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Petersburg Special (hotel is not included)

Experience the best of St Petersburg on this 2-day Deluxe Tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Peterhof Palace & Gardens; see famous Catherine Palace & Amber room in Pushkin - a world-famous luxurious country residences consisting of various palaces and gardens, which are considered to be the most important sights in St. Petersburg and Russia. This tour might be interesting for you, if you want to see maximum of St. Petersburg best places of interest!
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 days

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Day 1: ST. PETERSBURG

10:00 - Meet your friendly guide in the morning at your hotel, and then hop aboard your comfort car or mini van for your city tour. Relax as you travel and listen to your guide explaining St Petersburg’s culture and sights. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of Russian royalty and aristocracy along the famous Nevsky Prospect and admire the numerous amazing canals and rivers. You will see fabulous Kazansky Cathedral, State Russian Museum, Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood, Admiralty, Palace Square, Naval Museum, St Petersburg University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Bronze Horseman, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Smolny Cathedral, monument to Catherine the Great, Square of Arts and have 2-hour guided tour of the magnificent State Hermitage Museum, widely considered to be among the finest museums in the world. The enormous collection almost amounts to a comprehensive history of Western European art. Viewing it demands a planning, so our expert-guide will show you all the great masterpieces.

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - After tasty lunch you will enjoy a walking tour to the Peter & Paul's Fortress, where the Romanovs are buried. You will swoon at the panoramic views from atop the fortress walls, at the foot of which lies a sandy riverside beach. Then you will be returned to your hotel.
Day 2: PETERHOF AND PUSHKIN

This full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from St Petersburg in one trip. You'll explore Russian's royal history at the incomparably grand palaces and see the amazing gardens.

10:00 - After pickup from your hotel, your guide will take you to one of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the astonishig palace and park at Peterhof, "the fountain capital", which are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille". Hugging the Gulf of Finland, 29km west of St Petersburg, Peterhof is really gem of the environs of the city with leafy gardens and a spectacular ensemble of gravity-powered gilded fountains, including 4 cascades.

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - After lunch you will visit Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and admire the vast baroque Catherine's Palace, a real pearl among the summer residences of the Romanovs and a UNESCO site. The interiors are superb, with highlights including the world-famous Amber Room, where the whole surface of the walls is covered with natural amber. Besides the palace, the guide will take you around the royal Catherine’s park. Then return to your car or minivan and travel back to the hotel where your tour ends.

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to the Hermitage museum
  • Entrance fee tо Peter and Paul’s Fortress (no Cathedral)
  • Entrance fee tо Peterhof Grand Palace
  • Entrance fee tо Catherine's Palace
  • Restaurant Lunches on both days of the tour
  • Visa invitation
Not included in the price
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The timings in the itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight
  • Order of tour days may be changed due to days-off on particular sights
  • The fountains in Peterhof operate from early May to early October. During the winter season the park is covered with snow and all fountains are kept under wooden boxes for their preservation
  • In rare cases visit to Catherine Palace can be replaced with a visit to Pavlovsk Palace due to days off and overbooking or you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The tour price already includes all the taxes & fees, you will not see any of them later during the checkout.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage
The Hermitage is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, f... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Catherine's Palace
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Savior on Blood
The Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood is a unique masterpiece combining the old Russian style of architecture, talent of the best Russian artists and Italian stone carvers, and the art of Roman mosaic. Mosaics cover almost all the surface of the walls and ceilings there are 7 500 square meters of mosaics all in all. It is a unique example of a Russian style cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg. Its coloured onion domes are so famous... Read more
Saint Petersburg : The State Russian Museum
The State Russian Museum, a unique depository of artistic treasures, is home to the world’s largest collection of Russian fine art. It is one of Russia's most precious objects of cultural heritage. While the State Hermitage displays fine art from all over the world, the Russian Museum concentrates on home-grown masterpieces. Founded in 1898 by Emperor Nicholas II in memory of his father Alexander III, it became the first state museum of Rus... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Admiralty
The One of St. Petersburg most oldest and, arguably, most historically important buildings, the Admiralty building serves as the focal point of Nevsky Prospekt, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and Voznesenskiy Prospekt. While its location at the convergence of some of St. Petersburg's most epochal streets embodied Peter's emphasis and, some would say, obsession with the importance of northern capital's maritime might, it served a far more important and reali... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Bronze Horseman
The most famous statue of Peter the Great was immortalised as the Bronze Horseman in the epic poem by Alexander Pushkin. With his horse (representing Russia) rearing above the snake of treason, Peter's enormous statue was sculpted over 12 years for Catherine the Great by Frenchman Etienne Falconet. Its inscription reads 'To Peter I from Catherine II – 1782'. The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more

Reviews

Salvatore
Italy
13 Sep 2017
We were taken to all the major palaces, churches and places of interest and the guide knew so much about each place as she took us around each one. Excellent lunches at lovely restaurants. I could go on and on about how good this tour was
Jessica
USA
27 Aug 2017
The entire tour was well-planned and exceptional. Our guide Maria was terrific. She spoke very good English and was more than happy to answer any of our questions. The itinerary on this tour was fantastic it covered everything we wanted to see and we were not rushed. Also early entrance into the Hermitage was great as it gave us plenty of time to see everything without crowds of people.

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