ST. PETERSBURG BUDGET TOURS
​Suggested by Anya, your St. Petersburg guide

This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the highlights of St. Petersburg without spending a fortune!  It is great for those staying in a downtown hotel, but does not work well if you are arriving by ship.  If you are arriving by ship, then please see the
shore excursion special .  

DAY ONE BUDGET TOUR IN ST PETERSBURG
Your day will start by meeting at the beautiful Palace Square.  This is main square in St. Petersburg, which is home to the Winter Palace, Hermitage, Alexander Column and much more!  After enjoying the sights of Palace Square, we will enter the 
Hermitage Museum .  We'll skip the lines because as a licensed St. Petersburg tour guide I skip the lines and use VIP entrance.    After enjoying the art in the Hermitage, we'll have a walking tour and can focus on your specific areas of interest such as architecture or we can visit the Choral Synagogue.  Eventually we will arrive at St. Isaac's Square.  While on the square I'll point out famous landmarks like the Astoria Hotel and the home of the author Alexander Pushkin.  Inside the  St. Isaac's Cathedral , you'll have an opportunity to marvel at the architecture.  Forty different types of stone where used to construct this amazing cathedral!  When I was a girl, St. Isaac's was a museum because the Soviet Government did not permit any religion.  In St. Petersburg so much has changed in recent years! 

DAY TWO BUDGET TOUR IN ST PETERSBURG
On this day we will start our day by meeting at the 
Church on Spilled Blood , which is famous for its architecture and onion domes.  Once inside the church I'll point out the architectural highlights of the church and explain its history.  For example, on multiple occasions it was almost torn down and it was even used as a warehouse!  Now it is an iconic symbol of Russia and St. Petersburg!  If you enjoy shopping for bargains, we can make a stop at the marketplace where you have an opportunity to negotiate for your St. Petersburg souvenir.  Next, it's a walk along the canal to  Kazan Cathedral , which has three great halls.  Each hall is 60 meters high!  Our next stop will be at Art Square where you will have an opportunity to admire the art of various street vendors.  You will also have an opportunity to purchase some art.  Once we arrive at Art Square, your day with me will be concluded and you can enjoy Art Square independently.

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