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  • St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night.  Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an ...

    Raising bridges is a remarkable event to see, tickets are very easily and quickly provided via the GetYourGuide app. The only suggestion is, given that it is cold at night, it would be good to provide and offer visitors a blanket, for example, before the end of the ride it was very cold for me.

  • St. Petersburg: Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour

    The State Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, Prado, and Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the world's most important and richest art galleries. Explore the museum and learn more about its founding and collections during a 3-hour guided tour in St. Petersburg. Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Raphael and Leonardo's "Madonna", Titian's "St. Sebastian", and Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son", as well as "The Golden Peacock" by James Cox and "Crouching Boy" by Michelangelo are just a few of the superb works of Western European art in the Hermitage. Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Irani...

    I would highly recommend using Get a Guide when visiting the Hermitage museum, particularly now with the covid protocols in place & numbers of tourists being allowed access into the Hermitage controlled & the routes to choose from. Our guide Tim was very knowledgable & an expert in his field. Before starting out tour he gave us some interesting background & history of the Winter Palace, Alexander Column & the General Staff Building. During our tour of the Hermitage Tim’s talked us through each room, highlighting important details & pointing interesting things to see, which if we were not on a guided tour would be missed, for example how the ceilings & inlaid floors mirror each other in the Throne Room. His art knowledge is vey good & he shared insights into the artists techniques, styles & what to look for in the paintings, which was very interesting.

  • St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    3. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the Alexander Column in Palace Square. Skip the long lines and enter the museum right away. Once inside, learn about the development of art and culture in the west and east from pre-historic times to the present day. Admire remarkable collections of paintings, prints, and sculptures as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, furniture, and jewelry. Gain fascinating insight into these artworks from your knowledgable guide. Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons, and Byzantine applied art. Choose th...

    My gude Oxana was brilliant. She explained the symbols in the paintings and unusual stories and made the whole tour very enjoyable and memorable.

  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    4. Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    Enjoy a 3-hour group tour in of Catherine Palace without waiting in line. Enjoy the beauty of Catherine Palace with a professional guide, who will tell you the history of the palace, describe rooms as you walk through them, and tell you some Russian monarchy secrets.   All Russian monarchs lived, worked, greeted audiences, and held diplomatic receptions, gala balls, and masquerades in these gorgeous palace halls. Explore the beautiful Tsarskoye Selo park and experience the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and unlock the secrets of the Amber Room.   Step into the world of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine, as you walk through the gilded ballrooms and imperial halls, and marvel at the opulent decorations. The park that surrounds the palace is a spectacular work of Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of archite...

    Visiting in February we didn't really need the skip-the-line part of this tour as there were no queues, but we did get the benefit of a private tour, as there were just two of us on the tour and the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide. We'd met our guide, Olga, the previous day during our visit to the Hermitage and were looking forward to the tour of Catherine's Palace with her. The Palace is beautiful, breath-taking and stunning. Again Olga's love and passion for art came across during the tour. Olga also pointed out buildings of interest on our journeys, both too and from the Palace. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car, longer by public transport. I booked a transfer as I didn't feel confident in travelling by public transport. After travelling around the centre of St. Petersburg by bus I would consider making my own way there if I were to visit again.

  • From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    5. From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    Tour the Catherine Palace and Park on a 2-hour guided tour. Marvel at the palace’s opulent interior and visit the painstakingly recreated Amber Room. Head to Tsarskoye Selo, the preserved town that's home to the former royal residence that was converted into a museum after nationalization in 1918. Learn about the construction and redesign of the palace by leading imperial architects. Hear about the extensive destruction caused during WWII and the ensuing restoration process. On a visit to the world-famous Amber Room, your guide will tell you about how the room disappeared and was recreated. It required over 2 decades of work that took place in the workshops of Trsaskoye Selo.

    i'm not regret getting this tour at all. you are really skip the line. if you want to spend more time walking in the palace rather than being in the line, just get this tour. when i was in side the palace and look outside to see so many people wait in the line to get in palace i think all my money is well spent already.

  • St. Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

    6. St. Petersburg 1-Day Visa-Free Shore Excursion

    Discover the attractions of St. Petersburg on this full-day visa-free tour during your time in port. After meeting your guide you’ll head out on a city sightseeing tour that begins with a view of the sphinxes near the Spit of Vasilevsky Island. Enjoy special early entrance at the renowned State Hermitage Museum, an important and grandiose architectural complex that is home to one of the most important art collections in the world. After, enjoy a 3-dish lunch in a Russian restaurant. Next on the itinerary is a visit Peterhof Palace, the summer residence of the czars known locally as the Russian Versailles, where you'll enjoy a walking tour through the Lower Gardens.

    The best tour we have done . Oleg and Mickhail were excellent driver and guide. Oleg the guide was very very good .He clearly loved his job and did exceptionally well. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience ,we were looked after from beginning to end. Highly recommended .

