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St. Petersburg: Hermitage & Metro Skip-The-Line Private Tour

1. St. Petersburg: Hermitage & Metro Skip-The-Line Private Tour

Benefit from a convenient pick-up at your accommodation and head to the nearest metro station to start your private tour. Discover the best art and architecture from the days of the Soviet Union as you marvel at stations built from marble. See the most attractive stations and experience one of the deepest underground railway networks in the world. Experience everyday life in the city and join the locals travelling with an expert guide. Skip the long lines to enter the magnificent Hermitage Museum, located in a former residence of the Russian tsars. Enjoy the flexibility of having your private guide at your convenience. The Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, the British Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the world's richest art galleries in the world. Save your time as your guide takes you to see highlights from the millions exhibits, tailored to your preferences. At the end of your tour, feel free to get any tips from your guide on other sights to see whilst on your holiday in St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

2. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Feel like a Local Group Tour

You will begin your first day onboard a cosy boat, exploring rivers and channels of the "Northern Venice". Following this, you will continue to the former residential Winter Palace of the Romanov rulers, which today houses one of the world's most prestigious museums where the rooms themselves rival the art within them. Your guided tour includes both the Winter Palace and the Hermitage display rooms, which are home to more than three million artworks, including works by Da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt. You will then move on to explore the main street of the city. The chief sights include the huge neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Art Nouveau Bookhouse, half a dozen 18th-century churches, a monument to Catherine the Great, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall, a mid-19th-century department store, the Russian National Library, the Anichkov Bridge, and the Singer House. Once an impressive showcase for an ambitious family business, Eliseev Emporium is without a doubt a leading landmark of the city. The recently restored stunning interiors make Eliseevsky a must-see place. Next up, you will visit the most Russian of all the Russian churches, which was built on the site of the 1881 assassination (spilled blood) of Tsar Alexander II. It sports a fantastic ornate "Russian-style" exterior of traditional colorful onion domes, ceramic tiles, and colored glazed bricks. Inside you will view large works of colorful mosaic of different religious themes. The next day, you will be taken to the suburbs of the city. Reminiscent of France's Versailles, and rivaling it with its splendor, you will be given access to the many detailed parks and beautiful grounds. Having served as the Tsar's summer residence, its grounds are dotted with countless fountains (like the spraying Joke Fountain), monumental ensembles, and charming pavilions. You can take the opportunity to see the beautiful subway, whose stations are often called the palaces of the Soviet Union. You will then finish your day with a local farmer's market experience. This is the best way to feel the city, as you mix with and converse with the locals. Located in the downtown area, the market boast exotic atmosphere and beautiful architecture that make them worth visiting more for sightseeing than for shopping.

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St. Petersburg Metro Stations 1.5-Hour Tour

3. St. Petersburg Metro Stations 1.5-Hour Tour

Ride the St. Petersburg subway to see the opulent décor of stations that could be mistaken for magnificent palace halls or the lobbies of 5-star hotels. It was not an accident, as In Soviet times the subway stations were built as palaces for the people. Meet at the Millennium Bridge (Kazan Bridge), built for the 1,000th anniversary of the city of Kazan in 2005. From here, venture underground to see stations that are true works of art. They are all made of marble and richly decorated with mosaics, sculptures and stained glass to represent the prosperity and power of the Soviet Union. Behind this beauty there’s an astonishing history to be told, along with humorous anecdotes and city legends. Among the stations you will stop at, admire the bas reliefs of revolutionary events at Uprising Square, and the ornate Avtovo, with columns of glass and white marble. See bas reliefs of heavy industrialization at Kirov Plant, and go to one of the deepest subway stations in the world at Admiralty. Metro tickets are included in the tour price and your tour will end at a convenient location in the city center.

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Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

4. Saint Petersburg: Private 3-Hour Metro Tour

Meet your guide at your accommodation and walk to the nearest station to begin your tour of Saint Petersburg's metro transit system. Discover what makes the station interesting or unique, before heading on to many other historic and modern stations throughout the city. As you tour, see distinctive architectural and artistic design representing different eras of the Soviet period to the present.  During the tour, learn about St Petersburg's past with the metro system as the main theme and visit the most remarkable stations like Avtovo, Admiralty, Kirov Plant, Navarskaya, Pushkinskaya, and Ploshchad Vosstaniya.

