Day 2, The Winter Palace

The Winter Palace/Hermitage imageThe Winter Palace/Hermitage

Walking trip to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage guided tour. We insist you do it on foot. Why? Because there is no other way to understand and feel the city’s soul than to explore its secret walking trails. Let us surprise you with unusual homes, architecture, perspectives and stunning views.

The Winter Palace/Hermitge imageThe Winter Palace/Hermitge

The world-famous palace of the Hermitage, the former residence of the Royal Family is also a place where the Revolutions officially began back in 1917. The Hermitage today is one of the largest museums in the world, founded in 1764; its collection includes over 2.7 mln items. Our experienced guide will bring the museum to life to her knowledge. Your guide will take you for a lunch in a local bistro, “stolovaya” where you can try traditional Russian food.

the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood imagethe Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Then, take a tour to see the city’s iconic landmarks: Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, and visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood—one of the most powerful constructions in Russian Orthodox Christian architecture; an absolutely enthralling must-see and a place where Alexander II was fatally wounded by anarchists in 1881.

Kazan Cathedral imageKazan Cathedral

Return to your hotel and rest.

The Palace Square imageThe Palace Square

Or you may choose to spend an evening in the downtown. Remember, it's light outside!

Isaac's Cathedral imageIsaac's Cathedral

Isaac's Cathedral is now in transition to its new owner, the Russian Ortodox Church.

Isaac's Cathedral imageIsaac's Cathedral

Hurry up to see it as a civil museum.

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