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St. Petersburg: Driving Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress

1. St. Petersburg: Driving Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress

Get picked up from your hotel and along with your private guide cruise along Nevsky Prospect, the main city street. See famous UNESCO World Heritage sites and old mansions of Russian aristocrats. Pass by the Church of the Savior of the Spilled Blood. Learn the origin of its name and how it miraculously survived during Bolsheviks' reign. Continue to the Palace Square where some of the most notable events in Russian history took place including the October Revolution of 1917. Admire the St. Isaac's Cathedral and learn which innovative technologies of the early 19th century were used to construct the church. Then go inside the Peter and Paul Fortress, one of the oldest parts of the city. Learn the remarkable story of how Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death in this fortress but miraculously escaped his fate. Finally, visit the grandiose Smolny Cathedral that is off the beaten tourist track and located away from the city center.

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St. Petersburg: City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress Visit

2. St. Petersburg: City Tour with Peter & Paul Fortress Visit

Discover the world-famous Nevsky Prospect, lined with the marble palaces of former Russian royalty as well as the city's most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old 18th-century building façades. Admire the beautiful streets and impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals. Then, enjoy an excellent photo opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva's embankments. By the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. From here, you will visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces in Saint Petersburg: the Fine Arts Square, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, the Classical Senate building, the Bronze Horseman, and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column. During this tour, you will also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress was originally created to protect the city, but was eventually used as a political prison. The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique example of Russian 18th-century architecture that has remained intact. For almost two centuries, it served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar - Nicholas II - and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.

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St.Petersburg: Private City Tour by Retro Car

3. St.Petersburg: Private City Tour by Retro Car

After pick-up from your accommodation, the 3-hour city adventure begins. Follow the suggested route and you'll have the chance to see all the major sights of St Petersburg, including Nevsky Prospect, Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral, and plenty more. Relax in the backseat of a retro, Soviet-era car and see more landmarks such as Palace Square, the Winter Palace, St Isaac's Cathedral, and Vasilievsky Island. Use these landmarks and the classic car for an ideal background for your photos.

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Our guide was at the hotel lobby five minutes before the appointed time. We were allocated a comfortable and clean car. Both the driver and the guide were very friendly. In fact they gave us their umbrellas when it started raining. The guide spoke excellent English and knew the city well. She showed all the important locations and helped with the pictures also. A very comfortable and nice way to see the city.

Excellent tour

We did this tour after being in St Petersburg for a few days and it was excellent. Some of the sights we saw on the tour we had already seen but wanted to know history and additinal information about them. Andy was a awesone guide. His English was perfect, and he had an amazing knowledge of the city which he wanted to share with us. Highly recommended.

The lady guide was very good very soft spoken nd very clear in explanation.really loved the experience…thanku soo much