Saint-Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great and is the second biggest city of Russia. As the only point where traditional Russian territory meets a seaway to northern Europe it is the window on the West and where you’ll feel Russia’s European influences and aspirations. Make Saint Petersburg the start of your trans-siberian experience. St. Petersburg, called the Venice of the North, was also the capital of Russia between 1712 to 1918. The city of St. Petersburg is located on both sides of the Neva River, the town-planning masterpiece was created by the most famous Russian and European architects and artists and contains a lot of memorable historic places to visit like the famous Hermitage museum, Kasan Cathedral, Isaac’s Cathedral, Summer Palace Peter I., Winter Palace and Peterhof. Best time to visit St. Petersburg is during the “White Night” in June. bellow we propose you a sample of the must do sightseeing in St.Petersburg, from a single city tour of Saint-Petersburg up to excursions to the near Tsar palaces, you can add any of our tours or packages to enrich your trans-siberian travel. Or take the chance to learn russian in Saint Petersburg with us during your journey!

Classical sightseeing Saint-Petersburg tours and prices

Excursions (Price per person) 1 PAX 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX
Saint Petersburg city tour by car (3hrs) 130€ 67€ 55€ 50€ 45€
Saint Petersburg city tour walking (3hrs) 75€ 45€ 38€ 35€ 30€
Сity Tour, Peter and Paul’s Fortress (3,5hrs) 180€ 115€ 95€ 87€ 80€
Сity Tour, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St.Isaac’s Cathedral (4hrs) 180€ 115€ 95€ 87€ 80€
Rivers and Canals boat tour with transfers 90€ 60€ 45€ 30€ 30€
Russian Museum by car (4hrs) 145€ 90€ 70€ 65€ 60€
Hermitage Museum on foot (4hrs) 165€ 95€ 80€ 75€ 65€
Peterhof – Park and Summer Palace (5hrs) 200€ 120€ 100€ 90€ 85€
Pushkin – Tsarskoe Selo Catherin’s palace and park (5hrs) 170€ 100€ 85€ 70€ 68€
Pushkin & Pavlovsk palace and park (6hrs) 190€ 115€ 95€ 85€ 78€

 
Additional Services:

  • Transport from and to airport/train station by private car: EUR 70-130 depending how many persons, arrival time and airport.
  • Tickets to opera, ballet or comedy: depending on a performance opera/ballet from 75 EUR per person.
  • Saint-Petersburg city guide or interpret translator without excursion: EUR 60 (half-day), EUR 100 (full day)

City Tour around St.Petersburg by car / by foot 3 hours

Saint Petersburg Alexander Column square Located on numerous islands, the city is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Its streets and squares, bridges and channels, magnificent architectural ensembles create a unique image of the city. During the excursion you will see Nevsky Prospekt, Russian Admiralty, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, Savior on the Spilled Blood, Field of Mars, Winter Palace, Kazan Cathedral. Excursion price includes guide services and transportation.

Сity Tour, Peter and Paul’s Fortress 3,5 hours

Saint Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress During the excursion you will see Nevsky Prospekt, Russian Admiralty, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, Savior on the Spilled Blood, Field of Mars, Winter Palace, Kazan Cathedral. Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Besides the ancient fortifications, one of the great attractions is Peter and Paul Cathedral, built by the architect Trezini in 1733, with the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian tsars. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 Closed on: Wed.

Сity Tour, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St.Isaac’s Cathedral 4 hours

St. Petersburg St-Isaac's cathedral During the excursion you will see Nevsky Prospekt, Russian Admiralty, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, Savior on the Spilled Blood, Field of Mars, Winter Palace, Kazan Cathedral. Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Besides the ancient fortifications, one of the great attractions is Peter and Paul Cathedral, built by the architect Trezini in 1733, with the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian tsars. St. Isaac’s Cathedral built in 1858 by the architect Montferrand is the 4-th in height among one-cupola’s cathedrals in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London and Santa Maria del Fiorre in Florence. Standing on the broad Isaac’s square, its golden dome can be seen all over the city. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 Closed on: Wed.

Neva River and Canals boat tour 2 hours

Saint Petersburg Neva river boat tour Saint-Petersburg created by Peter the Great to rival Venice, its 101 islands, 66 canals, and hundreds of bridges have secured its reputation as the most beautiful city in the country. A boat trip on the Neva river is an essential part of your St. Petersbourg holiday in order to see how the city grew along and around the Neva and how many of its landmarks turn their faces toward the water. We guarantee it will be a boat trip on cannals in Saint Petersburg you will remember for a very long time! You can have a lunch on the boat, not included. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee.

