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St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals

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    What to Expect
    Leave your central St Petersburg hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and head into the city’s historical heart.

    Hear about St Petersburg’s short but illustrious past from your guide, learning how it was founded in 1703 and served as Russia’s capital through the 18th and 19th centuries, until 1918. Hear how, during this time, the city presided over many seminal events in Russia’s history, including three revolutions.

    Head first for St Basil Island, the original hub of the city as planned by its founder, the still-revered Peter the Great. Hop out of your vehicle and stroll to the island’s eastern corner, called the Spit of St Basil Island. Drink in the sweeping city views from here as your guide points out landmarks such as the Palace Embankment, the Winter Palace and the two 18th-century Rostral Columns that still rise from the spit and were built as beacons for passing ships.

    Continue to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city. Discover how the complex was intended to protect against a Swedish invasion that never materialized, and was later used as a political prison.

    Visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral inside the walls, and admire the lavish interior, home to the tombs of Peter the Great and Tsar Nicholas II and his family, murdered in 1917.

    Drive on to the Nevsky Prospekt, passing the shops and neo-classical residences of this vibrant thoroughfare, and continue into Palace Square, framed by the splendid Winter Palace.

    Take snaps of this former residence of the Tsars, before moving on to gold-domed St Isaac’s Cathedral, one of St Petersburg’s most imposing sights.

    Admire this imperious church, and then head for the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, known for its onion-shaped domes. Pose for photos here and marvel at the opulent interior as your guide explains how the church stands where Tsar Alexander II was killed in 1881.

    After around three hours, finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please send us your hotel address for a pickup. Depending on your option choice we pickup at 10:00 or at 14:30
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private car or minivan
    • Professional guide
    • Admission to Peter and Paul Cathedral
    • Admission to Our Savior on Blood Cathedral
    • Admission to St Isaac's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a pleasure to take this small city tour. The tour guide Katya was amazing. She was very professional, knowledgeable, funny. At first I was a little skeptical how can you see so many sights in just a few hours and still spend enough time at each sight but they made it
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    This tour was supposed to be a small group but I ended up alone with just the guide and driver in a very small car on a hot day - they didn't turn on the air conditioning and it was very hard to see places we were driving by from the back seat. I was nice to skip the line at the
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    We took the tour on July 2018. We went to St Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress and cathedral and to St Basil Island. Our guide informed us well about the history of St Petersburg and things to do. The guide was helpful and knowledgeable. The tour was awesome.
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    My husband and I took this tour on Dec 28, and it exceeded our expectations. As it turned out, we were the only 2 people in the group, which made the interaction with our guide really personal. The pick up from our hotel was on time, and our guide (Katiya) was extremely
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    Response from Marina_WilsonPT, Владелец at St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals
    Responded Jan 9, 2018
    Good day Lisa! Thank you, for your encouraging feedback. It truly is important for us to make the trip personal because we understand how much the city image depends on the guide's personality. Katiya is highly professional and we are happy you have enjoyed your tour with her.
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    This was an excellent overview of the city. Irina, our guide was charming and very knowledgeable about Saint Petersburg and its history. I would highly recommend Marina Wilson as your tour company.
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    Response from Marina_WilsonPT, Владелец at St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals
    Responded Nov 4, 2017
    Good day, Mr. Peter! We are happy you enjoyed the City Highlight tour. In autumn Saint Petersburg has its own charm. In fact, this is the season most people associate Saint Petersburg with.Peter and Paul's fortress, St.Isaac's Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman are all the "postcard" places and we are happy you took a chance to see them live. Irina knows a lot about the city and specializes in the history of Russian nobility. We are glad you have enjoyed Irina's company.
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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