City Highlights Tour
For the City Highlights Tour, your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel. You will drive in a comfortable vehicle around the historical part of the Imperial St. Petersburg. You will see its main streets and squares, marvelous cathedrals and monuments, beautiful bridges and palaces. You will get acquainted with the foundation history and development of this gorgeous city.
The tours may include a visit to St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral – the birthplace of the city or St. Isaac’s cathedral – the former principal cathedral of Russia.
This tour will offer you a first impression of the iconic St. Petersburg’s landmarks: buildings and monuments, streets and squares, gardens and parks; you’ll briefly glimpse the key events of the city’s history. Our driver will guide you through experiences you won’t easily get on your own. On the trip, you’ll get an initial taste of St. Petersburg and decide on your plans for a more thorough introduction.
During your tour of St. Petersburg, you will visit St. Isaac’s square with the majestic St. Isaac’s Cathedral, continuing to the Cathedral of Peter and Paul.
One of the city’s oldest places of worship, the latter has been the burial vault of Russian tsars since the times of Peter the Great. Almost all representatives of the Romanov dynasty up to Alexander III are buried here. The cathedral was preceded by a wooden church of Peter and Paul, built behind the walls of the eponymous fortress in 1703.
St. Isaac’s is one of the most remarkable and splendid domed edifices in the entire world. It ranks fourth among the largest Christian basilicas. Its construction took 40 years.
The cathedral’s grandeur is emphasized by its quadrangle features. Stonemasons have used 43 distinct types of rock. The cathedral’s basement is faced with granite, the walls with blocks of gray marble 40 to 50 centimeters thick. The gilding of the dome itself took about 100 kilograms of pure gold.
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The itinerary of the tour
10.00 — Meeting at the hotel
10.00 — 11:30 — St. Peter and Paul’s fortress and cathedral tour
11:50 — 12:40 St. Isaac’s Cathedral tour
13:00 – Return to the hotel.
number of people
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Price per person/
125 85 70 65 60 55 50 45 45 45
Tour price includes
- professional and personable English-speaking guide for 3 hours (other languages available for private tours upon request ).
- comfortable A/C vehicle for 3 hours