Can you name an icon ever flown in the sky?

Can you name an icon ever flown in the sky?
Now you can!  It's the icon of Our Lady of Kazan: it was delivered on board of a helicopter, and clergymen sang a prayer while flying above St. Petersburg. The flight was dedicated to the city's salvation from the coronavirus. When it's finally over, you'll see the icon on our walking tour!   But for now, please,  # stayhome Photo: Andrey Petrov
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Birdhouses and emperors' palaces

Birdhouses and emperors' palaces
Look at this birdhouse! Does it remind you of anything? If your answer is 'no', - it means you haven't seen the Catherine Palace (it's only more luxurious). To remedy this, you may take a private tour to Pushkin and its park (even in the cold months, which makes it different from Peterhof tour ) and add a visit to Pavlovsk Palace and park, as an option. Your guide will tell you about all the main ...
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Fashion Freak in Mariinskiy!

Fashion Freak in Mariinskiy!
The author of all-time fashion scandals, Jean-Paul Gaultier, visited Mariinsky Theater last week!   No wonder: Mariinsky is one more must-see in St. Petersburg, as well as the Hermitage Museum and the Church on Spilled Blood. While these two are included in our Walking Tour (or there's a separate tour to see the most of the Hermitage ), Mariinsky Theater is one of several stops on Driving Tour...
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Connection to the past

Connection to the past
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Those Russians, or Epiphany Bathin

Those Russians, or Epiphany Bathin
Did you know that in Russia, the Epiphany is celebrated by... plunging into ice water? The main ice hole in St Petersburg is always near the beach of Sts Peter and Paul Fortress. And Driving Tour on 19 January will be the best to see this live! Or would you like to take part in it, too? Then please, let us know.  We'll give you all the necessary instructions. Photo: iz.ru
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Orthodox churches and cathedrals

Orthodox churches and cathedrals
Tonight all Orthodox churches, including Russian, have celebrated Christmas. If you feel curious about local religious services, interiors or anything else, here's a list of sacred places you can see on tours: Church of Saviour on Spilled Blood, Our Lady of Kazan and St Isaac's Cathedrals on Walking Tour:  https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/mustsees/ St Nicholas Church and Sts Peter ...
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Ideas for Christmas with no snow

Ideas for Christmas with no snow
How to feel the Christmas and New Year's spirit when it's not snowing? Take a walking tour down Nevskiy Prospect decorated with  festive lighting, do some shopping and try ice-skating on a Christmas market; Waltz in Catharine Palace's Grand Hall like Anastasia did in 1997 Disney cartoon Eat Russian holiday treats during a stop on a tour or, even better, know how to cook them on your ow...
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Do you already hear jingle bells ringing?

Do you already hear jingle bells ringing?
  In St. Petersburg, the Christmas theme is definitely "March of the Toy Soldiers" from The Nutcracker ballet – the one to be associated most of all with Christmas and New Year holidays. And you can watch it in Mariinskiy theatre, one of the best world's theaters! And a private guide will provide you with its location and the most interesting facts about it, during the stop on Tour by Car . Do...
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Rain or snow? You never know!

Rain or snow? You never know!
December in St. Petersburg: the snow falls, then soon it melts, and so on. What to do if your trip is about to start, but a window view promises nothing better but slush? Don't panic! On each tour, you can both enjoy the city landscapes and get covered inside magnificent sights, such as: Kazan and St. Isaac's Cathedrals, Savior on Spilled Blood, and the Hermitage Museum on a Walking Tour ;...
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Rammstein lead singer in St. Petersburg

Rammstein lead singer in St. Petersburg
When shooting a new Rammstein's video in St. Petersburg, the leader of the band, Till Lindemann, made a couple of photos in front of the city's sights. In this photo, you can see him opposite to St. Isaac's Cathedral. Don't you find that standing next great classic works makes people look and feel nobler, no matter who they are and what they do? Check this out on the  Must See'...
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https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/hermitage/

https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/hermitage/
Until 16 February 2020, it's a rare opportunity to see a masterpiece right from the Uffizi Museum in the Hermitage: Madonna della Loggia by Boticelli. In the honor of 500 years since the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, the Hermitage sent his two priceless works to museums of Paris and Milan. These are Madonna Litta and Madonna Benois, always gathering crowds around them. Instead, the Hermitage tem...
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Revolution Sights in St Petersburg

