Hermitage and Peterhof Gardens with Lunch (Visas Included)
Dine on delicious Russian cuisine at a local restaurant, admire the beautiful art pieces in the galleries of the Hermitage Museum, and gaze at the gorgeous gardens of the Lower Park of Peterhof, and more when you book this small group tour in St. Petersburg. Your exciting tour includes the cost of your skip the line tickets admission to sites like the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Parks and Gardens, comfortable roundtrip transportation via an air-conditioned minibus. Be provided a local, friendly and professional English-speaking guide who will take you to see highlights of the city, including the Hermitage Museum and Church on Spilled Blood or a boat tour of the canals and rivers when traveling on Wednesdays when the church closes. With the chance to indulge in an authentic three-course Russian lunch, admire beautiful statues and Grand Cascade of the Peterhof Palace, and take advantage of headsets to hear your tour guide easily when in groups of six or larger, this scenic, small group, full-day excursion is perfect for culture enthusiasts.
Kick off your scenic sightseeing adventure by meeting up with your professional guide outside your port. Hop aboard a comfortable luxury minibus for a scenic drive that takes you past some of St. Petersburg's most magnificent metro stations on your way to the Upper and Lower Parks of Peterhof. These ornate metro stations look like lavish underground palaces.
Upon arrival at the Upper and Lower Peterhof Parks, be astounded by the beauty of these gorgeous grounds and their iconic landmarks, including the famed Chess Mountain, ornate statues and stunning, Mannerist-style gardens plus small palaces like the 18th century Monplaisir Palace. Take time to admire the architectural excellence and beauty of the Grand Cascade, which features a two story artificial grotto and 64 fountains. Admire the impressive 18th century Samson Fountain, which conveys the biblical scene of Samson opening a lion's jaws. Before returning to St. Petersburg, make your way to a local restaurant to sink your teeth into a traditional, delicious Russian three-course meal complete with a soup, salad and delectable main course.
Continue your scenic tour with a stop at the beautiful Hermitage Museum, Russia's largest art museum. Follow your guide to explore its gorgeous galleries and admire inspiring art pieces from the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velasquez, and Leonardo da Vinci. Wrap up your scenic excursion with a visit to Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood (or a scenic boat tour of the canals and rivers if the church is not open). Gaze at this picturesque Russian Revival style cathedral built on the assassination site of the Russian Emperor Alexander II and admire its opulent, onion-shaped domes before heading back to your port.
From gazing at glorious gardens in the Peterhof Parks to admiring grand artwork featured in Russia's largest art museum, this scenic tour offers much to see and do. Book this exciting small group adventure today for an unforgettable experience in St. Petersburg!