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1. 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.
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.
3. 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 H...
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
4. St. Petersburg: Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil
The tour starts on the Neva River Embankment. Meet your guide near the Alexander Column and then walk about 15 minutes to the river. On arrival, get in the hydrofoil and enjoy a ride through the Gulf of Finland. Your guide will provide you with the history of St. Petersburg and its surroundings as you pass by them. In Peterhof, come ashore and walk in the gardens to see all the fountains: the Grand Cascade, the Bath House, the Catherine Block, and Monplaisir Palace. Throughout the tour, your guide will accompany you so you won't get lost. In the evening, take a return ride on the hydrofoil and return to the city.
We are so fortunate to have the best guide to see St. Petersburg- Peterhof and the Gardens by Hydrofoil,, Anna, our guide is so kind, knowledgeable and very pretty, explained to us everything about Peterhof and the garden,, she patiently answers all our questions and even enlightens us on the culture and traditions in Russia.. Thank you GetYourGuide for this wonderful experience.
5. St Petersburg: 2-Day Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers
Day 1 Start your 2-day excursion with a sightseeing tour driving towards Peterhof. Stop along the way and see the best panoramic views of St Petersburg. When at Peterhof explore the lower garden which is decorated with numerous fountains. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then return to the city and see the jewels of the Fabergé Museum. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral, the birthplace of St. Petersburg. On the way back to your ship you will visit the St. Petersburg underground, which is beautifully decorated with marble. Day 2 Begin your day with a sightseeing tour. After the tour enjoy a boat ride to see the most breathtaking views on the Neva River, pass the former royal palaces and famous drawbridges. Visit the largest museum in the country, the Hermitage. During the tour you will admire the reception halls, the "Hanging" Garden, collections of Italian, Dutch an...
Our guide, Olga, was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and knew just how to get us into all the places we booked with ease. There were only seven of us on our excursion so we were able to interact with her and get all questions answered. Of all our excursions, this St Petersburg was the best!
6. 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...
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
7. St Petersburg: 2-Day Premium Group Shore Excursion
Take the most comprehensive two day tour to maximize your time in the city. Your experience will begin with meeting your guide and driver in the terminal next to your ship. After a city tour through the best squares and spots of St. Petersburg, we will take a drive to Peterhof grounds. This former imperial residence was a home to Peter I, who was the founder of St. Petersburg. The Lower garden is not a only a nice and relaxing place for walking but also a great fountain park with some old pavilions dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. Your day outside the city center will continue with a drive towards Catherine palace. Before you will be able to see imposing interiors of the palace with the famous Amber Hall, you’ll have a traditional Russian lunch nearby. Your suburban trip will end with a panoramic drive back to the city. On the way to the city you will have an opportunity...
8. St Petersburg: Full-Day Visa-Free Tour in German
Begin by meeting your guide at the cruise terminal. Then take a city overview tour; stopping for photos at St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress, among others. Then head to Peterhof, the so-called "kingdom of fountains". Explore Peterhof Park and see the beautiful fountains ceremony. Afterward, head back to the city, have lunch in a local restaurant, and then enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. You will also take a guided tour of the Church of the Spilled Blood before returning to your ship. On Wednesdays, enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral or Peter and Paul's Fortress instead of the Church of the Spilled Blood.
9. St. Petersburg: Peterhof & Hermitage Full Day Tour
The Hermitage has more than 3 million art masterpieces. Among them, there are 15 thousand paintings, 12,000 sculptures, drawings, coins, medals and a variety of other masterpieces. The collection at the Treasure Galleries holds a very rich selection of jewelry masterpieces owned by the Russian Imperial family. Two magnificent halls present their visitors with many masterworks of jewelry from various countries, and from ancient times to the early 20th century. The first gallery, called the Golden Rooms has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries, from the third millennium B.C. to the...
The guide Lydia Nerobova gave us a very good tour in the fantastic Hermitage. She was really devoted. It is really an overwhelming building and collection.
10. St Petersburg Winter Highlights Small Group Tour
Save precious time on a guided small group tour of St Petersburg with all entrance tickets taken care of in advance. Take advantage of a combination tour when a total price is less than if you book Catherine Palace and the Hermitage tours separately. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then travel in a small group to the highlights of the city center. Visit the imperial Catherine Palace (or Peterhof Palace on Tuesdays), famous for the exquisite Amber Room and majestic interiors of the royal family. Marvel at masterpieces of art and artifacts from the imperial age at the Hermitage Museum, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Titian. Admire city highlights as your travel around, and get the chance to stop and take souvenir photos.
This was a private family tour of Catherine the Great's Summer Palace, the Hermitage and the Winter palace with hotel pickup and drop off in a clean late model minivan The tour was efficiently run with punctual pickup and drop off at the various locations. There was a seperate driver and tour guide. The guide gave an oustanding background to the Romanov family which resembled the detail of a Russian novel. This was as well as information specific to various exhibits. We had teenage children and our guide initially sanitised parts of the story but we indicated we were happy to tell it as it was and she happily complied. Our children were not upset.
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What people are saying about St. Petersburg
Guide was punctual, very attentive, well informed, the driver drove carefully and was attentive. The pick up from the hotel worked without any problems. Unfortunately there are no open jump bridges to be seen in the winter months. Would not be mentioned in the description.
Our driver is so accommodating and helpful,as my partner was too cold to get out of the car, he was trying to turn the car to help her Get a better view the scenery.
The tour was very good. Pick up on time. A lot of sights were explored, with exit options to take beautiful photos for the memory. Very competent tour guide.
Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!
Really very good and organized
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