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Relax in the best gardens of the city!

Everyday Monday at 1.30 PM
from May, 15 to September, 30
1.5 hour walking tour in English
tip based
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If you’d like to spend afternoon hiding in atmospheric shady gardens and watching beautiful mansions
then this tour is what you are looking for!
The city gardens free tour is a promenade tour that brings you to 3 former residences
with luxurious gardens, fountains and sculptures, that once belonged to russian emperors and their relatives.
By the request of guests we can stay for some parts of the tour lying on grass.

If you wonder

  • How Peter the great made the Summer park a place of entertainment as well as a place of education;
  •  What is the most often stilled statue in the city;
  •  Why the Field of Mars was named after the god of war although it was settled in the peacetime;
  •  How keepers of the Michael’s Gardens made it useful during the WWII;
  •  Why the fence of Summer Garden is considered to be a masterpiece;
  •  Where you can stay on grass and have a sunbath right in the city center;
  •  Where the fattest swans in the city can be found,
You are for the right tour then!

Highlights

  • Summer garden and its fountains;
  • The monument to a Siskin bird (Chizhik-Pyzhik);
  • The Summer palace of Peter the Great;
  • Church of Savior on spilled blood;
  • The Michael garden (Mikhaylovsky sad);
  • The Michael palace (Mikhaylovsky dvorets) aka the State Russian museum;
  • Fountain river;
  • The Field of Mars;
  • St. Michael castle (Engineering castle)

Meeting point

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