Date & Time: 09:30 (9:30 a.m.), Monday, starting 4th May, 2021
Duration: 8 hours
Departure point: Hotel “Oktyabrskaya” (hall), 10 Ligovskiy prospekt
Return details: Hotel “Oktyabrskaya”
Languages available: English, Russian, German, French, Italian & Spanish
Tour price per person: 55 € adults (15+ years) / 46 € 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 Hermitage and Savior-on-the-Blood; 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 Fabergé Museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River Embankment. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg and is a historical landmark as well as a focal point for tourists. The Fabergé Museum's collection stands apart because it provides ample representation of the many different things created by the House of Fabergé: Easter masterpieces, fantasy-themed objects, jewelry, miscellaneous small items, silverware, home decor and objects of worship.
A boat trip in summer time is an integral part of any sightseeing trip to Saint-Petersburg. After all, the city isn’t called “the Venice of the North” for nothing. And one of the best ways to get acquainted with the city is undoubtedly via a boat trip through one of its many rivers and canals, including the main waterway, Neva River. In the city center, the famous granite embankments house many of the grand buildings such as the Hermitage, St Peter and Paul Fortress or Saint Isaac’s cathedral.
It is also worth mentioning that most of the visitors who have tried a river excursion, believe that seeing St Petersburg from water gives one a very different perspective of the city. Maybe it is because the boats can sometime reach parts of the city that cannot be visited on the ground or because the unique blend of architecture and water – we can’t say. But what we do know is that cruising down the rivers and canals of Northern Venice will add special charm to your happy experience in St Petersburg.
Sightseeing stops: St. Isaac’s square, Church of the Savior on Blood, the Fontanka River embankment (choice depends on traffic intensity).
- Nevsky prospect
- St. Isaac’s, Senate and Palace squares
- Peter and Paul fortress
- the Hermitage
- the Actor's house
- Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
- Anichkov palace
- St. Michael's castle
- the Summer Garden