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Rooftop Tour in St Petersburg with Best City Views for Photographers

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    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia

    Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and start your local adventure.

    This is a wonderful rooftop tour of old houses in St. Petersburg if you are looking for something non-touristy, off the beaten path, authentic and incredible! You will see the main sights of the city from the distance and get dramatic 360-degree views of St Petersburg. Your local rooftop guide and your private guide-interpreter will tell you many interesting facts and stories about the city and its places.

    Find out who Alexander Nevsky was and why the legendary Nevsky Prospekt, the highlight of St Petersburg, is named after him. Learn why St Petersburg is in the Guinness World Records book, how long is the chain of the tram ways in the city, what is the biggest cathedral in Russia and the fourth biggest in the world. Check out the deepest metro station in the world.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Saint Michael's Castle, Sadovaya St, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191023

    Admire the city and its diverse architecture from the observation deck of one of the roofs in downtown. St Petersburg combines a variety of architectural styles. Mikhailovsky Castle (the Russian Museum), for instance, has all four sides of its facade designed in different styles which are harmoniously blended into one architectural ensemble.

    Pass By: State Russian Museum, Inzhenernaya St., 4 Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

    Your guide will explain to you why all sides are different and tell you what to expect when you come to the Russian Museum.

    Pass By: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia

    70-meter high Admiralty Building is decorated with spire and a gold-plated ship, which weighs 65 kg and is covered with two kilograms of pure gold. Listen to the legend about this ship and what it hides inside.

    Pass By: Alexander Column, Dvortsovaya Square metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia

    Spot Alexander Column, crowned with a figure of an angel with a cross, and find out what is tricky about it and why people were afraid to pass it by back in the days when it was built.

    Pass By: The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    Finally, enjoy the views of the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral in the distance and up close. You will have a short walk through the 18th-century downtown to St Isaac’s Cathedral where the tour finishes. You can climb on top of it through the spiral staircase for great views of the city. You can then stroll historic downtown for Baroque and Gothic architecture, or head to the Russian Museum and see the famous Mikhailovsky Palace from all 4 sides.

    Pass By: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Finish the tour at some landmark in St Petersburg city center
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