2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg - Imperial Palaces & Summer Estates

2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg - Imperial Palaces & Summer Estates
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$235
Duration: 2 days
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Description

Explore the imperial palaces of St Petersburg during this intense private tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. On the first day, your local guide will give you a tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace, which was an official residence of Russian Tsars. You will also see St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Savior on the Spilled Blood. After a delicious 3-course lunch, you will see the summer estate of Peter the Great, magnificent Peterhof decorated with fountains and cascades. On the second day, head for the Tsars Village to explore Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room. Another imperial residence to visit is Pavlovsk Palace, an elegant summer estate of The Romanov family. Once back to the city, take a sightseeing boat ride to enjoy the views from the water.

Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and take a seat in a comfortable a/c car or a minivan to explore the imperial heritage of St Petersburg in a nice company of your family, friends and a local guide. During these 2 days, you are going to see the best palaces of the Russian monarchs and other important highlights of the city.  

Day 1 (9 hours)

  • Hotel pick up
  • City Tour with picture stops. You will see the Spit of Basil's Island, St Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Zinger House and other sights.
  • Tour to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage Museum
  • Visit the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Visit St Isaacs Cathedral
  • 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included)
  • Subway (metro) tour, see the stations called 'underground palaces'
  • Transfer to Peterhof, the summer residence of Peter I full of precious fountains, cascades, sculpture and pavilions. 
  • Tour of Peterhof Gardens. You will see the Grand Palace, the Grand Cascade, the Marine Canal, joke fountains and much more.
  • Hydrofoil ride back to St Petersburg (if weather permits)
  • Hotel drop off

Day 2 (9 hours)

  • Hotel pick up
  • Transfer to the city of Pavlovsk
  • Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park, the biggest landscape park in Europe
  • Short ride to Tsarskoye Selo
  • 3-course lunch in a local restaurant (included)
  • Tour to Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room
  • Return to St Petersburg
  • Boat cruise along the Neva River and the canals
  • Return back to the port

The order of the sightseeing may change depending on traffic and museum opening hours. 

Explore the imperial palaces of St Petersburg during this intense private tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. On the first day, your local guide will give you a tour of the Hermitage Museum including the Winter Palace, which was an official residence of Russian Tsars. You will also see St Isaac’s Cathedral and the Savior on the Spilled Blood. After a delicious 3-course lunch, you will see the summer estate of Peter the Great, magnificent Peterhof decorated with fountains and cascades. On the second day, head for the Tsars Village to explore Catherine's Palace and the Amber Room. Another imperial residence to visit is Pavlovsk Palace, an elegant summer estate of The Romanov family. Once back to the city, take a sightseeing boat ride to enjoy the views from the water.