St Petersburg: Culture City - 1 day
Explore St Petersburg with a drive through the city passing famous sights along the way, from the famous Nevsky Prospect and vast Palace Square, to the lengthy University Embankment and monumental Admiralty building. Plus visit some of the city’s most impressive cathedrals and uncover artistic masterpieces in the Hermitage on this St Petersburg Day Tour.
Start the day with an orientation tour of the city - we travel past Nevsky Prospect, a wide avenue in the centre of the city, lined with historical buildings, shops and museums. View the vast Palace Square, dominated by the magnificent Winter Palace and the site of many historic events. Continue down University Embankment, a long stretch alongside the Great Neva River lined with impressive buildings, and pass the monumental Admiralty building, the headquarters of the Russian Navy. Nearby view the Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument mounted on a large rock dedicated to the founder of the city, Alexander the Great.
Next explore some of the city’s most impressive cathedrals, including the lavish golden domed St Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the largest and most important Russian Orthodox churches in the city, and the Peter and Paul Cathedral, an 18th century church that houses the tombs of the Romanov Tsars. Following a break for lunch embark on a tour of the Hermitage, the former home of the Tsars which now houses a collection of fine art, collected from the far reaches of the world. View masterpieces from throughout the ages and marvel at the lavish reception halls.
Prices & Dates
On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.
The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.
Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.