The BEAUTY AND HISTORY OF THE NORTH CAPITAL

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. Ore local english speaking guide not only concentrates on basic information about the sights and cultural sites of the city, but also provide us with interesting facts and stories from the life of the city and decide 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
Together with the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 4-14
Accommodation
4* Hotel
Features
Best sights of St. Petersburg, Peterhof, 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
The day of arrival
• 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
• Breakfast at the hotel
• City tour: Vasilyevsky Island, Senate Square, Nevsky Prospect

Today we see the city's most popular sights and places of the city, such as: Palace Square, Winter Palace, Anichkov Bridge and Aurora tank cruiser. Other highlights include the Isaac Cathedral and the Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood - a building of overwhelming architecture and furnishings in the Russian confectioner's style. We start a tour with explanations of the history of the city and take a short walk to the Senate Square, where we see the Honors Reiter, the Senate, the building of the Twelve Colleges, the Menshikov Palace and the Kunstkammer. We continue our tour to the Nevsky Prospect, one of the oldest and most famous streets and at the same time the city's cultural and commercial center.
• The Isaac & Kazan Cathedrals
The Isaac Cathedral is one of the largest, most famous cathedrals in Russia and also the fourth largest domed church in Europe. It was built as the main church in Russia in the middle of the 19th century and is 101.5 m high. Colorful marbles, semi-precious stones, gilded sculptures and bronze reliefs are a perfect match in their decor. The pillars of the lapis lazuli and malachite iconostasis are impressive.
The huge Kazan Cathedral with its semicircular shape and gigantic colonnades is located directly on the 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 rest
• Overnight at hotel

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Excursion to Peterhof

Peterhof or Petrodvorets is a magnificent museum complex with parks and castles is world famous due to its unique fountain system. The best time to visit it is summer. The fountains are in operation all day, their mighty water jets glisten in the sun.
In the beautiful lower park we can marvel at a variety of artistic water features. The park was designed in baroque style based on the model of Versailles, the residence of the French king Louis XIV. Typical of this style are symmetrical avenues, trees and hedges cut into geometric figures, lawns and flowers planted in ornaments, elegant pavilions and numerous sculptures. The architect Johann Braunstein developed the general plan of the residence based on sketches by Tsar Peter the Great. The main structure of the Lower Park in Peterhof is the Grand 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 a unified whole. You can also find individual water features here, which are decorated with beautiful marble sculptures and the "prank fountain".
• Transfer to the hotel
You can make your own plans in the second part of the day.
• Overnight in the hotel
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Excursion to Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine Palace & Catherine Park

Approx. 25 km from St. Petersburg there is a magnificent complex of beautiful buildings and artfully designed parks - Tsarskoye Selo. It was a summer residence of the Tsars, which since 1990 is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The most important sights here are the Catherine Palace, the Alexander Palace, the Pushkin Museum, a large number of palaces and pavilions and the city center of the residential city.
The Catherine Palace was built for the future wife of Peter I, Catherine I, and then completely rebuilt in the Russian Baroque style for his daughter Elizabeth Petrovna in the middle of 18th century. Elisabeth loved magnificence and pleasure. Her palace with numerous gilded carvings, mirrors and stucco decorations was considered the largest and richest summer palace in Europe. To the east and south of the Catherine Palace extends the 100-hectare park, which houses numerous small pavilions, sculptures and picturesque ponds. It was created in two parts and consists of a regular baroque French garden and the shady English landscape park. There are also artificial lakes and canals spanned by small bridges or surrounded by romantic paths. A number of monuments commemorate the first Russia–Turkey war. Today the Catherine Park is the ideal place for a relaxing walk in a wonderfully beautiful environment.
• Transfer to the pier and boat trip on rivers and canals
At the evening we take a small excursion boat through the canals and can experience the beauty of St. Petersburg from the water and gain completely new impressions of this city.
• Transfer to the hotel
• Overnight in the hotel

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Excursion in the Hermitage

The Ermitage is one of the largest and richest museums in the world. His collection counts more than 3 million exhibits. The main exhibition is housed in five buildings, which are located in the city center on Schlossplatz. 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 collection is so diverse that every visitor will discover something interesting for himselves. Here you can easily stroll through huge state halls that have witnessed famous historical events. You can visit the room in which the members of the Civil Provisional Government were arrested in October 1917. Art lovers will appreciate the masterpieces of great old masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and many others. The French Impressionist collection is considered the best in the world. Antique sculptures can be found in the large halls on the ground floor. If you prefer applied art, you will find beautiful, artistically designed furniture, porcelain, majolica, tapestries, weapons, etc. and other rare exhibits. It was calculated that it would take 7 years to see all the exhibits if you only took 1 minute for each. Surely there is no one who remains indifferent to the Hermitage. This museum leaves an unforgettable impression on all visitors!
• Free time
After 12.00 you can explore Hermitage by your own or alternatively experience the city center and buy souvenirs.
On request, we will also be happy to provide you with an English-speaking guide for your personal excursion (optinal).
• Farewell dinner in the restaurant
• Overnight at hotel

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Transfer to the airport

At the agreed time the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport.
5 x nights in 4 * hotel
5 x breakfast
1 x farewell dinner
English speaking guide
Entrance tickets
Boat trip (approx.1.5 hours)
Transfers from & to the airport and all excursions

NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE

Flights to St. Petersburg and back
Not mentioned meals and drinks
Self-organized excursions
Insurance
Tips

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