Become struck by an amazing Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum), the construction of which took eight years and covered the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Marvel by 210 statues and busts of apostles, hovering over the city and the Orthodox temple – St Isaac Cathedral. Examine a highly colored Church of the Savior, reminding of picturesque facades of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Magnify incredible mosaic collections inside Church on the Spilled Blood which are based on widely known paintings of talented Vrubel and Vasnetsov.
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 wonderful walking tour with the true gem of the northern capital called the Hermitage! It will transfer you to different epochs of Russian and world’s art, including Antique glass, early nomads of the Altaic Region, ancient European carriages, and other stunning collections.
Food and drinks are not included. You will have some time to enjoy a cup of coffee & small snack.
You will amaze at a magnificent edifice of the cathedral, being constructed from 4th attempt! St. Isaac’s Cathedral was initially a wooden one but was destroyed by floods. Its stone predecessor was also destroyed but that time by fire, and only the current church copes with all troubles. Church in Spilled Blood impresses by its allure since it took 24 years to construct and then 27 years to restore after Soviet vandalism. The tour bill be over in the city cetner at 16:30 (4:30 pm).
|2nd January to 30th December|
|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|