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Matryoshka Master Class in St Petersburg

Matryoshka Master Class in St Petersburg

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Discover the Russian art of Matryoshka doll making during this 2-hour master class. Learn about the history of this famous Babushka doll made from wood as well as techniques and methods to paint your own beautiful souvenir. Choose from various colors, styles, and accessories, to make a Matryoshka doll set that you cherish for years to come.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

The rooftop tour in St Petersburg

The rooftop tour in St Petersburg

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Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of St. Petersburg on this unusual tour, which takes you around the rooftops of the historic area. View the city and its attractive buildings from high above, and take pictures from this special angle. Your guide will keep you safe on the rooftops, which do slope slightly but have guardrails and fences along them. A fun tour for adventurous travelers.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.44
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$33.44
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St.Petersburg 1 Day Visa Free Shore Tour

St.Petersburg 1 Day Visa Free Shore Tour

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While your cruise ship is in St Petersburg, explore the glorious ‘Venice of the North’ on a full-day, visa-free city tour, with an expert guide. After a panoramic drive, visit the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, ride a boat along the canals and explore the Hermitage, one of the world’s premier museums, and home to paintings by Da Vinci and Rembrandt. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.92
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$149.92

Hermitage Museum Gold Room Private Tour with a Curator with All-Day admission

Hermitage Museum Gold Room Private Tour with a Curator with All-Day admission

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Enjoy all-day admission to St Petersburg's impressive Hermitage with exclusive access to the museum's Gold Room. Embark on a small-group tour of this renowned treasury room in the company of an expert curator. See religious icons once belonging to the Imperial Family, a diamond-encrusted horse saddle given to Nicholas I by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Scythian gold jewelry and ceremonial weapons from the Orient. Spend the rest of your day exploring the museum's vast collection of artworks, including paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
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  • 2 hours
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Best Metro Stations in Saint Petersburg

Best Metro Stations in Saint Petersburg

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The Palace of the People, no hidden fees! an experience the to the russians is common for many other is a unique experience. The metro/subway of Saint Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, all the station we will see are decorated with mosaics, sculptures or other decorations that makes them different and unique, many of them re decorated with marble, bronze, granite and many other precious and semi precious materials. The feeling of being in these metro station is really like being inside a palace, not to mention that every station has a story to tell and they are decorated with different themes that unless you travel with a guide they are difficult to understand. This is no doubt a must do tour in Saint Petersburg
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.62
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$26.62

Matryoshka-doll Private Painting Class in St Petersburg

Matryoshka-doll Private Painting Class in St Petersburg

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Enjoy a fun endeavor with the entire family: paint matryoshka dolls--or Russian nesting dolls--to take home as souvenirs. Receive tips from a professional artist before setting to work on your own unique creation in the comfort of a local cafe. Savor light snacks and beverages while waiting for your doll to dry, or combine the class with an organized tour so that you can paint your dolls, go sightseeing, then return to pick up your finished works later in the day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

4 hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Retro Car

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Glide through St Petersburg in a beautiful Soviet-era car on a 4-hour private panoramic tour. Hop inside a gleaming, vintage auto with a private guide and separate driver, and admire the landmarks from the comfort of your head-turning classic. See Palace Square and the Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great; admire the sights along the River Neva; and enjoy photo stops at must-sees such as Kazan Cathedral and the former KGB headquarters. Tell your guide if you want to tailor your itinerary — it’s customizable to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
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$492.31
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Private Tour: Hermitage Museum Gold Room Tour with a Curator including All-Day Admission to the Museum

Private Tour: Hermitage Museum Gold Room Tour with a Curator including All-Day Admission to the Museum

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Enjoy an exclusive look at the Hermitage's most precious treasures on a private tour of the Gold Room, as well as all-day museum admission. Admire the world's largest collection of Scythian gold, see ancient artifacts from across Eurasia, and marvel at ceremonial weapons from the Orient, all in the company of an expert Hermitage curator. Later embark on your own tour of the vast museum, wandering between buildings and taking in the incredible array of artworks, including the most extensive collection of Renaissance paintings on the planet.
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  • 2 hours
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$220.00
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$220.00
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St Petersburg as a local by USSR car through local flea, food markets and stores

St Petersburg as a local by USSR car through local flea, food markets and stores

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St Petersburg is renowned for its UNESCO-listed center and grand palaces, but this tour takes you beyond the main sights. Travel in a classic USSR-era car and explore the city with a local guide, escape the tourist trail and stop at little-known sights, and visit St Petersburg’s largest flea market.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.85
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$126.85
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One-day Private Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum

One-day Private Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum

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The day tour of St. Petersburg is especially designed for cruise ship passengers who want to make the most of a short visit to the city. Receive personalized attention on a private tour. Visit must-see museums, beautiful churches, and enjoy a river cruise. You’ll pack so much fun into a single day on this convenient tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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$275.00
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St-Petersburg Soviet Heritage Tour

