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St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor)

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With its gigantic golden dome coated with over 220 pounds of gold and an impressive red granite portico, St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) looks more like a palace than a cathedral, and it’s no surprise that the eye-catching masterpiece is among St. Petersburg’s most visited attractions. Commissioned by Tsar Alexander I in 1818 to mark the defeat of Napoleon, the magnificent cathedral took over 40 years to build and still ranks among the largest domed cathedrals in the world, with a capacity for up to 14,000 worshipers.

Set on the banks of the Neva River, the cathedral’s extravagant design was the work of French architect Auguste de Montferrand, blending Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical elements, and sparing no expenses. The cathedral interiors are equally lavish, featuring painstakingly sculpted reliefs, grand bronze doors and a colonnaded iconostasis adorned with semiprecious gems.

Today, the cathedral is only occasionally used for worship, instead serving as a museum and housing an impressive collection of 19th-century fine art and mosaics. For many visitors, the highlight is climbing the 300 steps to the cathedral's colonnade, from where the views expand over the city.

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Segway Tour On the banks of the Neva river 2,5 hours

Segway Tour On the banks of the Neva river 2,5 hours

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Explore many of the important sites in St. Petersburg historic center on a Segway. It’s fun to roll along the sidewalks as your guide shares the stories of the buildings and attractions you pass. Visit Palace Square, the Spit of Vasilievskiy island, Peter and Paul’s Fortress and more. All safety equipment and a short lesson is included in your package.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.10
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$71.10
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2-Day Mini-Group Shore Excursion in St.Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

2-Day Mini-Group Shore Excursion in St.Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

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This 2 - Day Shore Excursion is perfect for all the travelers as it includes all the most significant sights of Saint - Petersburg. Your group will include a maximum of 16 people, so our professional guide will be able to pay attention to everyone. During the tour you will visit such world - famous places as the Hermitage State Museum, Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral, walk in the stunningly beautiful Peterhof Park, see the sensational Catherine Palace and the Amber Room, explore the rare treasure collection of the Fabergé Museum, also taste Russian cuisine in one of the local restaurants and much more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$297.00
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St. Petersburg Private 3-Day Highlights Tour

St. Petersburg Private 3-Day Highlights Tour

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Pack in St. Petersburg sights into three days on this private tour of the city’s main highlights. During your 3-day city visit, see Catherine Palace and Park, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus you’ll also explore the Rasputin exhibit at Yusupov Palace, and go on a river and canal boat cruise.
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  • 3 days
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$912.83
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Luxurious 2 Day St Petersburg Tour with Faberge Museum

Luxurious 2 Day St Petersburg Tour with Faberge Museum

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Shore excursions can sometimes feel rushed and impersonal. This private tour of St Petersburg, however, offers an immersive experience by spending two days exploring the city and its surroundings. As well as visiting such famed landmarks as the Hermitage and Catherine Palace, you can enjoy a relaxing cruise through the canals and the opportunity to meet locals.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$384.00
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$384.00
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2-Day Small-Group Visa-Free Tour - Top Highlights of St Petersburg

2-Day Small-Group Visa-Free Tour - Top Highlights of St Petersburg

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Take your chance to experience one of the best 2-day itineraries for cruise passengers in St Petersburg. This reduced group shore excursion is designed for travelers who want to see the most important highlights of the city in a comfortable manner. The Hermitage Museum, the Church on the Spilled Blood, the Lower Park of Peterhof, a city tour, a metro ride, and a canal trip are included. On both days, you will have breaks for lunch in local cafes (own expense). The visa-free permissions and port taxes are covered by the tour operator.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience

Private Tour: Family-Oriented Saint Petersburg Experience

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Enjoy a private tour of Russia's 'Venice of the North,' including a visit to the Hermitage Museum. Embark on a family-geared 6-hour journey through St Petersburg, learning its fascinating history as you go. Start with a city sightseeing tour with stops at St Isaac Cathedral and the onion-domed Church of the Spilled Blood. Walk along Sadovaya Street, home to several local markets and historical monuments, and explore the vast Hermitage―one of the largest museums on the planet―to view works by iconic artists such as Rembrandt, van Gogh, Picasso and more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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$112.00
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Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

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Discover the magnificent palaces, iconic landmarks, and world-renowned museums of St Petersburg on this 4-day tour. Accompanied by a private guide, take in all the city’s highlights including the St Peter & Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Plus, take day trips to the Tzars' Village, Catherine’s Palace, and Pavlovsk Palace; explore the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum; and enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the St Petersburg canals.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$755.00
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$755.00
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Original Private 2-Day Explorer Tour of St Petersburg

