Sightseeing Options St Petersburg
St Petersburg, has always been a centre for the arts, both pre, during and after the communist period. In some peoples minds, “The Brothers Karamazov” written by the city’s most renowned novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is perhaps his greatest novel. Here he wrote about three brothers who represented three worlds: the intellectual, the spiritual, and the sensual.
As you wander throughout this city you see this ‘family’ manifested in many forms. From the majesty of the local theatre, extensive museums and art galleries to the lofty cathedral domes resonating with orthodox chants. Then you can feel the crisp air of a winter's day and view the palate of sharp white snow against a sharp blue winter's sky, or enjoy the subtle excuse for a night sky during the long days of high summer.
In St Petersburg
Here we have highlighted the
"classics". There are of course other options for which we can make
arrangements. Ask for details of other sightseeing excursions. If you want a
private guided tour to a specific place in St Petersburg then ask and we can
quote for you.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:12 PM
St Petersburg is a vast open-air museum spread out over forty-four islands. Our walking tour commences at Nevsky Prospekt and includes one or two museums, depending on the time available. The monument in the centre of the main square is of the 19th Century poet Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and the building that dominates one side of the square is the Russian Museum. Continuing our walk we come to the church of Resurrection known as the Church of Spilt Blood and find ourselves on the field of Mars (Marsovo Pole a former military parade ground). We then pass the Mikhallovsky Castle, built by the demented czar Paul and spend some time in the Summer Gardens - Peter's Summer Palace. On Reaching the Neva the Peter and Paul Fortress comes into view as we pass the Winter Palace (Hermitage), Admiralty, Decembrist's Square, St Issac's Cathedral (100 Kilos of gold went into the gilding the dome) and the Maryinsky Place. A short stroll along Gertsen Street brings us back to the city's main thoroughfare Nevesky Prospekt, and the Kazan Cathedral - one of the finest buildings in the city.
will meet you at your accommodation.
You will be expected to pay for any transport taken when on
a walking tour (unless otherwise stated), but this is a minor amount. At the end of 2010,
a ride to anywhere on the underground or a trolley bus was Eur.50 cents a ride!
With the above example public transport is minimal, just getting from and back
to your accommodation. This is a comprehensive tour of the central highlights.
The programme can be varied to suit your own interests, which might mean other
public transport costs.
Departures: Daily to order.
|Name||1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons||4 Persons||Notes:|
|Stp 6 hr Walking Tour||EUR145||EUR75||EUR50||EUR44||Six (6) hours with walking historical guide. Private tour.|
By Private Car
Use of a car with a
driver/guide is an extremely efficient way to accomplish certain sightseeing.
What takes two days with public transport, takes one day by car, plus in most
cases, more can be seen due to having your own guide and interpreter. A car with
a driver/guide can take you (virtually) anywhere in
the city of St Petersburg. Note: walking for absolute central St Petersburg is
the most interesting way to see this area, but this does not suit everyone.
Individual costs for St Petersburg Sightseeing
These are private tours (for the number that book) only. Your guides are qualified tourist guides in the language you have chosen. If the place visited requires an entry fee this is included.
Prices are in
ANTROPOLOGY & ETHNOGRAPHY MUSEUM:
Open: 11:00 17:00 (last entry 16:45)
CENTRAL NAVY MUSEUM:
MUSEUM OF THE ACADEMY OF ARTS:
PETER & PAUL FORTRESS:
PISKAREVSKOYE MEMORIAL CEMETERY:
PETER THE GREATS HOUSE MUSEUM:
PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSEUM:
THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN RAILWAYS
The Grand Palaces
Palace) and Catherine's Palace (Pushkin)
Visit the famous Mariinsky Theatre
Every Wednesday you can listen to the best musicians of the world-famous Mariinsky Orchestra. Visit free weekly chamber music concerts "Open Wednesdays at the Mariinsky". One of the St. Petersburg's most famous buildings is the Mariinsky Imperial Opera Theatre named after Maria Fedorovna, the wife of Emperor Alexander II. Built by architect Cavos in 1859-1860, it was inaugurated in 1860. Today the Mariinsky Theatre is one of the most beautiful in the world, renowned for it's artists both past and present.
Sightseeing idea for St
Cruiser "Aurora" is back in St Petersburg and open to the public after restoration.
On September 21st 2014 the Aurora sailed out of St. Petersburg, watched by thousands of the local population, to the shipyard in Kronstadt for restoration. On July 31st 2016 she sailed back and now is open again for visitors.
Aurora is a ‘Battlestar 1st rank of the Baltic Fleet’. The ship was built at the St. Peterburg New Admiralty in 1903. The cruiser was named in honour of the older sailing frigate Aurora, famous for the defence of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, during the Crimean War.
Cruiser Aurora took part in the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905, in particular the Battle of Tsushima on May 14-15 1905, the First World War of 1914-1918, the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922 and WW2 1941-1945. In WW2 the ship was used for the defence of Leningrad.
In 1956 the cruiser Aurora became a branch of the Central Naval Museum. There are about 300 museum objects, including ship miniatures, paintings, objects of seamanship and life, documents and photographs on display within the ship.