1-Day St. Petersburg PRIVATE ALL INCLUSIVE GRAND TOUR Skip-the-line - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels in central Saint-Petersburg

    Ports
    St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a 3-hour sightseeing: a complete tour of St Petersburg's most famous sites from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. The tour is an excellent introduction to St Petersburg -- the second largest and most beautiful city in Russia. Over almost 300 years of its history St Petersburg accumulated all the grandeur of the Russian Imperial Court and became one of the largest centers of culture and science. Numbers are limited to six people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Comprehensive tour of the city

Led by a local guide

All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Peter and paul fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

You have the option to combine the Grand Tour St Petersburg with the following tours:
Grand Tour St Petersburg + Peter and Paul's Fortress
The Peter and paul fortress - the oldest and most historical construction in Saint petersburg and put up for fortification purposes but never been attacked. It had for almost two centuries served as a burial place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St Catherine chapel in 1998.
Grand Tour St Petersburg and St Isaac's Cathedral
St Petersburg Highlights Tour visiting magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral, formerly the Russia's principal cathedral.
Grand Tour St Petersburg and Hermitage Museum
Hermitage - the second largest art museum in the world and the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg. See all the great masterpieces of the world's art in several hours with a comment of a knowledgeable expert-guide.
Grand Tour St Petersburg, Peter and Paul's Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral,Savior-on-blood Church , Lunch and Hermitage Museum
Comprehensive all-day tour of St Petersburg sites, including Peter and paul fortress and Cathedral, spectacular St Isaac's Cathedral, an elegant lunch and a 2-hour guided excursion to the famous Hermitage Museum.
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ITINERARY
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GRAND TOUR, HIGHLIGHTS OF ST.PETERSBURG (3 hours duration)
During the comprehensive tour you will see all the main highlights of St Petersburg: Winter palace, Nevsky prospect, Kazan cathedral, Stroganov palace, Admiralty, Palace square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Naval Museum, St. Petersburg University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Senate Square, monument to Peter the Great (The bronze horseman), Isaac's Square, Mariinsky Palace, monument to Nicolas II, St. isaac's cathedral, Palace Embankment, Marsovo Fields, Summer Gardens, Alexandrinsky theatre, Rastrelly Square, Smolny Cathedral, Anichkov palace, monument to Catherine the Great, Square of Arts, State russian museum, Koniushennaya Square, Cathedral of Saviour-on-the-Spilled Blood as well as the numerous canals and rivers, beautiful bridges crossing them. Your guide will tell you the story of the city, the events that have left their scars, its optimistic and dramatic plans for the future, together with anecdotes about its strange, friendly and colorful inhabitants, and answer any questions you may have about this most fascinating of cities.
GRAND TOUR, FORTRESS OF PETER AND PAUL (3 hours duration)
During this tour you also visit The Peter & Paul Fortress - the oldest and most historical construction in Saint-Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress put up for fortification purposes but never been attacked.The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique sample of Russian 18th-century architecture that has reached us. It had for almost two centuries served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar- Nicholas II and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.
GRAND TOUR, ST.ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL (3 hours duration)
St. isaac's cathedral, built in St. Petersburg in 1858 by the architect Montferrand, is the fourth highest among the world's cathedrals under the single cupolas. It follows St Peter's in Rome, St. Paul's in London and Santa Maria del Fiorre in Florence. The richly-adorned interior, lined with marble, and with malachite and lazurite columns, was intended for up to 10 000 worshippers. Standing on the broad Isaac's Square, its golden dome can be seen all over the city. On a clear day, the observation platform at the foot of the dome commands a fine view over St. Petersburg and its surroundings.
GRAND TOUR, HERMITAGE MUSEUM (4 hours duration)
The Hermitage Museum is Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg. Nowadays, the Hermitage has about 2.7 million exhibits and displays a full range of world art from Ancient Egypt to early 20th century Europe. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists (Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro), plus Van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin and sculptures by Rodin. The collection is huge and very exciting. It had been calculated that if you decide to spend only one minute in front of each exhibit, you will have to stay in the Hermitage for 11 years, but on the tour you will have an opportunity to see all the great masterpieces of the world's art at a glance in several hours with a comment of a knowledgeable expert-guide.
GRAND TOUR, FORTRESS OF PETER AND PAUL, ST.ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL, SAVIOR-ON-BLOOD CHURCH, LUNCH, HERMITAGE MUSEUM (8 hours duration)
The "Grand Tour" offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing, from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of Saint-Petersburg most famous sites beginning with the neo-classical splendor of St Isaac's Cathedral, geometry of the Palace square, visiting the oldest construction of Saint-Petersburg- Peter & Paul's Fortress and the Cathedral- the burial vault of Romanovs' family. Thereafter a visit to the Savior-on-Blood Church. The tour includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world -The State Museum of the Hermitage- to finalize your excellent introduction to St Petersburg. (When the tour is finished, it is possible to stay longer on your own, however you must make your own arrangements back to your hotel).


Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary:

GRAND TOUR, HIGHLIGHTS OF ST.PETERSBURG (3 hours duration)
During the comprehensive tour you will see all the main highlights of St Petersburg: Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Stroganov Palace, Admiralty, Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Naval Museum, St. Petersburg University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Senate Square, monument to Peter the Great (the Bronze Horseman), Isaac's Square, Mariinsky Palace, monument to Nicolas II, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Embankment, Marsovo Fields, Summer Gardens, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Rastrelly Square, Smolny Cathedral, Anichkov Palace, monument to Catherine the Great, Square of Arts, State Russian Museum, Koniushennaya Square, Cathedral of Saviour-on-the-Spilled Blood as well as the numerous canals and rivers, beautiful bridges crossing them. Your guide will tell you the story of the city, the events that have left their scars, its optimistic and dramatic plans for the future, together with anecdotes about its strange, friendly and colorful inhabitants, and answer any questions you may have about this most fascinating of cities.

GRAND TOUR, FORTRESS OF PETER AND PAUL (3 hours duration)
During this tour you also visit The Peter & Paul Fortress - the oldest and most historical construction in Saint-Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress put up for fortification purposes but never been attacked.The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique sample of Russian 18th-century architecture that has reached us. It had for almost two centuries served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar- Nicholas II and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.

GRAND TOUR, ST.ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL (3 hours duration)
St. Isaac's Cathedral, built in St. Petersburg in 1858 by the architect Montferrand, is the fourth highest among the world's cathedrals under the single cupolas. It follows St Peter's in Rome, St. Paul's in London and Santa Maria del Fiorre in Florence. The richly-adorned interior, lined with marble, and with malachite and lazurite columns, was intended for up to 10 000 worshippers. Standing on the broad Isaac's Square, its golden dome can be seen all over the city. On a clear day, the observation platform at the foot of the dome commands a fine view over St. Petersburg and its surroundings.

GRAND TOUR, HERMITAGE MUSEUM (4 hours duration)
The Hermitage Museum is Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg. Nowadays, the Hermitage has about 2.7 million exhibits and displays a full range of world art from Ancient Egypt to early 20th century Europe. It includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, unique collections of Rembrandt, Rubens, French Impressionists (Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro), plus Van Gogh, Matisse, Gaugin and sculptures by Rodin. The collection is huge and very exciting. It had been calculated that if you decide to spend only one minute in front of each exhibit, you will have to stay in the Hermitage for 11 years, but on the tour you will have an opportunity to see all the great masterpieces of the world's art at a glance in several hours with a comment of a knowledgeable expert-guide.

