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St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour and Peter & Paul Fortress

The View of Strelka
The View of Strelka
St. Peter & Paul Fortress with Cathedral
St. Peter & Paul Fortress with Cathedral
Tomb of The Emperor Peter I
Tomb of The Emperor Peter I
The View of the Winter Palace
The View of the Winter Palace
Palace Square
Palace Square
St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
Cruiser Aurora
Cruiser Aurora
Savior on the Spilled Blood Church
Savior on the Spilled Blood Church


 Slow pace, photo stops
 Time for shopping 
 Seasonal discounts 
 Finding tour mates to reduce expenses


Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$US / Person 145 88 78 67 64 62 62 62 57 57 55 55 52 52 50 50

 3 hours


Your journey starts with a transfer to St. Petersburg city center. As you are driven through, your guide will give you a brief introduction to the history of St. Petersburg. Once in the city center, you will stop at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island to enjoy the magnificent view of the Neva River and Rostral Columns which in the past served as lighthouses and guided ships through the busy port of St. Petersburg. From Strelka opens a marvelous panoramic view of The Winter Palace (The Hermitage), The Admiralty, shining gilded dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peter & Paul Fortress which you will tour next.
The car will take you to the smallest island - The Island of Hares - where Peter & Paul Fortress is situated. You will walk on the fortress grounds and learn the story of St. Petersburg's origins. The tour continues to Peter & Paul Cathedral, where the Romanov monarchs are buried. Inside the cathedral you will see tombs of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth, Alexander II etc. In 1998 remains of the last Russian Czar Nickolas II and his family were brought to the cathedral.
You will then reboard your car and drive along The Neva embankment to Cruiser Aurora which came into modern history as the battleship that signaled the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917 and the Communist Era in Russia. Your car drives from the Petrograd side with its Art Nouveau architecture to 18th century St. Petersburg. Your route will take you past the central part of the city.
Must-see sights: Nevsky Prospect, Square of Arts, Spilled Blood Church, Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Isaac's Square, The Winter Palace, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman (a statue of Peter the Great), Strelka with Rostral Columns, Fine Arts Academy, The Admiralty, University, etc.
Optional: The Synagogue.
Inside visits: Peter & Paul Fortress with Cathedral is included. If you wish to add inside visits for any other cathedrals, please request it when making a booking. Additional entrance fees will apply.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees, photo/video permits, bank fees.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

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 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
Yes, the Russian visa is required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators) and can provide visa support (Tourist Voucher and The Tourist Confirmation) upon request at no charge.
 Where do we meet our guide?
You meet the guide at your hotel unless agreed differently. 
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking.
2. Receive our Confirmation.

30% deposit is required by Bank card. The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). 
Cancellation: 30% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
Tour mates:
Did you know you can save a lot of cash by finding travel companions to join your tour? We can help you in finding tour mates by placing a message on our Online Boards and Facebook page. You can also find travel companions yourself via Roll Calls where you can locate your cruise ship and posts for your trip. 


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