The Northern Capital of Russia: Virtual Tour of Saint Petersburg
The former capital of the Russian tsars, this city is a treasure trove of culture.
Have you ever been to Saint Petersburg? It's a city definitely worth visiting. Rich culture, architecture, history, art, just name it! The former capital of the Russian tsars, this city is a treasure trove of both world and Russian culture. This will be the virtual tour of the most beautiful and important sights of the city like Palace Square, the Hermitage museum, the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood with the local licensed guide Irina.
- Live from Saint Petersburg!
- One-Hour Interactive Tour
- Licensed Local Guide
- Educational, Fun and Interactive
- Explore the Major Attractions in Saint Petersburg
- Learn the History of the Russian Royal Family
- Local Tips and Recommendations
- Sunday, March 21st at 3 pm EDT
- Live Q&A Throughout
Since its foundation Saint Petersburg has served as the Russian capital, housed the royal family, witnessed three revolutions and survived the siege in World War II. During this live tour you will learn about Saint Petersburg rich history from the time of Peter the Great until present day. A specially made photo presentation will make the story visual and help to feel time and atmosphere. Irina will be glad to answer all your questions and share some travel tips. If you have never been to Saint Petersburg the virtual tour is a great place to start!
This 1-hour virtual tour of Saint Petersburg includes:
Interactive tour of Saint Petersburg history and its major destinations
Licensed local tour guide
Question and answer throughout the tour
Tips and local recommendations for visiting Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg City Centre
The city is full of stunning sights such as magnificent palaces and cathedrals, grand boulevards and museums. Architecturally, it ranks as one of the most splendid and congenial cities of Europe. The whole historic centre of Saint Petersburg is included on the Unesco World Heritage List.
The Hermitage is one of the world's greatest museums. You can be absorbed by its treasures for days and still come out wishing for more. Its exhibitions include over 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, Middle East, Russia and many more epochs and regions.
Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
Another gem of this virtual tour is the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood. This is the world famous church, one of Saint Petersburg symbols. The walls and ceilings inside the church are completely covered in intricately detailed mosaics. Your guide Irina will tell you about the Russian official religion, the significance of onion shaped domes and explain to you the meaning of the church name.
The Russian Royal Family
The Romanov family was the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia. They first came to power in 1613 and over the next three centuries 18 Romanovs took the Russian throne, including Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I and Nicholas II. Learn what happened to the royal family after the Revolution of 1917.
About Your Guide Irina
I live in Saint Petersburg where I work as a tourist guide. Becoming a guide was an interesting experience to me as a student of foreign language faculty more than 10 years ago. It happened to be my favorite job, my hobby and even my lifestyle. I've got a degree in Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communications, so my education is suiting my job perfectly. I'm a licensed guide which enables me to give tours in all major local museums of Saint Petersburg. Passionate about my city, I am always glad to share my knowledge with other people.
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Irina was one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I've had the pleasure of listening to. Learned so much about St. Petersburg and the history and enjoyed the wonderful picutures. Would definitely recommend.
Review of Virtual Tour of St. Petersburg
The virtual tour of St. Petersburg was excellent! I’ve watched many online tours over the last several weeks and this was one of the best by far. Irina was knowledgeable and personable. She was kind enough to extend the tour when we didn’t finish in the allotted time and is extremely well versed in the history of her city. If she offers a more in-depth tour of St. Petersburg or of the Hermitage I would immediately register! And when I have the opportunity to visit St. Petersburg I will hope to meet her in person and tour the city with her. Thank you Irina!
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