Saint Petersburg seems to be by far the greatest city of Russia when speaking about the cultural heritage and the architectural magnificence of this great place. The city is also called a Russian cultural capital, having been really the heart of art, literature and education for many years. Founded three centuries ago by Peter the Great – most prominent and powerful tsar of Russia, Saint Petersburg became the first capital of Russian Empire; it united all the highest technical and aesthetic tendencies of its time. We invite you to visit this great marvelous city in a way and with the duration most convenient for you. It is also possible to order a private tour in St. Petersburg together with any other tours about Russia. Satisfy your interests or just discover something new and unknown. You are welcome to choose among the tours given below. St. Petersburg Shore Excursion 2-day tour for cruise / ferry passengers For those visitors who prefer to spend a brief holiday or just devote a weekend to a journey we offer a short two-day tour. During this tour you are to visit Peterhof Palace – a complex of the Tsar’s majestic palaces and beautiful gardens located in the municipal town of Petergof, remotely from the city. It was built in the XVII century on the order of Tsar Peter the Great and is usually called "Russian Versailles". The Hermitage Museum is next stop at the rout of a short sojourn. The Hermitage is a museum of culture and art, one of the oldest and largest cultural establishments in the world. It was found in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great. The museum has united the richest collection of fine arts and objects of art and the court everyday life from around the whole world. Occupying six palace buildings in baroque, it has got the largest exhibition of paintings in the world. On the second day of the travel you are welcome to see some more places of highest interest. Those are Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Empress Catherine's Palace. This travel mode is most preferred by cruise ship passengers arriving in St. Petersburg for a stop over. The best part of St. Petersburg shore excursion is that you don't need a tourist visa! And most importantly, rest assured you will be accompanied by only the best guides in St. Petersburg. During the tour you are brought to the excursion places by a private driver. You are accommodated on board of your cruise liner. The price for the two-day tour varies starting from $400-500 per person. All the entrance fees to museums and palaces in itinerary are included into the total tour price. Venice of the North 7-day package / private tour in St. Petersburg If you want to get to know St. Petersburg as better as possible and enjoy its beauty and glory in its full rate, you would definitely appreciate this seven-day private tour to St. Petersburg. The program is made so that you don't miss any little detail of the impressions, given by this marvelous place and enjoy comfortable trip and excursions held by knowledgeable guides. On the first day you are transferred from the airport and the evening is free for you personal time. On the second day you are going on a general city sightseeing tour. It includes visiting Fortress of Peter and Paul, the St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood. Lunch included. The second part of the tour is visiting the Hermitage Museum assisted by a professional guide. The duration is eight hours. The third day provides a visit to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin town. You will have lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Russian folk performances. On the fourth day you go to Peterhof – the "Russian Versailles" palaces complex. The program includes lunch in one of local restaurants. On the fifth day you visit the magnificent Yusupov Palace and have lunch at a restaurant nearby. The sixth day is your free time to explore St. Petersburg by yourself, and on the seventh day the airport transfer is arranged. The price for the private tour to St. Petersburg starts from $2k per person, including entrance fees and guide service. The whole itinerary and inclusions are flexible and fully customizable. Transfers from and to the airport together with private drivers and Russian visa processing and further support are always included. As well as the accommodation in great value downtown hotels.