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Sightseeing Tours

St. Petersburg, former capital of the Russian Empire, is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia and Europe and the biggest northern city in the world. It was founded in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Baltic Sea and became a window through which one can look at Russia and, at the same time, Russia looks at the world.


Tours schedule by days

10:00
10:30
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00 Visit to Three Cathedrals
15:30
16:00
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17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30
10:00
10:30 White Gold of St. Petersburg
11:00 St. Petersburg - the Сity of Three Revolutions
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
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15:30
16:00
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18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
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09:00 City Tour
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00 Palaces and Parks of the Peterhof
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
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16:00
16:30 The Cradle of Russian Art
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30
10:00
10:30 The Mariinsky Theatre. Behind the Curtains
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00 Tour to Kronstadt
13:30
14:00 Parks and Fountains of the Peterhof
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
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10:00 Visit to Three Cathedrals
10:30
11:00
11:30 The Catherine’s Palace and Garden
12:00
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13:00
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14:00 St. Petersburg of Fabergé
14:30
15:00
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Tour included in the delegate package

To apply for the tour please forward the request via Personal Office menu «Tour included in the delegate package». The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2017.

Venice of the North: boat trip along rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg was named Venice of the North long ago. From a bird’s eye view one can see that the city is penetrated with numerous canals and rivers. Grand quays and ornately shaped railings embrace the banks, while gigantic iron bridges with drawing spans, humpbacked stone or lacy cast iron bridges adorn the waterways.

We are pleased to invite you to join a boat trip in St. Petersburg, which will reveal the city from a completely different perspective.

May 17, 2017

19:30 – shuttle transfer from Forum’s official hotels

20:00 - 22:00 – tour along rivers and canals

22:00 – shuttle transfer to Forum’s official hotels

Please, note that the tour will depart promptly and it is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they arrive at the designated departure point in good time. Tour departures cannot be delayed. Access only for accredited SPILF delegates and accompanying persons.

Price: tour is included in the delegate package.


Additional tours

Besides the program included in the delegate package, we are happy to introduce you optional tours that discover St. Petersburg from the absolutely new perspective. You will see the city being substantive, magic, romantic, get acquainted with wonderful stories of its citizens...

To apply for the tour from the list below or to create an individual excursions package, please forward the request to tour@spblegalforum.com. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2017.

St. Petersburg of Fabergé

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Location: Fabergé Museum (Fontanka emb., 21)

Number of participants: min – 7, max - 15 guests per tour

Duration: three and a half hours

Tour schedule: 
May 20, 2017 
14:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
17:30 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe 

The Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg has a unique collection of decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the 18th – 19th centuries, but the main gem of the Museum is the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs.

The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River embankment - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg.

The tour includes:

  • city sightseeing walking tour
  • visit to the Fabergé Museum

Price: 3 300 RUR per person

Visit to Three Cathedrals

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Location: St. Isaac's Cathedral (St Isaac's Square, 4); Kazan Cathedral (Kazan Square, 2); St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral (Nikolskaya Square, 1/3)

Number of participants: min – 7, max - 30 guests per tour

Duration: four hours

Tour schedule: 
May 16, 2017 
15:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
19:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe 
May 20, 2017 
10:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
14:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

Josef Brodsky wrote that St. Petersburg was a temple where “one should come to find his heart”. Indeed, this is not only a poetic image. At turning points of the Russian history philosophers compared churches’ domes with guiding stars. Construction of Orthodox churches played a prominent role in the history of foundation of St. Petersburg. During the tour you will see the most outstanding ones — the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral and the Nikolsky Naval Cathedral.

The tour includes:

  • visit to the St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • visit to the Kazan Cathedral
  • visit to the St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral

Price: 2 000 RUR per person

White Gold of St. Petersburg

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Location: Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (Obukhovskoy oborony pr.,151)

Number of participants: min – 7, max - 15 guests per tour

Duration: four hours

Tour schedule: 
May 17, 2017 
10:30 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
14:30 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

The Imperial Porcelain Factory (Lomonosov Porcelain Factory) is a unique phenomenon and the oldest producer of  handpainted ceramics in Russia. Founded in 1744, the first porcelain manufactory in Russia was created by order of Empress Elizabeth, to produce wares exclusively for the Russian Imperial court.

The guests of the excursion will learn about the history and the modern technologies of ceramics production and have a chance to paint porcelain joining the artisans in the famous workshop.

