Touring Company HolaRussia invites you to start exploring Venice of the North with an exciting Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour with professional guide, which show you best places to visit in Russia.
Our professional guide in Saint Petersburg will introduce you to the history of city´s main artery:
✓ The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour starts from Nevsky Prospekt. You would be able to see exquisite palaces of the most noble people of their times. The professional guide in Saint Petersburg will tell you lots of exciting stories about former owners and architectures of the buildings.
✓ Your excurtion car will lie over Anichkov Bridge go across city´s main water ways:
- River Fontanka
- Griboyedov Canal
- River Moika
✓ After going past the oldest department store in Saint Petersburg — Gostiny Dvor you will leave you memorized with an unforgettable encounter with the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. The architecture resembles the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And it´s not by accident, as Emperor Paul wanted to build a replica in St. Petersburg after his visit to Italy.
The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour
The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour — key of excursions St Petersburg Russia — will be followed with a visit to the Saint Isaac’s Square, where is St. Isacc´s Cathedral- one of the biggest in the world and one of the best examples of classism.
✓ Our Saint Petersburg excursion around the city will continue with the Palace Square.
- The Winter Palace, world known as The Hermitage, gave the square its name. The Hermitage holds an enormous 4 million collection of the most famous fine art and masterpieces from all over the world.
- In the middle of the square rises The Alexander Column, the highest monument of its kind. It towers an impressive 47.5 meters high above the square. The Column keeps an upright position due to its own weight and Auguste de Montferrand´s precise calculations. Our professional guide in Saint Petersburg would definitely tell you a legend about some golden coins or boxes of French champagne buried under the Column.
✓ Another jewel of the Palace Square is Arch of General Staff Building adorned with multiple decorative details. You will notice a distinguished sculptural group at the top of the arch called Chariot of Victory which commemorates victory over Napoleon.
✓ Later the Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour will take you to the great River Neva. The route goes along the banks of River Neva, across The Palace Bridge to the Spit of Vasilievsky Island with splendid Rostral Columns and a cozy garden. Here is one of a few stops planned in our sightseeing tour. The most beautiful part you will have a fantastic view to the:
- Palace Embarkment in Saint Petersburg
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- The River Neva from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island
✓ You’ll depart to Peter and Paul Fortress from the Old Stock Exchange (Birzhevaya) Square.
✓ The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour continues to Pedrogradskaya Embarkment to Cruiser Aurora, the “culpit” of October Revolution. For decades Cruiser Aurora has been moored to the same place as a silent witness of those fateful events. It is considered that a blank shot from the cruiser signaled the start to the overthrow of the monarchy.
The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour takes 3 hours and introduces you to the most remarkable monuments, architecture, streets and avenues of Saint Petersburg.
The Saint Petersburg private sightseeing tour is a must-do tour during your visit to Saint Petersburg.