The guides of our company offer you personalized tours around St. Petersburg tailored to your interests. You’ll dive into the rich history of this relatively young city, see its splendid architecture and hear the legends around the Kiss bridge, Hermitage cats, etc. In the intimacy of palace interiors our knowledgeable guides will tell you about the private lives of Russian emperors. When planning your tour, you have a vast variety of objects to visit: the State Hermitage, Summer Garden, St. Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church on the Spilled Blood and the suburbs of St. Petersburg – Peterhof and Pushkin.
Peter and Paul fortress
The Peter and Paul Fortress is a must see! It’s the cradle of Saint-Petersburg - the date of its foundation is considered to be the date of the foundation of the city. The Peter and Paul Fortress has always been an important character in the history of Russia. Peter the Great conceived it as a lock to the Neva river. It was to keep the Swedes at bay and keep the “window to Europe” open. Ironically, the Peter and Paul fortress never put its guns to use in a real battle. However, it became a Russian Bastille, a political prison. Lots of famous people who didn’t agree with the main political course of the Russian emperors were incarcerated here. Russian emperors themselves, starting from Peter I, were buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. The Peter and Paul Cathedral is an important landmark of Saint Petersburg, one of the highest buildings in the city.
If you want to visit one of the most interesting museums in the world, you should book an excursion to the Hermitage The Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest Museum in Russia. The date of its Foundation is 1764 when Empress Catherine II bought in Germany, the collection of paintings from Berlin Merchant Gotzkovsky. The Museum occupies several palaces on the bank of the Neva river, which was once owned by the family of the Russian emperors, thus it is possible to admire both interiors and pieces of art. The Museum contains the masterpieces created by the best masters of different countries and epochs (Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck, Canova), and completely unique archeological finds, and the unique vases, created in technique of Russian mosaic made of pieces of semiprecious stones.
The Summer garden
During a sightseeing tour around Saint-Petersburg we recommend you to visit the Summer garden. The summer garden is the oldest of the parks and gardens of St. Petersburg was laid out by Peter I in 1704; here were created the first in Russia fountains, this garden was the favorite walking place of XIX century, it is here necessary to come if you want to get acquainted with the spirit of the city. If time does not allow you one day to join a tour around St. Petersburg with the excursion around the Summer garden, then you can visit it on another day.
The Boat tour
St. Petersburg was founded in the mouth of the Neva River, and located on 42 islands divided by many rivers, canals that are connected by means of almost 500 bridges. The Boat tour allow you to see the "Venice of the north", also famous for its embankments clad with granite.
City of the white nights
St. Petersburg is famous for white nights. In summer the bridges across the Neva rise up during the night time to pass ships. This is a real show with drawbridges, everyone must see it!
The sight-seeing tour
Saint Petersburg is a museum under the open sky. The sight-seeing tour will expose to you the works of many talented architects, sculptors and artists. They created palaces, parks and beautiful ensembles. Enjoy numerous rivers, islands and bridges, churches and cathedrals as well as the monuments to the emperors, sculptors, poets and writers.
Peterhof was one of the summer residences of the Russian emperors. Established during the reign of Peter the Great, as a sort of Russian Versailles. It was turned into museum. Now is a large Museum complex with palaces, gardens, parks and many beautiful fountains. Peterhof always amazes visitors.
In addition to guided tours around St. Petersburg, you can order excursions through its suburbs, one of which is the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) Imperial summer residence in Catherine palace (formerly called Tsarskoye Selo) is one of the most beautiful Palace and Park complexes surrounding St. Petersburg, where you can see beautiful Catherine palace (Amber room) and the wonderful Park with many Park buildings and pavilions.