Available until 30 September 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Boat Cruise
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: St. Petersburg is rightfully called the "Northern Venice", as it was built on the marshy area on the delta of the Neva River. Because of its location the architects had to design a major, complex system of canals for drainage to surmount the environment - more than 100 canals spanning 300 kilometers were built in total, a trademark of the city today.
Cruising along the canals and rivers in St. Petersburg is undoubtedly both the best way to get acquainted with the unique spirit of the former imperial capital and to admire the facades of the city, along with its pink granite embankments and several of its 350 bridges, each with a specific name and history. The most beautiful bridges have decorative wrought-iron railings and ornamental sculptures.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 2 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10:30am.
End/closing time: At 12:30pm.
Languages: English.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - City tour, Saint Isaak Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress - Private
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Discover sensational St Petersburg with this fascinating city tour that includes visits to stunning St Isaac’s Cathedral and the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress. Stop for a photo outside the world-famous Hermitage Museum as well as the multi-coloured and wonderfully named Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and many other sights and attractions.
St Petersburg is an exceptionally beautiful city and is known as the Venice of the North due to its many islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Admire some most elegant buildings is this more regal of cities such as the stunning stretch along the Palace Embankment, which boasts the Hermitage - which encompasses the tsars’ Winter Palace - the Marble Palace, the Vladimir Palace, the New Michael Palace and the Ficquelmont Palace among other landmarks. Behold the onion-domed splendour of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and visit the golden-domed neo-classical masterpiece that is St Isaac’s Cathedral, whose gilded interior is decorated in spellbinding frescoes.
The once notorious Peter and Paul Fortress is the oldest of Peter the Great’s grandiose projects and was intended to project his power, both military and spiritual. See the breathtaking baroque Cathedral of Peter and Paul with its seemingly never-ending 123 metre-long golden spire topped by an angel. Also within the fortress is the mint, which still produces coins and medals, and the cells of the prison. Explore this dungeon and find out about the appalling conditions prisoners such as Trotsky, Dostoyevsky, Gorky and even Peter the Great’s own son, Alexei, endured.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels.
Start/opening time: 10am daily except Wednesdays.
End/closing time: 3 pm.
Others: The entrance to the cathedral and Fortaleza are included.

St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Discover St. Petersburg
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This St Petersburg tour of this grand imperial city will start from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River stop at the Spit of St Basil Island. From the Spit enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent St Petersburg landmarks including St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.
With your local St Petersburg guide, you will pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors, and members of their families, from Peter the Great onwards. (visit to the cathedral is optional) Pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. The church was built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
Continue along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s busiest street, and home to restaurants, theatres, museums and splendid palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy. Learn more about the local perspective and more St Petersburg history along the way. Pass the Stroganoff Palace where the famous beef stroganoff dish was invented. We stop our St Petersburg tour as we break for lunch in a Russian fast food place. Why not try a traditional dish like borsch (soup), blinis (pancakes), or beef stroganoff?
After lunch, we continue our St Petersburg walking tour towards St Isaac’s Square to see its beautiful cathedral. St Isaac’s Cathedral is a great example of late period classical architecture, and is richly decorated with sculptures, high relieves, oil paintings and mosaics. The cathedral used to be the principal place of worship in St Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917. Your St Petersburg tour ends at the cathedral. Be sure to stay on to take a look inside or perhaps to climb the spiral staircase to the top of St Isaac’s dome to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
Meeting/ pick-up point: City Tourist Information Booth at the Palace Square.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End point: Vosstaniya metro station.
Languages: English.
Others: Includes a small glass of vodka and snacks.

Available until 30 September 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Grand Walking Tour with St Savior and Russian Museum
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Our foot tour will begin on Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of St. Petersburg and the city’s most beautiful and important avenue. It is the commercial and social heart of the city, an animated place full of shops and cafes where the inhabitants of the city love to walk and have fun. We will admire some of its most important buildings, such as the Anitchkov, Stroganov and Beloselsky-Belozersky palaces, the Gostiny Dvor Department Store, the Eliseev, Mertens and Singer houses and the Anichkov Bridge. Nevsky Prospect is also home to some of the most important churches in St. Petersburg: the Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, the Armenian Church of St. Catherine, and the imposing neoclassical colonnade of Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral.
We will walk in front of the sumptuous Grand Hotel Europe on our way to discovering the Arts Quartier, and around the majestic Mikhailovsky Palace. Visit to the Russian Museum, with the biggest collection of Russian art in the city: 320,000 items conveying an excellent narrative of the evolution of Russian art since the 11th century. We will be able to admire the best of Russian paintings and one of the best collections of sculpture, applied arts, decorative art and traditional crafts, not to mention the splendid icons of Andrey Rublev. Located in the same square are Mikhailovsky Theatre, the Theatre of Musical Comedy, the Philharmonic, and the imposing façade of the Ethnographic Museum.
A short distance from Nevsky Prospect we will visit the Church of the Saviour on Blood with its multi-coloured onion domes soaring above Griboyedov canal. The experience, however, will not be complete until we venture inside the magnificent interior where the splendour of the decoration will take our breath away: more than 7500 square metres of mosaic, unlike any other church in the world. It was built in 1882 by order of Alexander III in memory of his father, assassinated in a terrorist attack at the same place. Inside we will see the fragment of pavement on which the tsar fell, fatally wounded.
Meeting/pick-up point: Passage shopping center - central passage near entrance from Nevsky prospect (opposite metro Gostiny Dvor) at 10am.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Novgorod Regular Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Discover the most prominent sights of the city: laid out across the banks of the Volkhov River lies the Museum of Wooden Architecture, featuring twenty civil and religious buildings brought here from different parts of the region, all excellent examples of typical Northen Russia architecture.
Nearby the beautiful golden domes of St. Georges Monastery, also known as Yuriev Monastery, tower above the scenary. Inside the city, its former medieval centre is the Yaroslavl Court where we will admire the churches dedicated to the saint patrons of different professional guilds, such as St. Nicholas Cathedral.
On the opposite bank of the Volkhov River seats the city heart: the magnificent Kremlin.
Meeting/pick-up point: Customers’ hotel.
Drop-off location: Customers’ hotel.
Duration: 12 hour.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 8pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Pavlovsk Park & Palace
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The palace at Pavlovsk was a present made by Catherine the Great to her son Pavel, future Tsar Paul I, in 1777. The place soon took the name of Pavlovsk and quickly acquired numerous masterpieces thanks to the tsar’s spouse, Maria Fedorovna, who was fond of art and a sponsor of many artists.
We will appreciate the refinement of its salons, the harmony of its colors, the elegance of fireplaces made from Carrara marble, and an extensive collection of porcelain, paintings, and ivory articles. Its park, covering 600 hectares, was initially a game reserve for the tsar, and is considered a masterpiece of European landscape architecture.
Meeting/pick-up point: Customers’ hotel.
Drop-off location: Customers’ hotel.
Duration: 4 hour.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 1pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Peter and Paul Fortress
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Located on a small island opposite the winter palace and dominating three branches of the Neva River, the Fortress was intended to protect the city from a naval assault. It was the city’s first building and is considered the foundation of St. Petersburg, while the tsars also used it as a political prison for their main opponents.
Now it is a museum and one of the best spots in the city to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Neva’s southern bank. One of the guns on the top of its bulwarks is even fired every day at noon, and what was initially a small wooden church built inside the big fortress was eventually expanded and improved on, becoming the current cathedral, both hits with visiting tourists.
There we will take in the graves of all the tsars of the Romanov dynasty and their families, including the grave of Peter the Great, founder of the city, and those of Nicholas II and his family, killed during the Bolshevik revolution of 1918. Their remains were buried in the cathedral in 1998.
Meeting/pick-up point: Customers’ hotel.
Drop-off location: Customers’ hotel.
Duration: 1 hour.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 11am.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Peterhof Palace & Park
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Peterhof, rightfully called the "Russian Versailles", and in former days "Petrodvorets", was the main summer residence of the tsars. Located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland near the sea and about 30 kilometers from St. Petersburg, it is undoubtedly one of the main centers of interest of the former tsar’s capital.
Construction on the Grand Palace was initiated under the reign of Peter I as his summer residence, designed by the French architect Leblond, and was continued afterwards by the Rococo master, Bartolomeo Rastrell. Its main attractions are the monumental Ceremonial Staircase, the luxuriously gilded Ball Room and the private rooms of Peter I, such as the Oak Studio and the Throne Room. Even considering the magnificent interiors of the Grand Palace, the main interest of the visit is the park, where many small palaces, monuments and pavilions are scattered throughout the beautiful gardens.
Don’t miss its famous ensemble of 150 fountains and three cascades, decorated with splendid golden statues, as well as its amazing "water play" which will surprise you during your promenade in the park.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel at 9:30am.
Drop-off location: Hotel.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 2:30am.

