Duration

7.5-8 hours

Place of the beginning and end jof an excursion

An exit from the Nevsky Avenue metro station (Dumskaya St. 2), "Tourservice" stall

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

Monday at 11.00

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service

Language

English/Russian

We invite you to an excursion during which we will visit two well-known suburbs of St. Petersburg at once – Oranienbaum and Kronstadt. These cities are known for the history and unique architecture.

Oranienbaum

Oranienbaum (Lomonosov) – the unique palace and park ensemble of the 18th century which has remained up to now. The memorial estate is included into the list of the World heritage of UNESCO because its pavilions, palaces and statues avoided destruction during World War II.

During the excursion we will visit Menshikov Palace – the oldest construction of Oranienbaum and a symbol of an era of transformations and fight for an exit to the Baltic Sea. During the excursion you will see magnificent interiors of the palace, unusual rooms, the Turkish bath with a glass roof and the living rooms decorated by painting.

Kronstadt

During the excursion we will visit Kronstadt – the city located on Kotlin Island in the Gulf of Finland. Kronstadt served as the reliable fortress of Russia and St. Petersburg for a long time. The city developed thanks to projects of the famous architects involved by Peter I.

On an entrance to Kronstadt you will see a unique complex of Kronstadt forts. Today they have lost the military value, but are still the most powerful fortification complex.

During the sightseeing tour around the city you will get acquainted with Sea cathedral, see a monument to the admiral Makarov, Obvodny Canal, Proviantsky warehouses, walk on Makarovsky Bridge, make photographs against the background of the tremendous lighthouse, make a wish at Tree of desires and you will walk on Petrovsky pier.

It is necessary to have the passport.