Tour duration: 8 hours
Transportation: driving and walking
Tour covers: City tour of St Petersburg with a visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Church on the Spilled Blood, Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Petergof Lower Park (summer option)/Tour of Pavlovsk estate with a palace (winter option)
9:00 am – Meeting with a guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel.
9:00 am – 12:30 pm City tour of St Petersburg. Three main squares of the city: Art Square, St Isaacs’ Square, and Palace Square, Spit of Basil Island, Peter and Paul fortress.
From the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress opens a beautiful panoramic view on the Neva River
Walk along Nevsky Prospect with visits to some “secret places”.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch or coffee break in a traditional Russian cafe or restaurant
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood
A memorial church built on the place of Tsar Alexander II assassination. The church is one of the top attractions of the city is also famous for its mosaics: they cover more than 7000 square meters and will impress you with their beauty and skill.
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Hermitage Museum tour
We’ll explore the former Gala Rooms of the Winter palace and discover the most amazing works by European artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Tizian, Rembrandt, Rubens and many other artists.The tour ends in the Hermitage (closing time is at 6pm)
Guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral which is a burial place of all Russian tsars from Peter I to Nickolas II.
Tour duration: about 30 min, the tour can be included in the visit of Peter and Paul Fortress
A visit to the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage (located inside General Staff building). You’ll discover amazing works by Claude Monet Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse Cézanne, Degas, Gaugin, Picasso and many other great artist of the late 19th early 20th century.
Tour duration: about 1 hour, you can visit the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage after you’ve seen the Gala rooms