Our big City tour is the best and easy way to know and feel the history of St. Petersburg through its gorgeous palaces and classic buildings of museums, wide avenues and granite embankments, big squares and little streets, cathedrals and drawbridges and atmosphere of a European city in a country with 2/3 of a territory lays in Asia.
We will drive along the main avenues such as Nevsky Prospekt and Malaya Morskaya, admire the water panoramas of the Neva river from Dvortsovaya and Angliiskaya embankments, see the St.Isaak’s cathedral and the Kazan Cathedral, ride by the spectacular Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Tzars, towards the Senat square where The Bronze Horseman monument (ссылка) stands devoted to Peter the great, the founder of the city.
We will stop several times to take photos against the iconic backgrounds and unforgettable panoramas like Spit (Strelka in Russian) of the Vassiliievsky island with well known Rostral columns, Palace square with the Hermitage building and Alexander Column and many others.
Please have a look below at short description of major sites you will discover and enjoy during a city tour:
- Transfer to Peterhof by boat from the pier near the Hermitage by the Neva river and Gulf of Finland in just 30 minutes
- Peterhof Tour / Upper Garden and Fountain Park including walk and photo opportunities of magnificent Grand Cascade and beautiful Chess and Golden Mountains fountains and exterior of the Grand Palace
Peterhof is the first suburban Tsar residence built in European style ever in Russia. Today it’s the world famous palace and parks architectural ensemble with a unique fountain system.
Peter the Great founded it in 1710 after the victory over the Swedes at Poltava anticipating getting an access to the Baltic Sea as a result of the Russian victory in the Northern war. Later Peterhof was loved and cherished by many Russian Emperors and Empresses.
Nowadays Peterhof is the most popular museum in Russia due to a mix of diverse architecture represented by the Grand Palace, the smaller palaces like Monplaisir and Marli and entertainment and joy that more than 150 fountains together with a magnificent Grand Cascade bring. This man-made splendor is framed by the beauty of nature, the Upper and Lower Parks, as well as the Gulf of Finland, where the palace faces reminding us about its founder’s strive for freedom, openness and drive.
The Hermitage, located in Winter Palace, the main and biggest residence of Russian Tsars, is one of the world most famous museums.
Its interiors are lavishly decorated and host a collection about three million pieces of art including paintings, graphics, sculpture and objects of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material. Collection of art is well known by masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rubens, Titian, Rembrandt. In 2019 around 5 million people visited the Hermitage ranking eighth among the most visited art museums in the world.
All Nordic travel tours include the following services:
- All port fees and all local Russian taxes for the tour
- Professional English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request)
- Air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
- Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
- One camera pass per person in the museumsOne bottle of water per person
- Audio headsets for groups of +6 guests
Please contact us for booking and any questions