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Excursions in Saint Petersburg

Saint-Petersburg city tour

During the tour around the former capital of the Russian Empire you will enjoy the unforgettable ensembles of the city: the Arts Square formed by 3 museums and 4 theatres, the Palace Square and the impressing baroque Winter Palace, the elegant Spit of Vasilievsky Island, we will drive along the main street of the city Nevsky prospect. You will appreciate the tranquility of numerous rivers and canals with their marvelous bridges, the cupolas of orthodox churches and cathedrals, among them are St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.


Duration – 3 h

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Walking tour around the city centre

This panoramic tour of the city centre of St. Petersburg allows you to get to know the life of the city, its history and culture. Our way goes along the main street of St. Petersburg Nevsky prospect. Walking along the street you will feel the unforgettable atmosphere of the city. St. Petersburg is an impressive and diverse city. Here you can find small cafés side by side with luxurious restaurants, modest hostels next to elegant hotels. St. Petersburg is a multiconfessional city. In the same street you can find an orthodox church, a catholic cathedral, a Lutheran and an Armenian church. During this walk you can feel a true citizen of St. Petersburg.


Duration – 1 h

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Metro of Saint-Petersburg

We will go down the famous city metro. St. Petersburg metro was opened in 1955. Nowadays, it is considered to be one of the deepest in the world. The numerous stations are richly decorated with molding, bas-reliefs and mosaics. This means of transport is very popular among the citizens as it allows them to move quickly around the city. During our tour we will visit the station Admiralteyskaya which is the newest and is considered to be one of the deepest in the world. Its depth is 86 meters.


Duration – 1 h

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St. Peter and Paul Fortress*

The fortress is the cradle of the city. Peter the Great ordered to build it to protect the land during the Northern War with Sweden that lasted for 21 years. St. Peter and Paul Fortress was founded on May, 27 1703. This day is considered to be the birthday of the St. Petersburg. The architectural centre of the city is the first cathedral of the city: St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. It is also the burial place of all Russian Emperors starting with Peter the Great.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


St. Isaac’s Cathedral*

The impressive dome of this great cathedral can be seen even from afar. It is the third largest one dome cathedral in Europe after St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The construction of the main cathedral of the Russian Empire that could house approximately 10.000 people lasted for 40 years. The cathedral is 101.5 meters high, it is decorated with bas-reliefs and bronze sculptures, more than 100 granite columns that weigh 114 tons each support the porticos of the cathedral. The interior l is a treasury of Fine Arts. Interior decorations include mosaics, mural paintings, gilded bronze statues, semi-precious stones like lapis lazuli, malachite and the best kinds of marble. At present the cathedral is a museum.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
61 37 33 26 19 17

*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


City Tour and St. Peter and Paul Fortress


Duration – 4 h

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City Tour and St. Isaac’s Cathedral


Duration – 4 h

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City Tour + St. Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac’s Cathedral


Duration – 5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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St. Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac’s Cathedral


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Resurrection of Christ Church)*

This church was built by emperor Alexander III to immortalize to memory of his father Alexander II who had been assassinated on the place where the church is now. One can say that the church is a personification of religious architecture of ancient Moscow. From the outside the walls are faced with specially prepared red bricks and richly decorated with glazed bricks panels and tables. In the history of arts there is hardly any other example of equal dimensions: the mosaics of the church were based on original paintings of great Russian painters, 1000 m² of the facade and 6000 m² of the interiors are covered with mosaics.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
61 37 33 26 19 17

*- as a continuation of the previous tour.