Available September - October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Petrodvoretz gardens tour - private
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Experience the lavish lifestyles of the tsars with this breathtaking visit to the Peterhof gardens on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Built in the 18th century by Peter the Great as his summer residence, the Peterhof is today an ensemble of more than 20 museums and palaces that reflect the power and the wealth of the Romanov dynasty.
Located in a picturesque position overlooking the Gulf of Finland, the Peterhof originally consisted of a small palace designed by the Tsar himself called Monplaisir. He later extended it to include a chateau-style palace and a park modelled on Versailles. It was however, his granddaughter, Empress Elizabeth, who made the palaces and parks the spellbinding sight that you see today.
Other buildings on the site are the original Monplaisir Palace and the small Marly Palace, which was modelled on a French hunting lodge. There are also a hermitage, something very much in vogue across Europe at the time, and a Gothic revival chapel. The lower park features lakes and a Garden of Venus filled with fruit trees and statues, and a Garden of Bacchus. The Upper Gardens display beautiful flower beds, topiaries and fountains.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 10 am daily, except Monday and the last Tuesday of each month.
End/closing time: At 3pm.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private - Pavlovsk
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Explore the majestic palace and parkland of Emperor Paul I on this informative guided tour.
Located on the outskirts of St. Petersburg this elegant neo-classical edifice was built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries on the banks of the Slavianka River. The 600 hectares of land were originally a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Paul on the birth of their son. The Scottish architect Cameron was given the job of designing the palace. He did so using a mock Palladian style but the original part was classed as being too small and simple by Tsar Paul and his wife so they enlisted Cameron's assistant, Vincenzo Brenna, with the task of extending the palace to create a grander, more regal building.
As we enter the building you are struck by the amount of decoration which contrasts with the rather plain exterior. Visit the Italian Hall and gaze up at the central dome, take in the ornate Grecian Hall and admire the Egyptian Vestibule. Wonder at the paradox of the Hall of War and the Hall of Peace then amble through the pretty library and other state rooms. And all the while revel in the exquisite furnishings and amazing collection of paintings, statues and other works of art that were in the main amassed by the family themselves on their incognito trips through Europe between 1781 and 1782.
Meeting point: The customers' hotel.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours.
Start or opening time: Available all year at 10am.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-Alexander Nevski Monastery
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Discover the stunning Alexander Nevsky Monastery housing some of St Petersburg’s oldest and most important religious buildings.
The monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710 on the spot of one of Russia’s most glorious victories over the Swedes. Here they stopped the Swedish invasion of Russian territory in the 13th century. It seems Peter the Great was slightly wrong about the location but nevertheless the legend remains. As one of only four Lavras in Russia, the highest denomination of orthodox monastery, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery is an incredibly devout place, attracting believers from all over the country.
The complex of buildings includes two fabulous baroque churches designed by the Italian Domenico Trezzini and the majestic Holy Trinity Cathedral as well as a couple of other churches. Of note is the fact that the holy remains of Alexander Nevsky were brought here from Vladimir and were housed in a silver shrine made from an astounding one and a half tons of pure silver.
The monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky is considered one of the oldest museums in Russia, boasting a collection of objects of religious worship: ancient manuscripts, crucifixes, incorrupt bodies of saints and icons with frames covered in precious stones and metals. Also of particular interest is the Tikhvin Cemetery where some of Russia's most famous people are buried. Members of the royal family, warriors, composers and writers can all be found within the peaceful cemetery walls. Look out for the tombs of greats such as Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky.
Meeting point: There are two possible meeting points depending on the customers' chioce: the customers' hotel or at Catherine the Great's monument in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre at Ostrovsky square.
Duration: the tour lasts approximately 2 hour and a half without transport and 3 hours with transport.
Start or opening time: The tour is available every day and the departure time is at 10am.
End or closing time: At midday.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-City Tour Saint Petersburg
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Visit the streets and avenues of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You will walk through Nevsky Avenue with the impressive cathedral of the Virgin of Kazan, go down to the viewpoint on the island of St. Basil to see the Palace Square where the famous Hermitage is located, the fortress of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Admiralship, Saint Issac Square with its majestic cathedral and the Senate Square with a bronze equestrian figure of Peter the Great.
Meeting point: There are two possible meeting points depending on the customers' chioce: the customers' hotel or at Catherine the Great's monument in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre at Ostrovsky square.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Start or opening time: The tour is available every day and the departure time is at 10.00 am.
End or closing time: At 1.00 pm.

