Welcome to Saint Petersburg! The city was created by Peter the Great in the first half of the 18th century as Russia’s new capital and a “window to Europe”, and called “Venice of the North” for its numerous canals and islands. Panoramic private tour offers the chance to explore the very best that this remarkable city has to offer in the safety and comfort of a private vehicle with brief photo stops along the way. It is an excellent option to see the legendary buildings and palaces, historical museums, art galleries, broad avenues and renowned drawbridges of Russia’s second largest city.
The tour will pass through some famous streets and squares of Saint Petersburg, like Nevsky Prospect, the main avenue 4.5 km long which cuts through the historical center of the city. Lined up with marble palaces, fashionable boutiques and art salons, trading rows and arcades, the avenue boasts such architectural masterpieces as the Admiralty, majestic Kazan Cathedral, the picturesque Russian-style Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Gostiny Dvor shopping mall, the majestic monument to Catherine the Great, magnificent Anichkov Bridge, Alexander Nevsky Lavra with charming Trinity Cathedral and the cemetery where Dostoevsky and other Russian famous people are buried.
Going along the Neva River embankments the tour will give the chance to view the imperial Winter Palace, home to the world renowned Hermitage; Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of Russia’s new capital; St Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the biggest domed churches in the world; and the Bronze Horseman, monument to Peter the Great. The tour will follow to the Summer Garden with an old royal palace and a collection of marvelous Italian Statues and sculpture, the Field of Mars with the eternal flame in the center of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars.
The tour will follow on Square of Arts with a statue of Alexander Pushkin in the middle and a cluster of museums, theatres and concert halls around the square, all built in similar design to form a perfect architectural ensemble. The tour will visit Palace (Dvortsovaya) Square with its marvelous Alexander Column, the world’s biggest free-standing monument 50 meters high and 600 tons in weight, and the Triumphal Arch of the General Staff building.
Panoramic tour of Saint Petersburg, including the sights of Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac Square and Cathedral, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, The Iron Horseman, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and much more.