famous masterpieces. See the city's highlights - Peter and Paul's Cathedral, Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral, stroll along the Nevsky Prospect, visit the Palace Square, the Spit of the Basil Island, admire the Bronze Horse monument, the Square of Arts and many other remarkable places. At the end of the tour enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Neva River and the canals. If you only have a couple of days to spend in the amazing city, use this time wisely and take this private tour of St Petersburg to get the complete impression of the main highlights.

Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel and start the day with a panoramic city tour along the streets and granite embankments of St. Petersburg in a comfortable car or a minibus. You will have multiple stops to enjoy the fresh air, picture taking and wonderful views. On your way, there will be the main avenue of St.Petersburg – the Nevsky Prospect, as well as some stunning squares, architectural ensembles, and churches. You will cross the Palace Bridge across the Neva River and see Stock Exchange Square with Rostral Columns. See St.Peter and Paul Fortress – the citadel of the city build by the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great, pass along the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, which is a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique representative of Russian style and art. Stop for photos at St. Isaac's Cathedral – the biggest cathedral of all Russia in eclectic style.

Now have a break for lunch to refresh your powers and continue the sightseeing. Next stop on the way will be a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace which will amaze you with the gorgeous collections of European art exhibited there. The excursion will take approximately two hours and during this time you will see the most impressive halls of the Winter Palace and the most famous masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others.

After Hermitage say goodbye to your guide, hop on board of a Neva sightseeing boat and enjoy scenic views of St.Petersburg from the water. Tour concludes in the city center at the river cruise pier.

Itinerary:

10:00 – Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel
10:00-13:00 – City sightseeing by car + walking
13:00-14:00 – Lunch
14:30-16:30 – Hermitage
17:00 - Neva Canal cruise (apprx. 2 hrs)

Duration: 9 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to Hermitage museum
  • Neva River Cruise tickets
  • Lunch
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Dinner / Drinks 
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular site
  • This tour is NOT available on Monday
  • Please, advise if you are travelling with small children and need a booster seat in the car/minivan 
  • Canal cruise is available from the end of April to the beginning of October. In winter season it will be replaced with a tour to St Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral.

Departure and Return
Departure point: your centrally located hotel. Please, provide the hotel name for a pick up at the time of booking.
Return Details: tour concludes in the city center at the river cruise pier

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Nevsky Prospect
Almost three miles (five km) long, Nevsky Prospekt is one of the best-known streets in Russia and is the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg, starting at the Admiralty whose gilded spire is a famous city landmark, to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexandr Nevsky Monastery where some of the country's most celebrated artistic figures are buried. It has been the hub of the city for centuries, cutting through the most historical part, and... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Canal Cruise
St. Petersburg is also called “the Venice of the North”, and that is why your tour also includes a cruise on the River Neva and the picturesque downtown canals by small open-air boat. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Field of Mars
A large park named after Mars, the Roman god of war, situated in the center of Saint Petersburg. Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more

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