Available September - December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-Hermitage Museum
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Explore one of the world’s finest museums of art in the sumptuous surroundings of the Hermitage Museum.
There are few museums that can rival The Hermitage in terms of the sheer volume and quality of the art work on display and no visitor can leave without being utterly beguiled by the surroundings let alone the art. Encompassing numerous buildings including the iconic Winter Palace, The Hermitage is said to have so many pieces of art that it would take years to view them all. With around three millions exhibits it is easy to see why! Join the tour as a great way to get a thorough overview taking in some of the finest works of art on offer.
The original museum, now called the ‘Small Hermitage’, was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Her collection and the museum swelled over the years to its present size and as we amble around the fabulous interior you get the opportunity to see some of the exhibits. See fascinating examples of prehistoric art and works from ancient Egypt and Greece. Be dazzled by the greats of the Italian Renaissance such as Raphael and Da Vinci and be bewitched by the classical beauty of Spanish masters like Velazquez and El Greco. Dutch and Flemish Baroque art along with fine art from France, Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Russia complement the classics. And for those preferring more modern art the likes of Renoir, Degas, Picasso and Kandinsky will not disappoint.
Meeting point: There are two possible meeting points depending on the customers' chioce: the customers' hotel or at Catherine the Great's monument in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre at Ostrovsky square.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, with transfer 4 hours.
Start or opening time: The tour is available every day except on Monday and the 01 of January. The departure time is at 10am.

Available September - October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-Pushkin
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Feel like royalty with this lavish visit to the former tsarist retreat of Pushkin. Explore this indescribably beautiful town juts 25km from St Petersburg and admire the breathtaking ensemble of palaces and parks, which have earned it Unesco World Heritage Site status.
The tsars have gone down in history for their luxurious lifestyles and there are few better examples than Pushkin. It began life as Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) under Catherine the Great and subsequently each new palace was designed to surpass what was already there.
Visit the magnificent Catherine Palace, a majestic rococo residence designed by Francesco Rastrelli, who rebuilt the existing palace to create an extravagant residence between 1740 and 1750. Despite extensive war damage, the palace today bears the turquoise, white and gilt colours so beloved by Rastrelli. The golden domes needed some 100kg of gold to gild them. Venture inside and behold the outlandish opulence. See the Great Hall’s gilded carvings and immense chandeliers. Visit the recreated Amber Room Palace, the imposing Picture Hall and the Green Dining Room among other fine rooms.
The architecture of the palace blends harmoniously into the surrounding landscaped parks and gardens which were also extended. The picturesque Alexander Park is dotted with pavilions and ponds. It also boasts a variety of fanciful bridges, pergolas and sculptures. The park connects to Alexander Palace, which was built for the future Tsar Alexander I as a wedding gift from his doting grandmother Catherine the Great.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 10am daily, except Monday and the last Tuesday of each month.
End/closing time: 2pm.

Available September - October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-Pushkin and Pavlovsk
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Enjoy a double helping of tsarist splendour with this full day tour from St Petersburg to the monumental towns of Pushkin and Pavlosk. Explore the lavishly decorated Catherine and Pavlosk palaces and wander the extravagantly landscaped parks that surround both, and see first-hand the opulence on which an Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias lived.
The picture-postcard town of Pushkin began life as a summer retreat for the Romanov dynasty which was then called Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village). Visit the magnificent Catherine Palace, a majestic rococo residence designed by Francesco Rastrelli. Despite extensive war damage, the palace today bears the turquoise, white and gilt colours so beloved by Rastrelli. The golden domes needed some 100kg of gold to gild them. Venture inside and behold the outlandish opulence. See the Great Hall’s gilded carvings and immense chandeliers. Admire the recreated Amber Room Palace, the imposing Picture Hall and the Green Dining Room among others. Then stroll through picturesque Alexander Park, which links the Catherine and Alexander palaces, and is dotted with pavilions, ponds, fanciful bridges, pergolas and sculptures.
Continue to Pavlovsk and visit the neo-classical palace built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries on the banks of the Slavianka River for Tsar Paul I. Displayed inside are exquisite furnishings and a priceless collection of paintings and statues. The palace’s English gardens constitute one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe. Idyllic copses, trickling streams and pretty follies such as the Temple of Friendship add to the sense of wonderment.
Meeting point: Collection from hotels.
Start or opening time: 10am.
End or closing time: 4pm.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-Saint Petersburg city tour and Peter and Paul Fortress
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Step back in time to the era of the tsars with this intriguing visit the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg. This grandiose symbol of Peter the Great’s rule was built by him on an island to protect his new imperial capital, St Petersburg, and to project his power, both military and spiritual. See the stunning cathedral, the Grand Ducal Mausoleum and much, much more.
Enter the fortress through the imposing triumphal gate crowned by the twin-headed eagle that was the coast of arms of the tsars. Behold the breathtaking baroque Cathedral of Peter and Paul with its seemingly neverending 123 metre-long golden spire topped by an angel. Since 1998, the cathedral has been the final resting place of the family of Tsar Nicholas II, who were murdered during the Russian Civil War. The small but beautiful boathouse beside it is completely dwarfed by the cathedral. This pavilion, which was built to store Peter the Great’s dinghy, is a brilliant example of the transition from baroque to neo-classical architecture.
Also within the fortress is the mint, which still produces coins and medals, and the cells of the prison. Explore this dungeon and find out about the appalling conditions prisoners such as Trotsky, Dostoyevsky, Gorky and even Peter the Great’s own son, Alexei, endured. Don’t miss out on the midday cannon salute from the Naryshkin Bastion (which marks the changing of the guard ceremony every Saturday in summer) then see if you can spot the resident walruses in the river below the fortress walls.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels.
Start/opening time: Daily at 10am.
End or closing time: 2pm.

