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St. Petersburg Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) Tours

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St. Petersburg Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad)
Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) is the central square of St. Petersberg, which conjoins some of the city’s major landmarks and monuments, including most famously the Winter Palace. Because it is so spacious it regularly functions as the grounds for national parades, bards, and concerts. In the past, the square has been transformed during the winter months to become a free ice rink.

Palace Square was also the setting for some of Russia’s most significant historical events including the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the 1905 massacre Bloody Sunday, where peaceful protesters were gunned down while trying to present Tsar Nicholas II with a petition .

Although the buildings surrounding the square were built in different eras, they were all built to scale, giving the square a beauty in symmetry.

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The square is a single architectural ensemble, in the northern boundary is the Winter Palace, to the south the General Staff building, a two story arch mounted by the chariot of victory, and installed in the center is the 156 feet (47.5 m) high and 500 ton granite Alexander Column. It also connects key city areas such as Nevsky Prospekt and Palace bridge, which leads into Vasilievsky Island.

As Palace Square is considered one of the biggest hubs in the city, it is easily accessible by the metro to Admiralty and by other modes of transportation at Nevsky Prospekt.

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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small GroupOvernight Tours

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions.
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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat CruiseOvernight Tours

2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg—considered to be the "Venice of the North"—on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. See famous sights including Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum and more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch each day, a Neva River canal cruise, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum.
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  • 2 days
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St. Petersburg Walking City TourHalf-day Tours

St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its SuburbsOvernight Tours

St Petersburg 2 Day Top-Guided Optimized Mini-Group Tour Introducing The Best of the City And Its Suburbs

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Make the most of your time in St. Petersburg on this small-group shore excursion limited to just 15 people. Spending two days exploring offers the opportunity to not only see the city's top sights, including the Hermitage Museum, but also to go outside the city to explore the cities of Peterhof and Pushkin.
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2 Day Private Tour in St. PetersburgOvernight Tours

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2 Day Private Tour in St. Petersburg

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This handy two-day tour of St Petersburg is designed so that cruise ship passengers get the most out of their stop in the city. You’ll visit several of St Petersburg’s highlights and get an insight into Russian culture and history from your local guide. As this is a small-group tour you will receive personalized attention and a more relaxed pace while sightseeing.
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3-Day Comfortable Shore Excursion in St PetersburgMulti-day Tours

3-Day Comfortable Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

This convenient three-day shore excursion has been designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. You'll explore the highlights of the city without wasting any time. Visit must-see attractions within the city and just outside it, including the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof, and Tsarskoye Selo. See and do a lot in three days, and make it back to your ship before departure.
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  • 3 days
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Highlights of St Petersburg Private TourHalf-day Tours

Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

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Experience the best of St Petersburg, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East,’ on a private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private vehicle with an informed guide, pause for photos of landmarks including the spectacular Winter Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Chart the city’s tsarist past as you see highlights such as the Bronze Horseman and Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll along Nevsky Prospekt, the monument-lined main street, planned by Peter the Great. Your itinerary is flexible, so feel free to ask your guide to tailor it around your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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Private guiding in St PetersburgHalf-day Tours

Private guiding in St Petersburg

We invite you to have 5 amazing hours in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! You can choose and spend them visiting great museums like the Hermitage museum, you will walk through the rooms with a professional local guide and enjoy the stories about masterpieces, you can visit Yusupov palace and discover the mystery of Rasputin, you can visit breathtaking cathedrals of Saint Petersburg or go underground and see incredible metro stations, you may enjoy some very local food and drinks or try some great world famous Russian dishes. You can choose your own route and get some cultural and local experience! Just let us know! All these 5 hours you will be accompanied by our licensed, passionate about the city, guide! After you book the tour we will write to you to discuss all the details of your future experience! Also we can suggest you some of the options to make your time in St Petersburg unforgettable.
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2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its SurroundingsOvernight Tours

