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Private tour of Faberge Museum in St Petersburg and Optional Boat Cruise on the Neva River

Learn the story behind Fabergé and the Russian jeweler's limited number Fabergé eggs on a private tour of St Peterburg's Fabergé Museum. Join an expert guide on a fascinating look into the museum's collection, which includes 9 stunning and unique imperial eggs created exclusively for Russian tsars. Other artworks range from snuff boxes to classic Russian paintings. The museum is located within St Petersburg's neoclassical Shuvalov palace.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$66.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Jewish Heritage Tour in Moscow

Develop a greater understanding of Moscow’s Jewish heritage on this private, 4-hour walking tour. See landmark sites like the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the primary synagogue in Russia and the former Soviet Union, and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, the largest Jewish museum in the world and the most high-tech museum in Russia. All entrance fees plus a local hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$87.75 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Red Square and State Historical Museum Private Historical Tour in Moscow

Dive into Moscow's history on a tour to the State Historical Museum and Red Square. With a private guide, you'll learn about the city's archaeology, development, important events, and culture as you see treasures of the Russian empire. Plus, receive tips about what else to see and do around the city on your own.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tour of political history and great Patriotic war

History lovers will enjoy this tour of St. Petersburg that revolves around political history and the history of what Russians call the Great Patriotic War, World War II. The tour takes the difficulty out of finding sites related to this history, such as cemeteries, museums, and monuments. Plus, you can save time for more sightseeing by skipping the lines at popular attractions.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$63.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$63.00 USD

Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals Red Square Tour

First-time visitors to Moscow shouldn’t miss the Kremlin and Red Square. See these famous sights while learning about their history and significance in Russia on a private tour. You’ll receive personalized attention from your guide, and the ability to set your own pace, so this tour is ideal for travelers with varying interests and abilities.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$350.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Siege of Leningrad Tour by Public Transport

See another side of St. Petersburg, which was known as Leningrad for much of the 20th century, on this tour that focuses on sites related to the Siege of Leningrad during Word War II. As you visit memorial locations and battlefields, you'll hear about the events and effects of the siege, one of the most destructive in history, during which hundreds of thousands of citizens died from air raids, starvation, and more between 1941 and 1944.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Soviet Moscow

The history of Moscow during the Soviet era is fascinating, but it is difficult for an outsider to truly understand how life was for those who experienced it. This private tour introduces you to tales of everyday life behind the Iron Curtain while taking you to various sites connected to that time, from Red Square to the VDNKh, home to many grandiose Soviet sculptures.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$102.75 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Family Tour: Become a Russian Craftsman in Izmailovo

Make pottery and Russian bread with your family during this craft class. Fun for all ages, the experience takes place at the Izmailovo Kremlin where you’ll get an overview of the stately fortress and its history. Then, you’ll make your own clay toys or pots to keep as souvenirs, browse the flea market, and visit the Bread Museum to make kolach (a fruit- or cheese-filled pastry) among other baked treats.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$94.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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St. Petersburg Jewish Heritage Private Tour with Grand Choral Synagogue

Delve into the heritage of St. Petersburg’s Jewish community on this private tour. After a panoramic sightseeing drive, visit the 19th-century Grand Choral Synagogue, Europe’s second-biggest, and St. Petersburg's main Jewish worship house. Plus, discover the arts heritage of Russia’s Jewish peoples at the Museum of Ethnography and visit the YESOD Center, a Jewish community hub that hosts music and cultural events. Private transport, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$51.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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1-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg - the History of the Tsars

This private tour will make you familiar with the most important attractions of Saint Petersburg - the Hermitage, St Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood. You will have a detailed sightseeing tour to enjoy the best panoramic views, the hidden monuments and peculiarities of the city. Your professional guide will tell you the history of the Romanovs, the family of Russian Tsars and Tsarinas who ruled Russia for over 300 years.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$95.00 USD

An Historical Tour Through Moscow

See the sights of Moscow and discover its dramatic and secretive past on this half-day sightseeing excursion, a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors. Explore the Russian capital with an art historian guide and visit the oldest part of the city after the Kremlin. Experience the juxtaposition of old and new and hear the legends that surround Moscow. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$66.96 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Wine Tour in Moscow with History, Architecture and Friendly Local Guide

Embark on this 3-hour wine tour in Moscow’s most historical and charming neighborhood. Explore the Russian capital like a local, as you stroll the streets with your knowledgeable guide, popping into 3 Moscow wine restaurants and wine bars.Find out how to taste wine correctly and how to read a wine label. The Wine Tour only includes wine, but you can upgrade the tour to Wine+Food if you want to include some snacks in all restaurants you’re going to visit and have a plate of cheese, cured meat or other delicacies to eat while you sip wine. If you are a family and have a kid in the group, it’ll be a juice or smoothie for the kid.Along the way, admire timeless buildings and old Russian mansions and hear about the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$109.00 USD