Available until 30 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Private-The Russian Museum with transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Come for a fantastic morning of culture and marvel at some of Russia’s finest art at the Russian Museum.
The Museum of Russian Art in St Petersburg is housed in a splendid neoclassical building dating back to the 19th century. The main part of the building with its elegant columns was built at the turn of the century as an Imperial palace for the Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich and his wife. Before becoming a museum it was famed for its balls and theatrical productions and as you wander around the beautiful building it is easy to imagine a past of Imperial opulence.
Tsar Nicholas II bought the palace and decided to make it into a museum in honour of his father Alexander III who was a collector of fine art. The palace was opened to the public as a museum in 1898. Over the years it has expanded and is now home to nearly 350,000 works of art, closely rivalling that of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Its collections have samples that reflect the rich history of Russian art, from ancient times until today. The painting gallery is by far the most popular attraction but the museum also has one of the best collections of prints and drawings by Russian artists, as well as the largest collection of sculptures in the country. Aside from fine art there is also a fascinating exhibition on folk art covering many traditional forms of peasant crafts and handiwork. For a thorough view of the evolution of Russian art over the centuries there can be no better place to visit.
Meeting point: There are two possible meeting points depending on the customers' chioce: the customers' hotel or at Catherine the Great's monument in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre at Ostrovsky square.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, with transport 4 hours.
Start or opening time: The tour is avavilable every day except on Tuesday and the departure time is at 10am.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Pushkin Park and Palace Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The small city of Pushkin, located 30 kilometers to the south of St. Petersburg, was named after the great Russian poet. In the past it was also called Tsarskoe Selo, meaning “Village of the Tsars”. Catherine Palace, named after Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I, is one of the most beautiful residences of the Russian tsars.
It was designed by the famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the designer of the most important monuments and palaces of the city, and was constructed in the 17th century, spanning the reigns of five tsars. Each of them altered the palace according to their own personal tastes and what was in vogue at the time, from the initial Rococo through to the later Neoclassic. It was a favourite of Catherine II, her incomparable heritage crowned by the Amber Room, covered from floor to ceiling with Baltic amber.
The Amber Room was kept from the public for almost 100 years and opened only after a full renovation in 2003, on the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. We will also admire the beauty of the large ballroom known as the Grand Hall or the Hall of Paintings. The beautiful architecture of the palace is surrounded by the neighboring park, where you can walk among the birches, firs, lakes, ponds, streams, bridges, sculptures, and pavilions - unforgettable beauty that has been the subject of many poets and artists.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 1pm.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Pushkin and Pavlosk Tour with Lunch
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The small city of Pushkin, located 30 kilometers to the south of St. Petersburg, was named after the great Russian poet. In the past it was also called Tsarskoe Selo, meaning “Village of the Tsars”. Catherine Palace, named after Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I, is one of the most beautiful residences of the Russian tsars.
It was designed by the famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the designer of the most important monuments and palaces of the city, and was constructed in the 17th century, spanning the reigns of five tsars. Each of them altered the palace according to their own personal tastes and what was in vogue at the time, from the initial Rococo through to the later Neoclassic. It was a favourite of Catherine II, her incomparable heritage crowned by the Amber Room, covered from floor to ceiling with Baltic amber.
The Amber Room was kept from the public for almost 100 years and opened only after a full renovation in 2003, on the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. We will also admire the beauty of the large ballroom known as the Grand Hall or the Hall of Paintings. T
he beautiful architecture of the palace is surrounded by the neighbouring park, where you can walk among the birches, firs, lakes, ponds, streams, bridges, sculptures, and pavilions - unforgettable beauty that has been the subject of many poets and artists. The palace at Pavlovsk was a present made by Catherine the Great to her son Pavel, future Tsar Paul I, in 1777. The place soon took the name of Pavlovsk and quickly acquired numerous masterpieces thanks to the tsar’s spouse, Maria Fedorovna, who was fond of art and a sponsor of many artists.
We will appreciate the refinement of its salons, the harmony of its colors, the elegance of fireplaces made from Carrara marble, and an extensive collection of porcelain, paintings, and ivory articles. Its park, covering 600 hectares, was initially a game reserve for the tsar, and is considered a masterpiece of European landscape architecture.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 4pm.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Romantic and Mysterious Vasilievsky Island
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: There are many islands in Saint Petersburg, but Vasilievsky Island is the largest of them. Its attractiveness is a result of the idea of Peter the Great of making it the main center of the city, and where all the biggest building and architectural projects took place.
Besides of the difficulty that represented to find the effective connections from the mainland to the island to make all this construction work, this historical district is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to see during your visit to Saint Petersburg.
During this walking tour you will have a chance to see many astounding sights and find out a lot of amazing stories. With your private guide you will explore the mystical Vasilievsky Island in Saint Petersburg which is bordered by the Bolshaya Neva and Malaya Neva Rivers. It is situated just across from the Winter Palace and it constitutes a large portion of the city's history due to what we previously mentioned.
As one of the main attractions of this area of this city, you will see how two of the most famous St. Petersburg bridges, the Palace Bridge and the Blagoveshchensky Bridge, connect the island with the mainland. You will also fiind yourself on the narrowest streets in the city, and get into a kind of "timelessness" surrounding atmosphere. All of this makes a walking tour in Vasilievsky Island an experience you won’t forget and that you should definitely have when you visit Saint Petersburg. So make sure to book this guided tour now and have a great time exploring Vasilievsky Island.
Duration: 3 hours.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Russian Museum with transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The biggest collection of Russian art in the city is located in this majestic palace built by the Grand Duke Michael, son of Tsar Paul I, and designed by Carlo Rossi. Inaugurated by Nicholas II in 1895, its 320,000 exhibits beautifully demonstrate the evolution of Russian art from the 11th century onward.
We will admire excellent examples of Russian pictorial art, including Soviet Realism, subjects of decorative art, and traditional crafts, as well as one of the world’s best collections of applied arts and sculptures. However, the most famous treasures of the museum are undoubtedly the splendid icons of Andrei Rublev.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 10am.
Start/opening time: 3.5 hours.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Russian Museum without transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The biggest collection of Russian art in the city is located in this majestic palace built by the Grand Duke Michael, son of Tsar Paul I, and designed by Carlo Rossi. Inaugurated by Nicholas II in 1895, its 320,000 exhibits beautifully demonstrate the evolution of Russian art from the 11th century onward.
We will admire excellent examples of Russian pictorial art, including Soviet Realism, subjects of decorative art, and traditional crafts, as well as one of the world’s best collections of applied arts and sculptures. However, the most famous treasures of the museum are undoubtedly the splendid icons of Andrei Rublev.
Meeting/pick-up point: Near the museum entrance at 10am.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 1:30pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Saint Petersburg City Tour and Saint Isaac's Cathedral
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical center and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky Prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others.
We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicolored cupolas and gold onion domes. The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline.
We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708. On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University.
We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite. Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals. This St. Petersburg landmark was designed and constructed by two main architects: the Spanish Agustin de Betancourt and French Auguste de Montferrand.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, while also one of the richest by the luxury of its materials: gold, malachite, lazuli, 14 varieties of marble, more than 40 minerals and semiprecious stones, granite from Finland, and 600 square meters of mosaics, along with numerous paintings and sculptures. The dome is covered with 100 kilograms of gold. The imposing columns are each 43 meters high and made from a single piece of granite from Finland. More than half a million workers took part in the construction of the cathedral, made particularly difficult by the swampy ground, the magnitude of the project, and the heavy materials that were employed - more than 300,000 tons! Today the cathedral is a museum, with only one small chapel used for religious purposes every day, though religious services are still held on the most important orthodox holidays.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am. Please, be at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance.
End/closing time: At 2pm.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Saint Petersburg: Main Landmarks Half-Day Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This panoramic walking tour will be of particular interest to those who visit St. Petersburg for the first time, but if you are revisiting the city and do not have a lot of time on your hands to enjoy again all of the beautiful sights this city has to offer, then you will definitely love this walking tour around the most important landmarks of Russia’s “cultural capital”. It is a wonderful chance to meet the most famous sights of the Northern Capital, and get acquainted with the history of the city.
With your private guide you will learn how the city was really founded on bones, first taken by Swedish colonists only to be later on conquered by Peter the Great. You will learn what happened to the marble for the Alexander Column and many other fascinating secrets this city holds. You are going to continue your journey by walking further to the Griboyedov Canal, visit the Palace Square, and stroll along the Neva River, where you can take a look at the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, and the Petropalovskaya Fortress.
The next point of the route will be the Senate Square, where there is a Bronze Horseman - an inexhaustible source of myths and legends. With your guide you will finish this amazing walking tour at St. Isaac's Square, in front of the majestic facade of the Cathedral of St. Isaac. This city is so rich and filled with historical landmarks, palaces and beautiful buildings, that having this private walking tour with our expert tour guides is your best option to really take full advantage of what this city has to offer.
Meeting/pick-up point: Palace Square at Alexander Column.
Duration: 5 hours.
Languages: English, Spanish and German.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Saint Petersburg: Multifarious Cultural Centre
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Saint Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the most important city in Russia from a cultural point of view. Also called “the Northern Capital” or “the Venice of the North” because of all the canals that surround it.
Considering the fact that this city practically did not suffer any damages during the Stalinist reconstruction, it is possible to see many palaces and monuments in the very city center. Full of architecture, history and spectacular bridges, a tour around Saint Petersburg’s city center will be an unforgettable experience.
This walking tour will uncover all the diversity of St. Petersburg. Excursion with your private guide begins with a visit to the Tavrichesky Garden, where you will learn what it looked like in the times of Catherine II and Alexander I. Further your path will take you to the tower of Vyacheslav Ivanov, known as the meeting place of poets. Not far from the tower you will find an interesting temple of Old Believer community in the neo-Russian style of the modern era. Moreover you will have a chance to visit splendid Smolny Cathedral and after turn to Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges in Saint Petersburg, slightly resembling the bridge of Tower of London.
We will make sure you know all the history behind all of these beautiful places and monuments and also that you have a fabulous time walking around this almost 300 year old city, and you will also understand why it is known as the cultural centre of Russia.
Meeting/pick-up point: Outside the Chernyshevskaya metro station.
Duration: 3 hours.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - San Petersburg City Tour and Peter and Paul Fortress
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical center and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others.
We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicolored cupolas and gold onion domes. The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline. We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708.
On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University. We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite. Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals. Located on a small island opposite the winter palace and dominating three branches of the Neva River, the Fortress was intended to protect the city from a naval assault. It was the city’s first building and is considered the foundation of St. Petersburg, while the tsars also used it as a political prison for their main opponents. Now it is a museum and one of the best spots in the city to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Neva’s southern bank.
One of the guns on the top of its bulwarks is even fired every day at noon, and what was initially a small wooden church built inside the big fortress was eventually expanded and improved on, becoming the current cathedral, both hits with visiting tourists. There we will take in the graves of all the tsars of the Romanov dynasty and their families, including the grave of Peter the Great, founder of the city, and those of Nicholas II and his family, killed during the Bolshevik revolution of 1918. Their remains were buried in the cathedral in 1998.
Meeting/pick-up point: Customers’ hotel at 10am.
Drop-off location: Customers’ hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Secrets and Contrasts of Peter and Saint Petersburg
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The Hermitage is probably the most famous attraction in Saint Petersburg for tourists. But besides not being as popular, Peter and Paul Fortress is a breathtaking place and one of the most important places to visit when you are in Saint Petersburg.
Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be the heart of St. Petersburg and the key to the Baltic Sea. It was the first structure to be built in this city and this is what gives it its name. Surprisingly, even though it is a fortress, it was never intended to be used for defensive purposes, but as a military base and government building.
This individual day tour provides you with an opportunity to see the panorama of the Neva river banks and brilliant architectural ensembles of the city. Begin your walk with a private guide at the Ioannovsky Bridge, the first permanent bridge in St. Petersburg.
During this wonderful stroll you will have the opportunity to experience and see:
The fortress from times of the Great Northern War (1703), which was built according to the drawings of Peter I
The Neva gates under the arch that is framed with the famous “Chronicle of catastrophic floods”
Peter and Paul Cathedral - the burial vault of the Romanovs family
And many other fascinating historical places you can’t skip during your visit to Saint Petersburg. So be sure to book this tour with one of our expert tour guides and get ready to learn many astounding and mysterious stories this place holds!
Meeting point/ Pick-up location: Entrance gates to Peter and Paul Fortress.
Duration: 2 hours.

