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River Boat Trip in Saint Petersburg
"Take the cruise along the Golden Ring of the Northern Venice with the views on the St. Nicholas Cathedral Mariinsky Theatre Moika River Embankment New Holland island Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces St. Isaac’s Cathedral General Staff Building
From $120.00
 
St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour
"Your private tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.As much as you can decide what you want to see here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood St Isaac's cathedral Peter and Paul Fortress Hermitage Yusupov palace
From $150.00
 
Yusupov Palace and St Isaac Cathedral Private Tour
"An exciting tour to one of the most interesting and nicely preserved palaces of the city – Yusupov Palace built in the 1740’s and then bought by Catherine II for one of her ladies in waiting and was eventually bought by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830 for 250000 roubles!  It was here that Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the murder of Rasputin who was lured to the Palace under the pretext of meeting Felix’s young and beautiful wife Irina. All the rooms are beautifully restored and full of art and the highlight must be the exquisite private theatre built for Zineida Yusupov where such renowned artists as Anna Pavlova and Shaliapin have performed. Later in the day the guide will invite you to proceed to the main church of the city - St. Isaac's Cathedral. Commissioned in 1818 by Alexander I
From EUR75.00

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The Botanical Garden

This is one of the most wonderful places the city – the Botanical Garden, which began from the “Pharmacy garden” (“Aptekarsky ogorod”) organized by Peter I in 1714. The oldest building is interesting...
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Jul 26, 2013

Alexander Park

Alexander Park is situated in the Petrogradskaya area of the city. attractions nearby include the Peter & Paul Fortress, Leningrad Zoo and the Artillery museum. The park itself is a pleasent place...
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Skillsbus
Dec 28, 2012

Saint Petersburg in Miniature

In the city's ongoing efforts to enliven their parks and make them pretty, happy, family-friendly places to spend the day, they've added replicas of many of St. Petersburg landmarks including the...
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Dec 28, 2012

New Holland

After decades of being little more than a melancholy ruin under the management of the military and several false starts on financing, New Holland has at least partially been opened. Currently the...
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Skillsbus
Dec 28, 2012

Mosaic yard

St. Petersburg courtyards are often not included in the standard program of excursions for tourists, although they attract their attention. One of such popular facilities of St. Petersburg...
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Skillsbus
Dec 28, 2012

Palace Square

Palace Square is an empty large square with tall red granite column. Alexander monument stands alone in the middle of the square. Historically it is important monument as it was erected to commemorate...
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Jul 31, 2012

PALACE SQUARE

The huge Palace Square forms the heart of historical St. Petersburg. Probably remembered by Russians for the massacre of 'Bloody Sunday' on January 22, 1905, when Tsarist troops fired on unarmed...
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Feb 11, 2012

ARTS SQUARE

Arts Square was drawn up by Italian architect, Carlo Rossi, who spent most of his life working in Russia and is considered by many to be a native Russian architect.He was responsible for all the most...
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Feb 11, 2012

Palace Square

Palace Square (in Russian Dvortsovaja Ploschadj) includes: -Winter Palace, also known as Hermitage (1754-1762)-Empire-style Building of the General Staff (1819 - 1829)-Alexander Column...
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loja
Apr 30, 2011

Iskusstv Ploshchad & Pushkin Monument

Ploshchad Iskusstv (Arts Square) is a leafy square located just across the road from the Russian Museum.It is so named as it is surrounded by such buildings as the Mussorgsky Theatre, home to opera...
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Apr 04, 2011

Ploschad Vosstaniya

This large square is at the interchange of Nevskiy Prospekt and Ligousky Ave. is surrounded by the Vosstaniya metro station, the Oktayabrskaya hotel and the Moskovsky railway station . In the centre...
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May 08, 2010

Palace Square and Alexander Column

The huge Palace square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) is probably the most important square in St. Petersburg.It is surrounded by the Baroque Winter Palace and the Imperial Army General Staff building. In...
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St.Isaac's Cathedral

Church of St Isaac back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the...
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Admiralty

Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace. Work on the construction of it began in 1714. Peter the Great himself drew sketches for the building. In 1745 the architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli started work on reconstructing the...
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Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace is located to the north of the Catherine Palace, not far from it. Alexander Palace was built in 1796 by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi. Empress Catherine commissioned it to her...
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Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace is real architectural gem. The splendid palace is named after Catherine I, which was wife of Peter the Great. She continue to rule in Russia after her husband's death for two years....
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