St Petersburg, Russia
Petersburg, established in 1703 by Peter the Great as the capital of
the Russian Empire, was called Petrograd during World War I and
Leningrad after 1924. In 1991, as the result of a city referendum, it
was renamed St. Petersburg. Under the Tsars, the city was Russia's
cultural, intellectual, commercial, financial, and industrial center.
After the capital was moved back to Moscow in 1918, the city's
political significance declined, but it remained a cultural,
scientific, and military-industrial center. The Hermitage is one of the
world's great fine arts museums. Finally, Vladivostok, located in the
Russian Far East, is becoming an important center for trade with the
Pacific Rim countries.
St. Petersburg is well known for its architecture
and history, grandeur and beauty. Here are some of the popular tourist
attractions in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets)
Originally built as a formal garden for the Tsar Peter the
Great, the Petrodvorets are gardens of both historical significance and
elegance. The gardens still have more than 80 of the original marble
statues and sculptures, and also houses Peter's Summer Palace,
containing many of the Tsar's own artifacts. The beautiful fountains in
the gardens (Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain) cannot be understated.
The gardens themselves are unbelievable in size and beauty, with
fountains, cascades, and gardens that are simply breathtaking. This is
Russia so beautiful and so unusual, grand in every way.
State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
Along the banks of the River Neva, lies the State Hermitage in
St Petersburg. This includes the Winter Palace, the residence of
Russian Tsars built in 1754-1762. The State Hermitage actually consists
of six beautiful buildings, also including the Menshikov Palace and the
Repository. Each building is beautiful and unique in its own way. The
Hermitage Art Museum contains over 2.7 million exhibits of art,
including some of the world's greatest.
St. Petersburg, Russia Tours
Private Grand Tour of St PetersburgA
trip to Russia is not complete without visiting amazing St Petersburg -
the second largest and most beautiful city in Russia. This tour is the
perfect opportunity to take in as much as possible in one day. You will
also be given the chance to combine this tour with a selection of other
tours including St Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul's Fortress,
Hermitage Museum and The Tsar's Romanovs Waxwork Exhibition.
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Private Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine PalaceVisit
the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable
chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye
Selo), where you will find a jewel of Russian baroque- Catherine Palace
with the Amber Room inside, which is considered to be one of the
world's wonders.A pleasant walk through the park will let you feel like you're an important guest in the Residence of an Empress.
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St Petersburg Railway Station Private Arrival TransferBook
a St Petersburg Railway Station Private Arrival Transfer and you will
be met and transferred conveniently to your hotel in the center of
town. This makes it so much easier when you arrive, especially if you
are new to the city. So pre-book your railway transfer today and enjoy
a great start to your vacation!
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