City Signtseeing Tours

ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT

Date: TBA
Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 2,5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus and boat).
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT
ST. PETERSBURG AT NIGHT. BOAT TRIP AROUND THE NEVA RIVER AND THE CANALS RIGHT

Saint Petersburg is situated on water. You should see it from the water to feel the beauty of the magnificent cultural capital, feel the cool breeze of Neva, enjoy the unique views of the rich palaces and mansions, magnificent cathedrals, strict bridges…

St Petersburg is often called the North Venice. Cut by a network of small rivers and canals, it will amaze you with its magnificence during the water travel. By the number of rivers and canals St. Petersburg is the first in Russia and one of the first places in the world. Every river is unique.

Tour will be held on the most beautiful waterways: the Neva River, Fontanka, Kryukov Canal, Moyka, and the Winter Canal. The most important sights are concentrated there. Lots of them are the symbols of the city like the Anichkov Bridge, the island of New Holland, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the cruiser Aurora and the smallest city monument Chizhik-Pyzhik.

The list of masterpieces can last very long. We offer you to learn about the history of national culture embodied in the works of the great geniuses.

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PAVLOVSK

Date: TBA
Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
PAVLOVSK
PAVLOVSK
PAVLOVSK

30km south of Saint Peterburg there is the town Pavlovsk famous for its wonderful palace and park ensemble. At the end of 18th century the royal hunting estate together with two villages was given by Catherine the Great to her son Paul, future Emperor Paul I. In 1780 began the construction of palace and park ensemble.

The Pavlovsk ensemble was being formed for 50 years by 3 architect generations. The architectural center is the Pavlovsk Palace. Around the palace is the Pavlovsk park, which is one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe.
The park around the palace is split into 7 sections based on the inimitable character of each part. The palace rooms and park structures were decorated according the natural landscape.

The palace interiors are decorated with refined works of Russian and European decorative applied art, hosting the portraits by Russian artists, landscape paintings and drawings of Pavlovsk, furniture, bronze articles, Italian antique sculptures and the gifts from European royal courts. A specific feature of Pavlovsk palace is an incredible integrity of architecture and the interior decoration with the surrounding landscape.

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TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS

Date: TBA
Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS
TOUR TO PETERHOF, THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL OF FOUNTAINS

Peterhof, or Petrodvorets can be called the Russian Versailles. Located on the Gulf of Finland, it is a magnificent example of architecture and landscape gardening design. Its construction began in 1709 after the order of Peter I. Great Peterhof Palace impresses by its beauty and magnificence. Lots of famous architects were designing it. In the palace there are collections of works of Russian and European painters, sculptures, items made of porcelain and crystal.

In summer the tour includes a walk on the Upper Garden and Lower Park. There is one of the world's largest water systems, consisting of 114 fountains and 3 cascades and richly decorated with sculpture.

The most famous fountains are Adam, Eve, the Sun, "Samson rending the lion's mouth", Triton, Pyramid, bowls, crackers, Roman.

Cascades: The Great Cascade with a grotto, Golden Mountain, The Chess Mountain, Lion. Pavilions: Hermitage, Colonnades, Great Orangery, etc There is a museum in the Monplaisir Palace. The interior decoration of Monplaisir belongs to the masterpieces of Russian art. The exhibits are the paintings of Western European artists of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, Chinese porcelain, furniture and household items.

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TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM

Date: TBA
Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 5 hours
The price includes:

  • guided walking tour around the park;
  • ticket to the palace;
  • visit to the Amber Room;
  • business-lunch;
  • lunch;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus).
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM
TOUR TO PUSHKIN, INCLUDING VISIT TO THE AMBER ROOM

Tsarskoe Selo (Royal Village), located 25 km south of St. Petersburg, first appeared in the 18C as the summer residence of the Russian tsars. In 1918 the town was renamed into Detskoe Selo (Children’s Village). In 1937 the name was changed into Pushkin, to commemorate the centenary of the great Russian poet’s tragic death.Created for two centuries by many prominent architects, the unique architectural ensemble of Pushkin is world famed for its elegant palaces and pavilions, landscape parks and ponds, 18-century marble statues and historic obelisks. This "town of Muses" inspired many celebrated Russian poets, painters and musicians to create their renowned masterpieces in music and art.