Available until 30 September 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg City Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical centre and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky Prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others.
We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicoloured cupolas and gold onion domes. The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline.
We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708. On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University. We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite.
Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 3pm.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg City Tour and Hermitage
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: A guided tour completely in English, this tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical center and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky Prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others.
We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicolored cupolas and gold onion domes. The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline. We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708.
On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University. We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite. Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals.
The magnificent Hermitage Museum is the most important sight in St. Petersburg, occupying the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian tsars, and three more adjacent buildings overlooking the Neva River. The Hermitage is Russia’s biggest museum and one of the most important in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and it grew richer through the centuries as tsars purchased entire art collections abroad. Today it is home to more than three million masterpieces and hosts invaluable collections of sculptures, pictorial art, crystals, porcelain, carpets, jewellery, engravings, antiques from the classical era, modern art, weapons, medals, coins, precious books, and many more.
It is well known all over the world for its collections of Italian, Flemish, French, and Spanish pictorial art, and particularly for its paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Rembrandt; impressionists such as Gauguin, Matisse, and Van Gogh; and such geniuses of modern art as Picasso. Its sumptuous interiors, richly decorated by the most talented artists, are a marvellous frame for this unique collection.
Meeting/pick-up point: Customers’ hotel at 10am.
Drop-off location: Customers’ hotel.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 3pm.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg City Tour by Night
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: As the sun goes down St. Petersburg offers absolutely different perspectives to the visitor, depending on the season. In winter the splendidly illuminated facades enhance the beauty of the main buildings, monuments, squares, and palaces, showing a new aspect of the city, especially on the scenic embankments along the frozen Neva.
In summer, especially during the period known as the White Nights, a captivating semi-daylight surprises the visitor. Raising the city bridges every night allows ships to cross the city center, creating a one-of-a-kind spectacle. The image of the raised bridges is a symbol of the city and an unforgettable memory for the traveller.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 11pm.
End/closing time: At 2am.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg Grand City Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: A guided tour completely in English, this tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical center and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky Prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others. We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicolored cupolas and gold onion domes.
The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline. We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708. On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University. We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite. Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals. . This St. Petersburg landmark was designed and constructed by two main architects: the Spanish Agustin de Betancourt and French Auguste de Montferrand. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, while also one of the richest by the luxury of its materials: gold, malachite, lazuli, 14 varieties of marble, more than 40 minerals and semiprecious stones, granite from Finland, and 600 square meters of mosaics, along with numerous paintings and sculptures. The dome is covered with 100 kilograms of gold.
The imposing columns are each 43 meters high and made from a single piece of granite from Finland. More than half a million workers took part in the construction of the cathedral, made particularly difficult by the swampy ground, the magnitude of the project, and the heavy materials that were employed - more than 300,000 tons! Today the cathedral is a museum, with only one small chapel used for religious purposes every day, though religious services are still held on the most important orthodox holidays. Located on a small island opposite the winter palace and dominating three branches of the Neva River, the Fortress was intended to protect the city from a naval assault. It was the city’s first building and is considered the foundation of St. Petersburg, while the tsars also used it as a political prison for their main opponents. Now it is a museum and one of the best spots in the city to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Neva’s southern bank. One of the guns on the top of its bulwarks is even fired every day at noon, and what was initially a small wooden church built inside the big fortress was eventually expanded and improved on, becoming the current cathedral, both hits with visiting tourists.
There we will take in the graves of all the tsars of the Romanov dynasty and their families, including the grave of Peter the Great, founder of the city, and those of Nicholas II and his family, killed during the Bolshevik revolution of 1918. Their remains were buried in the cathedral in 1998. The magnificent Hermitage Museum is the most important sight in St. Petersburg, occupying the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian tsars, and three more adjacent buildings overlooking the Neva River. The Hermitage is Russia’s biggest museum and one of the most important in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and it grew richer through the centuries as tsars purchased entire art collections abroad. Today it is home to more than three million masterpieces and hosts invaluable collections of sculptures, pictorial art, crystals, porcelain, carpets, jewellery, engravings, antiques from the classical era, modern art, weapons, medals, coins, precious books, and many more. It is well known all over the world for its collections of Italian, Flemish, French, and Spanish pictorial art, and particularly for its paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Rembrandt; impressionists such as Gauguin, Matisse, and Van Gogh; and such geniuses of modern art as Picasso. Its sumptuous interiors, richly decorated by the most talented artists, are a marvellous frame for this unique collection.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 9 hours.
Pick-up time: At 8.40am.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.

