Meet the guide in the hotel lobby and take your seat in a private car/minivan. The route of the tour is specially built to cover the highlights of the city center, such as Nevsky Prospect, Square of Arts, St Peter and Paul Fortress, The Spit of Basil Island, The Smolny Cathedral, and many others. On your way, you are going to see churches, cathedrals, squares, and architectural ensembles, cross the famous bridges along the Neva River and drive along the embankments of the rivers and canals. You will notice that the main avenues and embankments of St Petersburg are full of palaces in different styles. The main ones are the Winter Palace, the Marble, Stroganov, Menshikov, Anichkov, Sheremetievsky palaces and Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle.
Take a break for lunch at a local caf if necessary and continue the route by visiting the famous Hermitage Museum a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique museum by the quantity and diversity of the presented art objects. Until the middle of the XIX century, the Hermitage fully corresponded to its name 'Hermitage' from French means a shelter of a hermit. Only the royal family and their close associates had access to the art collections stored there. In 1852, under Nicholas I, the Imperial Hermitage became accessible to the general public.
No traveler can visit this museum without his heart being moved by a painting, a sculpture or a magnificent interior of a room. Take this tour to find a work of art that you admire and remember. In addition, the Winter Palace (the main building of Hermitage) is not only an architectural jewel but also tells us the history of its inhabitants the Russian tsars, their lives and military triumphs. At the end of the guided tour of the Hermitage, the bravest and the most energetic can continue exploring the museum on their own.