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THE BEST: Private Tour to the Catherine Palace and Amber room

Go back to the days of imperial Russia with this private tour of Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin. Once a summer hideaway for the Romanov tsars, Pushkin is known for its regal-looking palaces, and none are as attention-grabbing as the Catherine Palace and Park. On a tour, you’ll visit its history-rich Amber Room among other highlights such as the Great Hall. If time allows, you’ll also check out the Pavlovsk Palace and Park before you head back to St. Petersburg.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

If you have time for one big attraction during a summer visit to St. Petersburg, the Peterhof is a must. This 5-hour private tour takes you to this grand royal complex, the brainchild of Peter the Great, between May and September, when its fountains are running. Explore the Grand Palace, gardens, and Peter’s Monplaisir summer villa, and admire the playing fountains of the Grand Cascade. Skip-the-line entry, return hydrofoil transport, and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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1-Day St Petersburg Small-Group Tour: Peterhof with Boat Ride skip-the-line

Visit the Imperial palace of Peterhof on this tour that includes a high-speed boat road from St Petersburg. After zipping along the Neva River from Winter Palace, step onto dry land at Peterhof and explore its Lower Park, lavish Grand Palace and Upper Garden on a tour. Wander amid whimsical water features and resplendent furnishings as you learn about Tsar Peter the Great, for whom the palace was built.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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St Petersburg Illuminations Night City Tour

Admire St. Petersburg on a night tour that shows off the city at its most atmospheric time of day. This is a convenient way to enjoy the beauty of city monuments lit up after dark.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Evening Shore Excursion - Vodka Museum and Private Canal Cruise

Enhance your stay in St Petersburg and experience an unforgettable evening adventure. Your tour assistant will meet you in the port terminal and take you to the city center by a private car/minivan. Later, you will have a short guided tour of the Vodka Museum and tasting. Taste 3 different types of vodka with traditional snacks and choose which one you like the most. Head to the river embankment and take a private river and canal cruise for your party only. You will see the romantic lights of the evening illumination and enjoy the panoramic views. Return to the port with fantastic memories and a promise to return to St Petersburg once again.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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1-Day St Petersburg Small-Group Trip to Peterhof Palace and Gardens

Take a half-day tour of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s most prominent and elaborate Imperial estate. In a group of no more than six people, you’ll explore the Lower Park, Grand Palace and Upper Garden, each of which are extravagant in their own right. Learn about Peterhof’s history and hear tales of Tsar Peter the Great as you discover the estate’s fountains, gardens and opulence with your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Pushkin Day Trip from St Petersburg Including Catherine Palace

Rewind to imperial Russia on a private 6-hour trip to Pushkin from St Petersburg. With a private guide, travel to Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoye Selo and famous for its tsarist-era palaces. Stroll around Tsarkoye Selo Park, and after lunch, visit the Catherine Palace, first built in the 1700s for Catherine I and later embellished by the Empress Elizabeth. Behold the spectacular Amber Room and lavish rococo interiors, and then visit the Zubov Wing. The itinerary is flexible, so you can see more or less of any sights as you wish.
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  • 6 hours
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River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats

St. Petersburg is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North,’ making a cruise along its waterways a must-do. Soak in the city’s riverside splendors on a cruise, passing sights like the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Mariinsky Theatre, plus cathedrals, palaces, and more. Choose a daytime cruise on the Neva River and main canals, a midnight cruise to see St. Petersburg’s illuminated drawbridges open, or a jazz dinner cruise on the Neva. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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St Petersburg helicopter flight and Open-Air Museum with 3-Course Lunch

Would you like to see St Petersburg from a TOTALY different perspective? What about taking the opportunity to see the Venice of the North from birds-eye view? We would like to offer you the unique experience of your lifetime - St Petersburg helicopter tour.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Horseback riding

The history of our club has more than 25 years. We offer our services for horse riding lessons for adults and children.In our club, you can learn how to get along and interact with horses, care for them and learn the basics of horse riding, for those who are already confidently riding in the saddle, classes of varying difficulty are taking place.For the youngest children from 5 years old we have a Pony Club. Here, starting from the first acquaintance with horses-ponies, the children gradually reach their first start on big horses.Learn to ride a horse from scratch or improve your level of riding. To correct old mistakes in boarding and driving a horse - all this can be obtained in our horse-sports club!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil ride

Combine a private tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace with a high-speed boat ride back to central St. Petersburg. This combo tour checks all the sightseeing boxes, ensuring you’ll discover the highlights of both St. Petersburg and its most elaborate palace. Stroll around the palace and its fountain-filled gardens, then cruise back to the city by hydrofoil boat.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Night Drawbridges Opening Boat trip

Saint Petersburg was supposed to be seen from the point of water. Take advanatge of the evening boat trip to enjoy the best views of the city and drawbridges opening!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace (Amber room)

