This full-day tour of St. Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing, from the comfort of a car or minivan and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide.
10:00 Hotel Pick-up Your guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. There also will be a driver waiting at your hotel entrance. The tour is done by car/minivan. We use licensed drivers with cars (up to 3 people) or minivans (4 - 7 people).
10:00 - 11:00 Explore historic centre of St Petersburg During this tour, your guide and driver will take you to the most picturesque areas of St. Petersburg where you will be able to make multiple photo stops at your request, while engaging you in entertaining and informative discussion about the city's history and present-day life.
11:00 - 12:30 Peter and Paul Fortress The Peter and Paul Fortress is a simbol of St.Petersburg and one of the few remaining fortresses of the 18th century, the burial place of Russian emperors, as well as a former political prison of Russia. It was the one the history of St. Petersburg began with.
12:30 - 13:00 Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood The magnificent Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of St. Petersburg's most memorable landmarks. The church, built at the end of the nineteenth century, is constructed in a classical Russian style decorated with colorful domes and glazed tiles.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break (not included) Tasting the local cuisine is an important part of the new culture discovery. We have created special 3-course sets for you: Russian and Georgian. There is also a set for kids.
14:30 - 15:30 St. Isaac's Cathedral The dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city. You can climb up the 300 or so steps to the observation walkway at the base of the cathedral's dome and enjoy the breathtaking views over the city.
15:30 - 17:00 State Hermitage Museum We will see the most important masterpieces of famous painters, sculptors and masters of Applied arts. In our program there are Petrovsky Hall , the Throne Hall, where you can appreciate the power, strength and greatness of Russia at that time.
17:00 Hotel drop off At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel or to any other place you would prefer.