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St. Petersburg

1-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg - the History of the Tsars

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Stop At: City Break Tours St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia

Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the morning.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

Take your seat in a private car/minivan and explore the city center. You will drive by such places as Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac's Square and the Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect, the Spit of Basil's Island, the University Embankment, Peter's Log Cabin, Aurora cruiser, the Summer Garden, St Michael's Castle, the Field of Mars and many other notable places.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

Walk on the historical lanes of St Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of St Petersburg. You will visit St Peter & Paul Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Emperors from Peter the Great to the last tsar - Nicolas II. Your guide will give you an overview of the life and deeds of each Emperor and their role in Russian and World's history.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia

Tour of the Paul Cathedral. The architectural monument of Petrine Baroque style. Peter and Paul Cathedral is the oldest church in St. Petersburg.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

After lunch (own expense) you will visit is the Hermitage Museum, starting with the Winter Palace, the official winter residence of the tsars. You will learn more about their lifestyle and Russian history in the walls of this wonderful museum.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Savior on the Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

The last excursion of the day is the one to the Church of Resurrection of Christ or the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood. This temple is commemorating the life and death of one of the most beloved tsars of Russia, Alexander II.

Ride back to the hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available for any hotel within the city limits. Please, provide the hotel name/address at booking if it's not listed. You will recognize the guide by a CITY BREAK TOURS sign.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All admission tickets per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Ponchos in case of rain
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • On Wednesdays, the Church on the Spilled Blood is closed, you will visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan instead
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We love the tour, our guide are able to care for our family needs & answer all our questions from history & present time. She’s very knowledgeable about all history & art pieces from the museum.
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Response from citybreaktours, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at 1-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg - the History of the Tsars
Responded 22 Jun. 2019
Hi Sandy, Thank you for your nice review. It is a pleasure to know that you loved the tour. Let us know if you come back to St Petersburg, we will be happy to see you again! Best regards, City Break Team
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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