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Excursions in St.Petersburg 


Peterhof (Petrodvorets) & Low Park with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

Built in the early 18th century by Peter the Great, Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) is the most splendid official royal summer residence, often called the "Russian Versailles". The territory of the Peterhof ensemble houses several magnificent palaces, such as the Grand Palace, Monplaisir and Marly, with magnificent interiors and a variety of museums. Also, there are beautifully landscaped parks and gardens with numerous amazing fountains, water cascades, pavilions, sculptures, reliefs, vases and mascarons.

Rivers, channels and bridges without entering Neva River with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

Saint Petersburg is often called "Venice of the North" because of the large number of small rivers and canals that divide the city into the islands, connected by bridges. Some bridges are true works of art with an incredible history, such as Anichkov Bridge. The biggest bridges across the Neva River are drawn at night to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea into the Volga-Baltic waterway system. Therefore, during summer period, a boat tour among the rivers and canals of the historic center of St. Petersburg is an essential, very popular and extremely enjoyable part of city exploration. Also, if desired, night boat tours and cruises accompanied by a folklore show and/or a light dinner on board can be arranged.

Sightseeing Tour & Peter & Paul Fortress with transfer and guide (English, German, French, Japanese speaking) 

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg. It was founded in 1703 and was meant to protect the future city from possible attacks by the Swedish army and navy. The day of the fortress foundation is celebrated nowadays as St. Petersburg Birthday. Throughout the years the fortress was used in many different ways, but it never saw any military actions, for the Swedes were defeated before the fortress was even completed. Still due to its location and architecture it housed the city's garrison and was a high security political jail. In the middle of the fortress stands the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses. There are also the City History Museum and the Mint on the territory. The Fortress is one of the most famous symbols of St Petersburg. 01/05/12-30/09/12 - daily; 01/01/12-30/04/12 and 01/10/12-31/12/12 - daily exept Wednsday

St. Isaac's Cathedral with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

St. Isaac's Cathedral was built to become the main church of St. Petersburg and the largest cathedral in Russia. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand. The Golden Dome of the Cathedral is one of the key elements of the city panorama. The cathedral's facades are decorated with sculptures and massive granite columns (made of single pieces of red granite), inside the Cathedral there are incredibly detailed mosaic icons, paintings and stained glass paintings. A magnificent view of St. Petersburg can be enjoyed from the cathedral's colonnade which is opened for tourists during summer. The services are not normally held here (with a rare exeption) and the Cathedral mainly serves as a museum. Exept Wednesday

The Russian Museum with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

The Russian museum was founded in the late 19th century as the country's first state museum of Russian fine art. Nowadays the museum is a real treasure trove of more than 400 thousand unique artworks covering all periods, forms, genres, schools and movements of art from ancient icons to avant-garde artwork. The heart of the museum collection is comprised of oil painting, sculpture, graphic, decorative and applied art. Also every year the museum hosts numerous temporary exhibitions.

The State Hermitage Museum with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and most significant museums in the world, which has about three million of artworks and monuments from all over the world. The museum’s unique collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic exhibits. The main museum complex is located in the famous Winter Palace of the Russian sovereigns.

Tsarskoye Selo with transfer and guide (English, German, French, Japanese speaking) 

The Tsarskoye Selo palace and park ensemble (the State Museum-Preserve Tsarskoye Selo) is a superb monument of world-ranking architecture and garden-and-park design dating from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. Catherine Palace — a splendid example of the Russian Baroque is a central piece of ensemble. The Great Hall, the Golden Enfilade of state rooms and the world-famous Amber Room take visitors back in time to the age of Catherine the Great. Terrific Park consisting of the Regular and English parts is a perfect example of fine gardening. More than a hundred historical monuments are scattered across the Tsarskoe Selo that have a joint area of 300 hectares: there are grand palaces and intimate pavilions, bridges and marble monuments, and also exotic structures imitating Gothic, Turkish and Chinese architecture that invest little corners of the parks with a romantic atmosphere. Daily exept: Monday, Tuesday

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