2 Day Top-Guided Mini-Group Shore Excursion Introducing The Best of Saint-Petersburg And Its Surroundings

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Explore the beautiful city of St. Petersburg on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. Discover the best the city has to offer such as the Hermitage Museum, Catherine’s Palace, Peterhof, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and much more. Admire the city skyline as you cruise along the canals and Neve River and enjoy one delicious lunch at a local Russian restaurant.
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  • 2 days
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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
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Hermitage Evening Tour with Impressionists collectionHalf-day Tours

Hermitage Evening Tour with Impressionists collection

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Avoid the crowds at the Hermitage on this evening tour. Admire the Art Nouveau and Impressionist art and learn about art history and the collection from your guide. Visit the Winter Palace and see the Golden Peacock. Enjoy the time and space to explore the museum in a small group, without the daytime crowds.
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Private Full-Day Tour in St. Petersburg with Museum and Palace EntranceDay Trips

Private Full-Day Tour in St. Petersburg with Museum and Palace Entrance

This is an 8-hour program in St. Petersburg that will best meet your wishes and interests. We propose a high-quality service, an individual approach and attentive attitude to your wishes We will drive you around the city’s sights, visit the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum and Catherine Palace and Park and go along Gostiny Dvor and Palace Square, in a full-day St. Petersburg's experience.
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OFF the BEATEN PATHS. St.PetersburgHalf-day Tours

OFF the BEATEN PATHS. St.Petersburg

During this tour you will see not only the main sights of the city (that are absolutely must see) but some "hidden treasures" of St.Petersburg hidden from the eyes of most of the tourists - court-yards of the city center - Russian "pyshka" (kind of American dohnut) in the oldest place in the city with the Soviet vibes -the most unusual angle of the Palace Square with the Flat Iron building - the church that was transfered into the ice skating ring - hidden Italian court yard in the center of the city - coffee in Eliseev Emporium - the best dessert place in the city - lunch in the secret restaurant where you can get only with the password
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  • 4 hours
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Highlights of St. Petersburg from Thursday to SundayDay Trips

Highlights of St. Petersburg from Thursday to Sunday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (1 hour) and visit of the Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood (3 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (7 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
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Highlights of St. Petersburg on WednesdayDay Trips

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Wednesday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (2 hour) and visit of the Hermitage Museum (2 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (6 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
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St-Petersburg HighlightsDay Trips

St-Petersburg Highlights

Experience the best of the city of St-Petersburg in this spectacular tour. Spend a day with a local private guide exploring heart of the city and visiting the most exciting museums and places of the city center. Enjoy one of the world's most celebrated art collection of Impressionists in the Hermitage museum. Get a true feeling of Russian Orthodox traditions visiting Peter and Paul Cathedral and other city churches. Stop at the major historical sites of the city center in a comfortable vehicle. During navigation season have a boat tour and see the city from Neva river prospective.  • Full-day private tour of St-Petersburg city in a private vehicle • Visit the Hermitage museum (including Impressionist collection) • Enjoy the most picturesque sites of the city center • Visit the two most popular churches in St-Petersburg
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  • 7 hours 8 minutes
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St. Petersburg stately: everything you need in a short stayOvernight Tours

St. Petersburg stately: everything you need in a short stay

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A personalized tour that has what is most important and interesting for you. An unforgettable experience of immersing yourself in the history of the Russian Czars Romanov with their secrets, family dramas, more important and dramatic moments for Russia, as well as the history of the ancient capital of the Russian Empire with its legends and an impressive collection of architectural styles.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Join-in Segway Tour in St. Petersburg (2 hours)Segway Tours

Join-in Segway Tour in St. Petersburg (2 hours)

Segway tour in St. Petersburg. You will see the Bronze Horseman, the Palace Embankment, the Atlantes on the Millionnaya Street, the English Embankment, the Alexander Column, the State Hermitage Museum, the Palace Square, the Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum, the Arts Square, the Russian Museum, the Italian Bridge, the Moyka embankment, the Griboyedov Canal, the Church of the Savior on Blood, the State Academic Chapel, the Bank Bridge, the Kazan Cathedral, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Mariinsky Palace. Tours depart daily, except on rainy and snowy days and most of them are from 10am to 12am!
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St Petersburg 3 Hour Walking Tour with a Local Expert GuideFull-day Tours

