Bronze Horseman Tours

Bronze Horseman
The Bronze Horseman is a statue of Peter the Great on a horse. Catherine the Great had the statue built in the late 1700s to honor Peter the Great as the founder of the city of St. Petersburg. She commissioned the French sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet who had spent a long time studying the movements of horsemen on reared mounts. The horse stands on a rock meant to represent a cliff. This huge block of granite weighs more than 1,600 tons and took more than nine months to transport from the Gulf of Finland. 

Visitors can still see an inscription on the stone that says "to Peter the First from Catherine the Second” in Latin on one side and in Russian on the other side. The statue faces west to represent Peter “leading Russia forward” because he drew inspiration from countries in the west. Legend has it that St Petersburg can never be taken by enemy forces as long as the statue remains standing in Senatskaya Square. You will often see newlyweds having their wedding photos taken in front of the statue. 

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The Bronze Horseman is located in Senatskaya Square. The closest metro station is Sadovaya.
Address: Senatskaya Square, St Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Private St. Petersburg 2-Day All-Inclusive Shore Excursion

Experience all St. Petersburg’s highlights on this 2-day visa-free private shore excursion. Gather a private group and tour the Peterhof’s fountains, the baroque Catherine Palace with its Amber Room, and many other must-sees, including the Yusupov Palace, Hermitage, and Church on Spilled Blood. Plus, enjoy a canal cruise and an optional evening activity such as a ballet, Faberge Museum, or shopping expedition. Includes private transport, skip-the-line admission to the sights, plus port pickups and drop-offs.
  • Duration: 18 hours
  • Duration: 18 hours
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city, from the glorious Winter Palace and stately Nevsky Prospect to its graceful canals and bridges, all from the comfort of a minivan or car. Upgrade to add a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage or all three, along with lunch, after your tour.Numbers are limited to six for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Visa Free Small Group Tour of St Petersburg and Suburban Palaces

Leave your cruise ship for a visa-free tour of St. Petersburg over two full days. In a small group of people, just from your ship, you’ll set out to explore the water-laced city and its landmarks with a local guide. Highlights include a canal cruise plus tours of the State Hermitage Museum, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and Park, and the Grand Peterhof Palace. You’ll make use of a port pickup and drop-off service for an easy experience.
  • Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day Small-Group St Petersburg Tour

Explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg on a 2-day small-group shore excursion. See key landmarks such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, and the Yusupov Palace as you learn about Russia’s rich history and culture from your guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance tickets to blockbuster attractions and take a relaxing boat tour along the canals and river.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car

Experience St Petersburg's many sights and attractions from the comfort of a private vehicle. Set out on a sightseeing tour of the 'Venice in the North' with an expert guide who will fill you in on the city's intriguing history along the way. Drive along Nevsky Prospect―St Petersburg's main thoroughfare―and stop at such landmarks as St Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood and Palace Square, posing for pics and learning their unique stories as you go.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Canal Cruise and Private Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

Explore St. Petersburg by land and water on a private 3.5-hour canal cruise and walking tour. With a personal guide, join a public boat to see the ‘Venice of the North’ from its waterways. Pass bridges and landmarks like the Winter Palace and Peter and Paul Fortress as you learn about their history. Then, take a private walking tour around central St. Petersburg, admiring St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private 3-hour City Tour of 2 Famous Sights in St Petersburg

Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' on a private guided tour through the city streets, taking in some of St Petersburg's top attractions and traveling via luxury vehicle. Choose between three tour options: Visit the onion-domed Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac's; opt for a more thorough exploration of both St Isaac's and Peter and Paul Fortress--the city's birthplace; or drive further throughout the city, discovering sights such as Nevsky Prospect and the Neva River as you go.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

Be introduced to St Petersburg’s sights by your own private guide on this 3-hour tour. Exploring by foot, see top St Petersburg attractions such as Palace Square, the Winter Palace and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter Great, the city’s founder. Stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt and visit three must-see cathedrals, including St Isaac’s and the extravagant Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Tailor your itinerary to your interests, and, as you explore, hear tales of Peter the Great, the Romanovs and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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3 Hour St Petersburg Private Tour

