Date & Time: 09:30 (9:30 a.m.), Tuesday, Friday, starting 5th May, 2021
Duration: 8 hours
Departure point: Hotel “Oktyabrskaya” (hall), Ligovskiy prospekt, 10
Return details: the Hermitage, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya (Embankment), 34
Languages available: English, Russian, German, French, Italian & Spanish
Tour price per person: 47 € adults (15+ years) / 37 € children (0-14 years)
Saint-Petersburg sightseeing tour and Virtual Reality experience is an audio-guided bus tour through the city’s historical center is a perfect way to begin your acquaintance with Russian Venice of the North. A comfortable bus will take you to city’s main attractions and by using VR glasses you will also be able to see St-Petersburg as it was meant to be by Peter the Great more than 300 years ago. This unconventional excursion uses VR (virtual reality) glasses which allow you to experience the bell tower of Smolny Convent and Saint Isaac’s cathedral’s third building at arm’s length. Peek inside the Savior-on-the-Blood church; enjoy the view of Petersburg in the times of Peter the Great. Find yourself in another time and place, the parallel historical world of Saint-Petersburg. The stories are captivating as well. Choose what to believe – an official version of the events, or legends and myth, born at the same time as city itself. Pleasant sound of speaker’s voice in your headphones will immerse you in an atmosphere of historic events.
The State Hermitage is one of the world’s most unique art museums. Starting off as a private collection of Empress Catherine the Great, for a long time it remained largely closed to the public eye. Today there are more 3,5 million items stored at the Hermitage, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, antique statues and ancient Egyptian treasures (including a real mummy!) and many more.
Sightseeing stops: St. Isaac’s and Palace Squares (choice depends on traffic intensity)
- Nevsky prospect
- St. Isaac’s, Senate and Palace squares
- Peter and Paul fortress
- Church of the Saviour on Blood
- the Hermitage
- Field of Mars
- Summer Garden