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  • St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the Alexander Column in Palace Square. Skip the long lines and enter the museum right away. Once inside, learn about the development of art and culture in the west and east from pre-historic times to the present day. Admire remarkable collections of paintings, prints, and sculptures as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, furniture, and jewelry. Gain fascinating insight into these artworks from your knowledgable guide. Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons, and Byzantine applied art. Choose th...

    My gude Oxana was brilliant. She explained the symbols in the paintings and unusual stories and made the whole tour very enjoyable and memorable.

  • St. Petersburg: Hydrofoil to/from Peterhof

    2. 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: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    3. St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    Visit the incredible residence of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) on this comfortable half-day guided tour. The tour begins at 10:00 in the lobby of your hotel. Your experienced driver will take you via comfortable car or mini-van to the suburban residence of Pushkin, home to Catherine's palace. Depending on traffic the drive will last for approximately one hour. Once in Pushkin, the tour begins at Catherine's palace, where you'll enjoy a guided 1.5 hour tour of the palace. Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break in between if you need one. The tour does involve a lot of waking but you can set the pace, requesting stops along the way if you need. Once the tour concludes you'll be returned to Saint-Petersburg after 14:30.

    Our guide Julia took very well care of us. We were the only ones in the group so it became a private tour for us. Julia brought us around the Catherine Palace and shared with us about the exhibits. On the way back we also had some small talk and Julia was willing to reciprocate. Shout out to the driver Sergei as well for the smooth and comfortable ride!

  • St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    4. St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    Enjoy free entrance to 28 attractions in St Petersburg and see the city from different perspectives. Enjoy 6 free tours by land or water with a 2,3 or 5-day Saint Petersburg City Pass. Save time and money with free entry to the city’s best museums, along with complimentary tours by river, sea, and double-decker bus. Plan your visits with a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). The most interesting attractions have already been chosen for you! Just open your guide and decide where you want to go first. Each tear-off voucher can be used once by one person, making it the most convenient passport to the city. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. St.Petersburg CityPass is valid for 48, 72 or 120-hours. Free Entry: Museums: 1. St. Isaac’s Cathedral 2. St. Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnaded Walk...

    Hi in Moscow I got a card to go around in saint Petersburg apart from the blunder on the part of Getyourguide cancellation of my pass the pass was ok. Unfortunately the new one I had to paid was in a form of a booklet in which you had to tear sections in order to use. That was very inconvenient. Also instead of looking for the place of collection you should have an office in the airport. The time for collection was also bad, 11 am is very late.

  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    5. Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    Enjoy a 3-hour group tour in of Catherine Palace without waiting in line. Enjoy the beauty of Catherine Palace with a professional guide, who will tell you the history of the palace, describe rooms as you walk through them, and tell you some Russian monarchy secrets.   All Russian monarchs lived, worked, greeted audiences, and held diplomatic receptions, gala balls, and masquerades in these gorgeous palace halls. Explore the beautiful Tsarskoye Selo park and experience the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and unlock the secrets of the Amber Room.   Step into the world of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine, as you walk through the gilded ballrooms and imperial halls, and marvel at the opulent decorations. The park that surrounds the palace is a spectacular work of Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of archite...

    Visiting in February we didn't really need the skip-the-line part of this tour as there were no queues, but we did get the benefit of a private tour, as there were just two of us on the tour and the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide. We'd met our guide, Olga, the previous day during our visit to the Hermitage and were looking forward to the tour of Catherine's Palace with her. The Palace is beautiful, breath-taking and stunning. Again Olga's love and passion for art came across during the tour. Olga also pointed out buildings of interest on our journeys, both too and from the Palace. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car, longer by public transport. I booked a transfer as I didn't feel confident in travelling by public transport. After travelling around the centre of St. Petersburg by bus I would consider making my own way there if I were to visit again.

  • Peterhof Palace and Parks: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    6. Peterhof Palace and Parks: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Your private guide and a personal driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. After a one-hour journey, you will reach Peterhof, the grandiose summer residence of the Russian Imperial family. Established by Peter the Great, who transferred the capital of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Peterhof is comprised of a magnificent ensemble including several luxurious palaces, lush parks, extravagant fountains, and jaw-dropping cascades. It is often referred to as a Russian Versailles, less famous but even more spectacular. Your tour will start with a fascinating journey around the magical Grand Palace. Admire interiors decorated in baroque, classical, and oriental styles, filled with objects of art, splendid furniture, and stunning sculptures. The highlight of your tour to Peterhof will be its fascinating Lower Park, boasting more than 100 fountains and four magnificent waterfalls...