Available until 30 September 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg Grand Walking Tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Our tour on foot will begin on Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of St. Petersburg and the city’s most beautiful and important avenue. It is the commercial and social heart of the city; an animated place full of shops and cafes where the inhabitants of the city love to walk and have fun.
We will admire some of its most important buildings, such as the Anitchkov, Stroganov and Beloselsky-Belozersky palaces; the Gostiny Dvor Department Store, the Eliseev, Mertens, and Singer houses; and the Anichkov Bridge. Nevsky Prospect is also home to some of the most important churches in St. Petersburg: the Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, the Armenian Church of St. Catherine, and the imposing neoclassical colonnade of Our Lady of Kazan Cathedral. We will walk in front of the sumptuous Grand Hotel Europe on our way to discovering the Arts Quartier, and around the majestic Mikhailovsky Palace.
Visit to the Russian Museum, with the biggest collection of Russian art in the city: 320,000 items conveying an excellent narrative of the evolution of Russian art since the 11th century. We will be able to admire the best of Russian paintings and one of the best collections of sculpture, applied arts, decorative art and traditional crafts, not to mention the splendid icons of Andrey Rublev. Located in the same square are Mikhailovsky Theatre, the Theatre of Musical Comedy, the Philharmonic, and the imposing façade of the Ethnographic Museum.
A short distance from Nevsky Prospect we will visit the Church of the Saviour on Blood with its multi-coloured onion domes soaring above Griboyedov canal. The experience, however, will not be complete until we venture inside the magnificent interior where the splendour of the decoration will take our breath away: more than 7500 square metres of mosaic, unlike any other church in the world. It was built in 1882 by order of Alexander III in memory of his father, assassinated in a terrorist attack at the same place. Inside we will see the fragment of pavement on which the tsar fell, fatally wounded.
Meeting/pick-up point: Central passage near entrance from Nevsky prospect (opposite metro Gostiny Dvor).
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.

St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg Like a Local
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Divulge in the history of Russia left behind by the likes of Rasputin and Lenin Uncover hidden gems through the Wizard of Oz and wallow in the architecture of Russia Savour traditional Russian delicacies like honey beer on this unique St Petersburg tour!This St Petersburg walking tour will show you the small things which make local life so bustling and important.
We begin at the Vosstania Square metro station where we will embark on a discovery to find the last surviving image of Stalin in its lavish décor and the place where massive doors stand to shut off a station to make it a nuclear shelter. Next we will visit a unique local pub run by the Russian aerobatics team, “Russian Knights, ” complete with Soviet Air Force paraphernalia like ejection seats and an SU-27 tail fin fixed to the wall behind the bar. While here, we can’t forget to taste the local honey beer made as per an ancient Russian recipe. After savouring traditional locally made honey beer, your St Petersburg guide will continue walking towards a long grey Soviet-style building where the nuclear submarines, “Red Octobers” were designed and where a monument dedicated to Russian submarines stands nearby.
With a short walk from the monument, we will view the house of one of Russia’s most mysterious men, Rasputin! And nearby lays a small apartment that was once home to another of Russia’s infamous men in the 19th century, Vladimir Lenin. We will have the opportunity to walk with your St Petersburg guide through the archways of nearby buildings, experiencing the darkness of St. Petersburg called the “well-yards” where walls with windows stand just a few meters apart from each other, creating darkness within. Once we have escaped from the murkiness of well-yards we will immediately see the splendid art nouveau façade of Baltiysky train station, and certainly a different St Petersburg tour experience.
After a short walk from there, we will see an entire yard dedicated to the “Wizard of Oz” complete with paintings and sculptures from the fairytale’s characters, even an Emerald Town playground. The St. Petersburg sightseeing tour ends next to Vladimirskaya metro station where we depart while admiring the monument dedicated to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the most famous Russian authors.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Vosstania Square, at the entrance to “Vosstania Square” metro station at 7pm.
Duration: Three hours.
Languages: English.
Others: Photo ID must be supplied to your guide at the beginning of the tour.

