Duration

1.5 hours

Place of the beginning and end of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

Daily at 11.00,14.00,16.30

(additional at 10.00,17.45)

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service

Language

English/Russian

St. Petersburg sightseeing tour will become the introduction to your exploring of this amazing city, full of mysteries, unbelievable stories, and breathtaking views. The route lasts an hour and a half and covers more than 14 km. You will visit the famous landmarks and highlights of the Northern capital.

Departure

Our tour starts from Nevsky Prospekt. Alexandre Dumas called it the street of religious tolerance, since temples of different religions coexist peacefully there: the Russian Orthodox Kazan Cathedral, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church of St. Catherine. However, the avenue is famous not only for the variety of churches but for the architectural charm of secular buildings as well.

Palaces of noble residential families, luxurious restaurants, pastry shops, theaters, which welcomed local aristocrats and intellectuals, have been competing in beauty and elegance for centuries. Here, literally every building represents the historical heritage of the city on the Neva River.

Route

During the tour you will visit the St. Isaac's Square and get acquainted with its ensemble: the equestrian monument to Nicholas I, Mariinsky Palace, famous Angleterre and Astoria hotels. You will not only enjoy the external perfection of these architectural monuments but also finds out that the square, which is located on the border of St. Isaac's and the Senate Squares, was named after Saint Isaac of Dalmatia. Once it was the main temple of the Russian Empire. Auguste de Montferrand was the author of this construction project.

At the Senate Square you will see the famous Bronze Horseman – a symbol of St. Petersburg. This monument to Peter the Great is the compositional center of the square. The Synod and the Senate, connected by the arch hanging above Galernaya street, will not be unnoticed. Next stops will include many other remarkable sights of St. Petersburg and acquaint you with its amazing monuments. You will learn a lot of interesting facts from the history of the Northern Capital and the fates of its iconic personalities.

The tour includes brief stops for a more detailed exploration of the St. Isaac's Square, Vasilyevsky Island, and the Church of the Savior on Blood. Here you can take memorable pictures and ask questions.