Duration: 4 hours. Done with museums? Unwind and relax with vodka-tasting and then take it easy on a private canal boat tour that will become a perfect ending for the day.
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If you feel like it, do some bar-hopping afterwards or just roam evening streets of St Petersburg. Russian royal family - Romanovs are back to life! This show is a complete replica of former nobility meetings where you could drink champagne, listen to live opera and talk about life. Experience the Russian spirit of royalty. The show includes not only music, but also an auction, champagne, ture Russian tea and snacksVisit: Moscow Railway Station, St. Enjoy a walk around shady alleys, lined with beautiful sculptures of the Summer and Michailovskyi garden, that was a part of the former.
See the place where Peter himself planted trees and designed the layout of his future garden, which was to rival Versailles and became a playing ground for future emperors. Find out stories, connected with the House of Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia till the XX-th century. Visit one of the most romantic places in St. Michael's castle, which was designed by Paul in order to protect himself from plotters, but still he could not escape his destiny and died a tragic death according to all the prophecies that predicted it.
We visit Saviour on the Blood, a Russian revival-style cathedral, which was built on the same exact spot where Alexandr II the Liberator was blown up by a bomb, thrown by the hand of a terrorist. We visit the marble palace, the only one faced with natural stone, red granite, glowing in a setting sun as an afterglow of their affair and which was a parting gift from Catherine the Great to one of her lovers-Grigory Orlov one of the 5 brothers, who brought her to power and later may be even initiated the killing of her deposed husband, because he wanted to marry her, but couldn't do it while Peter III was still alive.
We visit St. Michael castle, construction of which cost more than Winter Palace and Hermitage, surrounded by moats and guns built by paranoid Paul I who had every reason to be afraid of assassination and moved in quckly before it was finished only to be killed there by plotters and former associates of his mother. We learn the story of Paul I, "Russian Hamlet" Catherin's sociopathic son, who turned this way because, separated from his own mother at birth and living in constant fear under the shadow of his usurping throne mother, only could guess whether she gave an orde.
Learn how to ride a Segway with a quick training sessionSee all the main sights riding a SegwayGet unforgettable memories with a friendly Segway guideExplore the gems of the northern capital of Russia1 hour route will open historical symbols of St. Petersburg for you: Atlantes - the holders of sky, Palace square ensemble - the main square of the city, the Admiralty - place of Russian fleet shipbuilding, St. Isaac's Cathedral - place of Peter's the First wedding. Driving along Admiralty embankment we'll meet the opposite side of the Neva river: Menshikov palace, the Chamber of Curiosities, the Spit of Vasilievskiy island.
St Petersburg Christmas tour will allow you to enjoy the magical atmosphere at a full scale. St Petersburg Christmas tour is available from December 20th to January 7th. First you will have a 3-hour city tour by private car and will get acquainted with the city. You will see all the main attractions of St Petersburg - St Isaac's cathedral, the Savior on Spilled blood church, the Palace sqaure and the Hermitage museum, Peter and Paul fortress, the Nevsky prospekt the main street of St Petersburg and many other sights.
Please note that visits to any museums are not included into the tour. After that we will go to the Christmas market and you will have about 1 hour for shopping there. Starting time is flexible. The guide meets you at the lobby of your hotel before the tour or at any other place convenient for you. The tour is guided in English.
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Please note that any personal expenses are not included into the tour. Services include pick-up at the city address and chauffeur service to Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo. In the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries St. Petersburg not only became the center of Jewish life in Russia but obtained an international significance as well. Our city is famous worldwide for its inimitable historical, architecture monuments and cultural heritage, which is inseparably connected with the achievements of Jewish people.
During our Jewish tour of St. Petersburg you will know a lot about the interlacement of both cultures and influence of great Jewish personalities on the life of the city and the whole country. Petersburg RussiaThe program of the tour includes the Theater Square, which is closely associated with the honored Jewish composer and pianist Anton Rubinstein. He established the Conservatoire where many worldwide esteemed musicians were educated, including violinist David Oistrakh and violoncellist Mstislav Rastropovich.
You will see the district Kolomna — the center of Jewish life in the 19th century, and visit the Grand Choral Synagogue created in the Moorish style. Thanks to generous 5 million dollar donation by Lily and Edmond Safra in the Synagoge building was reconstructed and in opened in its renewed appearance.
Petersburg RussiaYou will drive along the Nevsky Prospect and see an unusual Wawelberg house, constructed for one of the most prosperous bankers and philanthropists in St. And then admire the luxurious mansion houses on the English Embankment built for such Jewish financiers as Ginsberg and Polyakov. Pre-book Pushkin by full-sized SUV.
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The transfer is priced for a group of up to 4 passengers, and is available 24 hours a day. Services include pick-up at the city address and chauffeur service to Peterhof.
On this tour you will discover the largest collection of Russian artwork in the world on this private walking tour through St. Shchukin and I. Morozov, as well as collections of Russian and European decorative and applied arts. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThis tour will begin in the lobby of your hotel, from where your private guide will take you to Russian Museum by taxi where you will start the journey through Russia's artistic history. Your private guide will be accompanying you throughout the duration of this tour. Enjoy complimentary city maps, bottles of water, rain coats in case of rain and farewell gifts.
Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe Russian Museum is the hugest national museum in the world and now it is home to more than , works of art, including ancient icons and examples of the Russian avant-garde movement. Today the museum consists of several famous and gorgeous buildings. On this tour you will visit Mikhailovsky Palace, which contains art collections from ancient times to the 19th century, and the Benois Wing, where the famous Russian avant-garde collection is on display.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At: Th. Today, the cabin is a branch of the State Russian Museum which is known for being the largest depository of Russian fine art in St. This private walking tour begins with a meeting with the guide at your hotel. Next, you and your guide will ride the subway to the area of the fortress.
You have an options-try metro like kind of extra tour with a guide. Our subway is really beautiful and very deep! See the sights of the fortress including the Mint building and officers' hostel, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and the prison of Trubetskoy Bastion. Then, follow on foot to the house of Peter the Great 10 min along the embankment of the Neva River. After the tour, you and your guide will return to your hotel. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg with a private guide and learn about its rich history on a 3-hour walking tour!
The sprawling site is fascinating to explore, with old prison buildings and an ornate Baroque cathedral. Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, a prison-turned-museum and gaze in awe at the extravagant interior of Peter and Paul Cathedral where Tsar Peter the Great is buried. Arrange your private tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress to start at a time to suit your schedule, and relax with a hotel pickup by luxury minivan. As you travel, your private guide will talk to you about the city and also about the things that you want to see at the fortress.
The oldest structure in St Petersburg, the fortress was built in the s to defend against an invasion by the Swedes. The attack never came, and the site went on to be used as a prison until as recently as Visit Trubetskoy Bastion, one of the old prison blocks, and hear how it served as the main political prison of the Russian Empire as well as a torture chamber for the secret services. Whereas it once symbolized political repression, the building is now a museum that charts the history of its former inmates.
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Browse the exhibits with your guide as you walk around. Look up toward the bell tower and visit the tombs of emperors and eminent Russians like Tsar Peter the Great.
After exploring the fortress and its various sites, return to your minivan and travel back to your hotel where your tour ends. You will take a complete tour of St. Petersburg's most famous sites beginning with the neo-classical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral, see the geometry of the Palace Square and visit the oldest construction in 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. 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.