Green Lion Holiday in Saint Petersburg
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Private Grand Tour of St Petersburg
Introduction: The Grand Tour offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing, a complete tour of St Petersburg's most famous sites from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. The tour is an excellent introduction to St Petersburg- the second largest and most beautiful city in Russia. Over almost 300 years of its history St. Petersburg accumulated all the grandeur of the Russian Imperial Court and became one of the largest centers of culture and science.
You have the option to combine the Grand Tour St Petersburg with the following tours:
- Grand Tour St Petersburg + Peter and Paul's Fortress
The Peter and Paul Fortress - the oldest and most historical construction in Saint-Petersburg and put up for fortification purposes but used as a political prison. It had for almost two centuries served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar- Nicholas II and his family were buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.
- Grand Tour St Petersburg and St Isaac's Cathedral
St Petersburg Highlights Tour visiting magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral, formerly the Russia's principal cathedral.
- Grand Tour St Petersburg and Hermitage Museum
Hermitage - the second largest art museum in the world and the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg. See all the great masterpieces of the world's art in several hours with a comment of a knowledgeable expert-guide.
- Grand Tour St Petersburg, Peter and Paul's Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, Waxwork Exhibition - The Tsar's Romanovs, Lunch and Hermitage Museum
Comprehensive all-day tour of St Petersburg sites, including Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, spectacular St Isaac's Cathedral, an elegant lunch and a 2-hour guided excursion to the famous Hermitage Museum.
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Private Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace
Introduction: Visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), where you will find a jewel of Russian baroque- Catherine Palace with the Amber Room inside, which is considered to be one of the world's wonders.
A pleasant walk through the park will let you feel like you're an important guest in the Residence of an Empress.Duration: Varies
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Private Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Introduction: Peterhof is perhaps St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The palace at Peterhof sits amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions.
The Upper Garden, located between the St. Petersburg highway and the Grand Palace, is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it the title the "Russian Versaille". The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains.
There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features are definitely worth seeing!Duration: 5 hours
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