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Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad)
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Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) Tours and Tickets

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Originally named the Decembrists’ Square, after the December 1825 uprising, Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) is one of St. Petersburg’s most famous public squares, encircled by some of the city’s top attractions. Linked to the central hub of Palace Square by the 407 meter-long Admiralty building – the one-time Russian Naval Headquarters – Senate Square is also home to the grand Senate Building and the early 19th-century Cavalry Manege, now home to the Central Exhibition Hall, and backs onto the grounds of the gold-domed St Isaac’s Cathedral.

The unforgettable centerpiece of Senate Square is its Bronze Horseman statue, one of the most iconic symbols of St. Petersburg. Commissioned by Catherine the Great in 1778, the statue is the work of French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet and depicts a horseback Peter the Great atop the “Thunder Stone,” an enormous cliff-like pedestal fashioned from a single piece of red granite and weighing in at around 1,500 tons.

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2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

2-Day St. Petersburg City and Local Culture Shore Excursion in a Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Hermitage Museum. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' and choose to upgrade your experience with a tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge Museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.31
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$197.31

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

Small-Group Walking Tour of St. Petersburg

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There’s so much to see and do in St. Petersburg, it’s wise to get your bearings with the help of a local guide. Explore this magnificent city on foot during this completely customizable half-day walking tour. Save the touristy spots for when you’re on your own, and take advantage of having an insider to take you off the beaten track to discover the real St. Petersburg.
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  • 4 hours
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$23.59
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$23.59

St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

St Petersburg Private 2 Day Essential Shore Excursion

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Pack in St. Petersburg sights into two days on this private tour of the city’s main highlights. During your 2-day city visit, see Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets). Plus you’ll also explore the Hermitage on a 3-hour guided tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$455.00
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$455.00
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Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

Highlights of St Petersburg Private Tour

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Experience the best of St Petersburg, dubbed the ‘Paris of the East,’ on a private 4-hour city tour. Traveling by private vehicle with an informed guide, pause for photos of landmarks including the spectacular Winter Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Chart the city’s tsarist past as you see highlights such as the Bronze Horseman and Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll along Nevsky Prospekt, the monument-lined main street, planned by Peter the Great. Your itinerary is flexible, so feel free to ask your guide to tailor it around your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00
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$142.00
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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

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Glide through St Petersburg in a beautiful Soviet-era car on a 4-hour private panoramic tour. Hop inside a gleaming, vintage auto with a private guide and separate driver, and admire the landmarks from the comfort of your head-turning classic. See Palace Square and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great; admire the sights along the River Neva; and enjoy photo stops at must-sees such as Kazan Cathedral and the former KGB headquarters. Tell your guide if you want to tailor your itinerary — it’s customizable to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg—considered to be the "Venice of the North"—on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. See famous sights including Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum and more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch each day, a Neva River canal cruise, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00
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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

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Devote your attention to two of Russia’s most celebrated imperial residences on a private day tour from St. Petersburg. Leave the city for the baroque Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Tour the interiors as you hear about the tsars who lived here, and see the showpiece Amber Room and gardens. Afterward, explore the palace and parks of the Peterhof estate, including the world-famous Grand Cascade fountains. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00
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Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

Private Custom Guided Tour with Driver for a Day

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Explore St. Petersburg the way you want with a private, full-day flexible tour. Customize your perfect itinerary in advance and relax with pre-arranged logistics and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets. Discover highlights like St. Isaac’s Cathedal and Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise, or devote time to the Hermitage, Catherine Palace, or Peterhof — you choose. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense, with private air-conditioned transport and guiding services included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

Mini-Group 2-Day Shore Excursion of St Petersburg Must-Sees and Boat Cruise

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Spend your days in port exploring the highlights of St. Petersburg. Your guide meets your small group at the port each day to take you in a comfortable minibus to the sights. Visit the Hermitage, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and famed Amber Room, the fountains and gardens of Peterhof Palace and more, including a cruise along the canals of the city.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Private Guide

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If you have time for one big attraction during a summer visit to St. Petersburg, the Peterhof is a must. This 5-hour private tour takes you to this grand royal complex, the brainchild of Peter the Great, between May and September, when its fountains are running. Explore the Grand Palace, gardens, and Peter’s Monplaisir summer villa, and admire the playing fountains of the Grand Cascade. Skip-the-line entry, return hydrofoil transport, and hotel pickup included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00
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Walking tour of St Petersburg

Walking tour of St Petersburg

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• Your personal local licensed guide will introduce you to the layout of the city's diverse precincts. • You will see the most famous and interesting sites of St. Petersburg. • You will go deep into the intricate Russian history and find out a lot interesting facts about Russian culture and art, customs and traditions. • You will learn a lot of different aspects of Russian history both ancient and modern as well many interesting myths, legends and folk stories St. Petersburg is steeped in. • Your expert guide will have shown you all that is reasonably possible for you to see and enjoy in St. Petersburg in the short time available to you! • By the end of the tour, you will have an appreciation for the rich history and fascinating development of St Petersburg.  
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.59
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$143.59
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour

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See the best of St Petersburg on a 3-hour private panoramic tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a driver and guide, and admire the landmarks from your comfortable seat. Hear intriguing history from your guide as you pass sights like Palace Square, the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and more. Absorb the city skyline from the riverbanks, drive along Nevsky Prospekt and stop for photos at the prettiest sights. If you wish, let your guide know what you want to see; your itinerary is flexible.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67
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A Week in St Petersburg

