The streets of St. Petersburg, filled with architectural buildings exuding rich culture and heritage, charms every tourist strolling through the westernized city. For tourists who are enthralled by high-end visual art and cultural history, St. Petersburg will not disappoint you. Touring a city rich in cultural heritage are best visited with tour guides who are residents of the area, who live and breathe the culture every single day.
The passionate tour guides of Best Guides, make touring their hometown of St. Petersburg, a captivating and enriching experience for all of their tourists. Whether the group is a family, couple, or just friends, Best Guides adapts the program to make it one that will speak to your group. Previous tourists that toured with Best Guides rave about the personalized itinerary that was created for their group’s needs and interests.
“We asked Best Guides to prepare a two-day tour programme that would take into account the kids. They did their best to accommodate our group. Irina prepared very well for the tours, had little toys and interesting ideas for the kids;told them stories, tailored the excursion to Hermitage with kids in mind and organised a matryoshka-painting class that was a hit with adults and kids alike.”- VladaFrankfurt
Best Guides loves taking its tourists to see one of St. Petersburg’s most famous landmarks “The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.” It is always tourist’s favorite site as they are in awe of the remarkable appearance of the cathedral. The beautiful structure can be immediately recognized by its turquoise and gold onion shaped domes, which was built as a memorial church after Alexander II was assassinated (1881). The interior is just as vivid as the exterior, a place you do not want to tour without the stories and knowledge of a guide. There is fascinating historical drama surrounding the cathedral such as robbings and terror intentions to blow up the church. In 1997 the structure opened up for the public to admire all its beauty.
Best Guides also accommodates visitors who are cruising through the Baltic Sea. For those that have excursions, Best Guides provides an option of a one-day tour, which includes the world famous Hermitage Art and Culture Museum. Five of the six buildings of the Hermitage are open to the public including the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, and Hermitage theatre. The most famous and largest building, the Winter palace, was home of the Russian Tsars, known to have 1,786 doors, 1,945 windows, and 1,500 rooms! Although it might be a great location for hide and seek, this is definitely not a place you want to tour without a guide.
Best Guides specializes in a tour of the “Gold Room” located within the Hermitage for all those jewelry junkies displaying the Russian tsars jewelry collection. The room is purely exquisite known for its architectural moldings of golden walls and high ceilings featuring magnificent chandeliers.
To get an authentic feel of the mode of travel in the 18th and 19th century, Best Guides offers boat tours through the city of St. Petersburg. Often coined as the Venice of the North, you will sail through the peaceful canals and bridges of the city, without the noise and traffic that has infiltrated our roads in the 21st century.
You can expect to pass old mansions and palaces that make the city so unique and historic. Best Guides can accommodate different style and size boats depending on the size group, including boats that can hold up to 45 people. The serene boat tour lasts around one and a half hours, giving you the opportunity to see the city from a whole different angle.
These landmarks are just a sampling of the popular places to visit with Best Guides. Feel free to take a look at the company website for more information about all the tours and locations they offer. http://www.bestguides-spb.com/. The dynamic team of Best Guides, speaks multiple languages including French, Spanish, German and English. Majority of the guides are native of the city of St. Petersburg and are passionate about showing guests the magnificent areas of their city. So if you’re family is into historic beautiful structures, St. Petersburg is a place you want to get to, and packing along a high HD camera wouldn’t hurt either!
“The city is our home and we treat anyone who comes here as our guest”