One-Day Essential Tour of St Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

Choose this essential one-day tour of St Petersburg with a private guide to obtain the full understanding of its history and character. You will see the main attractions of the historical city center, the main streets, squares, and embankments of the city. Explore the treasures of the Hermitage Museum during an excursion with an expert guide who will show you the most important halls and famous masterpieces. Discover the Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Neva River and the canals.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Bottled water
    • Professional & friendly guide
    • Pickup and drop-off at any hotel in St Petersburg
    • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
    • All entrance fees per program SKIP-THE-LINE
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 6+)
    • Entry/Admission - Nevsky Prospekt
    • Entry/Admission - Rostral Columns
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: City Break Tours St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russia

    Meeting in the hotel.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

    Start the day with a panoramic city tour along the streets and granite embankments of St Petersburg in a comfortable car or a minibus. You will have multiple stops to enjoy the fresh air, picture taking and wonderful views. On our way there will be the main avenue of St Petersburg – the Nevsky Prospect, as well as some nice squares, architectural ensembles, and churches.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rostral Columns, Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia

    We will cross the Palace Bridge across the Neva River and see Stock Exchange Square with Rostral Columns.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    The first excursion of the program is a visit to St Peter and Paul Fortress – the citadel of the city build by the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

    Next stop on the way will be a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace which will amaze you with the gorgeous collections of European art exhibited there. The excursion will take approximately two hours and during this time you will see the most impressive halls of the Winter Palace and the most famous masterpieces by such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    After the Hermitage, you can have a short break for lunch(own expense) to refresh your powers and continue the sightseeing.

    After we will have an inside visit to the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, which is a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique representative of Russian style and art.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Isaac_s Square, 4 Nevskiy Prospekt metro station, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    Our next stop will be for the excursion to St Isaac's Cathedral – the biggest cathedral of all Russia in eclectic style.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia

    Hop on board of a public boat enjoy scenic views of St Petersburg from the water.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia

    Drop off at the hotel.

    The end of the tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available for any hotel within the city limits. Please, provide the hotel name/address at booking. The private guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby with a sign City Break Tours.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please, advise if you are traveling with small children and need a booster seat in the car/minivan
    • Sightseeing boat tour is only available in the summer season from April to October. In winter season you will visit St Peter and Paul Cathedral instead.
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • On Wednesday, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Spilled Blood Church are closed, you will visit St Peter and Paul Cathedral instead.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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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Organised by City Break Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-60512P18

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