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St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

1. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

After meeting with your guide and driver on day one at the pier you will start a city tour. You will be guided through the most breathtaking spots of St. Petersburg including Spit of Basil Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Monument of Peter the Great, Theater Square with the famous Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospekt and more. From the city center proceed to the former summer residence outside the city - Peterhof. This residence is famous for its fountain park decorated with statues and small pavilions. The most exciting part of the garden tour is seeing so called “trick fountains” which were designed to entertain the guests coming to the Peterhof grounds.  Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon your return to the city enjoy a scenic boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg. The tour will finish at your ship. On the second day of your tour see more of the city highlights, stroll along Nevsky prospect and finally observe the magnificent collections of the Hermitage, the largest museum in the country. There, see all the main highlights: Winter Palace State rooms, Hanging Garden, and masterpieces of the art collection including works of Rembrandt, Rafael, and Leonardo Da Vinci. After having lunch in one of the local cafes see the Church on the Spilled Blood that is considered to be the museum of mosaics. Finally, see the highlights of the legendary Nevsky Prospect.

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St. Petersburg: Small-Group Walking Tour

2. St. Petersburg: Small-Group Walking Tour

To say that St. Petersburg is a feast for the eyes is a bit of an understatement. Correction - a huge understatement! This mighty Russian treasure is packed full of glorious architecture and has one of the most imposing cityscapes on Earth. This St. Petersburg city tour takes you on a journey through the all of this and more, from a local perspective.  Start your St. Petersburg tour from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. Next, you'll pass the palace where the famous beef stroganoff dish was invented and continue towards St. Isaac’s Square to see its beautiful cathedral. Get the inside scoop behind the stunning architectural flourishes on this gorgeous building, and discover how it has been used over the centuries. You’ll also see the bronze horseman, a symbol of St. Petersburg.  After crossing the Neva River, you’ll stop at a favorite local spot from which you can 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 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. Discover what lies inside and learn the history behind the oldest fortress in the city. Then, take a ride on the deepest subway in the world together with your guide! After your subway ride head back to the city center and have lunch in a local café to taste traditional Russian food. After lunch you can continue exploring the city on your own if you wish. Your local guide will give you all the necessary recommendations to make your stay in the city a memorable one.

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St. Petersburg: Highlights Tour and Hermitage Admission

3. St. Petersburg: Highlights Tour and Hermitage Admission

Visit all the must-see sights of St. Petersburg on a small group tour and marvel at the monuments along the banks of the Neva River and city waterways with a professional guide. Admire the impressive façade and golden dome of Saint Isaac's Cathedral and tour the Cathedral inside. See the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great on Senate Square. Be amazed by the size of Palace Square and get the chance to buy souvenirs at the historic Eliseevy Merchants' Shop on Nevsky Prospect. Discover where the imperial Romanov family was buried, where St. Petersburg was originally located when visiting Peter and Paul Fortress and its Cathedral. Visit the Church on Spilled Blood inside to learn the history of the name and marvel at its incredible mosaics. Have an independent visit to the Hermitage Museum in the afternoon with pre-booked skip-the-line entry to the museum.

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St. Petersburg: Secrets of Imperial Russia Walking Tour

4. St. Petersburg: Secrets of Imperial Russia Walking Tour

The Romanovs, the family that reigned the Russian Empire for 3 centuries from the 17th to the 20th century, made a mark in the country's history.   On this 2-hour walking tour, discover the stories of the main tsars of the Romanov family, visit places surrounded by intrigues, mysteries, plots, and even assassinations, as happened too often during the history of Russia. Full of glorious and tragic chapters, secrets, plots, deceptions, conspiracies, and betrayals, this tour is one for the thrill-seekers. Meet your guide at the Alexander Column, located in the center of the Palace Square from where your unbelievable journey that will last for 3 centuries will begin. Walk along the embankment of the Winter Palace from where you can see Peter and Paul Fortress where the remains of the Romanov emperors rest. While you walk listen carefully to the guide who will tell you all about the most important secrets of Russia's royal dynasty. Get to the General Staff building and the field of Mars, learn the story of how Catherine the Great came to power and stories of her lovers. Learn about the place where Alexander II was assassinated by a terrorist. Visit the gardens of St. Michael's Castle where Emperor Paul, Catherine's son was strangled. Learn about Rasputin's mysterious history, his witchery, his relationship with the Empress, and his influence in the politics of Russia. Your journey ends when you reach the 20th century, the Great October Revolution, and the tragic end of one of the richest and the most powerful royal dynasties in the world.

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What people are saying about Palace Square

I had a great tour and a very knowledgable kind guide tour Irina. Everything went according to the program and in a friendly way. I really recomend to do this 2 days tour. We cover the main highlights of Saint Petersburgh. Get your guide is a excelent application. Thank you. Isabel

Strongly recommended!

The walking tour was excellent! Olga nows everything that you want to know for two hours in St. Petersburg!

Olga is the best!

Olga was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable, open to questions and funny. I highly recommend her!