Original Private 2-Day Explorer Tour of St Petersburg

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Experience the wealth of offerings in and around St Petersburg with two visa-free days in port. Enjoy a 2-day 'All Highlights' shore excursion that begins with a general sightseeing tour and includes visits to some of the city's top attractions. Embark on a guided tour of Peterhof's Grand Palace and stroll its stunning gardens, marvel at iconic artworks in the Hermitage and explore St Isaac's Cathedral before your first day is through. Tour of Peter and Paul Fortress is also on the itinerary. 
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  • 2 days
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$625.65
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Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

Kayak Tour in St. Petersburg's City Center

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You'll start your tour at the base of one of the most famous cathedrals of the city, the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral. Sailing along the Kryukov Canal, you'll pass by Mariinsky Theater and on the Moyka Canal. You'll be able to see the New Holland Arch, the Yusupov Palace and the magnificient St. Isaac's Cathedral. You'll then proceed under famous bridges, see Nevsky Prospekt, the main street of the city, before reaching the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. From there we will start our way down the Griboyedov Canal to the starting point, enjoying the view on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, and again sailing between famous bridges like the Bank and the Lion bridge. At 6am, Saint Petersburg is waking up, you can enjoy its sights in a quiet and magical setting. This unique excursion acquaints you with architectural splendor of the cultural capital of Russia. What to wear/bring: Sport casual, convenient clothes Sport shoes Sun glasses Extra set of dry clothes (just IN CASE)
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  • 2 hours
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$45.65
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3 Day St Petersburg Private Tour with an Expert Guide

3 Day St Petersburg Private Tour with an Expert Guide

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Spend your 3 days in St. Petersburg seeing the major sights in and around the city on this 3 day Private guided tour. Know about history and art of the city from our expert guide. Enjoy rich sightseeing tours and city's major highlights. Visit St. Peter and Paul cathedral, the Hermitage museum, stroll the gardens at Peterhof. Take guided tours of Catherine Palace and the Church on Spilled Blood. Have a romantic boat ride along river and canals of St. Petersburg. See the unique collection of Faberge museum and visit St. Isaac's cathedral. Travel comfortably by a private air-conditioned van. Know history of St. Petersburg from your guide expert.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$608.00
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2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Personalized Small Group Tour

2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Personalized Small Group Tour

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Leave your cruise ship for a visa-free tour of St. Petersburg over two full days. In a small group of people, just from your ship, you’ll set out to explore the water-laced city and its landmarks with a local guide. Highlights include a canal cruise plus tours of the State Hermitage Museum, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and Park, and the Grand Peterhof Palace. You’ll make use of a port pickup and drop-off service for an easy experience.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.00
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$239.00

Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide

Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide

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Avoid the hassle of group tours with too many tourists, and opt to take this private St. Petersburg sightseeing tour. Your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby, and tailors a private experience based on your needs and interests. Plus, you’ll visit top St. Petersburg highlights such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Gostiny Dvor, and the Church of St. Catherine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.00
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St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

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Pack in St. Petersburg sights into two days on this private tour of the city’s main highlights. During your 2-day city visit, see Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus you’ll also explore the Hermitage on a 3-hour guided tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$455.00
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One-Day Essential Tour of St Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

One-Day Essential Tour of St Petersburg with Hermitage & Canal Cruise

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The must-see sights of St. Petersburg are covered in one day on this tour with a private guide who provides an overview of the city's history and character. You'll explore the historical city center, its main streets, and squares, plus visit the State Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the Neva River, where you'll take a boat cruise along the canals.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.00
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$205.00
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2-Day Accessible Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

2-Day Accessible Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

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This 2-day wheelchair tour is St. Petersburg is an ideal introduction to our city. The tour is fully accessible and includes all the most famous attractions in our city. Your group will be picked up from the cruise terminal and taken around by a special accessible wheelchair van with an electric elevator. Our proffessional guide, experienced in working with wheelchair tours, will know how to make your tour smooth and comfortable and will accommodate your needs and requirements.
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  • 2 days
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$659.49
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2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Imperial Residences

2-day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Imperial Residences

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If you have your St. Petersburg accommodation booked but you’re seeking an in-depth city tour, then this 2-day sightseeing tour is the answer. With two full days of guided tours of the city’s top attractions included, the experience gives you the lowdown on the city’s rich history and sights. Explore with a guide, and discover the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Grand Palace, Pushkin, and more.
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  • 2 days
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$303.59
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The Rooftop Tour

The Rooftop Tour

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See a different side of St. Petersburg during this 1-hour rooftop tour. Climb to the top of some of the city’s beautiful buildings and get a bird’s-eye view of the city center below. Get insider tips from your guide on rooftop walking which is an “initiation” into becoming a St. Petersburg native.  Admire the sweeping panoramic views and take photos of the beautiful city to enjoy for years to come.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Walking tour in St Petersburg with off the beaten track places.

