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  • St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    1. St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Explore St. Petersburg independently and admire its many attractions from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours to suit your schedule and then take stunning photos of the imperial monuments and picturesque squares. Double decker buses are available with a closed roof to protect you in bad weather, while an open-top bus with a sliding roof will make the most of sunny days. Contemplate the city from a different perspective, and jump off and on at any of the 14 stops en route. Marvel at attractions such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Drive past Palace Square to see the Winter Palace, admire the golden dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and much more. • Stop 1. Ostrovsky Square • Stop 2. Vladimirsky Prospekt (Nevsky Prospekt, 49) • Stop 3. Vosstaniya Square (...

    St Isaac's Church was the terminus where we exchanged our vouchers for tickets. We went on both the Red and Green routes, and learned much about the history of the city

  • St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

    Set off on a private tour of Catherine's Palace, departing from St. Petersburg. This tour will introduce you to the Golden Enfilade, a grand suit of formal rooms. You will also see the intricate restored Amber Room. Arrive in Tsarskoye Selo, a town outside of St. Petersburg, and location of the palace. This was the home of the Imperial family from the days of Peter the Great until the time of the last Tsar, Nicolas II. It is a fascinating monument of world architectural and gardening art during the 18th and 19th centuries. You will have time to walk through the beautiful English-style park. Then see the center of the ensemble, the Catherine Palace, containing exquisite objects d`art, furniture, paintings, and unique collections of porcelain, amber, and bronze.

    We truly enjoyed every moment; we would book our guide anytime for any tour again.

  • 2-Day St. Petersburg Sightseeing Experience

    3. 2-Day St. Petersburg Sightseeing Experience

    First you will stop and see the sphinxes near the spit of Vasilevsky Island and then visit St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Experience St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, which is the first building of the ancient city of St. Petersburg. You can also visit the tombs of the Romanov dynasty in the Cathedral. Stop for lunch to rest for a bit and then continue on to your next destination. Visit the Hermitage Museum, which houses famous art collections inside beautifully-sculpted architecture. After the museum you will see The Savior on Spilled Blood, the famous church. Then you will head back to your hotel in the evening, and may participate in an optional evening program upon request (own expense). On the second day, depart for Peterhof, the summer residence of the Tsars, also known as the "Russian Versailles". Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a jewel of Russian art, a city of parks, pala...

    A fabulous tour that covered all the main attractions. Our guide Stan was incredibly knowledgeable and looked after us extremely well. We would highly recommend the tour and Stan in particular.

  • Peterhof Palace and Park Private Tour with Boat Ride Back

    4. Peterhof Palace and Park Private Tour with Boat Ride Back

    Your guide will pick you up at your place of stay and you will take a scenic drive to Peterhof. As you arrive to Peterhof, start your tour in the French style Upper Gardens, pass by the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli and continue to Lower Park. Walk towards the Grand Cascade marveling at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period. Admire the golden statue of Samson that represents Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War. Continue your tour by entering the Grand Palace, arguably the most famous residence of the Russian Czars. See rooms which date back to the time of Peter the Great and marvel at the shining golden Baroque halls and rooms from the Classical period. Walk along colorful flowerbeds to the main square of the garden and see the famous Roman and Chessboard Hill fountain.   Then, continue to the founta...

    Elena the guide was excellent. Unfortunately the tour was delayed by 45 mins (admittedly prearranged to change from 9.00 to 9.30 but she and also the taxi were late) so when we got to a Peterhof the place was absolutely crowded out with other huge tours so we lost any advantage. The so called VIP entrance was a joke and we queued there for over half an hour all tightly bunched up together. Once inside the staff efficiently moved us through, but it was a race so no time to dwell and look at the Artifacts. I was not aware when booking that the 12th June was a public holiday, though the crowds going into the Palace where nearly all tourists. As said above Elena rose above the difficulty and kept cheerful and professional in very difficult circumstances. By the end of the day we did say we had enjoyed it, but only after a nice lunch in the restaurant there and walk round the grounds. The gold fountains were superb

  • Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour

    5. Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour

    Commissioned by Peter the Great, Peterhof is the oldest of the Imperial residences of Russia. Today it is a park complex that includes the principle palace and a number of smaller palaces. The main Palace itself is the unique product of two centuries of work. The original design was worked on by Peter himself and was designed with the Palace of Versailles in mind. Today the palace contains a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and much more. Rooms dating back to Peter’s time can be found alongside golden shining baroque halls and calm and austere rooms from the Classical period. Peterhof is often referred to as the Russian Versailles. The idea of creating a residence to rival the luxury of the French Kings was Peter’s ambition and he personally chose the site where several underground water springs were located. Thanks to these underground springs, the amazing...

