City Tour St Petersburg

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City Tour St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, often referred to as the «Venice of the North,» is a city of unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this cultural capital of Russia is a treasure trove of architectural marvels, artistic masterpieces, and rich history. One of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, housing over three million works of art. The Winter Palace, with its striking green and white facade, is a stunning example of Baroque architecture and a must-visit for art enthusiasts. Stroll along the elegant Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare lined with historic buildings, fashionable boutiques, and charming cafes. Admire the gilded spires of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a masterpiece of Russian Revival architecture, and take a boat ride along the picturesque canals to see the city from a different perspective. Saint Petersburg is also known for its vibrant cultural scene, with world-class ballet and opera performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, as well as a thriving contemporary art scene in venues like the Street Art Museum and the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. But perhaps the most magical aspect of Saint Petersburg is its White Nights, when the sun barely sets and the city comes alive with festivals, concerts, and celebrations. Experience the magic of Saint Petersburg during this enchanting time of year and discover why this city has captured the hearts of visitors for centuries.

Day 1

  • Arrival in St.Petersburg.
  • Meeting with the guide in the airport or at the railway station.
  • Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation after 14.00.
  • Dinner
  • Free time

Day 2

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure for a sightseeing tour
  • You will be captivated by the stunning views of the Neva River, marvel at the grandeur of the central squares, and cruise through the bustling streets and avenues of the city. Your journey will showcase iconic landmarks that draw visitors from around the globe, such as Kazan Cathedral, the colorful Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral, the lush Summer Garden, and historic sites like the Admiralty and Senate Square. You will also discover the majestic Bronze Horseman monument, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the opulent Winter Palace, and the picturesque Palace Bridge. As you explore further, you will encounter the enchanting Spit of Vasil’s Island, the elegant Exchange building, the towering Rostral columns, and the scenic University Embankment. The tour will also take you past notable landmarks like Mikhailovsky Palace, Marble Palace, Mikhailovsky Castle, Mar’s Field, Nevsky Prospect, and more. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, including the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where many Russian rulers from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family are laid to rest.
  • Lunch.
  • Exploring the Hermitage is a must-do experience. It stands as one of the world’s largest museums, a veritable treasure trove of global culture and art, boasting an impressive collection of over 3.5 million artifacts.
  • Dinner.

Day 3

  • Breakfast.
  • You will visit the gardens and fountains  of Peter the Great’s summer residence in Petergof, located at the coast of the Baltic Sea in 25 km from the city.
  • Lunch at the city restaurant
  • Embark on an excursion to Tsarskoe Selo to discover the magnificent Catherine Palace, a stunning showcase of baroque architecture commissioned by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine I.
  • Stroll through the opulent parks and gardens surrounding this remarkable palace, and marvel at its exquisite interiors, including the famous Amber Room.
  • Indulge in a Russian feast at the authentic Russian cuisine restaurant «Podvorie,» housed in a charming wooden tower adorned with tasteful and lovingly crafted decorations.

Day 4

  • Breakfast.
  • Еxcursion to the Faberge museum – the largest collection of works by Faberge at the Shuvalov Palace.
  • Lunch.
  • Transfer to the airport or to the railway station.

NOTE: the program is individual and is calculated separately for each group.
The cost depends on the number of people in the group and the season.

City Tour St.Petersburg

Palace Square situated in the heart of St Petersburg, it is the main square of the city, adored by its residents and guests. It’s one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles of the world. Best Russian architects worked on its creation. The name of the square comes from the Winter Palace, former imperial residence. The square was formed in the second half of the 18th — the first half of the 19th centuries. It’s 5,4 hectares in size and is surrounded by the cultural and historical monuments, such as Winter Palace, Guard Headquarters Building,General Staff Building with the Triumph Arch. In the centre of the square you can see the Alexander Column of 47,5 meters high with ángel.

Nowadays Palace square is the centre of all public events and concerts, held in St Petersburg.

Also we will see The Isaak Cathedral, Fully restored inside and out, St. Isaac’s is one of the world’s largest and most ornate cathedrals. The interior is adorned with gold trim, mosaics and paintings. Designed by Auguste de Montferrand and built between 1818 and 1858 the church was named in tribute to Peter the Great ,who was born on the day of St. Isaac of Dalmatia. If it is a clear day we recommend climbing to the dome’s top,the panoramic view is spectacular!There is an amazing Church in St.Petersburg!Officially consecrated as the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, the Russian Orthodox gem more commonly known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built to honor Tsar Alexander II of Russia, who was assassinated at the site where the church now sits, hence the referen ce to “spilled blood”. The section of the street on which the assassination took place is enclosed within the walls of the church, and the site of the murder is marked by a chapel in the building.

At the request of Alexander III, construction on the church began in 1883.

Peter and Paul Fortress.

The Peter and Paul Fortress has a fascinating history beginning in the early 1700 s.Under the orders of Peter the Great,the Peter and Paul Fortress was started during the Northern War against Sweden,to regain lands on the Neva Banks and the Baltic shore.

The fortress was used for defense few times.In 1718 the fortress became a state political prison when Peter’s 28 year-old rebellious son was imprisoned in the Trubetskoy Bastion and beaten to death there.

Today,the whole fortress is a museum,as decreed in 1924 by the Soviet government.It certainly has changed over time.

The main building in the Fortress is the Peter and Paul Cathedral,

with its 122.5 meter (+400 foot) tall gilded spiral with a golden angel perched on top. The cathedral, designed by Domenico Trezzini, is one of the city’s most important landmarks.

Other buildings onsite include the Grand Ducal Mausoleum, where several more-recent grand dukes and duchesses have been interred; the small Boat House, where you can buy tickets to access the cathedral; the House of the Commander, where the commanding officer of the fortress lived; the Mint, one of only two in Russia where coins and medals are made; and the City Museum (in the engineer’s house), which provides some interesting background on the history of St. Petersburg.

We will see the Royal Place-a low platform covered with crimson velvet.That is where the royal family stood during the ceremony.

City Tour Kronstadt

Throughout the history of Kronstadt, an impregnable and unique fortification system was created around it, the first link of which was Fort Kronshlot, from which the history of the Russian city on the island of Kotlin actually began in 1703. Of particular interest and popularity became the forts “Peter 1” (Citadel), “Alexander 1” (Plague), “Grand Duke Konstantin”, “Pavel 1” , “Totleben”, , etc. Currently, some of them are available for viewing and visiting as part of a boat trip, and Fort Konstantin as part of a city tour. Following the first forts, the construction of a fortress along the perimeter of the city and port began, first wooden, then stone. Few surviving sections of the fortress walls and other fortifications can be seen today in the central part of the city.

All the most important sights in Kronstadt are somehow connected with the fleet. For the sailors and at their request, the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral was erected – a pearl of temple architecture of the early 20th century. The cathedral is located in the heart of the city and is the tallest building, its central dome, like a lighthouse, is visible from anywhere on the island and far beyond. The cathedral is richly decorated from the inside, along the perimeter of the lower tier there are memorial plates with the names of those who died especially distinguished sailors from the moment the fleet was founded. You can also climb three more tiers, the last of which is located under the very dome, and there a circular view of the entire city opens. Opposite the main entrance to the temple is the Admiralty Park, which is also part of the Patriot Park. The territory is a former warehouses, factories and workshops for the needs of shipbuilding, where they plan to place expositions after the completion of the restoration, there are already expositions of old anchors, various equipment, alleys with busts of fleet admirals, as well as an apple orchard planted more than a hundred years ago. Also on Anchor Square is a monument to the famous Admiral Makarov and an eternal flame.

Peterhof and fountains

The most famous of the communities around St. Petersburg is Peterhof with fountains and Parks!

The Main Palace, majestic and elegant ,the former residence of Peter the First, stands at the edge of the second terrace, its bright yellow walls contrasting with white stucco decorations and the gilt domes of its lateral wings. Built in the baroque style , it was reconstructed and expanded by   from the mid-1740s to the mid-1750s. On the north the building commands a view of the Grand Cascade, a grandiose structure including a grotto, 64 fountains, and two cascading staircases, which lead to an enormous semicircular basin that contains a giant statue of Samson wrestling with a lion. 

Peterhof forms a unified UNESCO Word Heritage Site.

Peterhof Park is a unified composition in which the palaces,fountains and alleys are combined together,includes  Upper Garden ,Lower Park,Grand Palace,Monplaisir Palace and Marly.

