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Three-Day Active Tour of St. Petersburg

City Highlights Tour with Private Boat and the Faberge Museum

On our Three-Days’ Active Tour of St. Petersburg explore the Hermitage (Main Complex & General Staff, Impressionists & Post-Impressionists), Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the Russian Museum, Peterhof Parks, the Catherine Palace, the Faberge Museum.

The active three-days’ tour is conducted with a private car, guided by an expert guide. The guide will share with you everything majestic St. Petersburg has to offer. Stroll down the noisy and colorful Nevsky Prospect, explore onion-domed cathedrals with variegated mosaics, learn about the Orthodox icons and Soviet avant-guard in the Russian Museum, and listen to the stories of the tsars in Peterhof and Pushkin palaces and grounds. Top up your experience with a meditative boat ride and learn the history of astonishing Faberge Eggs collection at the Faberge museum.

Meet your guide at the hotel reception, and together take a private car through St. Petersburg city center. As we travel, our guide will introduce the story of St. Petersburg foundation - its origin and how it developed to become ”the Venice of the North “. On arrival to the Peter and Paul Fortress, we’ll start to map this story onto the fortress streets that we walk, tracing a path through the burial vaults of the Romanov Family. We’ll continue the discovery of the Romanovs history in the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood and in St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

Our journey will continue on a boat ride of St. Petersburg canals and rivers.

On the second day of the tour we’ll head to Peterhof Parks, wander around the most beautiful fountains in the world and take pictures of the Samson fountain along with the Grand Cascade.

Visit the world-famous Amber Room in the Catherine Palace and avoid the crowds on a separate entrance admission.

On the third day you will visit the Hermitage with an art historian guide. The Hermitage is the home to a world-renowned collection of paintings by the Renaissance artists. We will weave through the galleries with our guide, pausing to study and discuss famous works by Rembrandt and Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as lesser-known treasures. The Benois Madonna will provide the climax to our visit, and we will take time to appreciate the artist’s mastery, and learn about the painting’s pathway to its current home. 

If time allows, we may also explore the Impressionists Collection in the General Staff Building.

At the end of our third day together we shall take a tour to the Faberge Museum and stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt to visit the Kazan Cathedral.

Need more of a local experience? Take a look at our Special Interest tours:

25 hours
Group size
min: 1 person
max: any
Guided visits
The Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Peterhof Fountains,the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage (Main Complex), the Faberge Museum
Day 1
Time Description
8:30 – 9:00 Meeting with guide at your hotel.
9:00 – 13:00 City highlights tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and cathedral (inside visit). St.Isaac’s Cathedral (inside visit), Spilled Blood Church (inside visit).
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 16:00 The Russian Museum highlights tour.
16:30 – 17:30 Private boat tour.
18:00 Return to hotel.
Day 2
Time Description
8:30 - 9:00 Meeting at your hotel. Drive to Peterhof. Subway ride (a few stations’s in 1950-s style, optional).
10:00 – 12:00 Peterhof Fountain Parks tour. Grand Cascade and Grand palace (exterior). Drive to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin).
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 16:00 A visit to the Catherine Palace with Amber Room and a walk in the park.
17:00 Return to hotel.
Day 3
Time Description
9:00 Meeting at your hotel.
9:30 – 10:00 The Hermitage early entrance.
10:00 – 13:00 The Hermitage highlights tour (Main Complex, Old Masters + General Staff, Impressionists & Post-Impressionists).
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 15:00 Faberge Museum (with audio guide).
15:00 – 16:30 Nevsky prospect walking tour, Kazan cathedral (inside visit).
17:00 Return to hotel.

*Please note: The collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in General Staff building is not included and can be added on request.

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Children up to 6 years: free of charge
Children from 6 to 17 years and students (with valid ISIC only): USD 30 discount
Price includes:
- private expert guide for 25 hours,
- private air-conditioned vehicle for 12 hours,
- admission tickets to all museums of the itinerary,
- audio headsets for more than 7 people,
- pass for the camera in the museums.
Price does not include:
- Lunches
- Gratuities for guide and driver
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Dear Timofey,
Our party of seven friends engaged your services on the recommendation of friends who had toured with you previously. We found your presentation of your city and its features enthralling; you were never at a loss to be efficient, informative and interesting, to answer our questions, to keep us moving through the occasional crowd and to make good eating and entertaining recommendations. We would like to come back and in the meantime have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone sincerely interested in all St. Petersburg has to offer.
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Chris Hodson, USA

We found Tailored Tours of St. Petersburg through our Rick Steve's tour book. We needed three days for two couples coming from a cruise ship. They promptly responded to our inquiries. Our guide Sergei and his driver Alexander were great, always on time and knew all the ins and outs. We were picked up in a very comfortable private tour van all by ourselves. Sergei was pleasant, professional and very knowledgeable. We went to all the palaces, we visited The Hermitage and the Russian Museum. We went to three beautiful churches, the Faberge Museum and had a lovely tour by boat around the canals of St. Petersburg. We were taken to local restaurants and were able to experience local fare which was delicious! Overall our trip was wonderful enhanced so much by Sergei who made sure that all our needs were met. Would definitely recommend Tailored Tours and Sergei any time! They made St. Petersburg easy and magical!

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