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  • St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night.  Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an ...

    Raising bridges is a remarkable event to see, tickets are very easily and quickly provided via the GetYourGuide app. The only suggestion is, given that it is cold at night, it would be good to provide and offer visitors a blanket, for example, before the end of the ride it was very cold for me.

  • St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    2. St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Explore St. Petersburg independently and admire its many attractions from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours to suit your schedule and then take stunning photos of the imperial monuments and picturesque squares. Double decker buses are available with a closed roof to protect you in bad weather, while an open-top bus with a sliding roof will make the most of sunny days. Contemplate the city from a different perspective, and jump off and on at any of the 14 stops en route. Marvel at attractions such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Drive past Palace Square to see the Winter Palace, admire the golden dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and much more. • Stop 1. Ostrovsky Square • Stop 2. Vladimirsky Prospekt (Nevsky Prospekt, 49) • Stop 3. Vosstaniya Square (...

    St Isaac's Church was the terminus where we exchanged our vouchers for tickets. We went on both the Red and Green routes, and learned much about the history of the city

  • St. Petersburg: "Northern Venice" Day Boat Tour

    3. St. Petersburg: "Northern Venice" Day Boat Tour

    One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, St. Petersburg is famous for its architecture, museums and monuments, many of which were designed to create the most visual effect from water. Parade facades, grandiose architectural ensembles, the unique shape of Saint-Petersburg skyline with recognizable strings of spires and domes, a variety of engineering and design concepts embodied in the bridges - all of this and more you can expect to see during this day-long boat trip. You will see palaces and noble mansions, the most notable cathedrals of the city, the man-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views will take your breath away, visitors and citizens alike. Particularly fabulous from the water is the ingenious ense...

    Amazing Tour. Must have in your St Petersburg iteniary, specially night boat ride. Smooth check in by boat operator.

  • St. Petersburg: Hydrofoil to/from Peterhof

    4. St. Petersburg: Hydrofoil to/from Peterhof

    Sail to Peterhof from St. Petersburg on a high-speed boat. Your journey starts from your choice of either at Dvortsovaya Pier (located near the Hermitage) or Senatskaya Pier (near the Bronze Horsemen. Enjoy a 35-minute ride across the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof. Once there, you can explore the stately palace grounds. Admire the gorgeous baroque architecture. Stroll through the exquisite palace gardens. After your visit, board the hydrofoil at the pier in the Lower Park. Choose between either a one-way or round trip ticket.

    Дорога соответствовала заявленному времени в пути. Быстрый путь в Петергоф с красивым видом.

  • St. Petersburg: Yusupov Palace In-App Audio Tour with Ticket

    5. St. Petersburg: Yusupov Palace In-App Audio Tour with Ticket

    The Yusupov Palace is unique not only for its aristocratic luxury and the names of its famous owners, but for the dramatic events that took place here associated with the most mysterious character in the history of pre-revolutionary Russia - Grigory Rasputin. Walk through the richly decorated staterooms of the palace, look into the private chambers of the prince and princess, and admire the uniquely beautiful private theater and the famous Moorish drawing-room. During the in-app audio tour, learn how the Yusupovs reached unprecedented heights in society and where they got untold their wealth from. Learn about Rasputin's murder at the palace in December 1916. Walk through the premises where the drama took place and find out why the conspirators' plan failed.

  • St. Petersburg: Historic Canal Cruise

    6. St. Petersburg: Historic Canal Cruise

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise down Saint Petersburg’s canals, the perfect waterways for admiring the intricate architecture of the city. Gliding down the Neva, Moika, and Fontanka Rivers, and well as the Kryukov, Griboyedov, and Winter Canals, gaze at the splendor of the old city, all the while learning about its history and secrets. Sail beneath the first stone bridge in Saint Petersburg, which has remained unchanged since the 18th century. Marvel at the magnificent Church of the Resurrection of Christ. See the spectacular golden wings of Bank Bridge Lion, all the while picking up insights into all the sights on the route from your expert guide. Walk away with a new appreciation of Russia’s most beautiful city after having experienced it from a new perspective.

  • St. Petersburg City Pub Crawl

    7. St. Petersburg City Pub Crawl

    Visit 4 of the top bars and clubs in St. Petersburg on a 4-hour pub crawl with an English-speaking expert guide. Experience the real nightlife of St. Petersburg within walking distance of the city's main sights. Enjoy 1 free drink at each bar or club visited, get to know the others in your group and play fun games and contests. On each tour the routes are designed to take you to the most exciting places in the city, where you’ll enjoy parties, concerts or dancing. Head from one bar to the next on foot. Routes are organized so that the walking time between venues is no more than 5-10 minutes.

