Pearls of St. Petersburg in 2 days - tour by car

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For this two-day tour of St. Petersburg we have hand-picked the most prominent highlights of the Northern Russian capital for you – HermitagePeter and Paul FortressChurch of the Savior on BloodSt.Isaac's Cathedral and then beautified the itinerary with two splendid suburbs with palaces and parks – Peterhof and Pavlovsk. This tour is filled with impressions, yet passes in a comfortable pace and gives you enough time to relax and make memorable pictures.

Each ready made tour you find on our web site is customizable and can be adapted to your interests and needs.

FOR CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: if you don't have visa we will make tour tickets (blanket visa) for you to go ashore and get the permission for our transport to enter the Port and meet you right there (at extra cost). Please, provide your passport details for that.   
 
Your 2 days in St. Petersburg will start with a panoramic city tour covering its major sights: the main street - Nevsky Prospect with its historical buildings, Kazan CathedralChurch of the Savior on Spilled BloodSaint Michael's Castle, Winter Palace where Hermitage is situated and Palace SquareSt. Isaac’s Cathedral and Bronze HorsemanAdmiraltySpit of Vasilyevsky (Basil) Island with wonderful view on Neva river, Peter and Paul FortressSummer GardenSmolny Cathedral and other great sights. You will have driving and photo stops at any needed time to make pictures or a short walk.

ENTRANCES 1 DAY - 8 hours duration
1. Peter and Paul Fortress – the first architectural monument of St.Petersburg. On its territory the burial place of Romanov tzar family is situated and you will see it in Peter and Paul Cathedral as well as view fortifications, the prison of Trubetskoy Bastion, an unusual monument to Peter the Great and other important places of Russian history. 

2. State Hermitage – world-wide famous museum – will astonish you with its interiors and grand scale. The winter residence of the Russian Emperors, one of the biggest museums in the world, with 25 kilometers total halls length, nowadays presents the rich collection of the world masterpieces. Our guides will show you the most interesting and important items from the whole variety of the museum exhibits!
Additional options: permanent exhibition of the Impressionists in General Staff Building.
Visit to one of Treasure Gallery rooms - Gold or Diamond. 


3. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - wonderful, fabulous nine-dome cathedral, which was constructed on the spot of the fatal attempt at the Tsar the Liberator Alexander II. Its interior is a real mosaic museum, which you can look over for hours. This is one of the biggest collections in Europe.
Additional option: a pleasant walk in the Summer Garden with excursion.
  
4. Saint Isaac's Cathedral - a prominent sample of the Russian cult constructions with unique rich decoration. There are more than 150 art pieces of the middle of the XIX century in its interior. Stained-glass windows, mosaics, sculptures and fine combination of colored stones create the great color scheme, which amazes every visitor of the museum.
Additional option: climb the 300 steps up to the Cathedral's colonnade in summer time.

ENTRANCES 2 DAY - 7 hours duration
1. Pavlovsk - the last summer royal residence in St. Petersburg suburbs with picturesque Russian classicism style palace and park ensemble. The halls of the palace-museum present rich and diverse collection of porcelain, faience, ceramics and glass. The palace is famous for its collection of art fabrics, which is admitted as one of the most significant. It includes the most various items, from the refined handkerchiefs, sewed round by the finest handmade lace, to monumental tapestry. On the way you may visit a Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad during the great Patriotic war.

  
2. On the way to Pavlovsk you will visit a Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad during the great Patriotic war. 


3. Peterhof - the favorite suburban residence of Peter the Great, a real pearl of Russian Baroque and Empire Style, often called Russian Versailles. Great palace and park ensemble, amazing fountains and golden sculptures, playing in the sun, create absolutely unique combination, which is a must see for every visitor of St. Petersburg. During this excursion you are welcomed to walk through the Lower Park, admire the famous fountains and visit gorgeous Grand Palace.
Options: at your wish you may visit Kronstadt, Gatchina or any other suburb instead.

Every day your guide and a driver on a vehicle will meet you in the hotel and after the tour you will be taken to your hotel back or to another place in St. Petersburg boundaries you prefer. 
During the tour you will have enough time for lunch. The guide will recomend you good restaurants and cafes on the way or we can make a preliminary reservation at your wish. 

 
Please note, that the sequence of the tour can be changed because of the traffic, museum time limits and days-off. 

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