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St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

1. St. Petersburg: 8-Hour Grand Tour

This comprehensive tour offers you the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city as possible in a day's sightseeing. All of your exploration will be conducted from the comfort of a car or minivan and accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites, beginning with the neoclassical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral. You can observe the geometry of the Palace Square, and visit the oldest construction in St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul's Fortress. Following that you'll see the burial vault of the Romanov family, before visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The tour also includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon you'll go on a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world: the State Hermitage Museum. Once your tour is finished it will be possible to stay longer on your own, however you must make your own arrangements to get back to your hotel.

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St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

2. St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

Enjoy a comprehensive city tour and have a relaxing trip to Peterhof Gardens on the same day. Learn from your local guide and discover why the city is known as the "Cultural Capital of Russia". The city tour includes all the main city highlights: a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, its Cathedral, the burial place of the Romanov dynasty, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and the world-famous Church on Spilled Blood. In the afternoon, explore Peterhof Gardens by hydrofoil and take a relaxing tour of the famous fountain park. The gardens were commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France.

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Saint Petersburg: Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

3. Saint Petersburg: Must See Private Tour with Cathedrals

Get picked up from your hotel and along with your private guide walk along the Nevsky Prospect, the main city street. See famous UNESCO World Heritage sites and old mansions of Russian aristocrats, including Singer house, one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. Visit the Church of the Savior on 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. Go inside one of the most notable attractions of Saint Petersburg – the magnificent St. Isaac Cathedral. Its inner decoration includes mosaics, silver, gold, and semi-precious stones. Enjoy the walk next to the Neva river and take a picture of Peter and Paul fortress – the oldest structure of the city and admire the Bronze Horseman, a spectacular monument to the founder of the city, Peter the Great.

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What people are saying about Saint Isaac's Cathedral

We booked this tour with an english speaking guide to make sure we understood what we were seeing. Well worth it. You could try doing it independently but you would miss so much information. Our guide Olga arrived and was excellent from the very outset. Her knowledge and passion for the tour was exceptional. Peter and Paul fortress excellent, followed by church of the spilled blood and onto St Isaac cathedral. Although we were the only two on the tour we found Olga made us feel like a member of her own family when it came to stop for a traditional russian lunch. When it came to the highlight of the tour which was the Hermitage museum this is where the expert guide Olga made the tour worth every penny. Her knowledge as we said earlier was brilliant. Booking through Get your guide was the first time we have booked experiences online but will definitely be using this website in the future. Rob and Vanessa Newell