Tend to think of Saint Petersburg as a dull and rainy city with the wind that knocks you down? This tour is intended to throw a new light upon Saint Petersburg to represent it in a way that makes the city decidedly different. Exquisite facades of centuries-old palaces decorated with glittering gilt fretwork, ornamental bridges over quiet canals, magnificent noble houses, Millionnaya Street, Nevsky Prospekt and other attractions to feast your eyes on if you join this guided walking tour.
The walking route starts at downtown Saint Petersburg, on Palace Square by the Alexander Column. The pink granite monument is worth seeing as it is considered the world’s tallest triumphal construction. For a century and a half it has not at all sunk or deviate from the vertical.
The General Staff Building with a bow-shaped arch and the Winter Palace compete for visitors’ attention while on the Square. There one can easily imagine how the Great October Socialist Revolution broke out in 1917 after the storming of the residence of Russian tsars. As the exterior of this area has been preserved, it may seem that yelling and clash of arms are heard up to now.
After passing narrow lanes they enter a place where Bolshaya Neva runs into Malaya. The place tempts one with its spaciousness, cool wind, chittering seagulls and a scenic view of Rostral Columns, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Old Stock Exchange. Moreover, it is one of the most ideal perspectives to take amazing shots.
The sightseeing walking tour of downtown Saint Petersburg means a lot of vivid impressions as it ends at the Hermitage. One of the world’s remarkable museums provides a great chance to walk through the former imperial private apartments, look in the glass as Russian empresses used to do it or enjoy treasures of world painting. To see best paintings by da Vinci, Raphael, Renoir, Rembrandt firsthand is a chance not to be missed. Nothing will restrict your stay at the Hermitage - you can take a tour of the exhibition, visit the museum shop or a nice café.
-Services of a professional guide;
-Entrance tickets to the Hermitage;
-Guide’s advice and recommendations;
-Outdoor sightseeing tour around the Hermitage: from the Hermitage Theatre and the Vladimir Palace to Moshkov Lane, Millionnaya Street, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, the Alexander Column and the Palace Embankment .
Documents to take along: passport / ID, (a copy is acceptable). Put on comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
Closed for visitors on Monday, January 1, May 9.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Tour Confirmation Within 2 Hours
Tour confirmation and a voucher are sent to your e-mail within 2 hours after making a reservation.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.
Interessante Route mit vielen historischen Infos! absolut empfehlenswert!
I thoroughly enjoyed museum and am very happy, saw more than I knew about or expected ! Well-organized and informative time with guide Anna. We spent over 6 hours in the museum. If you are in Saint-Petersburg you must see it. You will learn a lot!