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St Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital with so much to see that it can be hard to know where to start. With museums, palaces and architecture seemingly everywhere you look having some of your time privately guided here is a really good idea. We offer a range of 3 to 5 hour tours that are an ideal way to structure your time in this city. Most tours have the option of a walking and public transport version which helps keep the costs down and connect you with the city and are ideal for the summer months. The tours can also be upgraded to a private car which is worth considering if there during the bitter winter months. Contact us with any questions you have.

SP-03: 3 Hour Tour of the Treasures of the Hermitage Museum

Popularity: ★★★★★ | Price from £ 64 / US$ 86 per person

St Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital with so much to see that it can be hard to know where to start. With museums, palaces and architecture seemingly everywhere you look having some of your time privately guided here is a really good idea. We offer a range of 3 to 5 hour tours that are an ideal way to structure your time in this city. Most tours have the option of a walking and public transport version which helps keep the costs down and connect you with the city and are ideal for the summer months. The tours can also be upgraded to a private car which is worth considering if there during the bitter winter months. Contact us with any questions you have.
AVOIDS THE LONG TICKET QUEUES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS
This tour includes entrance to the Hermitage.

SP-04: 2 HOUR TOUR OF PETER PAUL FORTRESS & CATHEDRAL

Popularity: ★★★★ | Price from £ 40 / US$54 per person

The Peter & Paul Fortress is one of St Petersburg’s premiere attractions and a unique example of Russian fortification construction from the early eighteenth century. The history of the fortress is connected with the struggle of the Russian people for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. It occupies a large area containing several sights including the iconic Peter and Paul Cathedral whose 402 foot high belfry is the highest architectural structure in St Petersburg. The Cathedral is the symbolic centre of Russia and for two hundred years almost all Russian rulers from Peter I to Nicolas II and their families were buried here making this a guided journey through Russian history.
MUST BE BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANOTHER TOUR
This tour includes entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress.

SP-05: COOKING LESSON & MEAL WITH A RUSSIAN FAMILY - 4 HOURS

Popularity: ★★★★ | Price from £ 88 / US$120 per person

The Peter & Paul Fortress is one of St Petersburg’s premiere attractions and a unique example of Russian fortification construction from the early eighteenth century. The history of the fortress is connected with the struggle of the Russian people for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. It occupies a large area containing several sights including the iconic Peter and Paul Cathedral whose 402 foot high belfry is the highest architectural structure in St Petersburg. The Cathedral is the symbolic centre of Russia and for two hundred years almost all Russian rulers from Peter I to Nicolas II and their families were buried here making this a guided journey through Russian history.
SUPERB CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

SP-06: 3 HOUR TOUR OF THE FINE ART OF THE RUSSIAN MUSEUM

Popularity: ★★★ | Price from £ 64 / U$86 per person

The Russian Museum was the first state museum dedicated to Russian fine art in the country. It was established in 1895 in St Petersburg by a decree of the Tzar Nicholas II with its grand opening for visitors in March 1898. Today the museum is a unique repository of artistic treasures, famous restoration centre, authoritative institute of academic research, one of the major cultural and educational centers in Russia and a research and educational centre overseeing the activities of 260 art museums throughout Russia.
This tour includes entrance to the Russian Museum.

SP-07: 5 HOUR TOUR TO PETERHOF BY PRIVATE CAR

Popularity: ★★★★★ | Price from £ 164 / US$ 222 per person

Peterhof is a jewel of Russian art and architecture – a town of parks, palaces and fountains. In the past it was an exquisite summer residence of the Russian Tzars. From the Grand Palace of Peterhof three monumental cascading fountains lead to the Lower Park, a masterpiece in itself, with 173 fountains across its grounds. During the tour you’ll walk around the Lower Park and see the most impressive fountains and before taking a 1 hour tour of the Grand Palace itself.
ESSENTIAL TO PRE-BOOK IN SUMMER
This tour includes entrance to Peterhof.

