Saint Petersburg Private Driving Tour with Hermitage Museum

This is a perfect basic tour for the first time visitors of St Petersburg; we have a very vast historical downtown so it is always better to start your acquaintance with this incredible city in the company of knowledgeable guide and an experienced driver. During your strictly private 3 hours driving city tour you will see all main attractions ( with optional inside visits to the Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood, St Isaac Cathedral and Peter and Paul Cathedral ) and finish the day in the The Hermitage Museum spending inside 2,5 hours; there will be a chance to keep exploring museum on your own after saying good bye to your guide ; also, you will have 30-45 minutes for coffee break or quick lunch in some non touristy place ( the cost is not included into the cost of your tour )

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled water - one per person
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - there will be a 30-45 minutes stop for coffee break/ lunch ; however the cost is not included into thefinal cost of the tour
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Neva Embankments, St. Petersburg Russia

    9am -9:30am Driving along the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg -The Neva River with numerous photo stops at the most beautiful places.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Egyptian Sphinxes, Universiteskaya Emb. next to the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Russia

    Stop near the oldest attraction in our city brought to St Petersburg from Egypt in 1832 -sculptures of two sphinxes with face of Egyptian pharaon Amenhotep but lion's body.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, Birzhevaya Square, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia

    The Spit (Strelka) of Vasilievsky Island is the name given to the eastern tip of Vasilievsky Iceland -the largest of the islands in the Neva delta; listen your guide's stories about Old St Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostrum columns, enjoy magnificent view on the 5 buildings of Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sobornaya Sq., 1 Petropavlovskaya Fortress, St. Petersburg 197046 Russia

    Visiting Peter and Paul Fortress with cathedral -the birth place of St Petersburg; walking on the territory of the fortress;a visit to burial place of the Romanovs royal family -Peter and Paul Cathedral is optional.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), St. Petersburg 191186 Russia

    Was once a parade ground for the imperial guards; it's western side is flanked by very long yellow building of Pavlovsky Barracks and in the very middle is a monument to the Revolutionary Fighters with eternal flame in the middle

    Stop At: Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik, Fontanka River Embankment, 2, St. Petersburg Russia

    The smallest monument in SPb, a kind of good-luck talisman with an interesting origin at which Russians throw coins ( and you are welcome to do the same ); ask your guide to sing you a song about Chizhik -Pyzhik ( Siskin) -all St Petersburgers knows it!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Ploshchad' Iskusstv, Ital'yanskaya Ulitsa, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

    We will slowly drive around Art Square( Ploshchad Iskusstv) - one of the 3 main St Petersburg squares- to give you the chance to look at the buildings of Russian Museum , Great Philharmonic Hall, Musorgsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, Musical Comedy Theatre , Ethnography Museum while listening to the stories of your guide about Russian art and culture.

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

    Created in pseudo-Russian style the church looks like the most Russian Church in European St Petersburg and is famous for it's magnificent mosaics, covering the church from inside and outside ; while admiring the view of this unusual orthodox temple listen to your guide to discover the secret of it's strange name.Note please, that inside guided tour is optional ( see the second option for this tour)

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia

    Slowly driving along the main avenue of SPb, Nevsky Prospect -the city's equivalent of the Champs Elysees in Paris or Unter den Linden in Berlin -an Imperial thoroughfare whose name is virtually synonymous with that of the city.The prospect manifests every style of architecture from XVIII century Baroque to fin-de-siecle Art Nouveau, it's skyline culminating in the golden spire of Admiralty ( former shipbuilding yard) ; be sure you will see The Eliseevs Brothers Emporium, The biggest Bookstore ( Dom Knigi) , Kazan Cathedral and much, much more !

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

    We will make a stop on St Isaac Square, which was named after the fourth tallest cupula construction in the world and once the main cathedral of Imperial St Petersburg -St Isaac Cathedral ( with an optional visit there)

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bronze Horseman, Senate Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000

    A remarkable monument to the founder of St Petersburg , Russain Tsar Peter the Great - learn from your guide why we call it Bronze Horseman.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    1:30pm-4pm Before getting inside the museum learn more about thе magnificent square it is situated on: look at Alexander Column, admire triple Triumphal Arch and touch granite Atlantes decorating the portico of New Hermitage .
    The world famous Hermitage Museum, buildings of which are architectural attractions on their own, accommodates unrivaled collection of the world famous artefacts .Following our standard tour you will enjoy beautiful Gala Rooms and masterpieces of European department ( Da Vichi, Michelangelo,Rafael, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Titian- to mention few) ; as this is a private tour ( only for your party) you are welcome to change the excursion 's route asking your guide to show you works of your favorite artists( sculptors).After saying good bye to your guide you can keep exploring the museum and get back to your hotel on your own.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel at the appointed hour with a plaque with your party's leader on it
    Departure Time :
    Basic tour+ 3 cathedrals 4/15/2020 - 11/2/2021
    Tuesday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Thursday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Friday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Saturday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    One day St Petersburg private driving city tour with The Hermitage visit 4/15/2020 - 11/2/2021
    Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • 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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Organised by Dancing Bear Tours

Activity ID: V-15873P11

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