GRAND TOUR, FORTRESS OF PETER AND PAUL, ST.ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL, SAVIOR-ON-BLOOD CHURCH, LUNCH, HERMITAGE MUSEUM (8 hours duration)
The "Grand Tour" offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing, from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of Saint-Petersburg most famous sites beginning with the neo-classical splendor of St Isaac's Cathedral, geometry of the Palace Square, visiting the oldest construction of Saint-Petersburg- Peter & Paul's Fortress and the Cathedral- the burial vault of Romanovs' family. Thereafter a visit to the Savior-on-Blood Church. The tour includes an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine. In the afternoon a 2-hour guided excursion in the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest museums of the world -The State Museum of the Hermitage- to finalize your excellent introduction to St Petersburg. (When the tour is finished, it is possible to stay longer on your own, however you must make your own arrangements back to your hotel).

Inclusions

Hotel pick up (drop off only for "Tour only" and "Tour and Fortress")

Transportation by air conditioned comfortable vehicle

Assistance of a local guide

Lunch (for all inclusive tour only)

Tickets

Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost)

Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood

Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral

Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum

Exclusions

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Kid friendly

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jan-2019

    Service is good and personal, with two of us only, but did not show where is Peter and Paul Fortress and the Canons (we went into the Cathedral indeed) we also don't know where is the Winter Palace yet. So the itinerary seems a bit overstated. The weather condition in January is very harsh indeed.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    We flew to St. Petersburg for a day during a week-long trip to Moscow for the World Cup. Our tour guide, Dasha, was very competent and knew her history. She also spoke perfect English, which was very helpful. We did the all day tour which included Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, lunch and ended at the Hermitage Museum. There was a lot of walking, but we were driven to each location by minivan. The Hermitage Museum is huge, like the Louvre, so there is a lot to see in just a few hours. My only complaint was that we did not get dropped off at our pick up location (across from the airport), but instead had to take a taxi back to the airport. With the World Cup traffic (there was a game in St. Petersburg that day) and a sudden downpour, we barely made it back to the airport in time for our return flight to Moscow. Other than that small inconvenience, the tour was very informative and covered all the sites one would want to see while visiting St. Petersburg.

  • 10-May-2018

    beautiful tour with Yulia!
    with visit to HErmitage! without waiting!
    highly recommended!!!

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Loved

  • 07-Mar-2018

    We booked this amazing excursion on Viator in Saint Petersburg on the 26th of December 2017. It was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Julia picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan on time. She made it possible for us to see almost all the main attractions in St Petersburg in the short time available to us. We had lunch at the most charming little restaurant with lovely food typical of the region. Julia was a fountain of knowledge and enjoyed the day immensely. She spoke English perfect. I would 100 recommend this trip.

  • 04-Feb-2018

    This was perfect. My husband literally had one day to tour and we wanted to see as much as we could. Our guide was perfect-she was so friendly and we did see everything. We were together all day and into the evening. I would definitely recommend this if you need to do St. Petersburg in a day!

  • 22-Jan-2018

    Anya was very nice and knowledgeable!

  • 11-Dec-2017

    So this one day tour suited the needs of our small group of six and it made sure we understood some of the highlights of this wonderful city. Our guide was Lyda from Maria tours and she was absolutely first class and so knowledgable and very patient in imparting that explanation. The first part of the tour is via minibus with stops on the way. The latter part of the tour is conducting on foot but its not arduous. The lunch stop is in a very nice restaurant with a very enjoyable 3 course format. All of the entry fees are included in the rice and the guide facilitates these on the parties entry.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    Whistle stop tour in a car with driver and guide. We got to see lots and it was a grea5 way to get an appreciate for the city. The guide was excellent and we had lots of stops for photo opportunities

  • 31-Oct-2017

    It was my first stop in Russia, and I am so glad that I join the grand tour in St Petersburg. I got to see the most interesting and famous sites within the city in just one day!! The route was very well planned so that we got to cover as much places as possible. My tour guide named was amazing! She's one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever encountered when I visit a foreign city. You will never get confused or bored when you have her on your side. Her very well-spoken British English will charm you throughout the tour : In general, I would highly recommend this tour to visitors who only visit the city for a short time. But believe me, St Petersburg is a very beautiful and classic city with enormous elegant sites to visit and fun to shop. So stay a bit longer is highly recommended!! Hao Z

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