This is one of the most memorable Saint Petersburg tours that allows you to not only to see the attractions but also to feel the essence and history of the city.
During the tour you will be taken back to the Age of Enlightenment in order to understand the impact the 18th century left on the city.
Not only will you learn interesting facts (such as why Ekaterina II was called “Semiramis of the North” by French philosopher Voltaire), but you will also experience different and important monuments throughout the city.
With this tour in St. Petersburg, not only will you enjoy the city, but you will understand the people who played the key roles in the Russian Empire.
During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the following places:
Ostrovsky Square: One of the largest and most beautiful city plazas in all of Russia
Ekaterina II Monument: A famous, circular monument honoring Catherine the Great
Gostiny Dvor: The indoor market that was one of the first shopping arcades in the world
Armenian Church: A small, tranquil church located close to the Catholic Church or St. Catherine
Catholic Church of St. Catherine: The oldest Catholic Church in Russia, built in 1705
Griboedov Canal: The famous canal, built in 1739, that starts from the Moyka River
Admiralteystvo: The admiralty building that is now the current headquarters of the Russian Navy
Bronze Horseman: A famous statue of Peter I located in Senate The Square
Saint Isaac's Cathedral: The largest cathedral in the city and is rumored to have the largest gold-plated dome in the world
Hermitage Museum: The museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg
Mikhailovsky Garden: The famous gardens attached to the Mikhailovsky Palace (which is now also the Russian Museum)