SP-08: 5 HOUR TOUR TO PUSHKIN & PAVLOVSK BY PRIVATE CAR

Popularity: ★★★★★ | Price from £ 164 / US$ 222 per person

The Peter & Paul Fortress is one of St Petersburg’s premiere attractions and a unique example of Russian fortification construction from the early eighteenth century. The history of the fortress is connected with the struggle of the Russian people for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. It occupies a large area containing several sights including the iconic Peter and Paul Cathedral whose 402 foot high belfry is the highest architectural structure in St Petersburg. The Cathedral is the symbolic centre of Russia and for two hundred years almost all Russian rulers from Peter I to Nicolas II and their families were buried here making this a guided journey through Russian history.
ESSENTIAL TO PRE-BOOK IN SUMMER
This tour includes entrance to Pushkin & Pavlosk.

SP-09: 3 HOUR TOUR BY BOAT ALONG THE CITY’S CANALS WITH CAR TRANSFERS

Popularity: ★★★★ | Price from £ 94 / US$128 per person

The Peter & Paul Fortress is one of St Petersburg’s premiere attractions and a unique example of Russian fortification construction from the early eighteenth century. The history of the fortress is connected with the struggle of the Russian people for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. It occupies a large area containing several sights including the iconic Peter and Paul Cathedral whose 402 foot high belfry is the highest architectural structure in St Petersburg. The Cathedral is the symbolic centre of Russia and for two hundred years almost all Russian rulers from Peter I to Nicolas II and their families were buried here making this a guided journey through Russian history.

SP-10: 2.5 HOUR TOUR OF THE YUSUPOV PALACE INCLUDING THE RASPUTIN ROOMS

Popularity: ★★★ | Price from £ 45 / US$62 per person

The Yusupov Palace is where you will see the beautiful Gala Rooms & Halls of the palace as well as getting acquainted with the destiny of it’s owner Prince Yusupov. Discover the amazing story of the architects who created the Palace, the treasures it contains and how modern Russian history has added new twists to the story. In the heart of the Palace we visit the wonderful chamber theatre whose name is connected with Fedor Shalyapin, Anna Pavlova, Franz Liszt & Polina Viardo. We also visit the Rasputin rooms whose historical interior, documents & pictures help you to feel the tragedy of this murder and the different theories behind it.
MUST BE BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANOTHER TOUR
This tour includes entrance to Yusupov Palace including the Rasputin rooms.

SP-11: 3 HOUR TOUR BY CAR BRINGING THE LITERARY SIDE OF ST PETERSBURG

Popularity: ★★★ | Price from £ 85 / US$ 115 per person

A tour of St Petersburg by private car focused on some of Russia great writers who have spent time in the city. These include Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Nikolai Nekrasov, Vladimir Nabokov, the well known Russian poets Alexander Blok and Anna Akhmatova. The tour will also include a visit to the flat of Fyodor Dostoevsky which is now a museum dedicated to him, and finishes back at your hotel.
This tour includes entrance to the flat of Fyodor Dostoevsky.

SP-12: 5 HOUR TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR OF ST PETERSBURG’S JEWISH HISTORY

Popularity: ★★★ | Price from £ 142 / US$192 per person

The perfect tour for those with an interest in Jewish history covering a wide range of sights although note that you won’t have time to enter all of them. A highlight is The Great Choral Synagogue built in 1893 in Moorish style with interiors by Leon Bakhman. It is the second largest in Europe and can accommodate 1,200 worshipers. You will pass Ginsburg House which belonged to the famous banker and philanthropist, Baron Horace Ginsburg, one of the leaders of the Jewish community and a major donor for the construction of the Great Choral Synagogue.

We also see The Academy of Fine Arts amongst whose graduates are the sculptor Antokolsky, the painter Mark Shagal and architect Leon Bakhman. We pass by the Museum of Russian art housing work from Levitan, Altman, Shagall, Soutin and the Church of Spilled Blood.

We visit the The Russian Ethnography Museum where there is an exhibition called “History and Culture of the Jewish people on the territory of Russia”. On display are artifacts from the Pale of Settlement by the Jewish scholar and ethnographer Ansky as well as Jewish manuscripts and first editions of Jewish books from the National Public Library. We also see the Jewish St. Petersburg Community Home which is the center of Jewish life today. It accommodates a number of Jewish organizations such as the Jewish Family Center, a welfare organization for the elderly, Hillel and the Institute of Judaica.

If time permits we can also see the Jewish Memorial Cemetery, among those buried here are public figures such as S. Polyakov, Ginsbourg, Antokolsky and victims of the Siege of Leningrad. The tour finishes back at your hotel.
This tour includes entrance to The Russian Ethnography Museum.
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