PREMIUM TOUR ST. PETERSBURGS ANCIENT CHARM
In a nutshell A journey taking in the most authentic side of St. Petersburg, from the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood to the lavish city metro, ending with a nice cup of tea and some typical pastries.
Good to know
- Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
- Field of Mars, Mikhailovsky Castle and Eternal Flame
- Griboedov Canal and Arts Square
- Ploschad' Vosstaniya and Nevsky prospect metro stops
- Tea and typical pastries at the Vintage Café
- The first stop on our tour of St. Petersburg is the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, a symbol of the town that stands out thanks to its profile, structure and lavish decoration. Once our coach reaches the Field of Mars, we will cross the park on foot to reach the church. In doing so, we will pass two other attractions that we can admire in all their glory: Mikhailovsky Castle and the Eternal Flame.
- We will tour the inside of this marvellous, multi-coloured Russian-style church with its onion-shaped dome, built when Emperor Alexander II was assassinated on 1 March 1881.
- Our visit to St. Petersburg would not be complete without a trip on the famous metro. We will walk to the nearest stop - Nevsky prospect station - to discover it, strolling alongside the Griboedov Canal and crossing Arts Square. .St Petersburg Metro was designed back in 1899, works only began in 1941, eight years after the Moscow metro opened, due to the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Work was interrupted during the Second World War and only restarted after the armistice, providing us with the splendour that we will now have before our eyes.
- We will enjoy a journey along several beautiful stations of metro Line 1, including Ploschad' Vosstaniya station. Opened on 15 November 1955, Line 1 links the city's five train stations. Considered one of the best in the world right from the start in terms of efficiency, cleanliness and architectural merit, the metro is currently the safest, most reliable and comfortable way to get around St. Petersburg.
- The city network is also the deepest in the world, with some stations situated over 100 metres below street level. Whilst the oldest are richly decorated with polished granite, multi-coloured marble, stainless steel, bronze, aluminium, synthetic materials, glass, mosaics, low relief and sculptures, the more recent stations have a simple, modern structure.
- After our metro ride, we will stop at the Vintage Café to sip a cup of tea and sample the delicious Russian pastries. Just one taste will have you hooked.
Good to know
- The itinerary may be subject to change depending on the traffic conditions and local circumstances.
- The excursion is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs due to the presence of stairs and long journeys on foot.