St. Petersburg night city tour

St. Petersburg is famous for its White Nights. This unique phenomenon can be observed here from the end of May till the middle of July. This is very special time when the sun stays in the sky for 19 hours, and even after the sunset there is enough daylight so there is no need to turn the lights on. The guests and the citizens of St. Petersburg enjoy walking along the embankments of rivers and canals, admiring the White Nights and the draw bridges across the Neva river. You can fully appreciate the beauty of the city and the bridges during this romantic night tour.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Boat trip along rivers and canals

The best way to explore St. Petersburg in a pleasant and relaxing way is to go on a boat trip along the water ways of the city. The historical districts of the city are situated on numerous islands of the delta of the river Neva as it disembogues into the Gulf of Finland in the eastern part of the Baltic sea. The gorgeous architectural ensembles, cathedrals and monuments wonderfully harmonize with the calm waters of rivers and canals. Granite clad rivers and canals, stairs descending to the water, bridges that span the banks are inseparable elements of the city architecture. This trip allows you to see a different aspect of St. Petersburg which often called the Venice of the North.


Duration – 1 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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The Hermitage

The Hermitage is considered to be one of the most important museums of the world. Its numerous and valuable collection occupies 5 historical buildings including the Winter Palace. Magnificent interiors treasure the priceless works of art of all times and from all parts of the world. The collection that was started by Empress Catherine II in 1764 now numbers more than 3 million objects. Objects that date back to various periods from prehistoric times to nowadays are exhibited in 400 rooms. The sheer jewels of the collection are the works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tiziano, Rembrandt, P.P.Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco, N.Poussin, V.Van Gogh, P.Gauguin, P.Picasso, A.Matisse, etc. If we went to the museum every day for 8 hours and stayed for one minute only at every object it would take us 15 years to see the whole collection.


Duration – 3,5 h

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The restoration and storage centre of the Hermitage “Staraya Derevnya”

This tour allows you to see the everyday life of the world famous museum, the Hermitage. Here the experts of the museum examine the works of art, conduct the restoration, conservation specialists choose objects for new exhibitions. However, the most interesting thing here is to see how the museum stores its collection. The restoration and storage centre of the Hermitage is situated in several buildings and covers the total area of 35 000 m². This includes the museum holdings, exhibition and lecturing departments, restoration department, engineering and administration. The construction and development of this centre is one of the main tasks written in the reconstruction and modernization plan of the Hermitage. The aim of the project is to transfer part of the holdings and workshops from the overloaded historical buildings of the museum that can no longer provide adequate conditions for the conservation of works of art.


Duration – 3 h

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Erarta

Nowadays Erarta is the largest private museum of modern art in Russia. The mission of the museum is to collect, exhibit and popularize the most extraordinary works of art of the most talented contemporary artists. Besides paintings it includes graphics, sculpture, installations, video-art. Art lovers are invited to take a walk around the museum and observe the most outstanding works of the collection.


Duration – 3 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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The Russian Museum

The Russian Museum is the main heritage of national culture. The collection of the museum numbers more than 400.000 objects that reflect the development of national culture in Russia during 1000 years from the old days till present times. The museum has the best collections of paintings and drawings by Russian painters and the most important collection of Russian sculpture in the country. The enormous collection of the museum gives millions of visitors an opportunity to understand the magnificent world of Russian Fine Arts.


Duration – 3 h

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Yusupov Palace

The mansion was constructed in the end of the 19th century for Prince Yusupov who was one of the richest men in Russia. The magnificent interiors are preserved in the palace that is considered to be a jewel of Russian architecture. The palace theatre is a miniature copy of la Scala theatre. Yusupov palace is also interesting from the historical point of view as in 1906 a trusted advisor of the Romanov family Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in this palace. He was a victim of a plot organized by the last owner of the palace prince Felix Yusupov.


Duration – 2,5 h

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1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4–6 pax 7–9 pax 10–14 pax
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Faberge Museum

The Fabergé Museum is St. Petersburg was created for the preservation, study and promotion of Russia’s cultural heritage. It is private Museum own by nonprofit charitable organization The Link of Times established by the Russian entrepreneur Vekselberg. Museum houses the former Malcolm Forbes collection of works by Fabergé masters, including nine famous imperial Easter eggs that that are of great value not only as the objects made with the highest jewelry skills, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum collection also includes decorative and applied art created by Russian masters of the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The official opening is scheduled for spring, 2014.


