The Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg is a “must see” on any tour or St. Petersburg shore excursion. Compared to the grand suburban palaces like Peterhof and the Catherine Palace in Pushkin and even Gatchina Palace, the Yusupov Palace fits into the city environment in which it resides. It is only when you enter [...]
The Mariinksy Theatre Recognized as one of the best venues for Russian ballet and opera. No trip should be made to St. Petersburg without including a ballet performance. Mariinsky Theatre – St. Petersburg This is true even if you have never been to a ballet. I am just such a person. I did not think [...]
The specific list of performances at the various venues changes and is not posted very far in advance. We will be happy to give you the list of peformance options for St. Petersburg’s various theatres if you would care to drop an quick email. Of the things which causes St. Petersburg to be among my [...]
Hotels: 3* Delux Hotel: Located near the Hermitage, this botique hotel is cozy with free breakfast, wi-fi, television and everything tourists want for convenience and comfort. We enjoy a close relationship with this hotel group and will be happy to include accomodations in your tour package. 4* Nevsky Forum: Located on Nevsky [...]
St. Petersburg is the home of the Russian School for Ballet. In this city, the most important ballet dancers have trained and performed. Among those are Baryshnikov and Nureyev. If you have a free evening in St. Petersburg or Moscow, the ballet is an event you will long remember, even it you are not [...]
The Delux is a small 3.5 star mini hotel near St. Isaac’s Cathdral and about 5 minutes walk for the Hermitage. Features include tv, wi-fi, free breakfast Rooms are mostly “townhouse style” with sleeping upstair and living downstairs. Most rooms have a sleeper sofa. Some rooms have sauna and kitchen. This is a great value [...]
St. Petersburg 1 Day Cruise Excursions Many cruise lines have ships which visit St. Petersburg for 1 day. We offer custom 1 day tours of St. Petersburg. See the sights of St. Petersburg you want without a large crowd. You can visit exactly what interests you the most in your limited time in magnificent St. [...]
When one observes the skyline of St. Petersburg the spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral is predominant. The Peter and Paul Fortress was the first structure Peter the Great built in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1703. Today it marks the founding of the city, but the fortress was used as a political prison for [...]
The Church on Spilled Blood was built in the late 19th century on the site where a terriorist tossed a bomb under the carriage of Tsar Alexander II. The Czar was rushed to the Winter Palace where he died from his wounds. The church’s fascinating, colorful appearance is the result of the numerous materials used [...]
The Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg , sometimes called the St. Petersburg Synagogue, is the second largest synagogue in Europe. It was built between 1880 and 1888, and consecrated in 1893.
Kazan Cathedral is a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church on the Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably one of the most venerated icons in Russia.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg is one of the world’s largest domed cathedrals, holding 14,000 people. This massive church and its golden dome can be seen from many locations in St. Petersburg.St. Isaac’s was commissioned in 1818 by Tsar Alexander I to celebrate the victory over Napoleon, and the French architect Auguste de Montferrand [...]
The Great Catherine Palace, named for Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great.
The Winter Palace is undoubtedly the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, not only as the residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions, but also as the home of the Hermitage, the world’s largest museum of art. The present structure, completed in 1762 and designed [...]
Waterfalls at Peterhof, one of St. Petersburg’s most popular and famous visitor attractions.
The Hermitage Museum is Russia’s best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin. Today, the Hermitage [...]
Home to Czar Nicholas & family, including Anastasia. After the Revolution, before their murder.