City tour with highlights
The St. Petersburg with Highlight Visits is an extended city tour, which includes not only the photo-stops at the most picturesque spots of the city, but also the inside visits of the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. The informative guide will introduce St. Petersburg as a cultural capital of Russia and tell about the history of the Northern Venice. You have a unique opportunity not just to see the highlights, but to touch the real artifacts and the pearls of St. Petersburg, such as St. Isaac's and Spilled Blood churches.
Peter and Paul fortress
One of the Highlights of this tour is the Peter and Paul Fortress, where it is all started. Our guide will take you around the fortress, which was built according to the modern fornication standards of that time, but never came under attack, and was always used as a political prison. You will see the Peter and Paul Cathedral, which is a burial place of Romanov Dynasty Tsars as well as the Political Prison of Trubetskoi Baston, where the personal enemies to Russian Tsars were kept.
St. Isaac's cathedral
St. Isaac's cathedral was built in honors of Peter the Great in the 19th century and named after the Monck of St. Isaac. During the tour you will get acquainted with minerals, precious and semi-precious stones. The guide will tell you about the construction of the church and show you a beautiful altar with a huge stained-glass window, icons and decorative pillars, covered with gold, green malachite and blue lapis lazuli.
Spilled Blood church
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood was built in honor of Alexander the Second, the Tsar Liberator, who was murdered by terrorists at the same place. The church follows the Russian medieval architectural style using several high towers, arches, windows, bright decorations and ornaments with colorful onion-shaped domes topped by golden crosses. The guide will tell you about the history of its construction and the tragic event, which happened on the same spot on March 1, 1881, when Russian Tsar Alexander the Second was seriously injured. You will learn about the mosaic and semi-precious stones, which decorate the church, and make it one of the most beautiful churches in Russia.
The Hermitage museum is the Gem of our tours. You have an opportunity to see the most desired collections, productions of specific artists, or art periods. This tour includes the visit of palaces, which are connected to each other and belong to the complex of the Hermitage
Museum. Our experience guides will take you around the museum and make your visit to the Hermitage unforgettable.
Tsar's village and Catherine palace
The Catherine's Palace is located in the famous historical town of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's village), which is approximately 30 kilometers (23 miles) south of St. Petersburg, about one hour driving time. The Catherine's Palace exceeds all the other palaces with its gigantic size and unique decorations. Our tour includes the visit all the major halls and rooms, including the Blue room, the Picture Gallery and one of the highlights, which is the Amber room. The Guide will take you around the beautiful park of Tsar's Village, where you can see the baroque style pavilions and gazebos as well as man-maid lakes.
Grand Palace of Peterhof and park
The complex consists of the main palace, small pavilions and peaceful parks. Our guide will take you around the incredibly beautiful park areas and introduce the unique fountain ensemble of a total of 17 different fountains and water cascades. During this tour you will visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof and get acquainted with the opulence of the cold, warm and steam bathrooms, the royal reception and dressing rooms, as well as the adjacent pantry, kitchen,
coffee room and assembly hall.