Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside the centre area, we will take the metro with you (tickets are included).
Just in two hours you’ll see over 300 years of St. Petersburg history! Let’s start from the beginning: here’s the Peter and Paul Fortress, the birthplace of the city; a temple-like building of the former Stock Exchange and the famous fence of the Summer Garden, which hosted the first balls in the Russian Empire.
Now, as we’ve already passed the Moyka River, we turn to the Kryukov Canal (where you’ve got a chance to sail between the original Mariinsky Theatre and its Second Stage and watch them from below), then to a snake-like Griboyedov Canal that leads back to the Neva.
Dostoevsky’s St Petersburg
Have you read the novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky? If so, you’d be delighted to know that Dostoevsky himself as well as the characters of his novel lived in this area. In case you haven’t… Just enjoy the picturesque view!
There’re 342 bridges in St. Petersburg; 218 of them are pedestrian. One of them you surely won’t forget is the Bank Bridge, owing its uniqueness to the sculptures of golden-winged lions on it.
Here you can find the presence of different countries as well as different times: French gardens and European palaces looking down on you from the banks of Dutch-like waterways together with the edifices of the Soviet era, modern shops and restaurants.
Probably one of the best-known people in the Russian history and the most intriguing one – Grigori Rasputin – was killed in this palace. For someone only this fact could be the reason to take the excursion.
Intrigued why do a Baroque palace and a Russian beef dish have the same name? To tell the truth, they both were called after the members of the Stroganov family. Who were they and what’s important about them? Your guide will tell you all the details when you’re on board.
St Petersburg has never been known as a resort. However, there’re four islands situated in the delta of Neva, where the locals do sports and have a rest as there’re so many recreation areas and natural landscapes; some old villas, yacht-clubs and the amusement park. So, if you’re curious, welcome to see how do Petersburgians spend their free time!
68,000 seats. Retractable roof. Roll-out field. When complete, the Zenit Arena will be one of the largest concert and sports venues of Eastern Europe and one of five stadiums in the world, equipped this way. It will be one of the host venues for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as 2018 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020 tournaments.
For those who’re tired of classics, it’ll be a pleasant surprise to face the whole new smart suburb consisting of fashionable housing estates, office buildings, shopping malls and the Western High-Speed Diameter across the Gulf of Finland. At some moment there’s gonna be only you, the sea and the sky separated by a thin line with the silhouette of the modern city against them.
The Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea)
Now it's time for dessert! Take the opportunity to look out the "window to the West" while you’re on boat – just like Peter the Great meant it – and move forward to the broad space of the Gulf of Finland flowing into the Baltic Sea. The only thing Peter the Great probably didn’t expect is that you would make it on the jet boat at 60 km/h!
At the end of the tour we will take you back to your hotel or any other place you would prefer.