Imperial Hidden Treasures tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

502195


Categories

Shore Excursion, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is better for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.
Yes, you need to hop on and off the car/van.
Wheelchair, a helper and special van for transportation (in case it is needed) to be booked at least 1 week in advance

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Visit Imperial Peterhof Fountain Park, Oranienbaum and Kronshtadt town in one day!


This full-day program was specially designed for those, who are already tired of museum queues and major highlights, for those, who prefer visiting less obvious and not that overcrowded, but really authentic places and see more, than an average tourist usually do. The tour is a perfect option for the guests, who come to our city for the second or more times. It also matches the desires of all, who would like to learn more about Russian history, cultural heritage, and art.

Itinerary

The tour starts in the morning, we DRIVE some 30 km to the South-West from the city, observing the old imperial road, "Soviet" industrial and suburban districts and modern urban, rural and resort areas, as well as some memorials to WWII.
PETERHOF is named "a pearl of the Baltic Sea". It is the oldest residence of Russian Emperors, and also the favorite one of Peter the Great. The landscape park with 178 fountains is spread over 600 hectares, shadowy alleys with trick fountains are pleasant to walk through on a hot summer day. Completely destroyed by Nazi in WW2 it raised from the ash like a phoenix bird to open its doors for you.
ORANIENBAUM is the only original park and palace complex, saved during WWII. The Chanise palace of Catherine the Great, which is an only rococo palace in Russia, keeps memories of its famous owner.
KRONSHTADT is the Russian naval base and a lovely historic town, situated on an island (chain of forts).
LOG-CABIN of Lenin (optional, on the way back, if the time and traffic permits)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours

The time permits to have a lunch in a local place.
The total time of the tour may vary (up to an hour) because of traffic/weather conditions/hiking success.

Transportation

By a comfortable car/van, driven by a professional driver.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 Russian Rubles - 3000 are approximately 50 USD. Currency MAY be needed just to buy a snack or some ice cream or coffe in the park. According to the local law, any transactions in foreign cash (except Russian rubles) are forbidden. The exceptions are the gift shops. You may withdraw some cash from the ATM in the seaport.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Personal Expenses (snacks, meals, souvenirs, beverages like vodka or liquor, clothes, etc.)

Restrictions

I can not deliver tours to defenite museums on the museums' days off:
Hermatage - on Mondays;
Catherine's Palace, Church - on Tuesdays;
Spilt Blood Church, St. Isaac's Cathedral - on Wednesdays;
Peterhof Grand palace, Church - on Fridays;

A Recent Review of this tour

What an amazing day! My family, including kids aged 12 - 22 had the opportunity to see so much in such a short time! Elena and her driver did a great job navigating us through crowds and gave us the chance to see some of the most amazing sites in St. Petersburg. Elena was in control at all times, which is exactly what you want with your guide. She knew the sites, anticipated our needs and kept us moving so we could take advantage of the time we had. She was funny, sweet and genuine!
Michael Peveler

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    502195


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is better for mature teenagers.

    Friendly: No.
    Yes, you need to hop on and off the car/van.
    Wheelchair, a helper and special van for transportation (in case it is needed) to be booked at least 1 week in advance

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

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