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Saint Petersburg City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress

Product ID: 903
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Explore St. Petersburg's top highlights and attractions along with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, once used as a political prison. Discover the Nevsky Propsect, admire the city's architectural masterpieces, and take in the massive Palace Square.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel. Our guide will meet you in your hotel with a sign saying "MariaRose Tours" and your name. Note: If you prefer another start time or place please specify when booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the amazing city of Saint Petersburg on this exciting private sightseeing tour
  • Walk along the famous Nevsky Prospect and admire top-notch shopping and boutiques in 18th century buildings
  • Admire the immense Palace Square, home to the city's Winter Palace
  • See the impressive monument to Catherine the Great, as well as the Alexandrinsky Theatre
  • Take in panoramic views of the whole city, including the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, once build to protect the city but later used as a political prison
  • Step into the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of Russian Emperors
Full description
This Private Saint Petersburg sightseeing tour lets you take in amazing sights across the city, with personalized commentary from an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

Discover the world-famous Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with the city's most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old 18th-century building façades. Admire the streets' trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals.

Then, enjoy an excellent photo opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva's embankments; by the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

From there you will visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces of Saint Petersburg: the Fine Arts Square, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, the Classical Senate building, the Bronze Horseman and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column.

During this tour we will also pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress was originally created to protect the city, but was eventually used as a political prison.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique example of Russian 18th-century architecture that has remained intact. For almost two centuries, it served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar - Nicholas II - and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private car or mini-van transportation
  • Entrance fees for Peter and Paul Fortress, Cathedral, and Bastion
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
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Product ID: 903