    Tony the host was very good and friendly. All the activities in 4 different pubs were very different and interesting.

  • St. Petersburg: Magical Neva Cruise at Night in Russian

    8. St. Petersburg: Magical Neva Cruise at Night in Russian

    Shadows of Russian rulers and freethinkers, poets and politicians, glorious commanders and fair ladies will accompany you on this journey. Cruiser will cross the aquatorium of Neva river where you will look upon the imperial sights of the city. After that our cruiser will take you past the symbols of the following era – you will see the legendary herald of the revolution Aurora cruiser and Nakhimov Naval School. You will see the bridges of Saint Petersburg: Palace bridge, Trinity bridge, Liteyniy bridge, Annunciation bridge, will be drawn in front of your own eyes. Throughout the journey our guide will surround you with the atmosphere of antique Saint Petersburg, its legends, mysteries and stories. Overall duration of the journey is 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Peter & Paul Fortress Ticket and 2-Hour Group Walking Tour

    9. Peter & Paul Fortress Ticket and 2-Hour Group Walking Tour

    From its very founding in 1703, the Peter and Paul Fortress (the original citadel of St. Petersburg) had been used as a prison. Ironically it housed a jail used by the imperial family to imprison political prisoners. Later, the Bolsheviks would use the prison for the same purpose. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will tell you numerous stories and legends about Peter I and Catherine the Great, rebels against the Tsarist regime and then the enemies of the state. On this tour you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Peter & Paul Cathedral, the symbol of the city of St Petersburg. Every single Romanov Tsar is buried here. Now Nicholas II and the entire last Imperial family is also buried here, and this is the best place to come with a guide to learn about the entire Romanov dynasty through their family tree. After the tour, you can stay in the Fortress and continue exploring ...

    Igor was a super guide. And talked with great knowledge on the Fortress and history. He was excellent in the Cathedral with superb historical facts and insights.

  • Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour

    10. Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour

    Commissioned by Peter the Great, Peterhof is the oldest of the Imperial residences of Russia. Today it is a park complex that includes the principle palace and a number of smaller palaces. The main Palace itself is the unique product of two centuries of work. The original design was worked on by Peter himself and was designed with the Palace of Versailles in mind. Today the palace contains a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and much more. Rooms dating back to Peter’s time can be found alongside golden shining baroque halls and calm and austere rooms from the Classical period. Peterhof is often referred to as the Russian Versailles. The idea of creating a residence to rival the luxury of the French Kings was Peter’s ambition and he personally chose the site where several underground water springs were located. Thanks to these underground springs, the amazing...

    There are so many options of ways to get to Peterhof & tours to choose from, that I glad I chose a guided tour & travel by road to Peterhof; as there is so much more too see & be shown on the journey out through St Petersburg! Petershof,the palace & gardens are magnificent. The origin & history of Petershof is fascinating & then one needs to appreciate the restoration that has gone (been ongoing) after the Second World War, its a sobering but beautiful experience to be there “today”! My appreciation & thanks to all who have made this possible! My guide Valeria made the whole tour come to life with her insights, knowledge & passion of Petershof & St Petersburg. What a memorable & highly recommended tour & guide!

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There are so many options of ways to get to Peterhof & tours to choose from, that I glad I chose a guided tour & travel by road to Peterhof; as there is so much more too see & be shown on the journey out through St Petersburg! Petershof,the palace & gardens are magnificent. The origin & history of Petershof is fascinating & then one needs to appreciate the restoration that has gone (been ongoing) after the Second World War, its a sobering but beautiful experience to be there “today”! My appreciation & thanks to all who have made this possible! My guide Valeria made the whole tour come to life with her insights, knowledge & passion of Petershof & St Petersburg. What a memorable & highly recommended tour & guide!

We took a sightseeing tour of Peterhofnpalace and gardens with GYG! Pardon me, but i have forgotten the name of our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and funny! She gave us just the right amount of insight about the Russian culture, and did not bombard us with a history lesson. All in all, it was a great experience. Much recommended!

Very good. An interesting excursion, saw the opening of three bridges, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the hare island. There is hot tea. Dress warmly .10/10 I advise everyone.

Amazing Tour. Must have in your St Petersburg iteniary, specially night boat ride. Smooth check in by boat operator.

We got there quickly! With great views overboard! And without wasting any extra time.