Tour as part of a group
Duration: 3 hours
Departure point: ENGINEERNAYA STREET, 2-4
Splendid palaces, majestic cathedrals, elegant piers, numerous squares and avenues. Discoverthe most European city of Russia escorted by our professional guide.
You will pass through the main avenue of the city - Nevsky Prospect, see the emblematicmonuments and symbols of the city such as the Anichkov Bridge, the oldest shopping center inthe city that operates to this day - Great Gostiny Dvor, Kazan Cathedral, Church of our Savior onSpilled Blood. You will stop at St. Isaac's Square to take the best photos of its immense cathedral,from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island you will see the magnificent panorama of the entireHermitage museum, discover the secrets of the history of the city, learn the curious stories andanecdotes. During the excursion, you will visit the historic center of Saint Petersburg, which wasdesignated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The excursion continues with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first building in the city,founded on May 27, 1703 to protect the lands in the war against Sweden. It was never the scene ofbattles. While visiting the Fortress you will see one of the most ambitious projects of Peter theGreat - Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral. With the height of 122 m, the cathedral was the tallestbuilding in the country until 1952 when one of the Stalinist skyscrapers was built in Moscow ,176meters in height. The cathedral continues to be the tallest Orthodox bell tower in the world.During the centuries it served as an imperial crypt. The cathedral houses the tombs of almost allemperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, so visiting theFortress allows you to learn many interesting things about the Romanovs. In addition to this, ourguide will tell you about the famous prisoners of the Fortress jail and why it was considered to beone of the most sinister.