St. Petersburg pathfinders - 2 day active walking tour

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Vendor: BeAbo
$494.54 CAD
We’ve made this 2-day walking tour for our active and energetic travelers who prefer to explore the city by foot. Our comprehensive itinerary allows you to see and visit all the prominent highlights and not to get tired. On the first day you will visit State HermitageChurch of the Savior on BloodSt.Isaac's Cathedral, have a pleasant relaxed walk along the alleys of the Summer Garden and in the second day Peter and Paul Fortress and a hydrofoil trip to Peterhof awaits you.

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

Your 2 days in St. Petersburg will start with a panoramic walking tour covering major sights of the city center (the route will depend on your hotel location). You will walk along the main street - Nevsky Prospect with its historical buildings including Kazan CathedralEliseyev Emporium and walking street Malaya Sadovaya, see Church 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 Garden and other great sights.

ENTRANCES 1 DAY - 8 hours duration, on foot
1. 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. 

2. 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.

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.  

4. Summer Garden - a pearl in the garden necklace of Petersburg, laid out by Peter the Great. It is a place where Summer Palace is situated and a home to marble statues, rare flowers and plants, as well as beautiful fountains which allow to feel the atmosphere of Peter's time.The Neva fencing of the Summer Garden is an architectural masterpiece of universal fame.

ENTRANCES 2 DAY - 8 hours duration, on foot (or by metro) + hydrofoil
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. Hydrofoil trip to splendid Peterhof  - 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. 
Important: If the hydrofoil trip is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded because we will use our van or taxi instead to get to/from Peterhof.

Every day your private licenced guide will meet you in the hotel (if it is situated in the downtown part of SPb) and after the tour you will be forwarded back to your hotel or to another place in the city centre 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 museum time limits and days-off.  

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