SAINT PETERSBURG IN ONE DAY

SAINT PETERSBURG IN ONE DAY

90.00

Start at: 09.30
Meeting Point: Ostrovskogo Square 1, Garden of Catherina, near Catherin’s monument

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There are some different ways to getting to know the city . We created this tour not just to visit the city with sight of tourists, but to understand and feel the city like citizens. During the walking tour, you will be able to appreciate the wonderful places, squares, cathedrals, also having time for lunch. Be prepared to find real treasures of the city. Going to Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue of the city, full of shops, best restaurants, churches and majestic palaces. You will appreciate famous Gostiny Dvor , one of the oldest and most beloved mall by citizens. Next stop will be the Armenian Church which belongs to the early classical period. As first citizens of S.Petersburg were foreigners you can see the center, and on Nevsky Prospect, you can see the churches of different religions. Further,visiting Kazan Cathedral, you will learn something new about the Russian religion, the internal structure of the Russian Church. The Cathedral looks like St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican and is the main church of St. Petersburg. We will see also The Grand hotel Europe one of the best hotels in Petersburg, harmonious Fine Arts Square , surrounded by all magnificent palaces used today as museums, theaters and concert halls. Finally you will visit the Savior on Spilled Blood, the church built on the site of the assassination of the Russian Emperor Alexander II, by demand of his son. The church was built in the neo-russian style, with gilded and colored domes. Inside a rich decoration of mosaics cover the walls from top to bottom. Walking along small pedestrian streets, you will go to the heart of the city, the Palace Square, which so strongly influenced the life of the country during the 3 Russian Revolutions. The area is large more than 5 hectares and is famous for different celebrations and concerts . The unique Hermitage Museum is situated here and has many sites for example the Winter Palace, a true masterpiece of Russian baroque. In the center of the square there is Alexander column set here without any support, weighting 600 tons, reminding us of the victory of Russians in the war against Napoleon. Here you will have a break for a lunch or cup of coffee, enjoying the Great City. After that you will see the panorama of the main river Neva. On its opposite bank there is Vasilievsky Island, site of the former city port, Stock Exchange building, palaces, museums. Academy of Sciences and also the University. Following tour itinerary- The Admiralty building- ship building yard, one of the most famous monuments of Peter the Great – Bronze Horseman, majestic St Isaac’s Cathedral which is the third for its height in the world. They used 100 kg of gold to gilt the cupola and for interior decoration – 300 kg. You will appreciate one of the most harmonious areas of ​​St. Petersburg – S.Isaac*s Square with Mariinsky Palace, the building of Senate and Synod, and a monument to Nicholas the 1. Then by subway you will go to the Peter and Paul’s 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! Peter and Paul’s Fortress, a unique historical place of the city, built as a military fortress, was eventually turned into a prison for political prisoners. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral is the tallest building of the city and the burial place of the Romanov dynasty from the founder of the city Peter I to Nicolas II.
A fully organized day in Saint Petersburg! It’s the greatest way to enjoy the best of the city, with the company and the help of an expert local guide. And with a perfect path, tours are perfectly organized to optimize the time of your stay and to discover all the highlights and hidden treasures of Saint Petersburg. Guide will tell you everything you need to know about the most famous monuments and sites you will admire: facts and figures, but also entertaining stories and secrets; and will stroll with you through elegant buildings. S.Petersburg is amazing city with great history. The city il called *Northern Venice* and *Northern Palmyra*, even if Peter The Great , creator of city, actually decided to create a really paradise in the world unique and sofisticated. The city stands out for its architectural ensembles, created not only by architects but by poets as well: they managd to combine columns and portals, arches and cupolas, decoration of Baroque and Classical austerity to produce the impression of perfect harmony. During our full day walking tour you will check S.Petersburg as a very well planned city, discovering its real beauties! Walking tour is the best way to know the city ,its history, to find every hidden corner, to feel the size and expanse and admire the real beauty of the city.
  • Monument to Catherine the Great
  • *Gostiny Dvor* one of the oldest shopping centers
  • The Nevsky Prospect
  • Famous Eliseev*s shop
  • The Armenian Church (inside)
  • Square of Fine Arts
  • Russian Museum
  • The monument of Alexander Pushkin, famous Russian poet
  • Book Palace
  • The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, main Cathedral of S. Petersburg (inside)
  • Griboedov canal
  • Savior on Spilled Blood (inside)
  • River Mojka
  • The Admiralty
  • The Palace Square
  • Winter Palace
  • Alexander Column – General Staff Building
  • Building of Senate and Synod
  • Famous hotel Astoria
  • Metro
  • Peter-Paul’s Fortress
  • Peter-Paul’s Cathedral (inside)