St-Petersburg Soviet Heritage Tour

Get aquainted with the Soviet period in Russian history from Bolshevik's revolution of 1917 to the fall of the USSR in 1991 on a private tour. Your private local guide will share knowledge of Soviet history and stories of its leaders such as Lenin, Stalin, Kirov, and others. On the tour you'll see how high rank Communist Party members lived in the Soviet times visiting flat-museum of Kirov - one of the Communist leaders and closest associate of Stalin. Leningrad Siege Exhibition will reveal the true tragedy of Leningraders during World War 2. • 8-hour private tour of St-Petersburg • See some of the Soviet time related sites of the city • Learn about foundation and development of the Soviet State • Visit museum of Political History of Russia, flat-museum of Kirov, Leningrad Siege Exhibition • Private tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.65
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$250.65
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Private Tour: Russian Cooking Class in St Petersburg

Private Tour: Russian Cooking Class in St Petersburg

Pleasure your palate with the fulfilling flavors of Russian cuisine during a private cooking class in St. Petersburg. Select a time to suit your schedule and greet your private guide to begin discovering the secrets behind Russia’s culinary culture. Under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare signature Russian dishes like ‘borsch’ (beetroot soup) and beef stroganoff while listening to the country’s fascinating culinary history. When the food is ready, take a seat to feast on the fruits of your labor and sip a glass of cranberry ‘mors’ like a local.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.71
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$143.71
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St. Petersburg Underground and Metro Stations Walking Tour

St. Petersburg Underground and Metro Stations Walking Tour

St. Petersburg is home to the world’s third deepest metro—282 feet (86 meters)—after Pyongyang and Kiev. Not only is it deep but it’s also one of the most grandiose with marble columns and fancy chandeliers. Take a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s underground and metro station to learn about its history, listen to stories, and see citizens go about their daily life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Faberge Masterpieces Private Tour with 3-Course Traditional Russian Dinner

Faberge Masterpieces Private Tour with 3-Course Traditional Russian Dinner

Get an insider’s peek into one of the Hermitage Museum’s treasure galleries with a knowledgeable curator. You'll see and learn about the dazzling collection of jewels, including the UNESCO-listed Faberge Halls. Also enjoy a delicious traditional three-course Russian lunch, including a shot of vodka. This is an ideal tour for travelers interested in learning more about Russian history and culture through its arts and cuisine.
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  • 5 hours
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$315.00
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$315.00
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Private tour: Diamond Room in Hermitage Museum with Curator & All-Day Admission

Private tour: Diamond Room in Hermitage Museum with Curator & All-Day Admission

See the Hermitage's most precious jewels and spend the rest of the day exploring St Petersburg's vast art and culture museum with a private tour of the Diamond Room and all-day admission. Get an exclusive look at priceless gems that once belonged to the Imperial family. See Fabergé riches and diamond-studded swords, all in the company of a knowledgable Hermitage curator. Afterward, spend time discovering this incredible museum complex—wandering between buildings and throughout ornate exhibition halls showcasing works by Van Gogh, Goya, Monet and more.
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  • 2 hours
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

Be entertained while learning more about traditional Russian culture during this Russian folklore show. Enjoy the color of the folk costumes, the rhythm of the music, and the skillful moves of the dancers. While this is a group show, your tour is private and you’ll be transferred from your hotel in a private vehicle.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Private Tour: Siberian Pelmeni Cooking Class in St.Petersburg

Private Tour: Siberian Pelmeni Cooking Class in St.Petersburg

Learn how to recreate some of Russia's most mouthwatering traditional dishes during a 3-hour St Petersburg cooking class. Master traditional techniques taught by experienced chefs while preparing such dishes as Russian borsch, Stolichny salad and Siberian Pelmeni—delectable meat-filled dumplings that are the perfect accompaniment for a cold winter's night. Then sit down to enjoy your creations and leave with a complimentary recipe book.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.00
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$276.00
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Saint Petersburg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Saint Petersburg Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.48
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$35.48
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Private St Petersburg Countryside Trip

Private St Petersburg Countryside Trip

Discover life outside St Petersburg with a visit to the Russian countryside. Depart the city via air-conditioned vehicle, learning about the area's culture and cuisine from your guide as you you make your way to the home of a local Russian family. Spend some time interacting with them, enjoying enjoy snacks and wine while they tell you about their daily lives. Then experience an authentic Russian banya, or sauna—complete with your own bathing cap, brush and sheet. Afterward, sit down to a delicious homemade lunch before returning to St Petersburg.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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$249.00
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Private Tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Private Tour: Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Treat yourself to a memorable adventure when you’re in St Petersburg with a private hot air balloon flight. Float high into the sky for bird’s-eye views of city suburbs Pushkin and Pavlovsk and their surrounding sights like palaces, gardens, rivers, forests and lakes. When you return to the ground after about an hour in the air, enjoy a light Champagne breakfast to celebrate your experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$799.00
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$799.00
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Soviet Home Cuisine

Soviet Home Cuisine

Be a guest in the warmest Soviet restaurant! Soviet Cuisine is famous throughout the world for its uniqueness and inimitable taste. We invite you to be a guest in the warmest and coziest place we’ve found in the city. You’ll taste the best Russian dishes of Soviet times and hear interesting stories about Russian cooking traditions and its connection to our history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Private Cooking Class: Hands-on Siberian Pelmeni Making Workshop