A beautiful panorama opens on Peterhof from the Golf of Finland-16 meter terrace of Grand Palace with Grand Cascade fountains is sparkling with gold.

We recommend visiting the Peterhof by wáter transport.

Tsarskoe selo The amber room

For two centuries, Tsarskoye Selo was the summer ceremonial imperial residence, which after the October Revolution of 1917 was turned into a museum.

The city with its integral Catherine palace with Amber Room and park ensemble suffered greatly during the World War II. After it was restored, including with the help of preserved parts, as well as according to historical drawings and photographs.

Today, the historical part of the city of Pushkin is included in the list of monuments protected by UNESCO.

The Palace has its own church with golden domes.

Great Hall –It is the largest room in the Palace 860 sq.m.The Hall is built in typical Russian baroque style,gilded woodcarving,windows and 300 mirrors .It is golden infinity!

The Amber Room is a series of large wall panels covering an area a little more than 10 yards square and inlaid with several tons of masterfully carved high-quality amber, long wall mirrors and four Florentine mosaics made of semiprecious stones like quartz, jasmine, jade and onyx. The mosaics contain allegorical scenes of the five senses.

Take a look at the Picture Room, where the walls are decorated from floor to ceiling with paintings that were purchased by order of Elizabeth Petrovna.

On the territory of the park with lakes there is a cafe with dessert ”Amber room” on the menú.

You may have lunch at a Russian cuisine restaurant ,in a historic wooden building with a performance by artists ,and the possibility of a master class on cooking Russian food.(not included,optional).

Theatre program

The program includes a city tour,The Hermitage tour,theatre museum ,

Performance in Mariinsky Theatre ,and performance in Mikhailovsky Theatre with backstage tour.

The Mariinsky theatre has 2 buildings-Old and modern.

The theatre has educated great ballerinas-Anna Pavlova,Galina Ulanova,Maya Plesetskaya,Diana Vishneva,Agrippina Vaganova,Matilda Kseshinskaya.

The history of the Thetre Museum counts over one hundred years, its holdings and collections contain over 500,000 invaluable items, including the biggest collection of musical instruments in Russia, paintings and graphic works by Iliya Repin, Kazimir Malevich. The collection also contains Anna Pavlova’s and Fyodor Chaliapin’s costumes, as well as the autographs of Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Blok, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitriy Shostakovich and other rare items related to the most distinguished figures of Russian culture of the 18th — 21th centuries. You can try on a ballet skirt and pointe shoes and learn ballet positions.

We will see dressing rooms in Mikhailovsky Theatre,also orchestra pit and tsar’s box!

Opening of the bridges

When the bridges, decorated with artistic lighting, are open, the embankments in the city center are filled with tourists and Petersburgers, who want to enjoy a bewitching show. And finally, spans open: several tens of meters of asphalt, along with tram tracks and lights, slowly rise to the sky and freeze in an almost vertical position. Cars stop, and ships begin to move smoothly along the river.

We Will see 3 bridges and gorgeous night City!

Viewing from some seafront or restaurant  is available.

Viewing from speedboat or yacht is available.

The Hermitage

The Hermitage is one of the best museums in the world. The museum’s collection has about three million artifacts, works of art and monuments of world culture of different times and nations. Located in The Winter Palace in main square.

In the Hermitage you can find the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Titian, van Dyck, Rubens, and Caravaggio,Afrodita,Michelangelo,

Picasso,Claude Monet,соllection of the Imperial Porcelain Factory,amazing The Egyptian Hall,The St.George Hall,

The famous Knightly hall and garade with carriages (another building).

On show in the Dimond Rooms are unsurpassed masterpieces of the jeweller’s art from ancient times through to the early 20th century,products of the celebrated House of Faberge,pieses of jewellery from the collection Royal family.

The main staircase was restored after the fire of 1837 by Vasily Stasov.The stairs are made of White marble,which comes from Carrara,Italy.Columns of granite support the vaults of the staircase.The decore of the staircase includes monumental sculptures brought by Peter the Great from Italy, in the niches-Venus,Mercury,Equity and Might.

The Hermitage is the legal home for more than 50 cats.This cat population traces its history from 18th century,when people needed to protect the residence from mice and rats.Today ,it is believed that the Hermitage cats still take care of the masterpieces of art.

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