    There are so many options of ways to get to Peterhof & tours to choose from, that I glad I chose a guided tour & travel by road to Peterhof; as there is so much more too see & be shown on the journey out through St Petersburg! Petershof,the palace & gardens are magnificent. The origin & history of Petershof is fascinating & then one needs to appreciate the restoration that has gone (been ongoing) after the Second World War, its a sobering but beautiful experience to be there “today”! My appreciation & thanks to all who have made this possible! My guide Valeria made the whole tour come to life with her insights, knowledge & passion of Petershof & St Petersburg. What a memorable & highly recommended tour & guide!

  • St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    6. St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    Visit the incredible residence of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) on this comfortable half-day guided tour. The tour begins at 10:00 in the lobby of your hotel. Your experienced driver will take you via comfortable car or mini-van to the suburban residence of Pushkin, home to Catherine's palace. Depending on traffic the drive will last for approximately one hour. Once in Pushkin, the tour begins at Catherine's palace, where you'll enjoy a guided 1.5 hour tour of the palace. Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break in between if you need one. The tour does involve a lot of waking but you can set the pace, requesting stops along the way if you need. Once the tour concludes you'll be returned to Saint-Petersburg after 14:30.

    Our guide Julia took very well care of us. We were the only ones in the group so it became a private tour for us. Julia brought us around the Catherine Palace and shared with us about the exhibits. On the way back we also had some small talk and Julia was willing to reciprocate. Shout out to the driver Sergei as well for the smooth and comfortable ride!

  • Peterhof Palace and Gardens Tour from St. Petersburg

    7. Peterhof Palace and Gardens Tour from St. Petersburg

    The tour will start at your hotel where your guide and driver will pick you up. Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle during the 45-minute drive to Peterhof Imperial Residence. Snap some photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the way. Explore the Grand Palace at Peterhof, using the early admission ticket to skip long lines (available only May-September). Visit the imperial palaces and gardens of Peterhof, founded in 1710 as the country residence of the Russian tsars. 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. Marvel at the lavish interiors, and learn how they had to be almost entirely reconstructed after World War II. Visit the Lower Garden, which retains its appearance of the mid-18th century and ...

    We took a sightseeing tour of Peterhofnpalace and gardens with GYG! Pardon me, but i have forgotten the name of our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and funny! She gave us just the right amount of insight about the Russian culture, and did not bombard us with a history lesson. All in all, it was a great experience. Much recommended!

  • From St. Petersburg: Pavlovsk Palace and Gardens Tour

    8. From St. Petersburg: Pavlovsk Palace and Gardens Tour

    The summer palace of Russian Emperor Paul 1, located 20 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, is known worldwide for its exquisite beauty. Explore this architectural wonder with a guide on this 4-hour midday outing. After pickup at your hotel at 10:00 AM, you’ll head to the Palace for a 10:45 AM arrival. Start your excursion with a tour of the palace. At first glance, it looks less pompous than other royal palaces near St. Petersburg; however, it’s beauty truly lies in its architectural conciseness, straight lines, and classical style. Many nobles and grandees across Russia sought to recreate elements of this palace in a more modest form. The Emperor Paul I and his wife Maria Fedorovna, were keen on ancient mythology and sculpture, which they made every effort to incorporate into their residence.   Continue your outing with a tour of Pavlovsk Park, the gardens that surround the palace. A...

    Very enjoyable excursion. Personal guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    9. St. Petersburg CityPass 2-5 Day Option

    Enjoy free entrance to 28 attractions in St Petersburg and see the city from different perspectives. Enjoy 6 free tours by land or water with a 2,3 or 5-day Saint Petersburg City Pass. Save time and money with free entry to the city’s best museums, along with complimentary tours by river, sea, and double-decker bus. Plan your visits with a free guidebook and city map (metro map included). The most interesting attractions have already been chosen for you! Just open your guide and decide where you want to go first. Each tear-off voucher can be used once by one person, making it the most convenient passport to the city. The Pass activates at the moment of your first visit to the museum, bus tour or river cruise. St.Petersburg CityPass is valid for 48, 72 or 120-hours. Free Entry: Museums: 1. St. Isaac’s Cathedral 2. St. Isaac’s Cathedral Colonnaded Walk...

    Hi in Moscow I got a card to go around in saint Petersburg apart from the blunder on the part of Getyourguide cancellation of my pass the pass was ok. Unfortunately the new one I had to paid was in a form of a booklet in which you had to tear sections in order to use. That was very inconvenient. Also instead of looking for the place of collection you should have an office in the airport. The time for collection was also bad, 11 am is very late.

  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    10. 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.

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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.

Our guide was great, lots of history knowledge and helped us navigate through what would be of interest to us! 100% recommended taking a guide because you will definitely miss many things otherwise, plus the added advantage of having them tell you the relavent stries

For the first time we were on such an excursion. The excursion is magical! The audio guide narrates about the fountains of the times of Peter and Elizabeth in a pleasant voice !!! I recommend viewing this amazing place!

Everything is great. The audio guide was useful, and the route around the Hermitage was built on it. We thought that not all halls were included in the ticket, but we went around all of them.

Very comfortably. Skip the line, the recorded excursion is fun and not exhausting. The support works great, if you call and they will help you right there.