Welcome to St. Petersburg and explore an exciting and vibrant city rich in history, the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars and one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. To your attention will be: emperor palaces in Saint Petrsburg, masterpieces of the Hermitahge Museum, fountains art of Peterhoff, smart interiors, which were built by best architects of Europe and Russia during 2 centuries of Russian Empire.
Prices are given in USD per person per tour (accommodation is not included). March 01 - December 31, 2017.
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- arrival and departure transfer with local guide
- 3 full day tours with local guide and private tourist class vehicle
- entrance tickets to the museums: Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Isaak's cathedral, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the State Hermitage, Peterhoff: Grand Palace & fountains, Log of Piter the Great, private boat cruise.
- All local Russian taxes; Private tourist class vehicle; English/or German/or Spanish/or Italian/or French local Guide. Other languages are at extra fee.
The State Hermitage MuseumFor those wanting a greater insight into Russian culture and history, the Hermitage's extensive collection of artworks literally paints a picture of the nation's captivating past. In fact it's one of the largest and oldest museums in the world! The museum was founded in 1764 and nowadays, the Hermitage has about 2.7 million exhibits and displays a full range of world art.
Peter and Paul FortressLocated on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, the fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The fortress is also home to the famous Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, the city's oldest, dating back to 1712.
PeterhofOne excursion that you will definitely want to take! A splendid park on the shore of the Baltic Sea with more than 150 fountains, 4 big cascades, beautiful palaces, blooming flowers and friendly squirrels – this place is really a must to visit. As of today the Peterhof is decorated by the biggest system of water cascades, fountains and sculptural elements in the world.
Summer GardenThe Summer Garden is one of the places where you can feel the atmosphere of Peter`s time. The garden, with a collection of sculptures and the Summer Palace that was the first Emperor`s residence, constitute a single museum complex. The Summer Garden is a pearl in the garden necklace of Petersburg. It was laid out in 1704. Time has changed the garden a lot; however, its original planning still remains.
Cruise by private boatA boat trip is a very pleasant, interesting and romantic way to explore the city. St. Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North. It lies astride 42 islands washed by 65 rivers and canals. You will go along the old canals, tiny rivers and under the bridges. You will discover completely different city and it will be easy to imagine yourself in the 18th - 19th century St. Petersburg, where canals and boats existed - busses did not.
Cabin of Peter the GreatThe Log Cabin of Peter the Great is situated on the right bank of the Neva river, in the shade of large oaks. The cabin, which is the only wooden structure of the city foundation period that survived until today, was constructed within a very short time - from the 24th to the 26th of May, 1703 and was the first residence of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg.
Day 1: St. PetersburgWelcome to Russia! Arrival to St. Petersburg. Transfer to hotel. “Check in” at hotel. Spend the rest of the day preparing for an exciting full day of touring tomorrow!
Day 2: St. PetersburgEnjoy sightseeing tour around St. Petersburg “Back to Peter the Great times” including visits to the Peter and Paul fortress, the Cabin of Peter the Great and the Summer Garden.
Day 3: St. PetersburgIn the morning enjoy a guided tour to the State Hermitage Museum. Then explore the famous imperial estate Peterhof known as “Versailles by the Sea”.
Day 4: St. PetersburgIn the morning you will visit the largest cathedral of St. Petersburg, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the real gem of Northen Capital Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. In the afternoon have a nice and relaxing cruise along rivers and canals.
Day 5: St. Petersburg“Check out” from hotel. Transfer to airport/railway station