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  • St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Self-Guided Tour & Tickets

    1. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Self-Guided Tour & Tickets

    Use your self-guided audio tour to discover the main chambers and the most famous works of art at the Hermitage Museum. See the living quarters of the imperial family, the Pavilion Hall with the Peacock Clock, and the Malachite drawing-room. Climb the Grand Staircase made of white marble and explore a vast collection of artwork from across Europe. Ranging from prehistoric crafts to works of modern art, use your audio-guide to learn more about the extensive collections on display. The self-guided tour is designed for 1.5-2 hours, but you can stay in the Hermitage Museum for as long as you wish to discover even more beautiful interiors and unique exhibits.

  • St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    2. St. Petersburg: Raising Drawbridges Night Boat Tour

    This night trip that travels under raised bridges will let you fully embrace the beautiful views of St. Petersburg by night.  Marvel at architectural ensembles, view the unique shape of the St. Petersburg skyline with a recognizable string of spires and domes and see a variety of bridges. During the cruise, see palaces and noble mansions, notable cathedrals in the city, the hand-made island of New Holland, the building of Mariinsky Theatre, the renovated Chinezelli circus, the granite walls of the Peter and Paul's Fortress and the gold-plated spire of the Peter and Paul's Cathedral. The views you see will take your breath away. Views that are particularly fabulous from the water are the ingenious ensemble of the spit of the Basils Island, the peculiar pattern of the Summer Garden fence, the mysterious St.Michaels Castle, and the square of the seven bridges. Join this tour and enjoy an ...

    Raising bridges is a remarkable event to see, tickets are very easily and quickly provided via the GetYourGuide app. The only suggestion is, given that it is cold at night, it would be good to provide and offer visitors a blanket, for example, before the end of the ride it was very cold for me.

  • Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

    3. Moscow: 2.5-Hour Luxury River Cruise with Dining Option

    Take a journey along the Moscow river, beginning either at the lively Gorky Park or the Ukraine Hotel, which is one of the Seven Sisters of Stalin. See all of the most iconic attractions in Moscow from a slightly different angle. The boat has two decks and you can choose whether to be on the open upper deck or stay inside and enjoy the views through the panoramic windows. At the lower deck, there is a bar and a restaurant with free Wi-Fi access. To make your journey not only spectacular and relaxing but also informative, you can ask for an audioguide in your language on board for a small price. Upgrade your river cruise by choosing the fine dining option and enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner on your trip. A standard menu includes one salad, one main course, one soft drink, and bread. You will see the Ukraine hotel, Sparrow Hills, Luzhniki Olympic Stadium, Moscow City, Gorky Park, Mini...

    AC was out of service.. the ship was so so hot .. food was good and service is okay.

  • St Petersburg: Peterhof Museum Park Ticket and Audioguide

    4. St Petersburg: Peterhof Museum Park Ticket and Audioguide

    Travel to the kingdom of fountains and see the most interesting things in the Lower Park of Peterhof! Your tour will begin with a dive into the history of Peterhof at the Orangery fountain. Then you will go on a journey through the Lower Park, see the Chess Mountain cascade, visit one of the most “dangerous” places in the park - “Water Road” and the “Dubok” and “Umbrella” fire fountains. Walk through the beautiful Monplaisir Garden and admire the beautiful panorama of the Gulf of Finland and St. Petersburg. You will learn the history of the fountains "Adam" and "Eve", passing between which you will have a breathtaking view of the Grand Cascade and the Peterhof Palace. You will walk in the garden of Venus, see the Marly Palace and the "Labyrinth" - the most secluded place in the park. You will find the most unusual monument to Peter I with a small child in her arms and learn its history...

    The palace and gardens were beautiful but despite paying for foreign citizen tickets we were only offered Russian audio guides. There are places where it's not permitted to take photos but you're given out to in Russian as there are no English signs.Found myself shooed on a lot which was frustrating when trying to take photos. Almost a full day is required to really see everything. Upper garden at the time of our visit was under renovation but we were not informed before purchasing our tickets on Get your Guide.

  • Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

    5. Moscow: Small Group Metro Tour

    Meet your guide at Theatre Square at 3:00 PM and explore the best of Moscow underground. This tour’s duration is 90 minutes. The metro ticket is included in the price of the tour, but your guide will still explain how and where to get tickets and what the fares are. After a short introduction to the busiest metro in Europe, you will see the first line of the Moscow Metro that was open in 1935. Moving on a train from station to station, you will get off at the award-winning platforms of the 1930s.  Apart from seeing the most beautiful stations and taking photos, learn the history of Russia’s first metro system, the ideology behind the design and the modern tendencies in the development of the metro. The architectural styles will vary from art deco to neoclassicism as you switch the lines. You will also see the largest and most opulent stations of the Circle Line, decorated with mosaics, ...

    Alexander was the best tour guide around Moscow! We really enjoyed the Metro tour!