  • St. Petersburg: Peterhof & Hermitage Full Day Tour

    7. St. Petersburg: Peterhof & Hermitage Full Day Tour

    The Hermitage has more than 3 million art masterpieces. Among them, there are 15 thousand paintings, 12,000 sculptures, drawings, coins, medals and a variety of other masterpieces. The collection at the Treasure Galleries holds a very rich selection of jewelry masterpieces owned by the Russian Imperial family. Two magnificent halls present their visitors with many masterworks of jewelry from various countries, and from ancient times to the early 20th century. The first gallery, called the Golden Rooms has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries, from the third millennium B.C. to the...

    The guide Lydia Nerobova gave us a very good tour in the fantastic Hermitage. She was really devoted. It is really an overwhelming building and collection.

  • St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Guided Tour

    8. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Guided Tour

    Explore one of the world's most impressive art museums. See stunning treasures that once belonged to the Empress Catherine the Great in the Hermitage Museum, located in the imperial palaces of the Russian tsars. Travel back through the centuries as you discover the highlights of the vast permanent collections. Move between the different buildings, including the magnificent Winter Palace and the Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage.  Get an overview of the collections and ornate imperial halls as you admire art from the 15th to 18th centuries. See masterpieces by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Tintoretto and many other acclaimed artists. 

    Great experience. Very informative. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We learnt a lot about the Museums and the collections. Recommended!! Thank you Anya!!

  • Peterhof Palace and Park Guided Tour from St. Petersburg

    9. Peterhof Palace and Park Guided Tour from St. Petersburg

    Visit the imperial palaces and gardens of Peterhof, founded in 1710 as the country residence of the Russian czars. Get a better appreciation for life in Russia before the revolution on a small group tour of the buildings and park. Enter the Grand Place, designed as the centerpiece of Peter the Great's personal Versailles complex. Be amazed by the lavish interiors, and learn how they had to be almost entirely reconstructed after World War II. Proceed to the Lower Gardens and stroll around the fountains and other features. Inspired by the formal French gardens of the 17th century, highlights of the elegant grounds include the Grand Cascade and the Chess Mountain, tiled like a chess board.

    Peterhof was amazing! Our guide was Vera and she was very helpful and super informative! I recommend Vera 100% for this tour!

  • St Petersburg: 2-Day Small Group Tour

    10. St Petersburg: 2-Day Small Group Tour

    Day 1: Starting your day early at 8:30, begin with a city overview tour, including the most famous and beautiful sights of St. Petersburg. Move on to Pushkin, also known as Tzarskoe Selo, and visit the former Tsars' summer residence - Catherine's Palace, including the famous Amber Room - known locally as the 8th Wonder of the World. Enjoy some free time to have lunch in one of the local cafes or explore the area, before embarking on the Peterhof Tour. Here you can see the Upper Garden, resembling Versailles in its planning and, of course, the Lower Park with its incomparable fountains. On the way back to St. Petersburg, you have a chance to see the part of St. Petersburg most tourists miss, before returning to the ship at 17:00. Day 2: Begin your day at 8:00 with a private cruise along the rivers and canals of the Venice of the North. Enjoy the beauty...

    We booked 2 Day St Petersburg Tour on Monday, September 02 and Tuesday 03. Our provider was Ludmila Tours, and our guide was Eugenia and Boris our driver. It was very nice; Saint Petersburg is amazing but Boris and Eugenia were fantastic. The tour was for a up 16 people, but 1st day we were the only ones and next day we were 4 people, so basically was a private tour. So much fun. Thanks so very much!

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

I would highly recommend using Get a Guide when visiting the Hermitage museum, particularly now with the covid protocols in place & numbers of tourists being allowed access into the Hermitage controlled & the routes to choose from. Our guide Tim was very knowledgable & an expert in his field. Before starting out tour he gave us some interesting background & history of the Winter Palace, Alexander Column & the General Staff Building. During our tour of the Hermitage Tim’s talked us through each room, highlighting important details & pointing interesting things to see, which if we were not on a guided tour would be missed, for example how the ceilings & inlaid floors mirror each other in the Throne Room. His art knowledge is vey good & he shared insights into the artists techniques, styles & what to look for in the paintings, which was very interesting.

A truly fantastic tour for history and art lovers. One can enjoy lavishly decorated staircase and rooms, precious artefacts and get immersed into a great period of Russian history while walking along the rooms with portraits. Our knowledgeable guide Lida offered us a detailed explanation both for the facts and objects including but for literally any question we posed.

We hit the "hellish" weather in St. Petersburg. Thanks to the trip by bus and then by boat, we got to know a large part of the important monuments in the city without much effort. It took us about 6 hours in total. I recommend

My gude Oxana was brilliant. She explained the symbols in the paintings and unusual stories and made the whole tour very enjoyable and memorable.

Olga is the best guide ever. Kompetent, funny storyteller and totally outstanding. Hope to meet you again