- Private vehicle
- Cultural heritage
- Tailored tour
- Photo stops
- 30 hours
- Tour guide
Enjoy St Petersburg 3-day guided tour if you have the opportunity to spend three or more days in the city; you will definitely be able to explore Saint Petersburg well enough, to immerse into the atmosphere and feel like a local .Through visiting all kinds of museums and sights, you will plunge deeper into the rich history and culture of the city, take a delight in the masterpieces of art and architecture.
3 days program is designed in such a way that you enjoy acquaint with the most interesting and significant museums of Saint Petersburg – the Hermitage, Faberge Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Savior on Spilled Blood on the first day. While the second day provides all the beauty of the suburban residences – Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo and Yusupov Palace, observation of the city from the water, including the opening of St Petersburg bridges at night (optional), and, 3-day tour also alow us to visit a city in a city called Kronstadt, which is located on an island in the Gulf of Finland and Museum of Political History of Russia on the third day. The guided tour takes into account the availability of free time on one of the nights of three days to attend ballet, opera or folk show.
I will pick you up at the hotel or anywhere else in the city. We will move around by modern air-conditioned private vehicle, by taxi of class upon your preferences or on foot with public transport. Everything is discussable and customized. You are welcome to tailor all the itinerary while discussing the details via email or messenger before the booking. Besides, if you are fond of trying local cuisine you can do this in different places when having a lunch break within three days Saint Petersburg tour.
The State Hermitage museum is among the greatest museums worldwide alongside with the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery and the British Museum in London. The collection consists app. 3 M exhibits. Western European paintings have earned worldwide fame, because the collection's pieces of art date to the 13th century up to the 20th century, which means 7 throughout centuries all together. Among the most well-known pieces are works by Titian, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Raphael, Rubens, El Greco, Velázguez, Rembrandt; painting in the impressionism and post-impressionism styles. Among European sculptures, there are masterpieces by Michelangelo, Falconet, Canova, Robin and many other outstanding artists.
St Isaac’s Cathedral was named after reverend Isaac the Dalmatian, a Byzantium monk who lived in the 4th century. The fourth and last version of the church is considered as an architectural masterpiece of the 19th century, that was built in 1858 by the design proposed by the French architecture, 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 m2, and the total area of mosaics is 530 m2.
The Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ is a Russian architectural monument that represents romantic nationalism (19th-20th centuries). It was founded and constructed where the Emperor Alexander II was deadly wounded in the assassination attempt in 1861. Thereby, the cathedral is often called the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Its most significant and special feature is outstanding mosaic. The area with mosaic is more than 7000 square meters, so it is one of the hugest in Europe.
Peter and Paul fortress In 1703 Peter the Great decided to build a fortress that would have all technological advancements. This island called Hare Island (from Finnish "Enisaari") and situated in the delta of Neva was picked as a spot of fortress foundation. Thereby, the further construction of Sankt Petersburg (German manner) was initiated. It honored Apostle Peter, the guardian angel of Russian tsar and Russia. The fortress name spread on the city that founded and quickly grew around it. The fortress's name came from the name of the cathedral, located right in its center, which, in turn, was called after the saints Paul and Peter and lately became a place where Russians Emperors starting from Peter the Great were buried.
Fabergé Museum A privately owned museum, organized by the Link of Times Foundation, with the magnificent collection of works by the recognized worldwide jeweler Carl Fabergé. The most essential and known masterpieces of the collection - the nine Imperial Easter Eggs created by Carl Fabergé for the last two Russian emperors. Each of the Eggs is a mastery of jewelry and art with special historical importance. All of them are located in the Blue Hall of the Palace.
Peterhof is often called the Russian Versailles. It is an incredible display of gold, bronze, marble and water. The total area of The Great Palace with the Upper Garden and Great Cascade, and the Lower Park with the Hermitage, Marley Palaces, Monplaisir is 117.5 hectares (290 acres). You can see over 150 fountains that form an outstanding complex, one and only for its scale, beauty and power of watery shows. The Great Palace of Peterhof is very beautiful. The whole complex represents a great architectural monument protected by UNESCO.
Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin city) Beautiful, very cozy and green, this city in the suburban area of St Petersburg was named after Alexander Pushkin in 1937. The poet studied there at the Lyceum of Tsarskoye Selo. Interestingly, for about two centuries this town was a summer residential mansion of the Russian Royal Family. The three-story Catherine Palace now run in an almost unbroken line for over 300 meters. There you can visit the Amber Room, the richest chamber of Catherine Palace. When the Nazis broke into Pushkin, their specialists removed the amber panels from the room's walls and ceiling and moved them to Königsberg. The recreation of the Amber Room lasted for 24 years. It was completed in 2003 as a symbolic present to the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg.
The Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg is the first historical and political museum in Russia that holds evidence of the political life of Russian society from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. The museum's collection has about 500,000 exhibits. The museum sees its mission in shaping the political culture of civil society. This museum is the successor to the State Museum of the Revolution, created on October 9, 1919 by order of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Red Army Deputies, which was located in the halls of the Winter Palace in 1920. In 1955, the museum received two new buildings: the mansions of M. Kshesinskaya and V. Brant. To date, the museum has 5 permanent exhibitions.
Yusupov Palace Many bright moments are linked to this family residence on Moyka. However, it also stayed in the history as a place of murder of Grigory Rasputin - a Siberian peasant who became a friend of the Imperial family of Nicolas II. Nowadays the rooms are open, holding a historical-documentary exposition. Apart from that, visitors are able to view the grand interiors of the second floor, extraordinary stuning the Yusupovs home theatre, private apartments of the last Prince of Yusupov’s family, his cabinet, Mavritany guest room of the Near East design.
During the three-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
- Senate square
- Bronze horseman
- Isaac 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. Nicholas Naval Cathedral
- Seven bridges spot
- Grand Choral Synagogue
- Mariinsky theatre
- Yusupov 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 three-day St Petersburg tour, you will visit the most significant museums of St. Petersburg and suburbs
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. Besides, you can change the places to visit inside in course of discussing the tour via email or by phone. Just let me know.
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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 accordingly to your preferences.
with Hermitage and Peter & Paul Fortress inside visits.
Lunch in a cafe
You may dine at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (I will offer options in accordance with the preferred kitchen).
Rest of the Tour
with the inside visits of St Isaac's Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church and Faberge museum.
Drop you at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out.
2nd Day. Pick you up at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out.
to the suburban area to visit Peterhof fountains.
Peterhof fountain parks
to Pushkin city to visit Catherine palace and park.
Lunch in a cafe
You may dine at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (I will offer options in accordance with the preferred kitchen).
Catherin palace and park
to the city to have a boat trip.
Rivers and canals tour
Saying Goodbye to meet at night
Will meet later for the bridges opening
The Neva cruise under the one by one opening bridges
Drop you at the hotel
3rd Day. Pick you up at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out
with Faberge museum, Political history museum and Yusupov palace inside visits
LUNCH IN A CAFE
You may dine at a restaurant or cafe of your choice (I will offer options in accordance with the preferred kitchen)
REST OF THE TOUR
with Kronstadt city tour
Drop you at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out
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My daughter and I have enjoyed a most wonderful 3 day visit to St Petersburg. We engaged the services of Anna for a 2 day private tour and we couldn’t have been happier. To start with she is friendly, warm and accomodating and her knowledge is outstanding. Anna also helped us with restaurant and retail recommendations all of which were spot on. As first timers to Russia we wanted to make the most of our time and thanks to Anna we accomplished more then we ever hoped to. I highly recommend using Anna if your are considering a private tour.
I connected with Anna sometime ago for our dream trip around Russia. Anna immediately assisted me with everything I needed going above and beyond her duties as a tour guide. I am travelling with two young children who are full of energy yet she was patient, kind & understanding. Her vast knowledge of the city was much more than expected. This type of knowledge comes with years of experience and passion for her city. By booking Anna will be the best decision you make with an unforgettable experience. Thank you once again Anna for impressive memories.
My wife and I were planning a cruise this summer that included 2 days in St. Petersburg. We had already been to St. Petersburg and visited the main sites and wanted something different. I selected Anna because of her great website and the chance to put together a private tour. Over several weeks we worked to put together a great 2 day tour at less than 1/2 the cost of our ship tour. Anna was going to purchase tickets for several sites so we would not have to wait in line, plus get government approval for our private tour, so I send the funds by paypal . Unfortunately with the corona virus, we decided to cancel our cruise. When I told Anna she was very understanding and refunded our funds the very day we let her know we were not coming. It was a pleasure to work with her and put together a private tour. Hopefully one day we will get to go and tour with her.
I highly recommend this tour. Anna showed me many metro stations and gave me insights into the significance of them, how they are decorated and why that is significant. She also took me to a couple of places that I wouldn't have been to if I had just stayed within the standard area of where you would go as a tourist of St Petersburg. A lovely afternoon
We could not have had better guidance around St Petersberg. Anna brought the history alive with her stories and her knowledge of the architecture, political history and Russian dynasty. We felt very safe and she was so helpful with getting tickets, timing of visits and taxis. We both feel we have learned so much about this beautiful and interesting city. Thank you Anna.
The whole process of booking the tour was very easy, with the date and time being agreed with Anna prior to booking. The tour was very interesting with Anna sharing information about the Metro system and also what we could expect to see when we went to see other places of interest. We learnt a lot about the history of St. Petersburg and Russia. The stations themselves were beautiful and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the amazing stations and learn about the history of the Metro.
We arrived in St Petersburg on a cruise ship and Anna arranged a great 2 day trip of the city for us. She communicated with us in advance to agree what our tour would involve and all timings, and gave us useful advice. When we arrived, she was there on time to meet us and start our tour. It was an action packed couple of days and Anna was full of information about all the places we were visiting. We were whisked to the front of the queue at each place we went to so no standing in line! And on our final day she had us back exactly when she said she would do we were back on board on plenty of time for the ship leaving. For anyone visiting St Petersburg I would recommend Anna as your guide, she was excellent!
I spent a fantastic 2 days seeing the sights of beautiful St Petersburg with Anna as my private guide. The tour was very well organised and managed to cram in all the things I wanted to do in my short time there. There was no waiting in line to get into any of the attractions as Anna had pre booked the tickets and we were able to skip the long queues. She was very accommodating to fit in all the things I wanted to see in my time in St Petersburg including transport options. Anna was always on time with meeting me in the morning and including at midnight when we did the open bridges tour. It was a very informative 2 days and there was not a question I asked she was unable to answer. Her knowledge of the city and history of Russia is second to none and extremely impressive!! Anna is an absolute professional, very friendly and easy to communicate with. It was a pleasure to explore St Petersburg with someone who is passionate about their city and I recommend her services while visiting!!
We did an nice and flexible tour, according to my wishes. Anna impressed often by the great knowledge about Details of the history and art of her City SPB - and you can easily imagine, that she loved SPB.
Anna was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Metro. I couldn't have done it on my own. I would definitely recommend any tour that Anna does if this one was indicative of her ability to provide a wonderful experience.
We spent two fantastic days in St. Petersburg and had the great pleasure to have Anna as our private guide. She planned our visits to all fantastic places and arranged all tickets in advance. Somehow she always got us among the first in line. Anna has a great knowledge about history, buildings and all worth knowing about the city and the life in Russia. We can really recommend Anna if you want to explore St. Petersburg. Best regards
Anna was a fabulous guide today. I really enjoyed how well the tour was planned and having a guide who has a genuine passion for the magnificent culture of St Petersburg. She was also understanding of my interest of having some of the tour in Russian though her English is excellent. I highly recommend her!
It was our pleasure and good fortune to spend time with you in your favorite city. We enjoyed all our conversations with you: historical, architectural, cultural, political and spiritual. Every year on the feast day of Epiphany I will be thinking of you and your sacramental rite of baptism in the Neva River! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We were so blessed to have you to guide us in St. Petersburg! I hope you and I can keep in touch a little
Dear Anna, thank you so much for a wonderful time we have spent with you in St Petersburg... We really enjoyed, and had an excellent, joyful tours with you and so many amazing learnings you have shared with us! The whole organization, professional approach and especially positive energy during the days we spent with you were amazing!
Fantastic tour Anna, we cant wait to come again! Looks like we might be doing 2 trips to russia next year. So excited
Dear Anya, It was very pleasent to work with you for trips we recently done to Saint Petersburg. We are not getting proper response from guides for our trips but later we found you. We appreciate your work with professionality and accurate explanation of all places. I personally like to recommend you to other and for sure all future trips for our group, you are the only one we would like to walk at nevskiy. Thanks for making our trip memorable :-) Best of luck!! Regards Gorussia Holidays team
She was excellent, patient and very knowledgeable. She took us to hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress and Peterhof. We had a great time and she even took interest in the kids and showed them things that would interest then. If I travel back to St. Petersburg I would surely get in touch with her. Her service was affordable and extremely professional. Thanks for making our vacation in St. Petersburg pleasurable.
We got to St. Petersburg for a couple of days, wanted to watch something special from russian history. Our guide Ann suggested to get to Pushkin City. It was really fun!!! We heard lots of things! Amber room is something special! Ann thanks for interesting tour.
Will surely recommend your name to my family and friends who wish to visit st Petersburg.
Thanks so much again for today. You helped make my stay here more meaningful. You are very good at what you do!