See the best of St. Petersburg just in two days
Welcome to St. Petersburg! Feel the charm of Old Saint-Petersburg and Life of Romanovs' in just two days! The tour perfectly suits Cruise Ship Passengers as well.
During these two days you'll definitely get the feeling of Romanovs' Tsars Family's everyday life, the understanding of what Saint-Petersburg - the most magical city in the World - is like. You will get to know more about the art and history of Imperial Russia through visiting the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral and many other places.
Saint-Petersburg is also famous for the wonderful outskirts, which are a chain of numerous Summer Palaces of the Romanov Family. Grand Palace in Peterhoff is closed on Mondays, but still lots to see there! The Hermitage is closed on Mondays.
Please note that the itinerary is just a suggestion. I will do my best to accommodate any special wishes.
***CUSTOMIZE - In case you are more than 3 people, pleasу ask for individual tour.
Note, that there might be changes in the plan because of high season. Thank you!
Day 1: City tour.
- Visit of State Hermitage Museum, visit of the birthplace of the Northern Capital - the Peter and Paul's Fortress.
- Visit St. Issac's Cathedral,
- Church on the Spilled Blood.
- Optional in the evening:Visit Ballet and Opera Theater
Meet at the reception of your hotel
-Ride to Peterhof, so-called "Fountain Capital", the Summer residence of Peter the Great. Visit of its famous park, Grotto.
-visit of Catherine's Palace which might be replaced because of HIGH season by the following options:
-A public boat ride along the canals of Saint-Petersburg, visiting the most secret corners of an old city, and taking unique pictures visible only from the water way.
- visit of Faberge museum.
- See St. Petersburg's metro. Days off: The Hermitage - Monday, St. Isaak and Church on the Spilled Blood - Wednesday
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the reception of your hotel, just give me the name and the name of the street.
End location: Normally at your hotel, but at your request we can end the tour in the downtown of the city in case you would like to visit restaurant or go to the theater.
Duration: 2 days
In case you choose options, your tour day might become longer, so you will pay extra fee for guide/car services.
Transportation Method: Private car or minivan, partly on foot.
My services as your guide/interpreter,
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 roubles - from 3000 up to 5000 Roubles - This is for visiting museums and sights which are not listed in the "what is included"; food, drink, tickets for taking pictures/video inside the museums and use of bathrooms there, public transportation (in case you would like to).
The cost of entrance fees for the museums: Peterhof park, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on the Spilled Blood, the State Hermitage Museum. I'll need to buy tickets in advance in order to avoid staying in lines. which is 120 euro per person, you pay upon arrival. Some extra charge for bigger minivan if there are more than 3 people.
I am a guide and an interpreter/translator, and I am not a driver.
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Elena was an excellent guide, friendly and informative.