TREASURES OF SAINT PETERSBURG

TREASURES OF SAINT PETERSBURG

55.00

Start at: 14.00
Meeting Point: Palace Square, near Alexander Column

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During this tour you will see real treasures of S.Petersburg. You will know : history of the city, future russian capital and main events of the reigns of the russian tsars. You will see the squares connected with the history of revolutions, which strongly conditioned the future of the country. Really treasures are waiting for you behind: palaces, architectural ensembles, churches, monuments , telling the story of the great city and great country. The tour will start at the Palace Square, the Square of 3 revolutions, where you can appreciate the unique architectural ensemble of the Hermitage, Alexander Column, which reminds us of the russian victory in the war against Napoleon. Today the Building of General Stuff houses a collection of Impressionist artists. Moreover, you will see a panorama of the Neva River – one of the 4 most full-flowing rivers in Europe, which is spanned by the magnificent bridges, rised during the navigation time. The most famous among them – it is also one of the gems of the city – the Palace Bridge. You’ll see Kunstkammer the first public museum of the city , site of the former city port, Rostral columns, which served as lighthouses , as well as Stock Exchange building. Following four itinerary: The Admiralty building, ship building yard, one of the most famous monuments of Peter the Great, Bronze Horseman, the majestic St Isaac’s Cathedral which is the third for its height in the world. Had been used 100 kg of gold to gilt it and 300 kg for interior decoration. You will appreciate one of the most harmonious areas of ​​St. Petersburg: S.Isaac*s Square with Mariinsky Palace, the building of Senate and Sinod, a monument to Nicholas the I. Then with the help of one of the most used and popular means of transportation – subway – we shall go to the Peter and Paul Fortress. St. Petersburg*s subway is one of the most beautiful and deepest in the world. It is decorated with marble and mosaics, truly impressive. at the end of the tour you will visit Peter and Paul’s Fortress a unique historical place of the city, built as a military fortress, but eventually turned into a prison for political prisoners, and Peter and Paul’s Cathedral the tallest building in the city, the burial place of the Romanov dynasty from the founder of the city Peter I. Go on a treasure hunt!
S.Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. On the banks of the Neva River, the old Petrograd and Leningrad – nowadays known also as the “Venice of the North” for its 40 islands and more than 400 bridges – met in 2003 the 300th anniversary of its founding by Peter the Great. The Hermitage, one of the largest art galleries in the world, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, well worth a visit. The city is called also the “North Venice” for an uncountable number of canals and rivers. This is the city of Peter the Great, the city loved by Puskin, Dostojevsky, Chajkovsky; a really wonderful place full of museums, theaters, palaces and monuments. Saint Petersburg is also famous for its white nights. Walking guided tour is the best way to discover the city!
  • The Admiralty
  • The Palace Square
  • Winter Palace
  • Alexander Column
  • General Staff Building
  • The river Neva
  • Panorama of Vasilievsky Island (Rostral Column, Kunstkamera, Building of University, Academy of Sciences)
  • Monument to Peter the carpenter
  • Bronze Horsman
  • The Senat Square (Decembrists Square)
  • Saint Isaac Square
  • Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (inside)
  • Monument of Nikolas the I
  • Mariinsky Palace
  • Blue Bridge (the widest bridge of Spb)
  • Building of Senate and Synod
  • Famous hotel Astoria
  • Metro
  • Peter-Paul’s Fortress
  • Peter-Paul’s Cathedral (inside)