St. Petersburg and Vicinity in One Day

When your ship is in St. Petersburg, make the most of your time with a full-day tour in and around the city. Itineraries depend on the day of the week, and include the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof gardens, and the Catherine Palace with its Amber Room. Other sights on the agenda include the Yusopov Palace and Church on Spilled Blood depending on your selected option. Air-conditioned transport, plus port pickup and drop-off included. No visa required.
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hrs
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 to 11 hrs
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$100.00 USD

Private St Petersburg Jewish Cultural Tour

Discover St. Petersburg's Jewish heritage on a private city tour, with a local guide. From the 19th century on, St Petersburg was a center of Jewish learning and culture. Learn about the Jewish communities of old, and visit the Big Choral Synagogue, a hub of Jewish life. See Theatre Square, linked to Jewish composer Anton Rubinstein; and the Academy of Fine Arts attended by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall. On route, enjoy a panoramic St Petersburg tour, passing palaces, monuments and bridges that testify to the city’s imperial past.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$525.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$525.00 USD

The History of Revolution in Petersburg through its Authors

Take a deep look at Russian literature through the streets of inspiration city, having a perspective of an American living in Russia
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$98.14 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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St Petersburg Royal Experience: Imperial Reception at Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo

Enjoy an exclusive tour of Catherine Palace after-hours, and step back in time into a world of Baroque balls and period décor. Travel by comfortable vehicle to the Tsarskoye-based summer home and begin your evening with a visit to the former Imperial Stable Houses, home to nearly two-dozen ornate carriages. After a greeting from the Imperial Orchestra enter the palace itself, where you'll toast Catherine the Great's 'arrival' with champagne, witness costumed dancers perform in the Grand Ballroom and revel in the classical sounds of a string quartet.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$6,575.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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St. Petersburg Private Tour of Pushkin Museum and Dostoevsky Museum

Delve into St Petersburg's cultural history with a private tour of both the Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky museums—the former homes of these two literary masters. Beginning at the Pushkin Museum, explore the final lodging place of this incredible poet and founder of modern Russian literature. See the carefully preserved apartment and peruse its various exhibits. Then continue onto the Dostoevsky Memorial Museum, where the famed author of Crime & Punishment lived until his death in 1881.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD

History of the city foundation walking one day tour in Saint Petersburg Russia

Walk around Peter and Paul fortress and surrounding area, Peter the Great's cottage, Kshessinskaya prima balerina manssion, who was the lover of the last tzar Nicolas II, and which was taken over by bolshevicks revolutionnary commitee, where from its balcony Lenin proclaimed his "All power to the Soviets" speech. Walk with me along the river Neva embankments, where every stone remembers the past. Enjoy a breathtaking view from its bridges and solid granite embankments that don't exist anywhere else in the world. You will be able to see the  Admiralty, Palace, English, Peter's, University embankments and much more. A visit of Peter and Paul fortress is included or another museum of your choice, such as political history museum or Aurora cruiser's museum, with the gun, that signaled the begining of Bolshevik revolution with a its blank shot across the bow. We can visit city history museum inside the fortress.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$125.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Stroll Through Russian Art and History

Russian art and architecture are St Petersburg’s biggest draws, and on this 4-hour walking tour you’ll see two of its finest examples. Gaze in awe at the attention-grabbing architecture of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and then head inside to marvel at its equally opulent interior. The second part of your tour includes a visit to St Petersburg’s Russian Museum, a cultural gem with more than 400,000 pieces of artwork from different genres dating back to the 10th century. Numbers are limited to six on this small-group art tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide. Learn about the assassination of Tsar Alexander II and visit the extravagant cathedral that was built to commemorate him – the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood Tour the Russian Museum and explore its main building, Mikhailovsky Palace, with your guideSee vast collections of Russian art that date back to the 10th century
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$57.00 USD

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St-Petersburg Soviet Heritage Tour

Get aquainted with the Soviet period in Russian history from Bolshevik's revolution of 1917 to the fall of the USSR in 1991 on a private tour. Your private local guide will share knowledge of Soviet history and stories of its leaders such as Lenin, Stalin, Kirov, and others. On the tour you'll see how high rank Communist Party members lived in the Soviet times visiting flat-museum of Kirov - one of the Communist leaders and closest associate of Stalin. Leningrad Siege Exhibition will reveal the true tragedy of Leningraders during World War 2. • 8-hour private tour of St-Petersburg • See some of the Soviet time related sites of the city • Learn about foundation and development of the Soviet State • Visit museum of Political History of Russia, flat-museum of Kirov, Leningrad Siege Exhibition • Private tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$45.00 USD

Kaluga Private City Tour and State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics

A private tour with an acknowledged guide to the old Russian city of Kaluga will give the most emphatic recollections. Kaluga is a city of eclecticism, with ancient Russian construction, grand temples, boyar chambers. Besides, Kaluga is the cradle of cosmonautics. The duration of the tour is 6 hours.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Saint Petersburg Hop on Hop off City Tour by Double Decker

Multi-lingual audio system, 14 main sites of the city, full circle takes 2 hours, hop on and hop off at any stop
  • Duration: 30 to 660 minutes
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$18.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 to 660 minutes
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$18.00 USD


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