Private Hermitage, Peterhof Gardens and Canal Cruise (Visas Included)
Take a relaxing cruise down St. Petersburg's historic canals, visit the Russian Versailles and admire the intricate details of Leonardo da Vinci's artwork and more when you book this private guided tour. Join your local, professional and friendly English-speaking guide who will take you to explore St. Petersburg's major highlights like the Lower Park of Peterhof and the Hermitage Museum. With a guarantee to skip the lines, the chance to enjoy a relaxing canal cruise and a guided subway tour of an ornate metro station, and explore Russia's largest art museum, this private tour is perfect for a one-day excursion for families, culture enthusiasts, and art aficionados alike.
Start your scenic, full-day private tour by meeting up with your tour guide just outside your port and board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to make your way to Peterhof. Along the way, take in breathtaking views of the city and its iconic attractions as you stop to take pictures during your panoramic drive. Next, follow your guide to take in the stunning views of the ornate metro stations that mirror underground palaces as you enjoy a quick subway tour before arriving at Peterhof.
Known as the "Russian Versailles," Peter the Great commissioned this iconic landmark in response to Louis XIV's Palace of Versaille. As you explore the Lower Park of Peterhof with your guide, enjoy taking in the views of its gorgeous gardens, stunning statues, and iconic fountains and pavilions, including the Grand Cascade that features 64 fountains. Next, return back to the city to relax on a canal cruise and enjoy navigating through St. Petersburg's historic waterways and gazing at the beautiful city sights. After your relaxing cruise, take time to explore local Russian cuisine (at your own expense) at a local restaurant or cafe in downtown St. Petersburg.
Continue your scenic excursion with a stop at the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. As Russia's largest art museum, the Hermitage Museum offers a vast collection of art from world-famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Rafael. Follow your guide as you admire the Greek Revival style architectural excellence of the Knights' Hall and the frescos of the Raphael Loggias gallery and admire the beauty of the galleries before returning to your port.
Whether you're looking to admire paintings from world-renown artists or want to take in the beauty of St. Petersburg's gorgeous scenery, this private guided tour offers the best of both worlds. Sign up for this intimate and exclusive look at what St. Petersburg is best known for.
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 2, 6, 16 and 50 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.