The tour includes:

  • visit to the art and manufacture workshop
  • visit to the modern porcelain art gallery
  • ceramics masterclass

Price: 3 850 RUR per person

St. Petersburg - the Сity of Three Revolutions

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Location:  Cruiser «Aurora» (Petrogradskaya Emb. ,2)

Number of participants:  min - 5, max - 15 guests per tour

Date: 17 of May 2017

Time: 11:00 – 14:30

Duration:  3 and a half hours

This is a tour of places which will give you an idea how Russia was preparing itself for such a huge event and what the results were. Visit to the cruiser «Aurora» is included.

No other city has played such a pivotal role in 20th century as St. Petersburg did. The most important revolutionary events that shook not only Russia but indeed the entire world happened here, in the city on the Neva. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary since the revolutions that sent Russia to the point of no return and shaped much of what happened in Europe and beyond for the remaining part of the 20th century.

The tour includes:

  • city orientation tour
  • inside visit of cruiser Aurora
  • field of Mars

Price:  3400 RUR per person

City tour

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Number of participants: min – 10, max - 49 guests per tour

Duration:  2 hours

Tour schedule: 

May 18, 2017 

09:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe

11:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe 

 

St. Petersburg, former capital of the Russian Empire, is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia and Europe and the biggest northern city in the world. It was founded in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Baltic Sea and became a window through which one can look at Russia and, at the same time, Russia looks at the world.

The architectural complex of the city and its suburbs has remained almost unchanged since the 18th – 19th centuries and now represents a unique collection of the European architectural styles of the last 300 years. More than 4000 sites in St. Petersburg are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. St. Petersburg has the most stunning museums and theatres, well-known in Russia and worldwide. For example, the city houses one of the largest world museums, the State Hermitage Museum, with its collection of over 3 million of pieces of art, and the biggest museum of the Russian art – the Russian Museum. St. Petersburg is a European champion in number of bridges and a vice champion in canals and islands. The city has 48 rivers and canals, 160 km of quays and 800 bridges.

Don’t lose your chance to learn more about St. Petersburg during the City Orientation Tour.

 

Price:  1000 RUR per person

The Cradle of Russian Art

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Location: The Russian Museum (Inzhenernaya St, 4)

Number of participants: min – 5, max - 25 guests per tour

Duration: three hours

Tour schedule: 
May 18, 2017 
16:30 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
19:30 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

Many outstanding masters of Russian painting studied and worked in St. Petersburg. Their masterpieces are collected in the Russian Museum founded by the decision of Emperor Alexander III. It is the most extensive museum of Russian art in the world. The enormous exhibition (over 400,000 items) presents all the periods of the Russian painting, from medieval icons by Andrei Rublev to realistic works of the participants of the “Association of Travelling Art Exhibitions,” which brought together the most prominent talents of the second half of the XIX century. The Russian Museum also houses the exhibition of masters of the Russian artistic avant-garde of 1920-30s, including the works by Kazimir Malevich and Pavel Filonov.

The tour includes:

  • Guided visit to the Russian Museum

Price: 1 500 RUR per person

Palaces and Parks of the Peterhof

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Location: Peterhof

Number of participants: min – 7, max - 30 guests per tour

Duration: five hours and a half

Tour schedule: 

May 19, 2017 

13:30 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 

18:30 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe 

The Peterhof ensemble of parks and palaces occupies more than a thousand hectares. There are about fifteen parks stretching ten kilometers along the Gulf of Finland.

The Lower Park is the main one (area - 102.5 ha - 2.5 x 0.5 km), the masterpiece of the landscape architecture.

The focal point of the Lower Park and the Upper Garden of Peterhof is the magnificent Grand Palace with the Grand Cascade in front of it.

The Great Peterhof Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. It's one of the greatest monuments of the 18th century and it is protected by the UNESCO.

The Palace represents a linear symmetrical baroque composition. The length of its main facade, facing the Gulf of Finland, is about 300 m. When seen from the Sea Canal the building seems soaring over the surrounding landscape. The cobble ground enclosed with the balustrade was built on the palace terrace already in the Petrine age. There is a wonderful view of the Great Cascade and the Sea Canal from there. Le Blond wrote about that panorama: "... these are such things which need to be seen in order to be estimated." The Great Cascade itself is designed to resemble the main staircase leading to the Palace. On the side of the opposite, southern, facade the palace borders with the regular "French" Upper Garden. The Palace seems shorter because of the garden, organically blending with the accurately lined landscape with large mirror pools.

