Last month we told you about wonderful children's tours in St. Petersburg, Russia offered by our Russian partners, Best Guides. Read HERE.
Today we would like to introduce Best Guides' children's tours of Hermitage and Peterhoff.
HERMITAGE TOUR "THE PALACE OF WONDERS"
We will play Noble Princes and Fair Princesses. We will learn court manners and etiquette and tell stories about the life of Russian Tsars and Tsarinas, magnificent receptions and splendid balls. At the same time we will show the children most beautiful rooms of the Hermitage, some exhibits which children always like so much (the Peacock Clock, the Knights Room), as well as several world famous paintings describing them in a way interesting for children. The tour will take from 1 to 1,5 hours depending on your children age and your wish. This is more than enough for the children and not enough at all for the parents. Therefore as an option we would like to offer you a special opportunity: the children may stay for extra 40-60 minutes in the internet café of the Hermitage supervised by our assistant guide or by one member of your group, whereas the rest of the group will proceed on the "Grown-up" part of the tour.
PETERHOFF "PARADISE OF FOUNTAINS"
Both - children and adults - will enjoy walking around the park, looking at the glistening Fountains and Cascades and having fun at the Jester Fountains - so that is where we will spend most of the tour. Usually the visit to Petershoff also includes an inside visit to one of the Palaces. We actually recommend choosing the Bathhouse. It is part of the everyday life of the Royal Residence but at the same time it has many interesting and entertaining tricks inside, including a functioning indoor fountain room.
IN ADDITION WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER:
A visit to a Russian Family - instead of just a lunch in a café you can have tea and Russian Pies in a St. Petersburg Family - to see the everyday life of the citizens. Getting ready for your visit we will take care that the family knows your children and your diet requirements. And of course we will choose a family with children in it. A masterclass of Matryoshka doll painting - introduction to Russian folk culture and at the same time a fine entertainment for both - children and parents. It can be organized either in a special workshop or during the Visit to a Russian Family. A visit to the Porcelain factory with a masterclass of porcelain painting - you will not only see the unique process of porcelain making but get a fantastic chance to decorate your own pieces. You can make a service set for the whole family where each member creates his own piece. Can you think of anything better to bring home as a remembrance of this trip?