Walking tour in St Petersburg with off the beaten track places.

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We invite you to have an unforgettable walk around St Petersburg with our local guide. During this walk you will not only see all the amazing highlights of the city but also get introduced to off the beaten track places that make locals love this city with all their hearts, such as beautiful courtyards , famous Soviet canteens, secret places to make wishes, funny monuments of birds and cats with interesting historical stories behind, a former palace that is used as a creative space today that offers impressive views of the center of St. Petersburg and many others. After this tour you will know the history of our beautiful city , famous people who made history here and events that changed the world , but also you will understand how locals live today and what they value. You will see two sides of our city- royal St Petersburg with its elocative beauty and St Petersburg through the eyes of locals.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.81
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2-Day Shore Excursion with Evening Private Boat Cruise

2-Day Shore Excursion with Evening Private Boat Cruise

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Take this complete shore excursion of St Petersburg to explore the most important sights of the city with a professional guide. You will skip the lines to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and the Grand Palace of Peterhof. On the 1st day evening, take a romantic river cruise by a private boat to enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Venice.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.00
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$575.00
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St Petersburg 3 Cathedrals Tour

St Petersburg 3 Cathedrals Tour

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Discover the striking beauty and fascinating history of three of Saint Petersburg's architectural jewels: Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. The first stop on your tour will be the iconic Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Technically the largest Orthodox church in the world by capacity. Enjoy a stroll along the Griboyedov Canal to your next visit: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. The elegant Neoclassical style of this sprawling church likens it more the temples of Ancient Greece than to an Orthodox basilica, and its palatial columns are one of the most recognizable images of Nevsky Prospect. You will finish at the Church of the Saviour on Blood. While you admire its vibrant colours and striking shapes, your guide will explain the violent history behind the Orthodox church's origins, built upon the spot where Tsar Alexander II was fatally wounded. Inside, you'll be left in awe by the multi-coloured mosaics depicting religious scenes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.13
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$43.13

Arts and History Grand Tour: 2-Day Shore Excursion

Arts and History Grand Tour: 2-Day Shore Excursion

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1. We employ the best local guides. All of them are university educated, creative, intellectual, passionate about St. Petersburg and willing to accommodate guests’ needs and wishes. They are real stars in their profession! 2. This tour is a great introduction into Russian culture and history! It covers all the first choice sights and includes six inside museum visits. It's intended for travelers who want to make the most of their time in St. Petersburg. 3.We provide VISA FREE entry to Russia 4.Priority admissions to all museums are guaranteed 5.Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$331.15
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Highlights of Saint Petersburg: 5-Day Guided Tour

Highlights of Saint Petersburg: 5-Day Guided Tour

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Discover most of St. Petersburg’s top attractions, and leave the planning to someone else: this seamless, 5-day sightseeing tour offers an accessible way to explore. Meet your guide at your hotel (accommodation own expense), and get ready to sightsee. You’ll discover highlights ranging from the Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. You’ll also tour the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces, will go on a canal cruise, and will attend a traditional music and dance performance. Tours, transit, entrance fees, and select meals are all included.
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  • 5 days
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$878.21
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Walking Sightseeing Tour With The State Hermitage Museum

Walking Sightseeing Tour With The State Hermitage Museum

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A brilliant way to explore St. Petersburg, to see the main attractions of the city and to visit one of the biggest Art galleries in the world - State Hermitage Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.56
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Three Day Inside Out St Petersburg Excursion

Three Day Inside Out St Petersburg Excursion

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Make the most of your three days in St. Petersburg on this comprehensive guided tour. Travel through the city in an air-conditioned minivan in the company of a guide. Visit Catherine Palace, Peterhof, St. Isaac Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood and learn about the history of the city. Stroll through Fountain Park and admire the art at the Hermitage Museum.
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  • 22 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$588.00
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What are St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) hours of operation?
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St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) hours of operation: Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. (except for the last Monday of the month), with last entry at 6 p.m. The colonnade is also open until 11 p.m. during the summer months.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 358 St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) costs USD 129.00. Guided St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) tours start around USD 129.00 per person. See all 358 St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) tickets and tours on Viator.
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