St Petersburg highlights and Imperial Residence

St Petersburg highlights and Imperial Residence
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$95
Duration: 8 hours
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A full day of sightseeing includes a general sightseeing of the city along with visit of Catherine palace, the most popular suburban residennce, Peter & Paul Fortress, the place where the city got its start and the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the city’s landmarks, as well as several photo stops and shopping.

Catherine Palace – Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace’s north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and of course the famous Amber Room.
Church on Spilled Blood was built on the spot where the Emperor was mortally wounded. The interior of the Church is decorated with incredibly detailed mosaics designed and created by the most prominent Russian artists of the day.
Peter and Paul Fortress – Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia’s Tower of London, a place for political prisoners, including Peter the Great’s own son.
Peter and Paul Cathedral – The city’s tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today. Only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings, icons and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

A full day of sightseeing includes a general sightseeing of the city along with visit of Catherine palace, the most popular suburban residennce, Peter & Paul Fortress, the place where the city got its start and the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, one of the city’s landmarks, as well as several photo stops and shopping.