Russian Museum 3.5 hours

Russian museum is the first state museum of the Russian fine art in the country. It was established in 1895 in St Petersburg under the decree of the Emperor Nicholas II. Grand opened for visitors on March 19 (March 7, the Old Style) 1898. The Russian Museum holds many exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. The Museum holds more than 50 temporary exhibitions and organizes more than 10 in other cities and abroad annually. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee. Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 Closed on: Tue.

Hermitage Museum on foot 3.5 hours

Saint-Petersburg Hermitage State museum square The Hermitage ranks among the world’s major museums. Its collection consists of nearly 3 million art objects (West European art, the Antique world, Primitive culture, Oriental culture and art, the history of Russian Culture and numismatics). Exhibits are displayed in the Winter Palace, as well as the Small, Old and New Hermitages. Excursion price includes guide services and entrance fee. Opening hours: 10:30-17:00 Closed on: Mon.

Alexander Nevsky Lavra 2 hours

!(left)/public/uploads/transsib/saint-petersburg/saint-petersburg_Alexander_Nevsky_Lavra _s.jpg(St. Petersburg Alexander Nevsky lavra)! Alexander Nevsky Lavra is a working monastery and one of the oldest architectural ensembles in Saint Petersburg This project was a collaboration of the most talented architects of the time, but the main concept belonged to D.Tresini, who conceived the monastery complex simultaneously as a residence, a palace and an institution. Starting from the moment of its creation the lavra was also the most important burial-vault of the imperial Russia – members of the royal family, clergymen, as well as prominent statesmen and commanders were buried here, including A.Suvorov, D.Quarenghi and K.Rossi. Excursion price includes guide services and entrance fee. Opening hours: Oct-Apr 09:30–15:30 May-Sep 09:30–18:00 Closed on: Thu.

Peterhof palace and park 5 hours

Saint Petersburg Peterhof palace and fountain Peterhof palace is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces and fountains. The Upper and the Lower Parks are the masterpieces of art of gardening numbering over 170 fountains, 5 monumental cascades. The Grand Cascade, which goes downhill from the palace towards the Baltic Sea, is one of the largest fountain ensembles in the world. Grand Palace was the official summer residence of the Russian Emperors and Empresses from the time of Peter I and to the early 20th century. During the reign of Elizabeth Petrovna the palace was reconstructed by Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli, the unsurpassed master of the Baroque style in architecture. Its beautiful interior underlines the luxury and the idea of the imperial power. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee. The Grand Palace Opening hours: 10:30-18:00 Closed on: Mon, Lower park Opening hours: 09:00-20:00.

Tsarskoe Selo and Pushkin or Catherin’s palace and park 5 hours

Saint Petersburg Tsarskoe_Selo Catherin the great summer palace pushkin Tsarskoye Selo, or the Tsar`s village, about 25 kilometres from St. Petersburg, was the home of the imperial family from the days of Peter the Great until the time of the last tsar, Nicolas II. It is a fascinating monument of world architectural and gardening art during the 18th and 19th centuries. Here you can enjoy a beautiful English-style park, unrestrained by the geometrical formality of the “Russian Versailles.” The centre of the ensemble is the Catherine Palace, containing exquisite objects d`art, furniture, paintings and unique collections of porcelain, amber and bronze. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee.

Pushkin and Pavlovsk 6 hours

Pavlovsk and Pushkin tour Saint Petersburg Tsarskoye Selo, or the Tsar`s village, about 25 kilometres from St. Petersburg, was the home of the imperial family from the days of Peter the Great until the time of the last tsar, Nicolas II. It is a fascinating monument of world architectural and gardening art during the 18th and 19th centuries. Here you can enjoy a beautiful English-style park, unrestrained by the geometrical formality of the “Russian Versailles.” The centre of the ensemble is the Catherine Palace, containing exquisite objects d`art, furniture, paintings and unique collections of porcelain, amber and bronze. Pavlovsk is a town situated in Russia, 30 kilometres from and under the jurisdiction of Saint Petersburg, just to the south of Tsarskoye Selo. The town developed around the Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most splendid residences of the Russian imperial family. It is part of the World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments. Excursion price includes guide services, transportation and entrance fee. Pushkin Opening hours: 10:00–17:00 Closed on: Tue Pavlovsk Opening hours: 10:00–17:00.

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