Boat trip around the Neva river and the canals “The Venice of the North”
Date: Tuesday, 12.09.2017
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 1900 RUB
What is included: English-speaking guided tour, transport
The tour will start from quai in the center of the city, the transfer will be organized.
Saint-Petersburg is the city of rivers and canals. Someone calls Saint-Petersburg the «Venice of the North” because of its numerous waterways. A boat cruise along the channels and waterways will present you the unique view of the city. You will realize that the city looks completely different when viewed from the water.
Penetrating into the web of city’s water veins the boat will take you to the most lonely and quiet parts of Saint Petersburg. You will see prospect of the Petersburg embankments, famous architectural ensembles, will pass under figured bridges, which for a long time stay symbols of our city.
Bus city tour and visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
Date: Wednesday, 13.09.2017
Duration: 4.5 hours
Price: 1900 RUB
What is included: English-speaking guided tour around the city center, the territory of the Fortress, the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Prison, all entrance fees, transport (bus)
The most interesting and comfortable tour for those who would like to get in touch with the city in a short time.
The St. Peter and Paul Fortress was founded on 27 May 1703 to defend St.Petersburg against enemy raids. From the middle of the 18th century it contained Russian political prison. In addition to viewing the ancient fortifications on the grounds of the fortress, one can visit Peter and Paul cathedral, designed by D.Trezzini, which is the city’s tallest building (the height of the spire is121.8 meter); the house of the "grandfather of the Russian navy", where exact copy of Peter I’s little boat is kept and the Mint.
Located within the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial vault of Peter the Great and other Russian tsars.
The museum in Trubetskoy Bastion Prison holds expositions of "The History of St.Petersburg", "The History of the Imperial Mint", and "Pechatnya" (Printing Workshop). The fortress also includes The Museum on Cosmonautics and Missilery, and the excursion route entitled "Panorama of the Neva" - over the roofs of the fortress’ bastions.
The promenade at the Winter Palace (the State Hermitage)
Date: Thursday, 14.09.2017
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 1900 RUB
What is included: English-speaking guided tour around the parade halls and enfilades, all entrance fees, transport (bus)
Located in the heart of Saint Petersburg the Hermitage occupies five historical buildings, which are the architecture monuments, including the Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Tsars.
The State Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world after the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London. The Hermitage is famous for its numerous collections: one can find works from prehistoric times till the present day. In 240 years of its existence the museum accumulated a collection of almost three million exhibits, including significant art collections of Ancient East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Islamic arts, Italian Renaissance, XIX—XX centuries paintings, etc.
The strong points of the Hermitage collection of Western art include Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cйzanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse. There are collections of the Russian imperial regalia, an assortment of Fabergй jewellery, and the largest existing collection of ancient gold from Eastern Europe and Western Asia.