A Week in St Petersburg

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When you are ready for a real vacation - a week in St Petersburg would be that perfect holiday that will submerge you into the whirlwind of stunning palaces, colorful churches and rich art collections. No secret and mystery will be left undiscovered! Your private guide will keep track of all timings to make this experience smooth and worry-free for you, while you are enjoying everything this city has to offer.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,282.06
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$1,282.06
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St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour + Faberge

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Experience the best overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day Visa-Free shore excursion in a small group. Be amazed by the collection of Faberge Eggs and other masterpieces with your visit to the world renown Fabrge museum. Take a romantic canal cruise through the many rivers and canals that makes 'Venice of the North' St Petersburgs nickname. You will see the stunning mosaics of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, visit the beautiful art and architecture of St Isaac's Cathedral and see the most requests rooms of the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace that features one of most respected art and antiquties collections in the world, in an ornate palace of 1005 rooms. This tour offers a free option of a very popular a 3-hour tour evening extension featuring citizens view walking tour. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces and the Fountain Park of Peterhof and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to visit Catherine Palace, widely considered the most beautiful palace in the world.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.97
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$255.97

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Wednesday

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Wednesday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (2 hour) and visit of the Hermitage Museum (2 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (6 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$618.00
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$618.00
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St Petersburg's Ghosts: Mysterious Tour with Local Guide

St Petersburg's Ghosts: Mysterious Tour with Local Guide

Learn as much as possible about St Petersburg mysteries during this well-packed tour. What secrets does the city keep? Whose spirits roam its streets at night? Travel around spooky sites, including canal embankments and Saint Michael's Castle, and listen to the stories about literature characters, their prototypes, revolutionists, and members of the royal family. You will explore 10 places during our 5-hour tour, or you can choose a short version and see 5 spots during a 3-hour tour. • Listen to legends about the city’s most famous places, including Peter and Paul Fortress, Kunstkamera and Field of Mars • Wander along narrow channels and old streets following your local guide • Observe popular spots with unexpected past • Experience Russian superstitions and beliefs
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.00
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$133.00

Petersburg in the evening lights

Petersburg in the evening lights

Daily regular excursions with guaranteed schedule Best Price Guarantee The most iconic museums Guides in love with St. Petersburg Maximum of 16 people per group Convenient booking system
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98

Private tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the Faberge Museum

Private tour of St. Petersburg with a visit to the Faberge Museum

St. Petersburg sightseeing tour by car with photo stops and a visit to the Faberge Museum. You will see the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Nevsky Prospekt, the Winter Palace, the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, the Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Building of the Admiralty, the Alexander Garden, ect.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00
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Highlights of St. Petersburg on Monday

Highlights of St. Petersburg on Monday

Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg with photo stops (1 hour) and visit of the Yusupov Palace, the Church on the Spilled Blood (2.5 hours). And also you will visit the Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room and the Peterhof Palace and Park (6.5 hours). *Actual start time may be slightly adjusted.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.00
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$412.00
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5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

5 day grand St.Petersburg tour

This is a comprehensive tour of St.Petersburg for intellectually curious, and though it is not a strict term for me, please do not ask me if you just like small talk, I might not have particular social graces, but if you are really interested in Russian history, I am your man. Of course it doesn't matter if you wanna go deep into it, or just do highlights and scratch the surface, each tour would be tailored to your particular demands even on the go, but you have to give me a little credit and need at least 5 days to do it justice. And the more time you give me, the more interesting and fascinating it becomes for you. We are not gonna rush around, cramming information, but take it gradually so by the end of it you would be able to familiarize yourself with Russian history and learn not just who, when and for how much but why. I am very flexible with no downtime, and unlike other guides offer itineraries that not set in stone, so you can choose to see things that amaze or educate.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$769.24
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$769.24
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Saint-Petersburg Must-See Private City Tour with St.Isaac Cathedral

Saint-Petersburg Must-See Private City Tour with St.Isaac Cathedral

Visit the impressive St. Isaac's Cathedral - formerly main and largest Russian Orthodox cathedral. During the Tour of St. Petersburg we show you the most significant sights in the city center close up, giving you some of the historical background and the stories that lie behind the facades of this most fascinating city from the comfort of a car or mini van and with a knowledgeable guide. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
Price varies by group size
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$119.00
Price varies by group size

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour +Faberge

St Petersburg 2 Day Mini-Group Tour +Faberge

Get a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on this 2-day shore excursion with a small group. Take a canal cruise through the 'Venice of the North' , have the inside visits to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Isaac's Cathedral Tour, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and choose to upgrade your experience with a 3-hour tour extension featuring visits to the Faberge museum and some of the city's top nighttime attractions. Visit the Russian Imperial palaces, the Peterhof Fountain Park, and the famous Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo). Your small group is limited to just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. The included 3 courses lunch in one of the dated will complete your delight of the comprehensive tour of the city.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.50
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$264.50

City tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral

City tour. Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral

Daily regular excursions with guaranteed schedule Best Price Guarantee The most iconic museums Guides in love with St. Petersburg Maximum of 16 people per group Convenient booking system
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.47
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What are Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) hours of operation?
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Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) costs USD 22.98. Guided Senate Square (Senatskaya Ploshchad) tours start around USD 22.98 per person.
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