Sightseeing bus tour (4 hrs)

Sightseeing tour is  a great way to get acquainted with St. Petersburg. Company Vida Travel offers everyone a way to experience the atmosphere of the beautiful city. Whether you are walking along one of the Venice of the North's many picturesque canals or the wide Neva River during a dreamy white night, taking in the world-renowned ballet at the Mariinsky Theater on a magical winter evening, enjoying an early autumn afternoon in one the city's outstanding suburban parks, or delighting in the world-class art collection at the Hermitage Museum, you are sure to appreciate the unique beauty and rich culture of the city on the Neva.
 
We offer you several routes a tour of St. Petersburg. During the tour we will visit: • Dvorcovaja Square •  Nevsky Prospect • Church on the Spilled Blood • Kazan Cathedral • Vasiljevskij Island • Peter and Paul Fortres •  St.Isaacs Cathedral •  Dvorcovyj Bridge • Monument of Peter the Greatest
 
The cost for 1-3 person- 9000 rub ( 4hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 11000 rub (4hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
 
 

Peterhof (6 hrs)

One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park is Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets).French Versailles was  the inspiration for Peter the Great's desire to build an imperial palace in the suburbs of his new city and, after an aborted attempt at Strelna, Peterhof - which means "Peter's Court" in German - became the site for the Tsar's Monplaisir Palace, and then of the original Grand Palace. The estate was equally popular with Peter's granddaughter, Empress Elizabeth, who ordered the expansion of the Grand Palace and greatly extended the park and the famous system of fountains, including the truly spectacular Grand Cascade. Improvements to the park continued throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Catherine the Great, after leaving her own mark on the park, moved the court to Pushkin, but Peterhof once again became the official Imperial Residence in the reign of Nicholas I, who ordered the building of the modest Cottage Palace in 1826. Peterhof was ravaged by German troops during the Second World War and was  one of the first to be resurrected and had been fully restored by 1947. 

The cost for 1-3 person- 13000 rub ( 6 hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 16000 rub (6 hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)

Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) (6 hrs)

Built for Empress Elizabeth by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of St. Petersburg's Winter Palace, the Catherine Palace is undoubtedly Tsarskoe Selo's top attraction, particularly renowned for the extraordinary Amber Room. Less well known, and currently much more dilapidated, the Alexander Palace is nonetheless a neoclassical masterpiece, and has a particularly poignant connection with the family of the last Tsar, Nicholas II.The town of Pushkin, which surrounds the Tsarskoe Selo estates, is St. Petersburg's most charming suburb. Renamed in Soviet times to honour Russia's greatest poet, the town has numerous sights connected to Alexander Sergeevich, including a museum in the former Imperial Lycee, where he was schooled.

Like pushkin, Tsarskoe Selo is one of St. Petersburg's must-see attractions, and can easily occupy visitors for a full day. 

The cost for 1-3 person- 13000 rub ( 6 hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 16000 rub (6 hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)

Pavlovsk (5 hrs)

Pavlovsk is the youngest of the grand Imperial estates around St. Petersburg. Named in honour of Tsar Pavel, this fine neo-classical palace and its extensive landscaped gardens are stamped with his taste and even more so with that of his wife, the German-born Maria Feodorovna. Although there was no love lost between Pavel and his mother, Catherine the Great, it was she who originally presented him with the 362 desyatinas - 607 hectares - of land around the Slavyanskaya River. Perhaps it was the impossibility of living with her son at Tsarskoe Selo, combined with the desire to keep him and his family reasonably close, that prompted her to do so, although the official reason was the birth of her grandson, the future Alexander I.

Although lacking the dazzling splendour of the estates at Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof, Pavlovsk is well worth visiting both for the treasures in the elegant palace and for the charming, rambling park, which is one of the largest and finest English-style landscape gardens outside the UK. 

The cost for 1-3 person- 11000 rub ( 5hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 13000 rub (5hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)

Oranienbaum (6 hrs)

The estate at Oranienbaum is the oldest of the Imperial Palaces around St. Petersburg, and also the only one not to be captured by Nazi forces during the Great Patriotic War. Founded by Prince Menshikov, Peter the Great's closest adviser, the Grand Palace is one of the most opulent examples of Petrine architecture to have survived to the present, although until very recently the palace itself has been greatly neglected. After Menshikov's death, Oranienbaum passed to the state, and was used as a hospice until, in 1743, it was presented by Empress Elizabeth to her nephew, the future Peter III. Peter made Oranienbaum his official summer residence and transformed one corner of the park, ordering the construction of a "Joke" Castle and a small citadel manned by his Holstein guards. Though never captured by the Germans, Oranienbaum was bombarded during the war and, while the Grand Menshikov Palace survived intact, its restoration was given much lower priority than the more famous estates at Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo. Today, the small but elegant park has been almost completely restored, while the full restoration of the palaces has finally gained momentum over the last decade.

The cost for 1-3 person- 13000 rub ( 6 hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 16000 rub (6 hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)

Romantic Gatchina (6 hrs)

The town of Gatchina is situated 45 kilometers to the South-West off Saint Petersburg, with the history numbering more than 5 centuries. In the times of Peter the Great Gatchina turned into a suburb of the new Russian capital – Saint Petersburg. A country estate was built here for the Tsar, who later on gave it as a present to his beloved sister Natalya. From 1765 the country house belonged to Grigoriy Orlov, the almighty minion of Catherine II. A magnificent palace and an English-style park were erected here for the new possessor. This ensemble, projected by the architect Antonio Rinaldi, became a true masterpiece of landscape art and won international recognition.Gatchina became a true centre of the social life under Emperor Alexander III, who preferred Gatchina to all the other residences and spent most time of the year here. In the XIX century Gatchina was one of the favourite suburbia of the Saint Petersburg residents; such renowned writers and artists as A.Kuprin, I.Bunin and F.Shalyapin were frequent guests to the town.

The cost for 1-3 person- 13000 rub ( 6hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 16000 rub (6hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
 

The Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna (5hrs)

The Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna is a monument that was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, a remarkable example of Russian architecture. The idea of its creation belongs to Peter the Great who intended to build here an imperial country residence in 1720. In the 19th century the grand duke Constantine Nikolaevich and his family was often on vacation here. During the Great Patriotic War the ensemble was heavily damaged over bombardments, the palace and adjacent territory were renovated only at the beginning of the 21st century. Nowadays the Palace is an official residence of the Russian president and constantly hosts state receptions, meetings, and talks (including the 32nd summit of the Group of Eight in 2006).  Visitors may walk through the park and see multiple works of art from the museum collection exhibited in the halls of the palace. In the immediate future the famous collection of Rostropovich that embraces more than 850 objects of Russian art will be displayed here.

The cost for 1-3 person- 11000 rub ( 5hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 13000 rub (5hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)

Night city (3 hrs)

Petersburg at night ... Another very different pace of life, a different look the city's skyline, bridges, water expanse of the Neva River, palaces and parks. You will fall in love again to St. Petersburg! Quite different, enchanting night Petersburg..

Every person who has ever been to St. Petersburg have to see an unforgettable show - the famous breeding central bridge of the Northern capital. You will receive the most vivid impressions of the remarkable harmony and architectural splendor of poetry magic Petersburg night. (NOTE! Divorce bridges in the winter is not done!)

The cost for 1-3 person- 10000 rub ( 4hrs, car Mercedez-Benz, guide, entrance tickets are not included)
The cost for 4-12 person- 12500 rub (4hrs, bus Mercedez-Vito, guide, entrance tickets are not included)