Days: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Departure time: 09:00
Duration: 9 hours
1 pax $ 419
2 pax $ 238
3 pax $ 196
4 pax $ 161
5-6 pax $ 126
7-8 pax $ 110
9-10 pax $ 95
11-15 pax $ 94
16-20 pax $ 90
21-25 pax $ 82
26-30 pax $ 77
Prices are in USD per person per tour
Discount for kids (3-12 yo) - 15 USD
Infants (0-3 yo) are free of charge
All port fees for one day and all local Russian taxes; Visa-free formalities; Private vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide; Entrance tickets to the museums; Lunch in local restaurant (3 courses, tea/coffee, mineral water); One pass for the camera per person in the museums; 2 bottles of mineral water per person in the vehicle.
Gratuities to the guide and driver.
We say: there is an eternal Dostoyevski in human nature here in St.Petersburg… Why? Book this unique excursion and we will take you through the most exiting facts about people who made history and created glory of city of St.Petersburg!
Your guide will meet you at the pier at 9.00 am. Depart the pier for short drive to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery. This complex is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, as well as to cemeteries which contain the graves of some of the giants of Russian culture, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka. Next we visit Russian Art Museum where you will see a unique collection of Russian Arts. By lunch time we will transfer you to the restaurant to taste traditional Russian dishes and traditional Russian hospitality. Our next meeting is with Fyodor Dostoevsky one of Russia's greatest writers, one whose works are read and discussed all over the world. You will have an excursion to Dostoevsky museum. For the perfect finish of this exiting day you will taste Russian Vodka most well known product of Russia beloved by nobles and poor since it was created by Mendeleev in 1894.You will be back to the ship at 18.00 pm.
Alexander Nevsky Monastery & Tikhvinskoye Cemetery
Founded by Peter I in July 1710, it was given the official title of ""The Alexander Nevsky Monastery of the Holy Trinity"" in 1797. At the turn of the 20th century there were 16 churches in the monastery complex, of which five still survive: Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Church of the Annunciation, St. Lazarus' Church, St. Nicholas' Church and the Church of the Holy Mother of God ""the Joy of all Mourners"" which is built into the monastery gates.
Inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral is the shrine which house the remains of the patron saint of St. Petersburg, Alexander Nevsky. The remains were moved here from Vladimir in 1724 and were enshrined in a silver case.
In 1935 the cemetery of Monastery was made into a necropolis of prominent art figures, and the remains of many outstanding people likeF. Dostoyevsky; the composers M. Glinka, M. Mussorgsky, A. Borodin, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Dargomyzhsky, the artists I. Kramskoi, A. Kuinji, the art and musical critic I. Stasov, famous actors and actresses.
The State Russian Art Museum
The State Russian Museum is home to the world's largest collection of Russian fine art. It was established in 1895 and was opened on March 7 (19) 1898 by decree of Tsar Nicholas II and was county's first ever state museum of Russian fine art, which was able to represent for the visitors the complete notion about history of it's development.
The museum's collection includes over 400,000 artworks covering the complete history of Russian art, from 11th century icons to work by contemporary video artists.
This museum is located in a simple flat of an ordinary Saint Petersburg building, which however became quite a popular spot. Dostoevsky rented the apartment twice - in 1846 and since 1878 until the last days of his life.
The memorial apartment contains a lot of original furniture and memorabilia related to his work, most notably - the study, where some of his famous writings were brought to life. From old photographs and down to the smallest household item - everything is reminiscent of the emotionally charged and slightly sinister atmosphere of Dostoevsky novels, offering a deep insight into human psychology.
Russian Vodka Museum and tasting
This unique museums & restaurant complex of Russian is located in the very center of St. Petersburg close to St. Isaac's Square.
You will experience the diversity of Russian culture, history and traditions of drinking. After exiting tour through the history of Vodka, drinking traditions in Russia, interesting facts from the life of Russian vodka Kings you will be invited to the buffet to taste several sorts of vodka and Russian traditional pickles.