Spend a week in the most beautiful city of Russia, stroll in its magnificent streets with striking architecture, learn from our guide many interesting facts about St.Petersburg. During this 7-days tour we will take you to world famous places of interest of St. Petersburg: Palace Square, St. Isaac Cathedral, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul, Hermitage, Peterhof and many others.
Breakfast. St. Petersburg city tour: Nevsky Prospect, Neva's embankments, Rostral Columns, buildings of Hermitage museum, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul (entrance), Senate Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nicolay I statue, Peter I statue (Alexander Pushkin’s “Bronze Horseman”), Summer Garden, the Field of Mars, Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood built on the place where emperor Alexander II was killed by terrorists on 01.03.1881, Square of Arts, Palace Square with Alexander Column. Free time for dinner (to pay on spot). Hermitage museum tour. Hermitage is one of the largest fine arts museums in the world. Somebody calculated that if a visitor stops only for one minute in front of each exhibit it will take him over 9 years to see all items exhibited. (B)
Breakfast. Peterhof tour: Lower Gardens, Grand Palace. Petershof was designed to the request of Peter the Great to rival the Sun King and his Versailles. 300-acres park on the shore of Gulf of Finland , spectacular fountains, the Grand Palace crowing the hill above fountains and about 20 smaller places and pavilions represent “Russian Versailles” now. (B)
Breakfast. Yusupov Palace tour including cellar where Grigory Rasputin was killed on 17/12/1916. Tsarskoye Selo tour: park, Catherine’s Palace. Tsarskoye Selo was the main summer residence of the imperial family from the 18th c.. It was beloved residence of the last imperial couple who spent every winter there. From here Nicholas, Alexandra, their children and servants were sent by Provisional Government into exile to Tobolsk. (B)
Breakfast. Menshikov Palace tour. You will visit residence of first St. Petersburg Governor General, Peter the Great's closest associate prince Alexander Menshikov built by Italian architects in Petrine Baroque style at the Vasiliyevsky Island. The Kunstkammer tour. Kunstkammer is the first museum in Russia established by Peter the Great in 1719 and completed in 1727 as cabinet of curiosities (very popular type of collection in that period). The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography is located in this building now presenting an unique collection of almost 2,000,000 items for history and mode of life of many peoples round the world. (B)
Breakfast. Free time. (B)
Breakfast. Check-in by 12:00. Transfer without guide to the airport. (B)
Legend: B- breakfast, L – lunch, D - dinner
The order of the excursions might be changed and some excursions might be changed for equivalent.
- TWN standard accommodation 3*/4*;
- meals per programme;
- service of English-speaking guide and local guides in museums;
- excursion per programme with entrance fee included;
- transfers per programme
- air/train tickets
- service of left-luggage rooms