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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 days
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  • 2 days
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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 days
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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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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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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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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 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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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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2 days in St PetersburgOvernight Tours

2 days in St Petersburg

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Some group tours can feel impersonal and rigidly planned. This private two-day tour of St. Petersburg offers the flexibility to customize the tour to your own interests. See the city's top sights, as well as some lesser-known spots, and travel just outside the city to Peterhof to explore its palaces, fountains, and gardens.
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  • 2 days
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St Petersburg Must-See's Private TourHalf-day Tours

St Petersburg Must-See's Private Tour

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Enjoy our best-selling walking tour with a private local guide in Saint Petersburg. This exclusive tour includes a combination of the Must-See's attractions in the city center.
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  • 4 hours
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1 Day Best of St Petersburg City and Peterhof by Hydrofoil on Small Group Shore Excursion TourFull-day Tours

1 Day Best of St Petersburg City and Peterhof by Hydrofoil on Small Group Shore Excursion Tour

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Explore St Petersburg when your cruise ship is in port on this shore excursion that includes city sightseeing, a river cruise and hydrofoil boat ride. See top attractions like the Winter Palace, the Hermitage and the Church on Spilled Blood; enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Neva River to admire the city from the water; and travel along the Gulf of Finland by hydrofoil boat to Peterhof. You’ll see the best of the city in one day with transportation by van from the port.
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  • 9 hours
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2-Day Private St Petersburg TourOvernight Tours

2-Day Private St Petersburg Tour

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Experience St Petersburg to its fullest on a private 2-day tour. Conveniently offered in four languages, enjoy a private guide who speaks your language. Every detail has been arranged for you, including round-trip transportation from your hotel on both days. Skip the lines and enjoy included entrance to the Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, and other attractions. The exclusive tour also includes a private boat tour along the river.
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  • 2 days
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Saint Petersburg Like a Local: Customized Private TourCity Packages

Saint Petersburg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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Moderate 2-Day Shore Excursion in St PetersburgOvernight Tours

Moderate 2-Day Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

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Choose this private 2-day shore excursion if you want to cover all the must-sees during your short stay in St Petersburg. You will skip the lines to famous museums such as the Hermitage, the Spilled Blood Church, and Catherine's Palace. Visit the fountain park of Peterhof and take a canal cruise to enjoy the spectacular view. A professional guide and a private vehicle with a driver will be at your services for 2 days.
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  • 2 days
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2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Imperial ResidencesMulti-day Tours

2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Imperial Residences

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If you have your St. Petersburg accommodation booked but you’re seeking an in-depth city tour, then this 2-day sightseeing tour is the answer. With two full days of guided tours of the city’s top attractions included, the experience gives you the lowdown on the city’s rich history and sights. Explore with a guide, and discover the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Grand Palace, Pushkin, and more.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Visa FREE One-day Flexible Shore Tour in St. Petersburg with Guide and DriverFull-day Tours

Visa FREE One-day Flexible Shore Tour in St. Petersburg with Guide and Driver

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You can spend the whole day in St. Petersburg with our guide and car with driver and decide where to go yourself. During this private tour you may decide where to go and what to see. You may go to the Russian Orthodox church (entrance free) or visit with our guide one of the metro stations or walk by Nevskiy avenue. Some museums like the Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Museum, Peterhof - Fountain Park, St. Peter and Paul fortress can be visited without advanced booking. Also you may go to local food or souvenir market.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Classic St Petersburg City Tour with Canal Boat RideHalf-day Tours

Classic St Petersburg City Tour with Canal Boat Ride

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Discover the highlights of St. Petersburg efficiently and comfortably on a 5-hour sightseeing tour. Beginning with port pickup, included transportation takes your group to each stop on the itinerary. Groups larger than six enjoy complimentary headsets, so you don’t miss a word of your guide’s immersive commentary. Your well-rounded experience ends with a cruise along the canal, which allows you to photograph the city from a unique vantage point.
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  • 5 hours
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VISA-FREE Evening Extension for Cruise Passengers in St PetersburgBus Tours

VISA-FREE Evening Extension for Cruise Passengers in St Petersburg

This tour is perfect for all who wish to extend their stay in St. Petersburg to visit new places and have a good time. During the tour, you will get acquainted with the local culture of the city: you will visit the Kuptsov Eliseevs shop - the main gastronomic attraction of St. Petersburg. Then, you will have the opportunity to stroll through the Palace Square of St. Petersburg - this is a place beloved by guests and residents of the city, the heart of the northern capital. Walk, shop and dine in the city center like a local during this evening shore excursion.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Segway tour St. Petersburg - Brief routeCity Packages

Segway tour St. Petersburg - Brief route

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It's a unique ability to see most significant sightseeings in St. Petersburg in a short time without getting tired.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Saint-Petersburg by walk in 1 day with local guide who speak Hindi and EnglishCity Packages

Saint-Petersburg by walk in 1 day with local guide who speak Hindi and English

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This tour is for people who want feel spirit of city. With guide who can spoke both Hindi and English. It's very popular and attractive places is here.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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The best of Saint Petersburg Walking tour City Packages

The best of Saint Petersburg Walking tour

Sankt Petersburg is the historical capital of Russia. It is named “Venice of the North”. Do you know that there was an intention that boats would be the only way to move between the islands? How many events of global importance passed through The Palace Square of Sankt Petersburg? What the most famous museum in the world you can find in this lovely Russian city? A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the Hermitage Museum, The Church of the Spilt Blood, Peter and Paul Fort, The Cruiser Aurora and many other interesting places of the northern cultural capital of Russia.
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City TourHalf-day Tours

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

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See the best of St Petersburg on a 3-hour private panoramic tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a driver and guide, and admire the landmarks from your comfortable seat. Hear intriguing history from your guide as you pass sights like Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and more. Absorb the city skyline from the riverbanks, drive along Nevsky Prospekt and stop for photos at the prettiest sights. If you wish, let your guide know what you want to see; your itinerary is flexible.
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  • 3 hours
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St. Petersburg Private Discovery TourHalf-day Tours

St. Petersburg Private Discovery Tour

Learn all about St Petersburg’s history and sights on a 4-hour walking tour, led by a private guide! The itinerary can be tailored to specific interests; simply let the guide know when tour starts. Then, head off to discover top St Petersburg attractions like Palace Square, Winter Palace, Senate Square, St Isaac's Cathedral, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and more. • 4-hour private St Petersburg walking tour • Explore the heart of the city and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide • Walk around Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and learn about the Winter Palace • Pass along Nevsky Prospekt and through Senate Square to see the Monument to Peter the Great • See three cathedrals: St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral This is a great tour that lets you see all the main sights of St Petersburg in a short space of time. The beautiful and totally unique Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is my personal favorite!
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  • 4 hours
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