St. Petersburg City Tour
The city-tour (4 hours) will give you an overview of the history and geography of St. Petersburg, which is the one of the world's most amazing travel destinations. You'll observe: the Mariinsky Theater, the Hermitage, the Winter Palace, the Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Bronze Horseman Statue, Peter's Log Cabin, Cruiser Aurora, Smolny Convent, the Nevsky Prospect, the Square of Arts and more. The tour also takes you inside Peter-and-Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
The Peter-and-Paul Fortress marks the founding of the city by Peter the Great in 1703. Inside stands the Cathedral of Peter-and-Paul, where the Romanovs from Peter the Great onwards are buried, as well as the last Tsar, Nickolas II, with most of his family. Started as a citadel to defend the city from sea invasions, by the Bolsheviks it was turned to a museum.
The majestic St. Isaac's is one of the world's largest and most opulent domed cathedrals. It took 40 years to construct it. The neoclassical exterior of St. Isaac's barely hints at the riotously rich interior, decorated with various sorts of marble, semiprecious stones and mosaics. The iconostasis is framed by ten malachite and two lapis lazuli columns. The Cathedral's doors are covered in reliefs, patterned after the celebrated doors of the Battistero di San Giovanni in Florence.
Visitors willing to climb 300 steps will get a spectacular view of St. Petersburg.
Tour Type: Private walking - driving tour
Tour Duration: 4 hours