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City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress visiting

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St. Petersburg half-day City Tour, featuring a walking tour to Peter and Paul Fortress.

Highlights

  • Admire the immense Palace Square, home to the city's Winter Palace
  • See the impressive monument to Catherine the Great, as well as the Alexandrinsky Theatre
  • Take in panoramic views of the whole city, including the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum
  • Discover the amazing city of Saint Petersburg on this exciting private sightseeing tour
  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, once build to protect the city but later used as a political prison

Description

Discover the world-famous Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with the city's most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old 18th-century building façades. Admire the streets' trading rows and arcades, with impressive classical and Renaissance cathedrals. Then, enjoy an excellent photo opportunity with a stunning panorama along the Neva's embankments; by the city's Rostral Columns you will have a view of the 5 buildings of the State Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. From there you will visit the most splendid architectural masterpieces of Saint Petersburg: the Fine Arts Square, the magnificent Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, the Field of Mars, the Alexanderinsky Drama Theater, Smolny Cathedral, the Classical Senate building, the Bronze Horseman and much more. Enjoy the beauty of the third largest square in the world - the Palace Square, home to the Winter Palace and the Alexander Column. During this tour, you will also pay a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress was originally created to protect the city, but was eventually used as a political prison. The Peter and Paul Cathedral is a unique example of Russian 18th-century architecture that has remained intact. For almost two centuries, it 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. 

Includes

Hotel pick-up and drop-off Private car or mini-van transportation Entrance fees for Peter and Paul Fortress, Cathedral, and Bastion English-speaking guide
Meals

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