Revolution Sights in St Petersburg
"7 November is a red day of the calendar!" - they said so in the USSR as the October Revolution Day was celebrated on this date. Come and visit its essential sights with us!  On the Hermitage tour , you can get into the room where it happened and see the  symbol  of the October  revolution  – the legendary cruiser Aurora – on our Driving tour . Would you like to learn more about the 1917 events an...
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2020 European Football Championship in St. Petersburg

2020 European Football Championship in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is one of 12 cities that will host the 2020 European Football Championship! There will be at least four matches planned for 13, 17, 22 June and 3 July. Together with E-visa to St. Petersburg, this may be a once-in-a-life chance to know the city from different sides! Enjoy sports and modern constructions and leave the organization of your trip to the historical city to us!  👉 https:/...
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Autumn time in Peterhof

Autumn time in Peterhof
The begging of October is a magic time for a Peterhof tour ! Cause there are few tourists, the fountains are still on (this year, until 13 October), and the view is wonderful!  Just don't forget a warm coat! Or take a tour to the Grand and Catherine Palaces to get warm there:  https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/peterhoftour/ Have got one more free day left? Then leave one for the Peterho...
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The Peterhof's fountains: outside, inside, and beside

The Peterhof's fountains: outside, inside, and beside
Good news: now you can see the Peterhof's fountains not only from the outside but also from the inside! Just choose the "Grottoes" option when ordering a Peterhof tour . For those who are picky about palaces a visit to the Grand Peterhof Palace became a separate option! So, you can take a tour to Peterhof's park only, or the park and the Grand Palace, or even Peterhof's park+the Grand Palace and/o...
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Welcome to Pavlovsk!

Welcome to Pavlovsk!
We're happy to introduce a new option: Pavlovsk tour ! A visit to a 19th-century palace and an English-style park will be delightful for everyone, especially for those who are: in love with the classical and neo-baroque architecture, natural gardens; curious about 19-century Russian history, especially the epoque of Paul I; want to take a rest from gilden decorations and crowds of tourists; have o...
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Always Grand

Always Grand
You may like Russia or not, but Peterhof fountains won't leave you indifferent! See the photo: Jim Carrey in front of the Grand Palace and Grand Cascade in Peterhof, Russia, 2001. Book a Peterhof tour  before the fountains are off, on October 13! Photo is provided by the archive of the State Museum-Reserve "Peterhof"
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Animals in St.Petersburg

Animals in St.Petersburg
What animals can you find on our tours ? Must-See tour: horses and Hermitage cats - a special breed! Tour by car: ducks, sparrows and a sweet couple of white swans! Peterhof and Pushkin: seagulls, sparrows, ducks and a lot of squirrels! Also: sphinxes, a siskin drinking a Russian alcoholic drink 😉 and many more! What will they be? Come to St Pete to see, at any time of the year!
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Truth about the Czars

Truth about the Czars
For those who want to know the truth about the Russian czars (including the last ones) St Pete Private Tours has all the necessary tours: to the Hermitage (Winter Palace), an ex-imperial residence and the place where the Revolution of 1917 happened; to the Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral , where almost all the Romanovs are buried at; to the Yusupov Palace , where well-known Rasputin was killed;  ...
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The season is to be closed, but the fountains aren't!

The season is to be closed, but the fountains aren't!
Peterhof will hold the annual Autumn Fountain Show on September 20-21, but its fountains will be open until October 13! Come to see them in the autumn with St Pete Private Tours ! Walking in the park with amazing fountains, gold-covered trees and a few tourists there - isn't it the best way to celebrate the arrival of the fall?
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