St. Petersburg - The BEAUTY AND HISTORY OF THE CAPITAL OF THE NORTH

During the tour we visit the most popular sights of St. Petersburg such as St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage, Tsarskoe Selo and many other beautiful places. Our local English speaking guide tells us interesting facts and stories from the life of the city and you can decide freely how much time you want to spend in which place. Our individual excursions give you the time you want for your personal impressions and photos.
Tour-Code: RUS01
Culture trip
People, architecture & history
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Including the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 4-14
Accommodation
4* Hotel
Features
Best sights of St. Petersburg, Hermitage, boat trip on rivers and canals!
Meals
All breakfasts, farewell dinner
Transfer
From & to the airport, all excursions
Guide
English speaking guide

ITINERARY

DAY1
DAY2
DAY3
DAY4
DAY5
DAY6
INCLUDED SERVICES
NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE
Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Your driver will meet you at the airport in St. Petersburg and bring you to the hotel.

Overnight in the hotel in St. Petersburg

1st highlight: Vasily Island, Senate Square, Nevsky Prospect
Today we will see the most popular landmarks and places in the city such as the Palace Square, the Art's Square, Winter Palace, Anichkov Bridge and the armored cruiser Aurora. Further highlights are the Isaac Cathedral and the "Savior of the Spilled Blood" church - a building of overwhelming architecture and furnishings in the Russian confectioner style. We start the guided tour with the history of the city and take a short walk to the Senate Square, where we find the Iron Rider, the Senate, the Menshikov Palace and the Art collection. We continue to Nevsky Prospect, one of the oldest and most famous streets and at the same time the cultural and commercial center of St. Petersburg.

2nd highlight: Isaac & Kazan cathedrals
The Isaac Cathedral is one of the largest and most famous cathedrals in Russia and continues to be the 4th largest domed church in Europe. It was built as the main church of the country in the middle of the 19th century and its height reaches 101.5 m high. In its decor, colorful types of marble, semi-precious stones, gilded sculptures and bronze high reliefs fit together effectively. The columns of the iconostasis made of lapis lazuli and malachite are very impressive. The huge Kazan Cathedral with its semicircular shape and gigantic colonnades is located directly on Nevsky Prospect. It was built on the model of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the early 19th century.

Transfer to the hotel and free time

Overnight at hotel

1st highlight: Petershof - all day
The Petershof or Petrodworez is a magnificent museum complex with parks and castles on the south coast of the Gulf of Finland. This tsar's summer residence is world-famous for its unique fountain system. The fountains operate all day and their powerful jets of water glisten in the sun. The park was designed in the Baroque style based on the model of Versailles, the residence of the French King Louis XIV. Typical for this style are symmetrical avenues, trees and hedges cut into geometric figures, lawns and flowers planted in ornaments, elegant pavilions and numerous sculptures.
Based on sketches by Tsar Peter the Great, the architect Johann Braunstein developed the general plan of the residence. The main structure of the lower park in Petershof is the large cascade with its 138 water jets and the Samson fountain in the middle. They consist of several individual fountains which, together with gilded bronze sculptures and other decorative elements, form unity. You can also find individual water features that are adorned with beautiful marble sculptures.

Transfer to the hotel and free time

Overnight at hotel

1st highlight: Tsarskoye Selo - all day
About 25 km from St. Petersburg, there is a magnificent complex of buildings and artfully landscaped parks - Tsarskoe Selo (the "Tsar's Village") - the former summer residence of the Tsars, which was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1990. The most important sights are the Catherine Palace, the Alexander Palace, the Pushkin Museum and a large number of castles and pavilions.
The Catherine Palace was built for the future wife of Peter I, Catherine I. In the middle of the 18th century, it got completely remodeled for his daughter Elisaveta Petrovna in the Russian Baroque style. Elisabeth loved splendor and pleasure. Her palace with numerous gilded carvings, mirrors and stucco decorations was considered the largest and most expensive summer palace in Europe. It was laid out in 2 parts and consists of a regular baroque French garden and the English landscape park. There are also artificial lakes and canals that are spanned by small bridges or lined with romantic paths. A number of monuments commemorate the first Russo-Turkish war. Today, the Catherine Park is the ideal place for a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings.

2nd highlight: Transfer to the pier and boat trip on the rivers and canals
In the afternoon, we can experience the beauty of the city from the water and gain completely new impressions.

Transfer to the hotel and overnight in the hotel

1. Highlight: Excursion to the Hermitage - all day
The Hermitage is one of the largest and most impressive museums in the world. The collection includes more than 3 Mio. exhibits. The best-known, most beautiful and largest of this building complex is the Winter Palace, the former winter residence of the Russian tsars. The Hermitage is one of the world's most important museums. Its collections are so diverse that every visitor will discover something interesting for themselves: huge state rooms that witnessed famous historical events and the room in which the members of the bourgeois (provisional) government were arrested in October 1917.
Art lovers will appreciate the masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and many others on display here. The French Impressionist collection is considered to be the best in the world. There are ancient sculptures in the large halls on the ground floor. If you prefer applied arts, you will find artistically designed furniture, majolica, tapestries, etc. They say it would take you 7 years to see all the exhibits if you only took 1 minute to see each one.

2nd highlight: free time
From 12:00 you can continue to spend your free time in the Hermitage, or alternatively experience the city center on your own or buy souvenirs. On request, we will be happy to provide you with an English-speaking guide for your personal excursion at an additional charge.

Farewell dinner in the restaurant and overnight in the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport
At the agreed time the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport. Your return flight ends the tour.

See you on your next journey!
5 x nights in 4 * hotel
5 x breakfast
1 x farewell dinner
English speaking guide
Entrance tickets
Boat trip (approx.1.5 h)
Transfers from & to the airport and all excursions
Flights to St. Petersburg and back
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips
Visa

DATES & PRICES

We will be glad to prepare this tour on other dates upon your request!

Guaranteed discounts:
- 8% for groups of 10 people or more