Private Cooking Class: Hands-on Siberian Pelmeni Making Workshop

Don’t just eat Siberian pelmeni—meat dumplings— at St. Petersburg’s restaurants: learn to make them and other Russian classics at a private cookery workshop. Get the inside scoop on the dishes via step-by-step demos from restaurant chefs, and create a 3-course meal, including pelmeni, borsch soup, and meat-and-vegetable Stolichny salad. Savor your creations with wine, receive take-home recipes to impress back home, and opt to add hotel transfers (additional cost).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Metro Tour in Saint Petersburg

Metro Tour in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg metro is unique. It's the deepest metro system in the world and one of the most beautiful! Saint Petersburg stations were built as underground palaces richly decorated with mosaics, granite, marble, bronze and monuments. During the tour you are going to see the following stations:Admiralteyskaya, Pushkinskaya, Tekhnologicheskiy Institut, Baltiiskaya, Narvskaya,Kirovskiy Zavod, Avtovo. You are goling to learn a lot about Russia, Saint Petersburg, its history and, of course, the metro of the city. You can't miss it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.58
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$29.58

Russian Art Tour

Russian Art Tour

This full-day tour was specially designed for the art lovers and connoisseurs, but it also matches the desires of all, who would like to learn more about Russian art and history. A tour is a perfect option for the tourists, who come to our city for the second or more times. This program is also a nice choice for those, who are already tired of museum queues and major highlights, for those, who prefer to visit less obvious and not that much overcrowded, but really authentic places and see more, than an average tourist usually do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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$246.16
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What people are saying about Unique Experiences in St Petersburg

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Matryoshka Master Class in St Petersburg
"We enjoyed our class so much. Elena is a great teacher and she was very sweet and lovely. I would highly recommend the class!!"..."
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The rooftop tour in St Petersburg
"This was not what we had expected but it was great ,quite different. The guides were very friendly and helpful. We walked up several flights of stairs and then vertical wall ladders to gain access to a roof tower. The views were amazing. Then we went through a loft and out of a hatch onto another roof. Once again amazing views and our guide, Max was very knowledgeable telling stories of what happened where. We walked across rooves - a little scary at first but the rubber matting made it non slip. We found this trip adventurous and different, a bit scary at the time but great to look back on and we got some lovely photos !! Highly - recommended if you don't mind heights !"..."
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Hermitage Museum Gold Room Private Tour with a Curator with All-Day admission
"Our tour guide was Valeria Mozhina. She was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. We were exhausted but really wanted to spend several more hours with her talking about all of the wonders in the Hermitage."..."
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Matryoshka-doll Private Painting Class in St Petersburg
"This activity was one of the best experiences of my trip to Russia. I was a bit worried that painting a nesting doll would get boring after an hour or two, but the time flew by. My instructor Irina was simply incredible. She was kind, funny, and incredibly patient. I went with the intention of making a decent looking matryoshka to proudly display in my home and Irina made it possible for even one such as I with no artistic talent to make a true masterpiece. She took into account every detail and made sure I was always happy with the way my matryoshka was turning out. At no point did Irina rush me or seem impatient. In fact, she even stayed longer than the allotted time in order to allow me to create the masterpiece I wanted. All the materials were provided, including an apron to protect your clothes. The matryoshka is completely blank when you begin, so this is no coloring-in type activity. You genuinely design and paint your own matryoshka. The doll is surprisingly big. The exact size seen in the picture.| The class takes place in a side room of a local coffee shop. The space is nice and inviting, as well as the prefect place to grab a bite or something to drink while enjoying the class. | Overall, I highly recommend this activity. I had a wonderful time that I will forever recall fondly, as well as created the best piece of art that I have ever made. I did not know I had it in me until now. It would honestly be hard to not have a lovely end result with Irina's skilled guidance. Plus, I made my first Russian friend. The instructor is the sweetest person and made the whole experience easy-going and friendly. There is no more traditionally Russian activity than painting your own Russian nesting doll, and after spending two weeks in St. Petersburg, I can say that you will have a hard time finding another activity as fun and enjoyable as this."..."
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One-day Private Shore Excursion with Faberge Museum
"We opted for a "private tour" just so we could see everything on our wish list. We did not want to visit the Faberge Museum so we switched it for Peterhofs castle and fountains....Our guide "Jane" met us at 8AM right next to the ship and walked us 50 feet to our waiting Mercedes and driver. She reviewed our pre arranged journey but if there were any changes she would try her best to accommodate. We drove to Peterhof and were able to spend quite a bit of time. Jane was an excellent guide, she would tell us some of the back stories and history about each and every site visited. Some of the stories / tales were extremely interesting and informative. We went back to St. Petersburg via hydrofoil. Exiting the hydrofoil the driver was at the top of the pier waiting for us and to continue. We did a very complete city tour with several short stops for local information and photos. We had time for a short lunch. We did a very good inside and outside tour of the Church of Spilled Blood and a few of the other sites near the church. She had us back to the ship at 6 PM sharp. After many years of traveling and who knows how many tours we've been on....Jane has been the best guide ever. Thanks Jane"..."

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