Wednesday Best Tour of St Petersburg

Wednesday Best Tour of St Petersburg
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$180
Duration: 11 hours
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Description

This tour is aimed to cover all the most famous sites and attractions of the city, open to visitors on Wednesday.
 - A sightseeing city tour by comfortable air-conditioned coach with your personal guide.
- Private tour of the State Hermitage museum
- Private tour of the Tsars’ magnificent summer residences, including Peterhof, Peter the Great’s “Great Russian Versailles,” and Catherine the Great’s uniquely opulent Catherine Palace.
- We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas.

This tour will let you experience all the most famous sites and attractions of the city, open to visitors on Wednesday. It is the maximum that St. Petersburg can reasonably offer you on the day.
- To orient you with our rather large and sprawling city we will start with a sightseeing city tour by comfortable air-conditioned coach, with your personal guide explaining to you the layout of the city’s diverse precincts.
- Among most distinguished places of interest you will see is the State Hermitage museum - Russia’s largest museum. And you will have the opportunity to see all of its highlights.
- You will visit Tsars’ magnificent summer residences:

  • Peterhof: You will take a walk in one of the greatest parks of Russia, among hand crafted fountains, statuary, gorgeous trees, on the banks of the Gulf of Finland – Peterhof – built by Peter the Great. You will admire spectacular marine landscapes, amazing grounds with lots of flowers.
  • Catherine Palace: Next, you will travel to another famous summer residence of Russian royalty - Tsarskoye Selo - Tsar's Village. The crown jewel of this residence is the fantastic breathtaking summer residence of Tsaritsa Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace, where you will see the legendary Amber room, bedecked with authentic Russian amber from floor to ceiling, while the opulent golden decor in every room will not let you forget this palace ever.
- We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas. 
- To let you experience a little bit of local everyday life and to give you a taste of modern St. Petersburg, we will first take you to one of the local farmer’s markets. Then your guide will take you to St. Petersburg metro, which is like a museum with each station architecturally unique, opulent with marble, chandeliers and sculptures.
So, this tour is designed to cover not just the most famous sites and attractions of the city, but also many more less famous but equally majestic places that other tours simply do not included. 
  • 8.30 - Meet your guide at the hotel
  • 8.00-9.50 - Sightseeing City Tour with photo stops at the main highlights of the city with a visit to the farmer’s market and a metro ride
  • 9.55-11.30 - Skip-the-line-tour of Hermitage Museum  
  • 12.00-12.30 - short break for lunch
  • 13.00-13.30 - Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
  • 13.30-15.00 - Walk the Upper and Lower Fountain Parks of Peterhof
  • 15.00-16.00 - Drive to Tsarskoye Selo 
  • 16.00-17.30 - Inside tour of Catherine Palace (Amber room)
  • 17.30-19.00 - Drive back to the hotel with optional shopping on the way.

This tour is aimed to cover all the most famous sites and attractions of the city, open to visitors on Wednesday.
 - A sightseeing city tour by comfortable air-conditioned coach with your personal guide.
- Private tour of the State Hermitage museum
- Private tour of the Tsars’ magnificent summer residences, including Peterhof, Peter the Great’s “Great Russian Versailles,” and Catherine the Great’s uniquely opulent Catherine Palace.
- We will then take you on a speedy hydrofoil boat ride, during which you will see not only the city centre, but also the newest parts of St. Petersburg’s modern residential areas.