  • From St. Petersburg: Husky Dog-Trekking and Russian Sauna

    7. From St. Petersburg: Husky Dog-Trekking and Russian Sauna

    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning, from where you'll head off in a private minibus to the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The destination is a picturesque location situated right in the middle of the forest and near the lakeshore. You will be welcomed by a kayur (dog-sled leader) who has lots of experience participating in some of the main Arctic expeditions in Russia in the 21st century. He will introduce you to more than 30 adorable Siberian huskies. They love hanging out with people and will gladly let you pet them and pose for as many photos as you want with them. You will then set off on a dog-trekking adventure, an activity that has gained popularity in Russia in the recent years. For the duration of a 3.1-mile hike in the forest, each member of the group will have a husky strapped to their back by a rope. The dogs will be the ones setting the course of...

  • St. Petersburg Metro Tour

    8. St. Petersburg Metro Tour

    Entering St. Petersburg subway, you can easily mix the station with the magnificent palace hall or five-star hotel lobby. It’s not an accident! In Soviet times, the subway stations were built as palaces for the people. Many stations are true works of art. They are all made of marble and richly decorated with mosaics, sculptures and stained glass to represent the prosperity and power of Soviet Union. And behind this beauty there’s an astonishing history, jokes, stories and legends. On our Petersburg Metro Tour you will see the most beautiful and historically significant metro stations: Uprising Square, with bas-reliefs on the revolutionary events Avtovo, the true underground palace Kirov Plant, with bas-reliefs of the Soviet heavy industry Admiralty, one of the deepest subway stations in the world

    It's a great tour but as we were a big group and the metro stations are noisy, we couldn't really hear what our guide was saying a lot of the time.

  • St. Petersburg: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    9. St. Petersburg: Night Cruise with Live Saxophone Music

    Take a journey through the rivers and canals that are loved by tourists and locals alike. Pass stunning embankments, monuments, palaces, accompanied with live music — the solemn groaning of the sax playing only for you. Have you glided under draw bridges to the sound of songs like Summertime, You are Beautiful, Spanish Nights, and Forever in Love? It's time to try.  Pass under the low arches of the bridges across canals and find yourself in the waters of the Grand Neva River, where the saxophone becomes delicately silent. Witness the spectacle of the show: the bridges singing. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Landing and disembarkation take place on the pier, Anichkov Bridge, in the heart of the city at the intersection of Nevsky Prospekt and the Fontanka river embankment.

    It was a nice experience going round on the canals. If you go in the Autumn months be sure to wrap up warm though, and the saxophone music is a recording from a live band not a live musician.

  • Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

    10. Saint Petersburg: Kayak Tour on the Neva River

    Discover St. Petersburg from a new perspective as you kayak down its main water arterial, the Neva River. As you float down the pristine river, gaze at the sprawling Winter Palace, which hosts the 2nd-largest collection of art in the world. Learn of centuries of history as you pass the Peter and Paul Fortress, an 18th century fortification built by Russian Czars.  Enjoy vast panoramas of the city only possible from the water as your guide leads you throughout St. Petersburg. At the end of your 2-hour tour, you’ll end up at the Aurora, the legendary cruiser that signaled the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917. After a unique photo-op in front of the cruiser, you’ll hop out of the water, having experienced St. Petersburg in a way that few have.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

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A truly fantastic tour for history and art lovers. One can enjoy lavishly decorated staircase and rooms, precious artefacts and get immersed into a great period of Russian history while walking along the rooms with portraits. Our knowledgeable guide Lida offered us a detailed explanation both for the facts and objects including but for literally any question we posed.

We hit the "hellish" weather in St. Petersburg. Thanks to the trip by bus and then by boat, we got to know a large part of the important monuments in the city without much effort. It took us about 6 hours in total. I recommend

My gude Oxana was brilliant. She explained the symbols in the paintings and unusual stories and made the whole tour very enjoyable and memorable.

To go to Peterhof on the Meteor is a small “sea” trip. Fast, comfortable, convenient! Great view from the window! I advise everyone !!!

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