2 day Tour in St Petersburg

Tour with inside museums visits

  • Private vehicle
  • Cultural heritage
  • Sightseeing
  • Tailored tour
  • Photo stops
  • 16 hours
  • Tour guide

 

If you come to stay in our beautiful city of St. Petersburg for two days or three days, but at the same time want to leave a day to wander through its streets, squares and shops alone, a Two-day private tour is an excellent solution for you. I offer a sightseeing tour of the city with visits to the main museum of Russia – the State Hermitage Museum, as well as the three main attractions of the city – the Peter and Paul Fortress with the tomb of Russian emperors and empresses, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Savior on Spilled Blood. On the second day, I invite you to visit the two magnificent former summer residences of the imperial family – Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin city). And, when we return to the city, take a ride on a boat on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, because the city is often called the Venice of the North, as it is located on 42 islands. On the granite embankments of the main waterway of the city – the beauties of the Neva, the most magnificent palaces and mansions of members of the royal family and the aristocracy are located. Famous drawbridges, unique in their design, architecture and engineering, connect its shores. At night, the bridges open to allow large commercial ships to pass from the Gulf of Finland along the Neva River to Lake Ladoga. If you want, this part of the tour can be carried out at the time of opening bridges starting at 1.00 am and admire the night city from the water.


Description

The State Hermitage museum is one of the largest museums in the world along with the Louvre in Paris, The National Gallery and The British Museum in London, and the Prado Museum in Madrid. Its collection includes approximately 3 million exhibits. The collection of the Western European paintings has earned worldwide fame, and the main reason for this is that it has pieces of art dating to the 13th century and all the way until the 20th century, which means 7 throughout centuries all together. Among the most well-known pieces are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt; painting in the impressionist and post-impressionist styles. Among European sculptures, there are pieces by Michelangelo, Falconet, Canova, Rodin and many other outstanding artists.

St Isaak’s Cathedral was named after reverend Isaac the Dalmatian, a Byzantium monk that lived in the 4th century. The fourth and the last version of the church recognized as a masterpiece of the 19th century’s architecture that was built in 1858 by the design proposed by the French architect, August de Montferrand. Its construction took approximately 40 years, and including the interior design cost the treasury around 24 million Rub. In total, there are 112 monolithic columns of varying sizes in the cathedral and over 350 sculptures. The dome’s gilding required around 150 kilograms (331 lbs.) of gold. The area of the ceiling painting of the main dome is 800 square meters (8,611 square feet), and the total area of mosaics is 530 square meters (5,705 square feet).

The Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ is a monument of the Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism that dates back to the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. It was built on the site at which on March 1st, 1861 the member of People’s Will party, Ignacy Hryniewiecki, fatally wounded Emperor Alexander the 2nd. Because of this the cathedral is more often referred to as the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The most important and unique feature in the decoration of the Temple of the Savior on Blood is the utilization of mosaic images and compositions. Their whole area totals over 7,000 square meters (75,347 square feet), which is one of the largest collections of monumental mosaics in Europe.

Peter and Paul fortress . In 1703 Peter the 1 st made the decision to build a new fortress that would have all of the technological advancements of the time. The island with the Finnish name “Enisaari” which means “Hare Island” in Russian located in the River delta of the Neva River was picked as the place where to build the new fortress. The foundation of the fortress called Sankt Petersburg (in the German manner) was initiated. It honored the saint Apostle Peter, the guardian angel of the Russian tsar and Russia itself. The name of this fortress spread onto the city that was founded and quickly spread next to it. The fortress itself was named after one of its own parts – the cathedral, located right in its center, which was named after the saints Paul and Peter and became the burial place of Russian Emperors beginning with Peter the Great.

Peterhof is the "world's capital of fountains", a tremendous extravaganza of water and gold, marble and bronze. Concentrated on its territory of 117.5 hectares (290 acres) are several palace ensembles (the Great Palace with the Upper Garden and Great Cascade, the Lower Park with the Monplaisir, Hermitage and Marley palaces) and more than 150 fountains forming a unique complex unparalleled for the scale, beauty and sheer power of the watery show. The Great Palace of Peterhof is one of the most beautiful pal­aces in Europe. It numbers among the largest architectural monu­ments of the eighteenth century and is protected by UNESCO.

Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin city) . Immersed in greenery, friendly and cozy, this city - a suburb of St. Petersburg has a bright sonorous name - Pushkin since 1937, in connection with the 100th anniversary of the death of the Great Russian poet, who spent his youth here while studying at the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. In the past, for almost two centuries, the summer grand residence of Russian emperors. The three-story Catherine Palace now ran in an almost unbroken line for over 300 meters. Amber Room used to be the richest and the most famous room of the palace within two centuries. When German units reached the town of Pushkin they were followed by specialists of the Nazi team engaged in plundering works of art. The amber panels were removed and dispatched to Königsberg. Work on the recreation of the “eighth wonder of the world” lasted twenty-four years and on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the foundation of St Petersburg the restored legendary Amber Room received its first visitors.

 


What's include

During the two-day St Petersburg tour, you will see the most spectacular highlights of St. Petersburg and suburbs

  • Palace square
  • Alexander's column
  • Winter palace
  • Former General staff building
  • Nevsky prospect
  • Admiralty
  • Senate square
  • Bronze horseman
  • Isaak Cathedral
  • Isaac square
  • the Neva river embankments
  • Palace bridge
  • Peter and Paul fortress
  • Spit of Vasilievsky island
  • Rostral columns
  • Trinity bridge
  • Spilled blood church
  • Field of Mars
  • Engineers (Michaylovsky) castle
  • Fontanka river
  • St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral
  • Seven bridges spot
  • Big Choral Synagogue
  • Mariinsky theatre
  • The Usupovs palace
  • Moika river
  • Anichkov bridge
  • Kazan cathedral
  • Stroganov palace
  • Peterhof fountains park
  • Samson fountain
  • Great cascade
  • Tsarskoye selo (Pushkin city)
  • Catherine Palace
  • Amber room

During the two-day St Petersburg tour, you will visit the most significant museums of St. Petersburg and suburbs

  • The Hermitage museum
  • Winter palace
  • Peter and Paul fortress
  • Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • St.Isaac's Cathedral
  • Spilled Blood Church
  • Peterhof fountains
  • Catherine palace (Tsarskoye selo)

VARIANT OF TIMELINE

Please keep in mind that the entrance time to the Hermitage is determined by the museum itself in case of advanced purchase. That is why "Inside visit the Hermitage museum" may swap its place in the itinerary.


  • Meeting Point 1st Day

    I can pick you up from a hotel/ a seaport or wherever you state/want. Be without luggage. We can move around by taxi (not included in the tour costs), private vehicle or on foot. Pick the suitable means of traveling in the tour brief. Any other conditions can be discussed in person, and I'll act accordingдy to your preferences.

  • City Tour with Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress inside visits

  • Lunch in a cafe

  • Rest of the Tour with the inside visits of St Isaak's Cathedral and Spilled blood church

  • Saying GoodBye

    Drop you at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out

  • Meeting Point 2nd Day

    Pick you up at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out

  • Road to the suburban area to visit Peterhof fountains

  • Road to Pushkin city to visit Catherine palace and park

  • Lunch in a cafe

  • Road back to the city to have a boat trip

  • Saying Goodby

    Drop you at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out


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