Paulo's Tours can organise private tours at St Petersburg.
We organize tours for cruise pasengers. If you are booking a private tour you do not required a Visa we take care of every thing when you book with Paulos Tours may seem to be dificult but is not leave every thing to us and we PROMISE take of every thing. Let me know how many days you are staying and we can take care of every thing. Every single tour you get a local guide and a conformable mini van full air-condition. Tour can be organise in English, Portuguese and Spanisch. We can tailor the tour the way you would like. Here is a example of a 2 days tour timespan be ajust depending time of arrival of your cruise and departure.
8:30 Meet your guide and driver on the pier. Drive to Peter and Paul Fortress. Photo stops near most beautiful places on the way, at the Academy of Fine Arts, sphinxes and in the old port which used to be the city center in the beginning of 19th century.
9:30 - 10:40 Excursion in Peter and Paul Fortress which is the real heart of the city, its oldest part. It was built to protect these lands against Swedes but was actually used as most dismal prison of Russia. Tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral which is the burial place of the Russian Royal family the Romanovs.
10:40 - 11:00 Drive to the Hermitage museum
11:00 - 13:30 Tour of the Hermitage museum - one of the biggest art galleries in the world. It counts three million exhibits and all of them are original. No wonder they only show 2 % of the collection in the main museum complex of the Hermitage. The main complex consists of five palaces joined to each other, including the famous Winter Palace - the former winter residence of the Russian tsars. During the tour you'll see all these five buildings.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch (optional).
15:00 - 15:30 Tour of the Spilt Blood Church which is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable churches in Russia. It's all decorated with mosaics both inside and outside. It's the biggest church in the world speaking about square of mosaics. It has such a special name because it was built on the spot where Russian tsar Alexander II was assassinated.
15:30 - 17:30 Sightseeing tour which includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places in St Petersburg. You'll see St. Isaak's Square and Cathedral - the fourth biggest cathedral in the world. Your guide will show you the oldest embankment of the city, which is almost three hundred years old, one of the oldest and most beautiful cathedrals called St Nicholas's Naval Cathedral, Russian Academy of Science, the oldest and most famous university of the city. You'll see Broadway of St Petersburg so called Nevsky Prospect, Fine Arts square with 3 museums and 3 theatres, Russian museum, most famous opera house called Mariinsky theatre. You'll pass by one of the most impressive cathedrals in Russia called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan.
17:30 - 18:00 Drive back to the ship.
Day 2 Tour
9:00 Meet your guide and driver on the pier.
9:00 - 10:15 Drive to Peterhof which is one of the most splendid Royal summer residences. This astonishingly beautiful summer residence boasts the biggest cascade in the world, it's famous for lots of different kinds of fountains, cascades and a huge number of nice small pavilions and tiny palaces.
10:15 - 12:00 Walk in the Peterhof Lower fountain park and the Upper Gardens. Everybody comes to Peterhof to see the fountains. That's why this Royal summer residence is known as the fountain capital of Russia.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (optional)
13:00 - 14:00 Drive to Pushkin or Tsars' Village (another Royal summer residence). This gorgeous summer residence in the suburbs was built by Empress Elizabeth in baroque style. It's also called Tsarskoye Selo. In Catherine's Palace you can see the way tsars lived here from the beginning of the 18thcentury, you'll see the luxurious Golden Suite of rooms and the "eighth miracle of the world" - the famous Amber room.
14:00 - 15:30 Inside guided tour of the Catherine's Palace and the world famous Amber room.
15:30- 17:00 drive back to the port, visit to a subway station on the way. Metro is very beautiful in St Petersburg and it definitely is worth seeing.