  • St.Petersburg: Grand Maket Russia Ticket

    6. St.Petersburg: Grand Maket Russia Ticket

    Enjoy an illuminating visit to the National Show Museum 'Grand Maket Russia' and its single exhibit – the unique miniature model of Russia! Marvel at a colossal working layout, that artistically represents the incredible country. At 800 square meters, this 'man-made miracle' is the second largest model in the world. Witness the spectacular finished product, which took dozens of professions five years to create. Spot the various cities and regions presented in the model, as well as scenes reflecting all kinds of human activity . Have fun watching the model come alive through its dynamic rail and road traffic. More than 200 trains passing along its tracks, which stretch for almost 2500 meters. Be amazed by the cars, which use electromagnetic induction as their power supply and are complete with working headlights brake lights and turn signals that illuminate the roads at 'night'. Get the ...

    This was a hidden gem. It's a must-visit if you are travelling with kids. The details of the entire model were fantastic. It's engrossing and you can actually identify structures. Much better than the "Mini Europe" in Brussels. The way the vehicles, weather and time of day are controlled is mind-boggling. The artwork is fantastic. It will take you back to your childhood.

  • Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    7. Tretyakov Gallery In-App Audio Tour & Skip-the-Line Ticket

    View the best collection of Russian paintings in Russia at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Walk through the halls of the museum and see paintings by renowned artists, including Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Ilya Repin, Isaac Levitan, Ivan Shishkin, and others. Begin in Borovikovsky Hall, where you will be greeted by the "Diamond Prince" and the famous portrait of Maria Lopukhina. Continue on and learn the meaning behind Vasily Surikov's painting "The Morning of the Strelets' Execution," and you will understand how an artist can be a battle painter and a pacifist at the same time. This self-guided audio tour is ideal for a first-time visitor to the gallery and for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of the museum's collection.

  • St. Petersburg: Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour

    8. St. Petersburg: Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour

    The State Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, Prado, and Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the world's most important and richest art galleries. Explore the museum and learn more about its founding and collections during a 3-hour guided tour in St. Petersburg. Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Raphael and Leonardo's "Madonna", Titian's "St. Sebastian", and Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son", as well as "The Golden Peacock" by James Cox and "Crouching Boy" by Michelangelo are just a few of the superb works of Western European art in the Hermitage. Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Irani...

    I would highly recommend using Get a Guide when visiting the Hermitage museum, particularly now with the covid protocols in place & numbers of tourists being allowed access into the Hermitage controlled & the routes to choose from. Our guide Tim was very knowledgable & an expert in his field. Before starting out tour he gave us some interesting background & history of the Winter Palace, Alexander Column & the General Staff Building. During our tour of the Hermitage Tim’s talked us through each room, highlighting important details & pointing interesting things to see, which if we were not on a guided tour would be missed, for example how the ceilings & inlaid floors mirror each other in the Throne Room. His art knowledge is vey good & he shared insights into the artists techniques, styles & what to look for in the paintings, which was very interesting.

  • St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    9. St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the Alexander Column in Palace Square. Skip the long lines and enter the museum right away. Once inside, learn about the development of art and culture in the west and east from pre-historic times to the present day. Admire remarkable collections of paintings, prints, and sculptures as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, furniture, and jewelry. Gain fascinating insight into these artworks from your knowledgable guide. Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons, and Byzantine applied art. Choose th...

    My gude Oxana was brilliant. She explained the symbols in the paintings and unusual stories and made the whole tour very enjoyable and memorable.

  • St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    10. St. Petersburg: 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Explore St. Petersburg independently and admire its many attractions from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between a ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours to suit your schedule and then take stunning photos of the imperial monuments and picturesque squares. Double decker buses are available with a closed roof to protect you in bad weather, while an open-top bus with a sliding roof will make the most of sunny days. Contemplate the city from a different perspective, and jump off and on at any of the 14 stops en route. Marvel at attractions such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Drive past Palace Square to see the Winter Palace, admire the golden dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and much more. • Stop 1. Ostrovsky Square • Stop 2. Vladimirsky Prospekt (Nevsky Prospekt, 49) • Stop 3. Vosstaniya Square (...

    St Isaac's Church was the terminus where we exchanged our vouchers for tickets. We went on both the Red and Green routes, and learned much about the history of the city

The majority of attractive sights to see in Russia are found in or near St. Petersburg and Moscow. Guided tours in these areas bring to life the culture, colors and history. Near St. Petersburg is Novgorod, one of the oldest settlements in Russia. Featuring the famous 11th-century St. Sophia's Cathedral and Novgorod's buzzing Kremlin, the heart of downtown, this city is worth a day trip to explore the rich history of Western Russia.

St. Petersburg is home to a wide variety of world-famous art and architecture. The Pushkin and Catherine Palace Amber Room is a historic work of architecture; the surrounding gardens are also unique. Peterhof, the Grand Summer Palace by the shore, is a beautiful location with rare fountains and a unique beauty. For one of the most diverse collections of art in the world, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg offers visitors a look at both world and Russian art.

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is also a well-known city for its breathtaking and unique architecture. Perhaps the most famous cathedral and piece of architecture is St. Basil's Cathedral. Nearly every Moscow city tour includes a look at this magnificent structure. One of the best displays of Russian art may be found at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Also of interest in Moscow is its scenic Kremlin.

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