From the time of the Scythians to the Renaissance to Imperial Russia
On this city tour I will include the most important photo stops such as: Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Muslim Mosque, Synagogue, Isaac's Square, Cruiser Aurora and more.
I offer you a guided tour of the Hermitage where you can see different art galleries, collections of applied arts from the time of the Scythians to European painting of the Renaissance, archeological artifacts of Eastern Europe and a large collection of Imperial Porcelain.
Built from 1883 to 1907, and funded by the Imperial Family, the magnificent Church on Spilled Blood is located on the site where tsar Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881.
Architecturally speaking, the Cathedral differs from St. Petersburg's other structures. The Church contains over 7500 square meters of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world.
And finally we will visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest cathedral in the world
From pick up 30 min to Hermitage where we will spend around 3 hours. Then after a short lunch break, we drive to Spilt Blood (40 minutes for the inside visit) and Isaac's Cathedral (40 minutes)
The rest of the time will be spent travelling around the city to the most important photo stops - the Sphinx, Rostra columns. . .
* Hermitage is closed on Mondays. On Mondays we will visit Yusupov Palace instead.
* Spilled Blood and Isaac's are closed on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays we may visit Faberge Museum instead.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel lobby or another agreed upon location in Saint Petersburg.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel or another agreed upon location in Saint Petersburg.
Duration: 7 hours
During the summer season, heavy traffic could affect the duration of the tour.
This tour is given on my comfortable car Nissan Teana
New, clean, cosy, leather seats, air-conditioned
Capacity 1- 4 passangers + luggage
My services as your private tour guide
Transportation by modern, clean, air conditioned vehicle
A bottle of water per person
Vodka to try :) or any other surprise from me
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 Rubles - Optional visit to Isaac's Cathedral and Church of Spilled Blood (or Faberge museum on Wednesdays)
Should you wish to buy lunch.
Entrance fees to Isaac's Cathedral, Church of Spilled Blood (or Faberge on Wednesdays)
Personal purchases or souvenirs.
I won't be able to guide you if you have bought tickets by yourself :(
I am NOT ABLE to deliver a tour tomorrow and NOW( exept out of season time) so please think about your perfect tour IN ADVANCE
thank you for understanding
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Nina was a great guide. She gave us one of the best tours I have been on. She made everything fun and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Will definitely book with her again if I am back in St. Petersburg. -Mauricio Los Angeles, CA, USA