3 Hour Catherine the Great Walking Tour in St. Petersburg

"Catherine II, the Great Sovereign,"sovereign man"- these were the names of the woman who was able to use the best from the results of each of her private, local successes, showing a rare ability to step over any constraining circumstances and moral prohibitions. With the name of Catherine II there are rumors about conspiracies and the tragic death of two Russian emperors.

Let's try to touch the soul of the one that the Senate awarded the official title of “Mother of the Fatherland”. Over the course of Catherine's lengthy reign, Petersburg conclusively attained the status of a great European capital. During the tour we will see a monument to Catherine, Anichkov Palace, Assignment Bank, Naryshkin House on St. Isaac's Square, Bobrinsky Palace, Academy of Arts, Peter and Paul Fortress, Marble Palace, Saltykov’s House, Betsky’s House, Mikhailovsky Castle, Tauride Palace, Smolny, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Neva Embankments, the lattice of the Summer Garden, the Hermitage building.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide -3 hours
    • Comfortable vehicle with A/C and driver service- 3 hours (for car tour)
    • Unique author’s route
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Anichkov Palace History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Marble Palace
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    Stop At: Monument to Catherine the Great, Ploshchad Ostrovskogo Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191023 Russia

    The monument was designed by the Russian artist M.O. Mikeshin and created by the best sculptors and architects of the day. Catherine the Great is dressed in her official gown and holds a scepter in her right hand and an olive wreath in her left hand. The pedestal is decorated with the symbols of royal power. Among the dignitaries, who's likenesses have been carved on the statue's pedestal, are Alexander Suvorov, perhaps the most famous general in Russian history, Prince Potiomkin, the general and politician, Ekaterina Dashkova, the first woman to chair the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Anichkov Palace History Museum, Nevsky prospekt, d. 39, St. Petersburg 191023 Russia

    The Anichkov Palace, a former imperial palace in Saint Petersburg, stands at the intersection of Nevsky Avenue and the Fontanka River. The palace, situated on the plot formerly owned by Antonio de Vieira (1682?-1745), takes its name from the nearby Anichkov Bridge across the Fontanka. Designed for the Empress Elizabeth of Russia (r. 1741–1762) in a dazzling Baroque style, the palace came to be known as the most imposing private residence of the era of Elizabeth Petrovna. Some suggest architects...

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Isaac's Square, Isaakiyevskaya Sq., St. Petersburg Russia

    St. Isaac's Square has long been one of the main public spaces of St. Petersburg. Some of the greatest works of Russian architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries are located here, including St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Mariinsky Palace, the Hotel Astoria and the Hotel Angleterre. Also, because of the location of the city's Legislative Assembly within the Mariinsky Palace, it has the unofficial status as the main administrative area of St. Petersburg. Night view of Isaakievskaya Ploshchad (St. Isaac's Square) in St. Petersburg

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia

    Today, the Peter and Paul Fortress is for the most part under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Museum of History, with a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions charting the various aspects of the compound's past. While the central visitor attraction is undoubtedly the Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of St. Petersburg's most striking buildings, there is plenty within the walls of the fortress to keep children and adults occupied for a full day at least.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Marble Palace, Millionnaya St., 5/11, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Marble Palace is one of the first Neoclassical palaces in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is situated between the Field of Mars and Palace Quay, slightly to the east from New Michael Palace. The palace was built as a gift from Empress Catherine the Great for Count Grigory Orlov, her favourite and the most powerful Russian nobleman of the 1760s.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg Russia
    • Marine Facade
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-154166P25

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