3 Days Tour in St. Petersburg

Comprehensive Exploration of the city: Views, Museums and Local Life

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

 

If you have the opportunity to spend three or more days in St. Petersburg, then you will definitely be able to explore the city well enough, feel the atmosphere and feel like a Petersburger enjoing the 3 days guided tour.

The program is designed in such a way that you enjoy acquaint with the most interesting and significant museums of the city – Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Savior on Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum, Museum of Political History and Yusupov Palace, see all the beauty of the suburban residences – Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo, try local cuisine in different places, observe the city from the water, including the opening of bridges at night (optional). Also visit a city in a city called Kronstadt, which is located on an island in the Gulf of Finland. The tour takes into account the availability of free time on one of the nights to attend ballet, opera or folk show.

We will move around by modern air-conditioned private vehicle, by taxi of class upon your preferences or on foot. Everything is discussable and customised.


Description

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.



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.

More places to cover:


  • 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 accordingly to your preferences.

  • City Tour

    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.

  • 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.

  • Peterhof fountain parks

  • Road

    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

  • Road back

    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

  • Boat ride

    The Neva cruise under the one by one opening bridges

  • Saying Goodbye

    Drop you at the hotel

  • MEETING POINT

    3rd Day. Pick you up at the hotel/sea port or where you'll point out

  • CITY TOUR

    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

  • SAYING GOODBYE

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


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