For Picture, Perfect Palaces, Take a Private Tour of Saint Petersburg

For picture-perfect palaces take a private tour of Saint Petersburg, a city commissioned by Tsar Peter the Outstanding in 1703. It is an excellent structured urban city whose beauty is comparable to nearly all of Europe's attractive capital cities and is extremely popular for style photography enthusiasts as well as tour essayists.

Created on over a hundred islands in the Neva Delta that are connected by canals and arched bridges, it has been quoted as the "Venice of the North" by Goethe.
With stately embankments that are comparable to those in Paris, St. Petersburg is a town of golden spires, gilded domes, pastel palaces not to mention candlelit cathedrals.

This city, introduced by a visionary Emperor, is full of enjoyment together with appealing treasures found in the palaces, museums, art galleries and Cathedrals.
With its stringent geometric traces as well as flawlessly organised structural design which is in contrast to other Russian cities, St. Petersburg is practically far too European to be Russian. At the same time, it's way too Russian to be European.   Read More...

Take a Fantastic Sightseeing Tour to Imperial Palaces, Spectacular Architectural Buildings and Impressive Formal Gardens

For Picture, Perfect Palaces, Take a Private Tour of Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg has many stunning palaces to take guided tours of that are impressive museums or spectacular Cathedrals with amazing architecture to visit on a private tour and of course, you have to see the first fortress which was the first building built in St Petersburg.

The City celebrates the unique festival ‘ White Night Festival'. It starts in May with the ’Stars of the White Nights’ at Mariinsky Theatre and ends in July.
St Petersburg is the world's most northern city and stands at such a high latitude that the sun does not descend below the horizon enough for the sky to grow dark.

Top 10 Things to Do in Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress
1 Take a sightseeing tour of the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini’s design. It has had a varied past as a military base, home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, a place of groundbreaking scientific experiments and a forbidding jail that had Russia’s most prominent political prisoners as its guests.  
Hermitage Museum
2 On a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, you will see the art and culture in one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Founded by Catherine the Great in 1754, it has been open to the public since 1852. The museum is made up of many buildings with different collections in each. On average there are 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts found within the complex and all well worth a view.  
The Winter Palace
3 On a sightseeing tour, you have to visit St. Petersburg most famous building, the Winter Palace. It dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River but also plays a political, symbolic and cultural role in centuries of history of the city. The imperial splendour of this palace is exceptional after many restorations throughout this building lifetime. It is a fantastic tour to experience.
Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
4 Take a guided tour of Russia’s largest Orthodox cathedral, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg. It also happens to be the biggest Orthodox basilica and fourth largest cathedral in the world. The golden dome of the Cathedral dominates the city’s skyline and you can climb the 300 or so steps to the observation walkway at the base the dome where you get to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city.
Peterhof Palace
5 An excellent guided tour to take in St. Petersburg is the one to Peterhof Palace. It is a series of palaces and gardens often referred to as the ‘Russian Versailles’ located in Petergof that were laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. As you enter the main palace, you are greeted with the first of many ornate features, the Ceremonial Staircase which sets the tone of the splendour to be expected as you venture further.
Summer Garden
6 Take a guided tour to Summer Garden which is an island between Fontana, Moika and the Swan Canal. The garden was created on Peter the Great’s instructions, a lover of gardens he wanted something that matched the gardens of other world monarchs. The tour starts with the impressive gates that surround the gardens, then the fabulous landscaped gardens that are extra beautiful when in full bloom and the many sculptures and fountains.
Moika Palace
7 A fascinating Palace to take a guided tour of is Moika Palace also known a Yusupov Palace. The last owner of this palace was Prince Felix Yusupov who was eccentric and at one time the richest man in Russia. He was also a co-conspirator to the assassination of Grigory Rasputin, a mystic adviser to Tsar Nicholas II, which took place in this palace in December of 1916. The palace alone is spectacular, but the added history is intriguing.  
Fabergé Museum
8 A guided tour of the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg is well worth a visit. This privately owned museum was founded by the Link of Times Foundation to repatriate lost cultural valuables to Russia. The most valuable items in the Museum's grand collection are the nine imperial Easter eggs by Fabergé which he created for the last two Russian emperors. The museum represents all the areas the House of Fabergé specialised in.  
Russian Cruiser Aurora
9 Take a sightseeing tour to the Aurora which is a 1900 Russian protected cruiser that is currently preserved as a floating museum. It was one of three Palladia-Class cruisers built. As you step onto the Aurora, you travel back to a time when the Aurora played a significant role in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. It has many artefacts from that time as well as a portrait of the ship's captain who was killed in the battle.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
10 Take a guided tour of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which is one of the main sights in St. Petersburg. It is a five-domed dazzling, elaborate building. The classic Russian Orthodox exterior and impressively decorated interior with 7,000 sqm of mosaic is a stunning place to visit. Its official name is the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, but its other name is reference to the assassination attempt of Tsar Alexander II.

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