St Petersburg 3 Hour Walking Tour with a Local Expert Guide

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Discover St. Petersburg on this extraordinary walking tour with our expert guide. Learn the great history of this magnificent city and see the central historic sights such as the Palace Square, Winter Palace, Alexander column, General Staff building,  Admiralty, Bronze Horseman, St. Isaac's square, Duma building, Statue to Nicolas I, Nevsky prospect, Singer Building, Kazan Cathedral, the Church on Spilled Blood, Square of Arts.  After getting a taste of the general layout of St. Petersburg, you’ll be much more comfortable getting around and exploring St. Petersburg by your own. Please note: this tour can include entry into cathedrals or museums at extra cost.
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St Petersburg On Foot - Walking 3-Hour TourHalf-day Tours

St Petersburg On Foot - Walking 3-Hour Tour

Walking city tour around Saint Petersburg will reveal all the attractions of the city center. You will have a stroll along Nevsky Prospect, see Spilled Blood Cathedral, the beautiful ensemble of the Palace Square and the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral.The tour will be accompanied by an interesting and pleasurable story of a professional guide in a foreign language. Walking tour will allow you to see all the sights of the city in details. The route and the theme of the tour can be made according to your preferences.
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St-Petersburg Intro Walking TourHalf-day Tours

St-Petersburg Intro Walking Tour

St-Petersburg Intro Walking Tour is a great opportunity for a first-time visitor to familiarize yourself with the historical city center. It perfectly suits to a small private group up to 8 people. See the highlights of the city center and talk to a local expert guide about history and foundation of the city. Learn about modern life of Russia and get insider's tips on shopping, dining, entertainment, and visiting places that can help you to get the most out of your stay in St-Petersburg. • 3-hour private introductory walking tour of the city • See and enjoy the most iconic sites of the city center • Learn about foundation, history and modern life of the city • Get useful advices from your local guide • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures personal attention and flexibility
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St Petersburg Enigma TourFull-day Tours

St Petersburg Enigma Tour

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Discover the magic of St. Petersburg on a private 7-hour sightseeing tour from your port. End-to-end transportation allows you to complete your extensive itinerary comfortably. Along the way, stop at noteworthy monuments to take the perfect photos. Entrance to all attractions is included, which saves you the trouble of dealing with foreign currency. If needed, tour members are provided with complimentary headsets to listen to the guide’s live commentary.
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Walking tour of St PetersburgHalf-day Tours

Walking tour of St Petersburg

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• Your personal local licensed guide will introduce you to the layout of the city's diverse precincts. • You will see the most famous and interesting sites of St. Petersburg. • You will go deep into the intricate Russian history and find out a lot interesting facts about Russian culture and art, customs and traditions. • You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well many interesting myths, legends and folk stories St. Petersburg is steeped in. • Your expert guide will have shown you all that is reasonably possible for you to see and enjoy in St. Petersburg in the short time available to you! • By the end of the tour, you will have an appreciation for the rich history and fascinating development of St Petersburg.  
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  • 3 hours
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St Petersburg City Tour by Vehicle with Peter and Paul Fortress VisitFull-day Tours

St Petersburg City Tour by Vehicle with Peter and Paul Fortress Visit

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To be fully aware of the size of the city (5 million inhabitants!) and the extraordinary richness of its monuments and remarkable sites, there is nothing better than a panoramic city tour by transport, which ensures to discover in half a day the main beauties of the northern capital. A comfortable vehicle will take you through the historic centre of St Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along its canals and quays, which often qualify the city of Venice of the North. You will make different stops on the major squares and landmarks of the city. You will have the chance to visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and to see all the most famous monuments of St. Petersburg. Your certified guide will be able to enlighten you with his comments and anecdotes on this city tour, which will undoubtedly remain one of the highlights of your stay in Saint Petersburg.
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