October 20, 2015
1-Day Shared Minibus Tour “The Gems of St. Petersburg”
Written By Admin
A full day of sightseeing includes general sightseeing tour of the city along with visits to the Hermitage, the world’s famous art treasury, and Peter & Paul Fortress – a place where the city got its start and St. Isaac’s Cathedral – one of the city’s landmarks as well as several photo stops and shopping.
Price per person: 147 USD
WHAT YOU VISIT:
The Hermitage – The Tsar’s former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world’s premier art collections. Your 2 hours guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli, the Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.
Peter and Paul Fortress – Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia’s Tower of London, a place for political prisoners – including Peter the Great’s own son.
The Peter and Paul Cathedral – The city’s tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings, icons – and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral – The cathedral’s massive central gold dome dominates the city skyline and is one of the largest in the world. Its interior decoration is just breathtaking and worth visiting.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Spit of Basil’s Island
Browse for souvenirs and gifts and bargain with local vendors at the various stops during your excursion.
SHARED MINI–BUS/PRIVATE TOURS INCLUDE:
English speaking guide*
Welcome gift pack
Bottle of water daily
Ear piece at the Hermitage for groups larger than 7 passengers
*Tours conducted in other languages are available on request.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
*For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch. Your guide will assist you with money exchange
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