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St Petersburg Discovery
- 3 hours
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St Petersburg gives good monument, with enough palaces, cathedrals, fortresses, churches, and museums to keep Antiques Roadshow on air for another decade. Join this St Petersburg tour to see where strognoff started, where Emperor Alexander II's life ended, and period architecture endures.
* Discover the grandeur of St Petersburg
* Enjoy panoramic St Petersburg sightseeing views from the Spit of St Basil Island
* Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress
* Wander past the Summer Gardens
* See the church built on the spot where an emperor was assassinated
* Be tempted by tasty Russian snacks
* Enjoy the grandeur of St Isaac’s Cathedral
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact St Petersburg Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Children under 12 year old are not permitted to join this tour
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip
This St Petersburg tour of this grand imperial city will start from the Palace Square, which is dominated by the Winter Palace. After crossing the Neva River stop at the Spit of St Basil Island. From the Spit enjoy panoramic views of the Palace Embankment with its renowned Hermitage Museum, and many prominent St Petersburg landmarks including St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Admiralty, and the Chamber of Curiosities.
With your local St Petersburg guide, you will pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest structure in the city, and the site where the town of Peter started in 1703. The cathedral located here became the burial place of the Russian emperors, and members of their families, from Peter the Great onwards.(visit to the cathedral is optional)
Pass the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars on the way to the Church of The Savior on Spilled Blood. The church was built on the spot where the Russian emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. Continue along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s busiest street, and home to restaurants, theatres, museums and splendid palaces of the ex-Russian aristocracy. Learn more about the local perspective and more St Petersburg history along the way.
Pass the Stroganoff Palace where the famous beef stroganoff dish was invented. We stop our St Petersburg tour as we break for lunch in a Russian fast food place. Why not try a traditional dish like borsch (soup), blinis (pancakes), or beef stroganoff?
After lunch, we continue our St Petersburg walking tour towards St Isaac’s Square to see its beautiful cathedral. St Isaac’s Cathedral is a great example of late period classical architecture, and is richly decorated with sculptures, high relieves, oil paintings and mosaics. The cathedral used to be the principal place of worship in St Petersburg before the October Revolution of 1917.
Your St Petersburg tour ends at the cathedral. Be sure to stay on to take a look inside or perhaps to climb the spiral staircase to the top of St Isaac’s dome to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.