|7 days and 6 nights|
Russia (Saint Petersburg)
Russia (Saint Petersburg)
This amazing Private Tour will maximize your time in the remarkable Russian city of St Petersburg. It includes all the major highlights of the Northern capital. You will explore the most important museums of St. Petersburg and its vicinity. The city orientation tour will show you the best places of the historical center of the city. Later, the same day you will visit the birthplace of the city|, the Peter-and -Paul Fortress, and its heart and soul - the Hermitage Museum.
The following two days are devoted to four more exceptionally beautiful palaces: theYusupov Palace, the Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin, the Palace of Emperor Paul in Pavlovsk and the magnificent Grand Palace in Peterhof. Visiting this much of the museums still leaves for you two days for relaxing, walking, shopping or visiting even more attractions of St. Petersburg.
Day 1: St. Petersburg
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meeting with your tour guide at the point of arrival. Transfer to the hotel on an air conditioned car or minibus.
Day 2: St. Petersburg
Your first day in the Northern Capital will start with a panoramic tour of the city. You’ll see the old streets and squares of the historical center and stop at the most picturesque places to take excellent photos and selfies. Your next stop will be the Peter-and-Paul Fortress - a place where the city was founded by Peter the Great, more than 300 years ago. You’ll cross the Neva river by one of the bridges and get to the last stop of your route - the outstanding and unforgettable State Hermitage Museum, an old home of the Romanovs dynasty and one of the symbols of the city.
Day 3: St. Petersburg
The second day of your journey invites you to visit two small towns in the nearest suburb of St. Petersburg . The town of Pushkin was once called the Tsars Village, and this is where you can see the amazing Catherine's Palace and the carefully restored world wonder, the Amber room. Pavlovsk is the second town on your way, and here you will visit a completely different Palace - the residence of Emperor Paul, who preferred Classicism to Baroque. Both palaces have beautiful parks nearby. You’ll definitely admire the taste of theirs creators.
Day 4: St. Petersburg
This day prepares two more excellent places for your visits. We will start with a guided excursion to the Yusupov Palace. Yusupovs were the richest family of russian empire, and here, in this building they planned and set in motion the conspiracy against Grigoriy Rasputin, the mysterious favourite of the last russian emperor - Nicholas the 2nd. The next point of your tour is the UNESCO World Heritage site - the Peterhof Grand Palace and Park. It is hard to believe that this hydrotechnic wonder was set in the beginning of the XVIII century.
Day 5 & 6: St. Petersburg
These days have no defined program, allowing you to organize your time your very own way. Check our catalogue of excursions for excellent add-ons to the basic program.
Day 7: St. Petersburg
Today is the final day of your visit to St. Petersburg. Our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to St. Petersburg airport Pulkovo. Enjoy a safe way home and keep the memories about Russia with you!
Accommodation in a double/twin room shared on BB basis
City tour of St. Petersburg (3 hrs)
Private guided visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Cathedral (1 hr)
Private guided visit to State Hermitage (3 hrs)
Private guided visit to Catherine’s Palace and Park (3 hrs)
Private guided visit to Palace and Park in Pavlovsk (3 hrs)
Private guided visit to the Yusupov Palace Palace (2 hrs)
Private guided visit to Grand Palace and Park in Peterhof (3 hrs)
Entrance tickets to all sites mentioned above
Private car and english-speaking guide for all the tours mentioned in the program.
Porterage at hotels, airports, r/w station
Registration fee at hotel in SPB (to be paid on spot).
Any meals, except hotel breakfasts