Duration – 2,5 h

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The museum of Dostoevsky

The life of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is tightly connected to St. Petersburg. Since 1837 when Dostoevsky arrived to the city he moved flat 20 times. In the books of the famous writer we find the streets and buildings of St. Petersburg. However, the house on the corner of Kuznechny street and Dostoevsky street is considered to be one of the most famous of his dwellings. It was here where Dostoevsky wrote his famous novel “The Karamazov brothers”. The interior decoration of the house is typical of the time, the museum exhibition allows us to know more about the life of the famous maestro.


Duration – 2,5 h

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Lomonosov porcelain factory

The imperial factory founded in 1744 was the first porcelain production in Russia. Until 1917 the factory belonged to the Romanov family which explains the name of Imperial manufacture. It was here that Dmitri Vinogradov created the first Easter egg for the empress Elizabeth I. The museum founded in 1844 possesses an impressing collection of the 18th century porcelain.


Duration – 3 h

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186 98 79 60 39 29

Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Lavra)

Alexander Nevsky Monastery is situated in the main street of the city Nevsky Prospect. It is considered to be one of the greatest architectural ensembles in St. Petersburg. The monastery was founded by Peter I in 1710 to commemorate the victory over the Swedish in 1240 and named after the Russian prince Alexander Nevsky who headed the Russian army at that time. The major part of the territory of the monastery is occupied by the metropolitan garden and the theological school. There are three cemeteries at the territory of the monastery. A lot of famous politicians, writers, musicians were buried here, including Suvorov, Lomonosov, Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky.


Duration – 2,5 h

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139 77 68 52 36 30

Peterhof (Grand Palace and parks)

This imperial summer residence is famous all over the world. This town of parks, palaces and fountains was founded by Peter the Great in the beginning of the 18th century to commemorate the glory of Russia. According to his plan a Palace was built on beautiful terraces that are descending to the sea, it is surrounded with splendid cascades of fountains, parks with small palaces and pavilions. The centre of the ensemble is the 19 meter fountain of Samson tearing the lion’s mouth which was the symbol of the Victory of Russian troops over the Swedish in the war for the access to the Baltic sea.


Duration – 5 h

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Pushkin (Catherine palace and park)

It is a fascinating monument of architecture and garden art. In 1710 Peter the Great presented this land to his wife Catherine I and in a few years’ time a marvelous ensemble of parks and palaces was built here around the architectural centre of Catherine Palace. The combination of gold, celestial walls, niveous columns and silvery roof create an impressive sight. Visitors were amazed with the magnificence of interior decoration: golden decorations of the doors were gently shining, the suite of rooms impressed with the glittering wood carvings. The jewel of the palace is the Amber room which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. The romantic alleys around the Catherine Palace invite visitors for a pleasant walk to the favourite pavilions and ponds of the Russian emperors.


Duration – 5 h

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Pavlovsk (The palace and park of Pavlovsk)

This classical palace is located 27 km away from St. Petersburg as a summer residence of the tsar Paul I and his family. It is one of the few palaces that retain the cozy and private atmosphere of the royal family. The beautiful park of the palace that covers the area of 600 hectares is one of the largest parks in Europe. It is considered to be a perfect example of romantic landscape parks of the beginning of the 19th century. By all means it deserves to be called “music for the eyes”.


Duration – 5 h

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Pushkin + Pavlovsk (two palaces and two parks)


Duration – 7 h

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Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod is one of the most ancient and famous towns in Russia: in 2009 it celebrated its 1150 birthday. From the day of its foundation Novgorod was the largest and the most important centre of political, economic and cultural life of Russia. In Veliky Novgorod it is sometimes difficult to tell the border between the town and the museum. About 50 precious monuments of ancient Russian architecture make part of the vivid life of a modern town. We will go on a tour around the town, visit the Kremlin and the most ancient monument – the Cathedral of St. Sofia that was founded in 1045. After lunch in a local restaurant we will visit the Yaroslav’s Court, Yuriev Monastery and the Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Wooden Architecture.


Duration – 12 h

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