Grasp the charm of the Winter Palace where Catherine II became the mistress upon her coronation. Take a closer look at all buildings of an overwhelming Hermitage ensemble that were commissioned by the Empress. Fuse in the fascination of the Church on the Spilled Blood in the manner of a charming and exceptional romantic nationalism. Try to notice a golden angel sat atop of the Peter and Pall Cathedral with a tall spiral!
Duration: 7 hours. We will meet you at your hotel/apartment at the time that you select upon booking. Transfer to the museum is possible only if your accommodation is located not further than 6 km from the city center (Palace Square). Otherwise, we will agree on a meeting point.
Start this marvelous walking tour in the Church on the Spilled Blood, reminding of spectacular Russian-style cathedrals! It contains the biggest amount of mosaics worldwide – over 7500 sq.m.! Later you will immerse yourself in historical mysteries of the Peter & Paul fortress that was constructed for protection but has never seen any foreign attack – just the one from Bolsheviks. Walls of a staggering temple damaged by lightening and fire, but it was remodeled and even became more fabulous with its sublime iconostases!
Food and drinks are not included. You will have some time to enjoy a cup of coffee & small snack.
A world-famous Hermitage was elaborated by Rastrelli according to wishes of Empress Elizabeth, who was ready to spend an enormous sum of money for eclipsing leading European palaces, rolling in luxury! Become acquainted with a thrilling ‘encyclopedia’ of genuine aristocratic interiors! Be enraptured with a palace history that is rooted in the era of Peter the Great. The tour bill be over in the city center at 17:30 (5:30 pm).
|2nd May to 30th September|
|Usually starting time is 10:30 am||Duration - 7 hours|
|Tuesday||10.30 - 17.30|
|Thursday||10.30 - 17.30|
|Friday||10.30 - 17.30|
|Saturday||10.30 - 17.30|
|Sunday||10.30 - 17.30|