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Lonely Planet Experience: Private St Petersburg Evening Tour

5. Lonely Planet Experience: Private St Petersburg Evening Tour

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Meet your friendly guide at the information booth in Palace Square. Nestled in the heart of the city, the square hosts St Petersburg’s most important celebrations and is the perfect place to experience the city as a local. The first part of the tour is dedicated to the city’s stunning metro system. Head down underground and get a better understanding of the system’s secrets and stories thanks to your guide’s expert knowledge. Learn about why the metro here is so significant and stands for so much more than just a transport system. Next, arrive at the city’s oldest railway station, which is one of the most beautiful stations in Russia. Continue the tour to a nearby cafe, which you won’t find in any tourist books. Surrounded by locals, immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of the cafe and imagine what life is like in the city. Listen to your guide share information about St Petersburg’s culture, lifestyle, and traditions as you enjoy a glass of Russia’s most beloved tipple, vodka.

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St. Petersburg Metro Tour

6. St. Petersburg Metro Tour

Entering St. Petersburg subway, you can easily mix the station with the magnificent palace hall or five-star hotel lobby. It’s not an accident! In Soviet times, the subway stations were built as palaces for the people. Many stations are true works of art. They are all made of marble and richly decorated with mosaics, sculptures and stained glass to represent the prosperity and power of Soviet Union. And behind this beauty there’s an astonishing history, jokes, stories and legends. On our Petersburg Metro Tour you will see the most beautiful and historically significant metro stations: Uprising Square, with bas-reliefs on the revolutionary events Avtovo, the true underground palace Kirov Plant, with bas-reliefs of the Soviet heavy industry Admiralty, one of the deepest subway stations in the world

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St. Petersburg: Group Guided Subway Tour

7. St. Petersburg: Group Guided Subway Tour

See a less explored side of Saint Petersburg by taking the metro and learning about the history of the beautify stations that you ride to with a local guide. Discover subway secrets as you journey from stations Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Pushkinskaya, Kirovskiy Zavod, Narvskaya, and Avtovo. Hear a mix of legends and facts about this interesting urban space from your guide. Learn about how the metro is a reflection of the urban culture, history, politics, and achievements of the whole country.

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Saint Petersburg: 2-Day Imperial Tour in Spanish

8. Saint Petersburg: 2-Day Imperial Tour in Spanish

Feel like a Russian emperor during this amazing 2-day journey. You'll start with a city tour to explore the main landmarks and take pictures of the most beautiful places in the city. Visit the Spilled Blood Church, one of the symbols of the city, which was erected in 1883 following the assassination of Emperor Alexander III on that exact location. Upon building an appetite, your guide will escort you to a 3-course traditional Russian lunch. Naturally, dining is a wonderful way to get a feel for the culture, plus the food is delicious. Following lunch, you'll tour the Winter Palace, the Imperial Residence, and the Hermitage Museum, the latter of which houses a collection of world art. Aside from Paris' Louvre, no other collection rivals the size and quality of the Hermitage. You will later finish your day onboard a cosy boat as you enjoy river views of the city, which is frequently called the "Venice of the North". After being picked up on your second day, you'll begin an adventure dedicated to the emperor's summer residences. You'll begin with the Soviet Union palaces, getting into the subway to see a few of the most beautiful stations which were built during the Soviet era. Following that, visit the Imperial Catherine Palace to tour its unforgettable Amber Room. You'll then taste some local food before moving to the city of fountains and Peterhof Park, which has been dubbed the Russian Versailles.

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St. Petersburg: Guided Subway Tour

9. St. Petersburg: Guided Subway Tour

See a less-explored side of Saint Petersburg by taking the metro and learning about the history of the beautiful stations. Discover subway secrets as you journey from stations Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Pushkinskaya, Kirovskiy Zavod, Narvskaya, and Avtovo with your guide. Hear a mix of legends and facts about this interesting urban space. Learn about how the metro symbolizes the urban culture, history, politics, and achievements of Russia.

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St. Petersburg: City Center Walking Tour with Lunch

10. St. Petersburg: City Center Walking Tour with Lunch

See St. Petersburg on this 3-hour walk and experience the most significant landmarks of the city.  Visit Saint Isaac's Square, Senate Square and Palace Square, which are the 3 central squares of the city. You will walk on Nevsky Prospect and see Kazan Cathedral.  Enjoy panoramic views from the English embankment on palaces, bridges and the main river of St. Petersburg Neva.  Learn about the history of the metro stations Ploshchad Vosstaniya, Pushkinskaya, Kirovsky plant, Narvskaya, and Avtovo. Your guide will reveal some secrets and tell you about the legends of the metro.  The tour brings you to a restaurant in the city where you can enjoy a break eating lunch.

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What people are saying about St. Petersburg Metro

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 148 reviews

If you’re traveling to SPB, this is definitely a must! The tour guide, Vladimir knows his history. It ended up as a private tour as I was the only one booked. Good experience :)

The architecture of Starlin's underground is a MUST to see whilst in St Petersburg - never seen anything like it! Statues, chandeliers, and glass columns!

A very good tour, well-founded and with a lot of interesting information and details.

Superb Beautiful work and how clean and that people are disciplined To see

Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable!