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St Petersburg City Tour with St Isaac’s Cathedral

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Key facts

Where: St Petersburg , Russia Duration: Varies

Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
  • Best hand-picked operators

Overview

This sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg provides an interesting insight into the history and culture of this city. Visit the Palace Square, which houses the Winter Palace. The square was an important landmark during the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions.

Admire the architectural splendour of St Isaac’s Cathedral, whose majestic dome dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and whose gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your city centre hotel. Your first stop is the Nevsky Prospect.

This is St. Petersburg’s main avenue and one of the best-known streets in Russia. Adorned with beautiful buildings, squares and bridges, the Nevsky Prospect is today the very center of the city. See the impressive Kazan Cathedral and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Enjoy the wonderful view of Kanal Griboedova and the picturesque Russian-style Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.

Just a stone's throw from the Nevsky Prospect is the Arts Square and the Russian Museum. Also worth seeing are the Russian National Library (the second largest branch in the country), an impressive monument to Catherine the Great and the Anichkov Bridge, adorned with 4 striking equestrian statues.

Nevsky Prospect is also the city’s central shopping street and the hub of the city’s entertainment and nightlife.

Continue to the Palace Square, considered to be the city’s main square, houses the Baroque Winter Palace (built in 1754-62). The most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, the palace served as the residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions. The Winter Palace, with its opulent baroque facade, stretching two hundred meters, is undoubtedly the most famous building of the square and it houses the Hermitage, the world's largest museum of art.

End your day with a visit to St Isaac's Cathedral. The dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg and its gilded cupola can be seen glistening from all over the city. Climb up the 300 or so steps to the observation walkway at the base of the cathedral’s dome and enjoy the breathtaking views over the city. One of the finest architectural monuments of the 19th century, this former principal cathedral of the Russian capital has a seating capacity of 14,000 people.

You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the tour.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Wednesdays

Duration

Varies

Start time

Start time: from 0900h (09:00am) - 1500h (03:00pm)
Duration: City Walking Tour: 4 hours
City Tour with Transport: 3.5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in the city. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel in the city

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Inclusions

  • Private guide / translator
  • Entrance fees

Please note

This is a private tour and operates with a minimum of 2 people.
The start time of the tour is flexible, please state your preferred start time at the time of booking.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

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Additional info

  • This tour is available as a walking tour, or at a supplement with transport.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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