- 8 hours
For those with 2 days in St. Petersburg, we can offer an additional tour on your second day to Peterhof and Catherine's Palace. Please feel free to enquire.
- State Hermitage Museum
- Winter Palace
- Peterhof Park
- Peter and Paul Cathedral
- Church of the Savior on Blood
- Private transportation
- MA or Ph.D. level guide
Over the course of the day, we will also soak up sites such as the Peter and Paul Fortress (the birthplace of St. Petersburg) and the main Orthodox Church of Russia, Peter and Paul Cathedral. Our visit will continue to another iconic religious site: the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral. We'll use these various monuments and structures to discuss the Russian Emporers, the burial sites and the Tsars over the course of the centuries. Time allowing, your expert guide will take you to a local restaurant to taste some traditional Russian cuisine before you are dropped back at the port.
If you have another day in St. Petersburg, we have a second-day itinerary which includes spending time outside visiting summer residences: Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof. Please feel free to let us know in your client notes you would like to book a second day and we will happily arrange.
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Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is focused on contemporary Russian history. He is working on PhD dissertation on Stalin’s national policy. Vadim has taken part in excavation works in Novgorod, the ancient capital of Russia. In 2019 he was invited as a Russian history lecturer of Celebrity Cruise Line. Being very passionate about art and history Vadim loves sharing his knowledge and experience leading tours in Saint Petersburg and other cities.
Irina is a native to Saint Petersburg with a passion for history and art. At an early age she had already discovered her love for art when she visited one of the most beautiful museums in the world, the Hermitage museum. She has a Masters degree in art history from the University of Saint Petersburg and she has taken several MoMA courses about Modern and Contemporary art. She has taken part in organizing urban festivals in Russia and abroad. As a Licensed Guide, Irina takes real pleasure in sharing with people her knowledge of the history of Russia, Saint Petersburg’s museums, historical monuments, and helping them discover the spirit of her beloved city.
Saint Petersburg native Pavel holds an MA degree in history from St Petersburg State University. In particular he is interested in the second half of the 19th century Russia and the fall of the Russian Empire as well as in national art and literature of that period. He believes that there is no better place than St Petersburg to learn about Russian history and culture. After working in marketing for several local businesses he pursued a career in tourism to have graduated from Institute for Cultural Programs in 2017. Pavel enjoys working with small groups and individual travelers from around the world. He cares deeply about the experience of his guests and aims for high-standard educational tours.