The tour includes:

- Walking tour around the Low Park of Peterhof

- Transfer by speed boat Hydrofoil from Peterhof to St.Petersburg

- Visit of the Grand Palace of Peterhof

Price: 4800 RUR per person (foreign guests)

The Mariinsky Theatre. Behind the Curtains

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Number of participants: min - 7, max - 15 guests per tour

Duration: two hours and a half

Tour schedule: 
May 19, 2017 
10:30 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
13:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

The Mariinsky Theatre is a symbol of Russian culture, well-known and admired all over the world. It is considered as one of the most spectacular buildings of St. Petersburg and one of the best European theatres. This stage saw the first night performances of almost all the Russian composers, from Mikhail Glinka to Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which became thereafter the real gems of the world Classical music. The legends of the Russian ballet school performed in this theatre, Avdotia Istomina, praised by Alexander Pushkin, and Anna Pavlova among the others.

During the tour the guests will see the life hidden behind the curtains of the theatre: its unique stage, the tsar box, as well as the unique workshop located in the dome of the theatre where amazing costumes and decorations are being handcrafted.

The tour includes:

  • Private tour of backstage of Mariinksiy theater

Price: 3 100 RUR per person

Tour to Kronstadt

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Location: Kronstadt

Number of participants: min 7 guests per tour

Duration: five hours

Tour schedule: 
May 19, 2017 
13:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
18:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

Kronstadt is one of the most famous towns of the country with an outstanding historical and cultural heritage. Over the last 300 years, this town played a prominent role in the Russian history. Soon after its foundation, the Kronstadt's Forts became a shield protecting Russia and St. Petersburg.

The Kronstadt historical part and the Kronstadt Sea Fortress are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site within the “Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments” list.

The tour includes:

  • the sightseeing tour in Kronstadt
  • visit to the Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt with the rise to the second tier
  • the excursion of the cathedral is conducted by priest

Price: 2 700 RUR per person

Parks and Fountains of the Peterhof

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Location: Peterhof

Number of participants: min 7 guests per tour

Duration: four hours and a half

Tour schedule: 
May 19, 2017 
14:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
18:30 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe 

Peterhof (German for Peter's Court) is a summer residence of Peter the Great, located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The Peterhof Palace Complex includes a series of palaces and gardens and a number of architectural complexes of the 18th-20th centuries.

Peterhof gained worldwide fame due to its constellation of palaces and 150 fountains among which four cascades are particularly stunning. By its magnificence, exquisiteness of design, and originality of technical ideas, Peterhof surpasses its prototypes taken by Peter the Great — Versailles and other European palaces.

Peterhof has been being built for almost 200 years. The Nizhny Park is particularly spectacular with its fountains and Tzar’s palaces projected and partly performed during the reign of Peter the Great. Among them there are palaces Monplaisir, Marly and the Marly Pond, Nagorny Palace, big Samsonievski Grotto, and by its sides two cascades with fountains, a canal, a wharf in the Gulf of Finland. Later on, some other remarkable sites were added, as the Marly Golden Mountain, Lion Cascade, and “Eva” fountain.

The star of the Nizhny Park is a central part ensemble, the Grand Cascade and the Samson Fountain, as well as Dragons’ Cascade or the Chess Mountain, fountains of Monplaisir and many others.

The tour includes:

  • trip on the hydrofoil “Meteor” to Peterhof and back
  • walking tour around the Low Park of Peterhof

Price: 3 250 RUR per person

The Catherine’s Palace and Garden

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Location: The Catherine’s Palace and Garden

Number of participants: min 7 guests per tour

Duration: five hours

Tour schedule: 
May 20, 2017 
10:00 – Departure from the Grand hotel Europe 
15:00 – Return to the Grand hotel Europe

The Catherine’s Palace and the parks of the Tsarskoye Selo (Russian “Tsar’s Village”) Imperial residence allow visitors to plunge into romantic atmosphere of the past. The Palace is renowned for its gorgeous collection of art masterpieces, furniture items, china items including private belongings of the Russian emperors and members of the Imperial family.

One of the main attractions of the Catherine’s Palace is the recently restored famous Amber Room, the history of which is covered with many mysteries... You will have a chance to admire the result of the restoration performed by the most experienced craftsmen whose professionalism and strenuous efforts retrieved the eighth wonder of the world.

The tour includes:

  • visit to the Catherine Palace (including the Amber Room)
  • visit to the Catherine Park

Price: 2 300 RUR per person