Explore two of imperial Russia’s opulent structures on a half-day private tour to Catherine Palace and Pushkin. Step into the extravagant world of Empress Catherine the Great and see her grand living quarters including the gold leaf-covered Amber Room. Marvel at the magnificent decor of the palace and then step next door to see the beautiful Pushkin and its gardens, which belonged to the heir of Catherine, Emperor Paul I.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private tour to Suburbian Residence of Russian emperor Paul I (Pavlovsk)

Visit the superb palace and park ensemble, dating from the late 18th to the 19th century. Pavlovsk was a summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I and his family. Its architects were amongst the greatest of the period: Cameron, Brenna, Quarenghi, Voronikhin and Rossi. The Palace's interiors reveal a multitude of artistic and architectural influences and include an Egyptian Vestibule, the Italian Hall under the main Palace dome, featuring classical Roman sculptures, a Greek Hall filled with luxurious French furnishings and Paul's War Hall, demonstrating his fascination with all things military.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Peterhof Grand Palace and Fountains Private Tour by Car

Embark on a 5-hour guided tour of St Petersburg's Perterhof Palace and gardens, often referred to as 'the Russian Versailles.' Set out from your city center hotel by either private vehicle or speedy hydrofoil boat to descend on the impressive complex, known especially for its 150 outdoor fountains including the Grand Cascade—with over 200 bronze statues. Stroll the grounds while enjoying the beauty of this magnificent summer palace and learning its origins.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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5 hour Private tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park by Car

Spend a day exploring St. Petersburg's 18th-century Pavlovsk Palace, a Russian state museum surrounded by exquisite English-style gardens. Embark on a private tour of this unique property, largely destroyed by Germans during WWII and now undergoing constant restoration. Wander the staterooms of the elegant palace and visit the Imperial family's former chambers, then stroll among the meticulously landscapes grounds—which offer many locals a needed respite from the city's bustling center. This trip includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour of 2 Imperial Residences: Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces

Visit Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace with skip-the-line admission during this private tour from St Petersburg. Accompanied by a private guide, explore these two imperial residences to admire their ornate architecture and design, from Russian baroque to classicism. Be wowed by lavish touches like Catherine Palace’s Amber Room, home to mosaic panels made of real amber.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Skip The Line: Legendary Faberge Eggs on Private Tour of Faberge Museum

You can’t miss checking out the works of jewelry house Faberge while in St Petersburg. Make the experience even more special by taking a private tour of the Shuvalov Palace, which houses the world’s largest collection of Faberge works. Skipping the lines will make your day even easier, giving you more time to linger in the beautiful palace.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Hermitage Museum Tour with Priority Access

Mini-group (max 6 people) 3-hour overview tour of the State Hermitage Museum with an art- expert guide. Priority access to the Hermitage museum main complex.  During the Hermitage tour you will see the most magnificent interiors and the most famous art masterpieces: * The Imperial Reception halls* The Hanging Garden of Catherine the Great* Italian collection (Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian)* Flemish collection (Rubens, Van Dyck) * Dutch collection (Rembrandt)* Knight hall * Living quarters of the Romanov Family at the Winter Palace Enjoy detailed explanations and exciting stories from our art-expert guide. Small-group format ensures a personal experience. Why do travelers choose this Hermitage tour?  The Hermitage tour is given by experienced art experts. They not only know art in depth but all of them are great guides who speak perfect English and are very much enthusiastic and passionate about showing the Hermitage to their guests.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Hidden St Petersburg Evening Walking Tour

Experience some of the secrets of St. Petersburg on this 3-hour evening walking tour. Meet your guide and leave the tourist trail behind to explore the city’s hidden neighborhood spots. Discover metro station art relics, see the city’s oldest and most beautiful railway station, and sip on vodka in a famous local haunt. This tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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St. Petersburg Walking City Tour

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
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St. Petersburg Peterhof Tour with a Hydrofoil Option

Visit Peterhof, the luxurious estate in St. Petersburg, with ease on this tour. Depart from your hotel in a car or minivan and make your way to The Grand Palace with your guide. Explore the Upper Gardens, including the Neptune Fountain and the Grand Cascade. Learn about the history of the estate from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg

Step inside Catherine Palace for a private tour of this impressive summer residence. Located in the town of Pushkin outside St Petersburg center, the Rococo palace and former home of the Russian tsars is now a museum highlighting 300 years of local history. Learn the story of its origins, wander among its grand halls and marvel at the world-famous Amber Room, a perfect recreation of the gold-leaf and amber paneled chamber that Nazis stole crate by crate during World War II.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Jewish Saint-Petersburg tour

In the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries St. Petersburg not only became the center of Jewish life in Russia but obtained an international significance as well. Our city is famous worldwide for its inimitable historical, architecture monuments and cultural heritage, which is inseparably connected with the achievements of Jewish people. During our Jewish tour of St. Petersburg you will know a lot about the interlacement of both cultures and influence of great Jewish personalities on the life of the city and the whole country.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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