Available until 31 March 2018
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St Petersburg hop on hop off bus city tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: The gold domed, 19th century St Isaac’s Cathedral is the first stop on our route and is one of St Petersburg’s most famous landmarks offering wonderful views of the city from its gilded viewing platform. The cathedral was used as a museum of atheism in soviet times and remains a museum today boasting a collection of 19th century artwork, a sight not to be missed.
Continue on our tour to the city’s most famous building, the Winter Palace. Not only does it physically dominate Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but it also plays a central political, cultural role in the history of the city. For art enthusiasts the Hermitage boasts a marvel of masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt. With over 3 million exhibits placed in 350 halls this is definitely a must see on your trip.
Your City Sightseeing tour will show you the many impressive buildings, statues, parks and canals that give this city its uniqueness. Hop off and rub the toes of the 7 Atlantian Statues for good luck or explore the Nevsky Prospekt, as well as having numerous Palaces, Theatres and Museums, is the centre of the city’s social and cultural life with countless bars, restaurants, shops and cafes along its 3 mile stretch.
There are a number of other exciting attractions in the city including Kazan cathedral , summer garden and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, so make sure you take time to explore all St Petersburg has to offer and let City Sightseeing inform you through our exciting multilingual audio guide.
Meeting/pick-up point: First suggested stop: St Isaac's Square, 4, St Petersburg, Rusia, 190000. Available 19 stops where client can hop on hop off the bus.
Duration: 80 minutes.
Frequency: Every 20 minutes.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 8:30pm. (9:30 pm Sat-Sun).
Languages: Audio guide: English, Russian, German, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St. Petersburg City Tour and St. Savior
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This tour is ideal for getting the feel of the city, and in particular its historical center and major monuments. Participants will enjoy Nevsky Prospect along with its most prestigious buildings: the Anichkov, Stroganov, and Belozersky Palaces; Lutheran, Catholic, and Armenian churches; the orthodox Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Eliseev, Singer, and Mertens buildings, and many others.
We will cross the Fontanka, the river that, along with the Moika River and Griboedov Canal, formed the border of the city center. The banks of Griboedov Canal are home to the well-known Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, built in the so typically Russian style with its multicolored cupolas and gold onion domes. The former Winter Palace, once a residence of the tsars and now the Hermitage Museum, dominates the northern bank of the Neva River, while on the opposite bank the silhouette of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its high spire command the skyline.
We will stop by the House of Peter the Great - it was from this modest residence that the Tsar personally kept an eye on the construction of "his" city between 1703 and 1708. On Vasilievsky Island we will see the Strelka, the Menchikov palace and a historical building which is part of the State University.
We will pass by the Admiralty with its imposing gold broach, a symbol of the Russian navy on which Peter the Great wanted to base his empire. His equestrian statue is erected in front of the Senate building and St. Isaac’s Cathedral with its impressive columns made from Finnish red granite. Then there are the buildings of the Conservatory and Mariinsky Theatre on Theater Square, after which the tour will conclude with a visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, surrounded by canals.
Erected in 1882 by order of Alexander III, it was designed and named to memorialize his father Alexander II, killed in a terrorist attack on pavement preserved inside. It was built in the traditional Russian style and influenced by churches from the Yaroslavl region and Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow, and is therefore very different from the rest of the churches in St. Petersburg. Its facade is made from red bricks decorated with mosaics, and its onion domes are covered with brightly-colored ceramics and gilded painting. However, it is the magnificent interior where the décor achieves its greatest splendour: more than 7500 square meters of mosaics, unlike any other church in the world. Its silhouette rising from the waters of Griboedov canal is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the city.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am. Please, be at the meeting point 20 minutes in advance.
End/closing time: At 2pm.

Available until 1 November 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St. Petersburg hop on – hop off boat tour
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: St Petersburg is the famous Russian port on the Baltic connecting Russia with the rest of Europe for centuries. Let City Sightseeing St Petersburg show you around Russia’s imperial capital and experience panoramic views of this dazzling metropolis from the top of our famous bright red double decker buses, hopping on and off at 19 conveniently located stops around the city over 1 or 2 days.
The gold domed, 19th century St Isaac’s Cathedral is the first stop on our route and is one of St Petersburg’s most famous landmarks offering wonderful views of the city from its gilded viewing platform. The cathedral was used as a museum of atheism in soviet times and remains a museum today boasting a collection of 19th century artwork, a sight not to be missed.
Continue on our tour to the city’s most famous building, the Winter Palace. Not only does it physically dominate Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but it also plays a central political, cultural role in the history of the city. For art enthusiasts the Hermitage boasts a marvel of masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt. With over 3 million exhibits placed in 350 halls this is definitely a must see on your trip.
Your City Sightseeing tour will show you the many impressive buildings, statues, parks and canals that gives this city its uniqueness. Hop off and rub the toes of the 7 Atlantian Statues for good luck or explore the Nevsky Prospekt, that. as well as having numerous Palaces, Theatres and Museums, is the centre of the city’s social and cultural life with countless bars, restaurants, shops and cafes along its 3 mile stretch.
There are a number of other exciting attractions in the city including Kazan cathedral , summer garden and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, so make sure you take time to explore all St Petersburg has to offer and let City Sightseeing inform you through our exciting multilingual audio guide.
Meeting/pick-up point: Admiral Embankment or Bronze Horseman.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Start/opening time: From 11am to 18pm. Departure every 60 minuts.
Languages: Audioguided: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish and Finnish.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St. Savior Cathedral With Transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Erected in 1882 by order of Alexander III, it was designed and named to memorialize his father Alexander II, killed in a terrorist attack on pavement preserved inside. It was built in the traditional Russian style and influenced by churches from the Yaroslavl region and Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow, and is therefore very different from the rest of the churches in St. Petersburg. Its facade is made from red bricks decorated with mosaics, and its onion domes are covered with brightly-colored ceramics and gilded painting.
However, it is the magnificent interior where the décor achieves its greatest splendour: more than 7500 square meters of mosaics, unlike any other church in the world. Its silhouette rising from the waters of Griboedov canal is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the city.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up at 10:40am.
Duration: 3 hours (including transfer).
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.
Others: Alternative in case of conditions which affect the activity operation.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - St. Savior Cathedral Without Transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Erected in 1882 by order of Alexander III, it was designed and named to memorialize his father Alexander II, killed in a terrorist attack on pavement preserved inside. It was built in the traditional Russian style and influenced by churches from the Yaroslavl region and Saint Basil’s cathedral in Moscow, and is therefore very different from the rest of the churches in St. Petersburg. Its facade is made from red bricks decorated with mosaics, and its onion domes are covered with brightly-colored ceramics and gilded painting. However, it is the magnificent interior where the décor achieves its greatest splendour: more than 7500 square meters of mosaics, unlike any other church in the world. Its silhouette rising from the waters of Griboedov canal is undoubtedly one of the symbols of the city.
Meeting/pick-up point: Near the museum entrance.
Duration: 1 hour.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 12pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 30 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - The Russia's Cultural Capital
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Saint Petersburg, although it is not the biggest city in Russia, definitely has so many things to offer that you will definitely not get bored. With this full tour, you can see the most important places to visit and make sure you don’t miss anything important things to see in this city, especially if you don’t have too much time on your hands to visit these places in different days.
The walking tour around Saint Petersburg's cultural city center gives you the opportunity to explore the main places of interest in this beautiful city.
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit:
The Palace Square: The main and most important square in the city.
The Alexander Column: An impressive columned raised by Alexander I as a symbol of the Russian victory over Napoleon’s France.
The Peter and Paul Fortress: The first structure ever built in this city and the place where Saint Petersburg took its name.
The Vasilievsky Island: One of the most beautiful districts of the cities, filled with historical monuments and buildings.
Kazan and St. Isaac's Cathedrals: See the outstanding architecture and the incredible interior of these religious monuments.
And finally, take a walk through multiple bridges and embankments with amazing views and incredible stories behind them. You will understand why Saint Petersburg is called "the cultural capital of Russia", as every street, every building, every channel and every monument is steeped in history.
You will definitely enjoy this full day city tour in Saint Petersburg, so don’t hesitate and book this tour now.
Duration: 8 hours.

