Back to the Petrine era. A carriage ride through the center of St. Petersburg

Back to the Petrine era. A carriage ride through the center of St. Petersburg

A carriage ride through the charming historical center of St. Petersburg is a unique way to get to know the city. You will drive through the streets, squares and embankments. Especially such an excursion will be relevant for those who stayed at a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg.

The walk starts from the picturesque St. Isaac's Square. And, by the way, the trip unites two different St. Petersburg: “noble" and modern business.

The "noble" part includes the English embankment overlooking the Neva River, the shores of which are decorated with classical buildings. Senate Square and the Bronze Horseman, a monument to Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of St. Petersburg; an architectural ensemble of buildings where such state bodies as the Constitutional Court of Russia and the Presidential Library are located.

After a walk through the main attractions, the carriage arrives in the so-called "Dostoevsky's Petersburg". This is a historical center with buildings of the XIX and early XX centuries. This area is also called "honest Petersburg". 

There are much fewer people here than in the tourist areas of the center, fewer traffic jams and advertising banners.

A leisurely trip will take you along the embankments of the picturesque Griboyedov and Kryukov canals, along the island of New Holland with its old industrial complexes, on which new urban facilities are being built. You will also see the Mariinsky Theater and St. Nicholas Cathedral. You will stop at a unique site, at a point from which seven bridges can be seen. Ask your guide to help you find this point to see all these bridges.