See and enjoy St Petersburg your own way on a private, fully customizable 3-hour trip with an expert local guide and all logistics pre-planned. Choose a pre-determined itinerary or your own personalized sightseeing program that reflects your personal interests in history, art, food or culture. See top St Petersburg attractions such as St Isaac’s Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Palace Square and more, or leave the beaten track with insider recommendations from your knowledgeable guide — it’s completely down to you. Entrance fees, food and drinks at your own expense.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Spirit of St Petersburg tour

As the former capital of the Russian Empire, St Petersburg is full of magnificent palaces, historic monuments, and famous sites. This private tour lets you explore at your own pace and experience Russian culture along the way. Visit sights such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Field of Mars; sample traditional Russian dishes and craft beers; and stop at the Summer Garden, Palace Square, and St. Isaac Cathedral.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cultural Tour of the Treasures of Saint Petersburg in 3 Hours

Experience the vast cultural offerings of the 'Venice of the North' on a 3-hour walking tour. Delve into St Petersburg's unique 300+ year history as you explore its squares―including Palace Square, the heart of the city―visit the Bronze Horseman and marvel at the massive dome atop St Isaac's, once the largest cathedral in Russia. Then pay a visit to one of the local metro stations―works of art within themselves―for a ride to Peter and Paul Fortress, where the city itself was born.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Souvenir Shopping with City Tour of Saint Petersburg

Enjoy a private sightseeing tour of St Petersburg, then spend some time shopping for souvenirs. This specialized excursion brings both popular activities together into one overall itinerary. First, see some of the city's top attractions via private vehicle including the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood, the Bronze Horseman and magnificent Palace Square. Then embark on a separate shopping outing complete with an English-speaking guide will can point out the best places for purchasing everything from locally manufactured porcelain to caviar and chocolate.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Walking tour of St Petersburg

• 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.  
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private 4-Hour Grand Tour of Saint Petersburg with Complimentary Faberge Museum Tickets

Witness many of St Petersburg’s signature sights on a private, 4-hour city tour with a private guide. As you travel by air-conditioned vehicle, hear about St Petersburg’s history and admire Palace Square, and the skyline from the River Neva. Skip the lines at the Peter and Paul Fortress; visit the imperial tombs in its cathedral; pass the Church on Spilled Blood; and enjoy priority access to St Isaac’s Cathedral and its colonnade. Lastly, enjoy a complimentary same-day tour of the Faberge Museum, home to a collection of exquisite Fabergé-designed eggs.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Car

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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St. Petersburg Discovery (on foot)

Discover the hidden treasures of St. Petersburg! While on foot, you will see all the details that can't be seen from any type of vehicle, which makes it a perfect way to explore and experience the city. Travelling in a small group with a local professional tour guide will allow you to ask questions, get recommendations and feel the city at 100% rate!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Petersburg Must-See's Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

Glide through St Petersburg in a beautiful Soviet-era car on a 4-hour private panoramic tour. Hop inside a gleaming, vintage auto with a private guide and separate driver, and admire the landmarks from the comfort of your head-turning classic. See Palace Square and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great; admire the sights along the River Neva; and enjoy photo stops at must-sees such as Kazan Cathedral and the former KGB headquarters. Tell your guide if you want to tailor your itinerary — it’s customizable to your interests.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Scavenger Hunt in St Petersburg

Scavenger Hunt is a travel activity where you find interesting places and capture them in a form of a game. Scavenger Hunt in St Petersburg is a unique tour you take with a guide to hidden treasures. Explore them and overcome exciting challenges.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

Discover the best that St. Petersburg has to offer on this half-day small-group tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as the Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, Smolny Cathedral, the Nevsky Project, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Admire the elaborate architecture as you learn about the history and culture of the city on guided tours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Skip-the-line St Petersburg Highlights Group Tour by Car

St. Petersburg is a veritable 'city-museum'! It's just like an embarrassment of riches! This half-day sightseeing city tour in a group by car provides you with a general overview of St. Petersburg - it's a memorable "calling card". You will admire the view of city's spacious photo spots and visit the most famous sights: Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church on the Spilled Blood.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Winter tour to Russia

We are a group of young professionals inspired by a strong passion for Russia, and wantto share it with you! Our professional team will do the best for you to learn history andtraditions of Russia. We will go out of the beaten pass and put in the rout unique spotsbeloved by locals: beautiful parks, hidden yards, restaurants and sights.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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