This tour allows you to visit the most famous tsar residences of St.Petersburg and its suburbs: Winter palace with wonderful collection of arts at Hermitage museum, Peterhof with its world famous fountains, Catherine Palace with striking Amber room in Tsarskoye Selo. You will also visit rich decorated Yusupov palace where Grigory Rasputin was killed.
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Transfer without guide to the hotel. Accommodation since 14:00
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. Peterhof 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. 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 (day tariff 06:00-23:00)
- international air/train tickets
- service of left-luggage rooms
Note: All the costs are valid at the date of publication and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.