In 1752-1756 a remarkable Bolshoy Catherine Palace - the striking example of baroque architecture - was built by architect Rastrelli, and numerous entertainment pavilions were erected in the park, including «Hall on the Island», Sliding Hill, Hermitage and Grotto. The splendor of new architectural ensemble immediately caused everybody’s admiration and delight. Tsarskoe Selo became the place for official receptions of Russian nobility and representatives of foreign states, who were visiting Russia with diplomatic missions. During the reign of Catherine the Great further significant alterations were made to the palace and park. The Catherine Park was extended with the layout of the garden landscaped in the English style. In the palace itself part of baroque interiors with abundance of gilded moldings and sculptures were completely altered by the Scottish architect Charles Cameron in the spirit of increasingly fashionable Classical style.

A series of monuments glorifying Russian triumphal victories in the Russo-Turkish and other wars were put up in the newly designed part of the park. Among them are Columns of Chesma and Morea, Kagul Obelisk, all designed by architect Rinaldi, and monumental Tower Ruin designed by architect Velten.

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THE STATE HERMITAGE

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Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 3 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • ticket;
  • transport (bus).
THE STATE HERMITAGE
THE STATE HERMITAGE
THE STATE HERMITAGE

Located in the heart of Saint Petersburg the Hermitage occupies five historic 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, which encompass world culture from prehistoric times to 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, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse. There are several more collections, however, including the Russian imperial regalia, an assortment of Fabergé jewellery, and the largest existing collection of ancient gold from Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR

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Price: TBA
Time: TBA
Duration: 4,5 hours
The price includes:

  • English-speaking guide;
  • transport (bus);
  • ticket.
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR
THE JEWELS OF SAINT-PETERSBURG TOUR

Stroganoff Palace - the oldest of palaces under the Russian Museum supervision. For almost 2 centuries, it was the property of Barons and Counts Stroganoff. Its building was begun in 1738 and headed by M. Zemtsov. Howerever, F. Rastrelli is considered as its real author who completed the outward appearance of the palace. The interiors were worked out by the remarkable Russian architects F. Demertsov, A. Voronikhin, G. Bosse, et al. A permanent exhibition "The Treasure of the House of Stroganoffs" is opened in the restored first-floor suite of rooms.

The Nikolaevsky Palace. Whatever deep the emotional sensations at the Russian folklore may be, they are certainly emphasized by a magnificent interior of the Palace. It is a fine specimen of architecture of the 19th century built to the design of the famous German born Russian architect Andrey Stakenshneider for Emperor Nikolay I't son, Grand Duke Nikolay. Due to this fact, the current name of the former Grand Duke's residence is the Nikolayevsky Palace.

Nowadays in magnificient interiors of the palace everybody can enjoy the unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia.

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MARIINSKY THEATRE

Date: Information will be published after August 1, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Price of the ticket: Information will be published after August 1, 2018
Duration: Information will be published after August 1, 2018
 

MARIINSKY THEATRE

The Mariinsky Theatre is famous all over the world as the main theatre of Saint Petersburg, “the cultural capital of Russia”. Many theaters in the world are intended to be the world famous but the Mariinsky theatre has all rights to be called so. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th-century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres.
The Theatre started its new life when a marvelous director Valery Gergiev leaded the troupe. In May 2013 the New Stage of the Theatre was built and opened. That construction was as modern and expensive as double La Scala.
Being the cradle of Russian classical ballet and world famous opera the Mariinsky Theatre has a very wide repertoire. The most popular operas are Aida, Boris Godunov, Eugenie Onegin, Carmen, La traviata, Life for the Tsar, Iolanta, Tosca, War and Peace, the Snow Maiden, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Sadko, and more. And ballets: Swan Lake, Cinderella, Anna Karenina, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The jewel, Nutcracker, Sylvia, Raymonda, Spartacus, and more including modern ballet.

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