The Three-days’ Basic Tour of St. Petersburg is conducted with a private car, guided by a PhD expert on history and art. Our knowledgeable guide will share with you the majestic experience of St Petersburg attractions. Stroll down the noisy and colorful Nevsky Prospect, explore the onion-domed Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral 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 comprehensive tour of the Hermitage Museum.
Meet your guide at the cruise port terminal, and together take a private car through St. Petersburg city center. On arrival to Peter and Paul Fortress, we’ll start to map our tour, tracing a path through the burial vaults of the Romanov Family. We’ll continue the discovery of the Romanovs history in St. Isaac’s Cathedral . Visit the Hermitage with an art historian guide after. The Hermitage is the home to a world-renowned collection of paintings by the Renaissanceartists. We will weave through the galleries with our guide, pausing to study and discuss the 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.
On the second day of the tour we will 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 we will focus on the main trends and styles of Russian art from the Icons to the 20th c. avant-guard and Soviet Realism. We will dwell on the main trends and styles of visual art in Russia: focus on the most important images and symbols of the icons, explain the origin of the main features of the 18-19th c. art, such as academic art, the “Wanderers”, realism and landscape school, religious and historic genres.
At the end of our Three-days’ Basic Tour of St. Petersburg , we’ll take a tour of the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood and stroll along NevskyProspekt to visit the Kazan Cathedral.
Looking for a more of a local experience? Take a look at the following tours:
|8.30 – 9.00||Meeting with guide at the sea port.|
|9.00 – 13.00||City highlights tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral (inside visit). St.Isaac’s Cathedral (inside visit).|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch.|
|14:00 – 16:30||The Hermitage (Main Complex) highlights tour.*|
|17.00||Back to ship.|
|8.30 – 9.00||Meeting at the sea port. Drive to Peterhof. Subway ride (a fw 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 back to the ship or an optional evening program.|
|9:00||Meeting at the sea port. City tour, farm food market (optional).|
|10:00 – 12:00||The Russian Museum highlights tour.|
|12:00 – 13:00||Spilled Blood Church (inside visit).|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch.|
|14:00 – 16:30||Nevsky prospect walking tour, Kazan cathedral (inside visit).|
|17:00||Return to the ship.|
*Please note: The collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in General Staff building is not included and can be added on request.
|Group size||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||12+||Max group size|
|Group size||Private tour
|Max group size||Any|