Available September - October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Visit to Petergof Palace and gardens
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Experience the lavish lifestyles of the tsars with this breathtaking visit to the Peterhof gardens on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Built in the 18th century by Peter the Great as his summer residence, the Peterhof is today an ensemble of more than 20 museums and palaces that reflect the power and the wealth of the Romanov dynasty.
Located in a picturesque position overlooking the Gulf of Finland, the Peterhof originally consisted of a small palace designed by the Tsar himself called Monplaisir. He later extended it to include a chateau-style palace and a park modelled on Versailles. It was however, his granddaughter, Empress Elizabeth, who made the palaces and parks the spellbinding sight that you see today.
Other buildings on the site are the original Monplaisir Palace and the small Marly Palace, which was modelled on a French hunting lodge. There are also a hermitage, something very much in vogue across Europe at the time, and a Gothic revival chapel. The lower park features lakes and a Garden of Venus filled with fruit trees and statues, and a Garden of Bacchus. The Upper Gardens display beautiful flower beds, topiaries and fountains.
You will visit The Peterhof Grand Palace that was designed to be the centerpiece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versaille" in 1721. Its elegant 3-storey facade is flanked with glass galleries and the shining gilded domes of Peterhof Church and Coat-of-Arms Pavilion can be seen from far away. In 18-19th centuries Grand Peterhof Palace was the official state residence of the Russian royalty .
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Duration: Approximately 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am. The tour is available every day (except on Mondays and the last Tuesday of each month).
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

Available until 31 October 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Visit to St Petersburg and St Isaak Cathedral - Private
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: Discover the beautiful city of St Petersburg then enjoy an in depth tour of one of its most emblematic landmarks: St Isaac’s Cathedral.
Take in the ambience of this lively imperial city and view some of its most famous landmarks as we travel around. Then prepare to be dazzled by the grandeur of St Isaacs. Classed as the world’s fourth largest cathedral, this marvellous building is a must see. From miles around its stunning golden dome dominates the skyline giving you a tantalising taste of the extravagant opulence you will find inside.
Designed by French architect Auguste de Montferrand as the Russian Empire’s main cathedral, it took an incredible 40 years to build and cost almost ten times as much as the Winter Palace. It was finally opened in 1858. Gaze in wonder at the intricate sculptures on the facade and note that the massive columns are made from one single piece of red granite. As we enter the building you are struck by its enormity and by the sheer lavishness of the decoration. Semi-precious stones, marble and gold were used in abundance and fantastic mosaics and frescos adorn every corner of the building. Of course, only the best artists of the day were enlisted to carry out the works.
Visit an exhibition which displays the history of the cathedral building, then climb up the steps to reach the colonnade just below the dome and be dazzled not only by the pure gold plating but also by the spectacular views of the city. Make sure to bring your camera!
Meeting point: There are two possible meeting points depending on the customers' choice: the customers' hotel or at Catherine the Great's monument in front of Alexandrinsky Theatre at Ostrovsky square.
Meeting point: Pick uo at the hotel.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours.
Start or opening time: The tour is available every day (except wednesdays) and the departure time is at 10am.
End or closing time: At 2pm.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Yusupov Palace With Transfer
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This sumptuous palace on the bank of the Moika River belonged to the Yusupov princes, the richest and most aristocratic family in Russia.
You will be impressed with its decorations: frescoes, marble, stucco mouldings, reliefs, Venetian mirrors, gold chandeliers, sets, lovely furniture, soft silks, carpets, and much more. A visit to this palace will allow you a glimpse into the luxury and wealth of the noble families in pre-revolutionary times.
The palace even has its own theater with seating for 180 people where the most famous artists of the time gave private performances for the family and its guests. It was in this palace that Grigory Rasputin, favorite of Tsar Nicolas II and his wife, was killed in December 1916.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up at 10:40am.
Duration: 3.5 hours (including transfer).
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 2:30pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Available until 31 December 2017
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours - Yusupov Palace Without Transfers
St Petersburg Excursions & Tours: This sumptuous palace on the bank of the Moika River belonged to the Yusupov princes, the richest and most aristocratic family in Russia.
You will be impressed with its decorations: frescoes, marble, stucco mouldings, reliefs, Venetian mirrors, gold chandeliers, sets, lovely furniture, soft silks, carpets, and much more. A visit to this palace will allow you a glimpse into the luxury and wealth of the noble families in pre-revolutionary times.
The palace even has its own theater with seating for 180 people where the most famous artists of the time gave private performances for the family and its guests. It was in this palace that Grigory Rasputin, favorite of Tsar Nicolas II and his wife, was killed in December 1916.
Meeting/pick-up point: Near the museum entrance.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 11am.
End/closing time: At 12pm.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Others: Transfer not included.

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