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...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading

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"
Continue reading

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!
Continue reading

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;  ...
Continue reading

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?
Continue reading

Photo Day in St Petersburg - whenever you like it!

Photo Day in St Petersburg - whenever you like it!
Today is World Photo Day, and we'd like to tell you that on Must See's Tour you can know the "father of Russian photo-reporting", see his works (among them are the portraits of the Romanov family, Leo Tolstoy, Rasputin, life at the edge of the 19-20 centuries) and vintage cameras!   Also, there's an option to invite a professional photographer on most of the tours. And if you're an experience...
Continue reading

To the moon and back... to the USSR!

To the moon and back... to the USSR!
What should you do to be allowed to touch objects in a Russian museum? Go to the moon, probably. As Neil Armstrong did.   On the photo, you can see him sitting on the original (!) seat and holding a pen in the Oak study of Peter I in the Grand Peterhof Palace . This event took place in May 1970, during Armstrong's visit to the USSR.   We can't promise you the same experience, but if you ...
Continue reading

- What's new, St. Pete? - Caravaggio and Impressionists!

- What's new, St. Pete? - Caravaggio and Impressionists!
This year marks the 500th anniversary since Leonardo da Vinci's death. For this reason, one of his Madonnas has been transported from the Hermitage to Italy. But don't worry, we have another one for you! And if you include a visit to the Hermitage in your walking tour , you will see freshly restored Caravaggio, Canaletto, and many other Italian masters!   Moreover, if you take a Full Hermitag...
Continue reading

It's our 4th Certificate of Excellence!

It's our 4th Certificate of Excellence!
How about having a tour with a company that's got the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row?   Our administrator will provide you with a tour program, that will be the most convenient for you and adapt it to your requirements.   Our guides won't let you get bored: they'll tell you a lot of curious facts about the city while showing you its best places. They'r...
Continue reading

Scarlett Sails 2019

Scarlett Sails 2019
In the night of June 24 the Scarlett Sails festival collected over 1 mln people on the streets and embankments of St. Petersburg! An annual enchanting sight has become a must-see not only for Russian school graduate for foreign guests as well. But don't worry if you've missed it. The main protagonist of the plot is the Neva river that's spectacular at any time of year! You can make sur...
Continue reading

Happy birthday, Sir!

Happy birthday, Sir!
It was 15 years ago that Sir Paul McCartney gave his 3000th concert in St. Petersburg, on the Palace Square! This square has seen many things: the zars, the Revolution and its fall, live chess games and the Victory parades... On 2004, a concert, that had been a dream for millions of Russians, took its place there! Are you ready for such a significant place? Or, is it ready for you? https://www.stp...
Continue reading

Find your own path

Find your own path
Last week, Steven Seagal has visited Buddhist temple in St. Petersburg, known as Datsan. American actor and a Buddhist follower, he came to take part in SPIEF, but he couldn't help but attend the temple.   Unfortunately, the Datsan isn't included in any of our tours. But if you dream to see this or any other place that's important for you, you're welcome! Just let us know when booking a tour ...
Continue reading

Did you know it rains pretty often in St. Petersburg?

Did you know it rains pretty often in St. Petersburg?
Hundreds of people under umbrellas stood under the rain at +11°C and listened to opera classics at the main city square. What's wrong? It was the 316th anniversary of St. Petersburg and they came to see the show dedicated to the city, with music and bridges opening! Don't be afraid of rain! Enjoy the city's beauty, no matter what weather it is,              -            on feet https://www.stpetep...
Continue reading

Black Square is back!

Black Square is back!
An iconic painting Black Square is finally back from an exhibition in Australia! If you're in St. Petersburg, you can see this symbol of the 20th century on our Full Hermitage tour: https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/hermitage/
Continue reading

Scarlet Sails

Scarlet Sails
Scarlet Sails — the annual holiday of school graduates in SPb — will be held on June, 23!   What's special about it and why adults and foreigners also want to get there? First, the celebration takes place on the whitest summer night in SPb. Second, while access to the stages with Russian singers is open for the graduates only, the fest's culmination welcomes everybody: accompanied by lights a...
Continue reading

Victory Day: what to see?

Victory Day: what to see?
On May 9 Victory Day is celebrated in Russia. So many things happen on this day: the Victory parade with soldiers, military equipment and music on the Palace Square, laying of flowers to the graves and monuments, concerts, the Immortal Regiment march and fireworks at the end of the day! From one hand, it's a great experience for travelers. From another, all this makes a walk in the city center pre...
Continue reading

The Nabokov Museum

The Nabokov Museum
The Nabokov Museum has reopened after continuous renovation works - a real festivity to fans of Russo-American author and his novels such as "Lolita" and others! You can easily get the place after Must-See's Tour (if you're still full of energy): https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/mustsees/ The museum's address is 47, Bolshaya Morskaya St.
Continue reading

Peterhof fountains are officially open!

Peterhof fountains are officially open!
Peterhof fountains are officially open! Now you can see them in all their beauty! Take our Peterhof tour: in 5 hours your private guide will show you a wonderful park of Peterhof with the most interesting fountains and Grand Palace. A visit to Catherine Palace and park may be added to the route https://www.stpeteprivatetours.com/tours/peterhoftour/
Continue reading