The Best of St. Petersburg

The Best of St. Petersburg
Duration:

5 Days / 4 Nights

Destinations:St. Petersburg Tours
Activities:Sightseeing

Experience the best of St. Petersburg
- Includes the Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress
- Visit beautiful parks and palaces of Pushkin and Peterhof
- Present and past history of St Petersburg
- Modern life, culture and cuisine

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in St. Petersburg

Arrival in St. Petersburg.

Transfer to the hotel or apartment.

Optional sightseeing in the afternoon (depending on arrival time).

Day 2. Peterhof, Peter and Paul Fortress, historical center

09:00 – 18:00 – Tours of St. Petersburg with local guide:

- Peterhof Park and Palace

- Peter and Paul Fortress

- Historical center - Vasilyevsky Island, Nevsky prospect, Neva Embankments, Senate Square, Bronze Horseman, Field of Mars etc.

- Boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

Overnight.

Day 3. Pushkin, Church on the Spilled Blood

Meals L

Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00 – 18:00 Tours of St. Petersburg with local guide:

- Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - Catherine's Palace with the famous Amber room and Catherine's Park;

- Lunch in traditional Russian restaurant;

- Church on the Spilled Blood.

Overnight.

Day 3. St. Isaac Cathedral, the Hermitage

10:00 – 18:00 – Tours of St. Petersburg with local guide:

- St. Isaac's Cathedral;

- Lunch in restaurant with modern Russian cuisine (or another on your choice);

- the Hermitage museum.

Optional: ballet performance in one of the Imperial theatres.

Overnight.

Day 5. Departure from St. Peterburg

Optional sightseeing in the morning (depending on departure time).

Transfer to the railway terminal or airport.

Sights

St. Petersburg Historic Center

St. Petersburg Historic Center

The Historic Center of St. Petersburg is enlisted in the UNESCO's World Heritage List and features churches, palaces and houses dated back to the 18th-19th Centuries

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

The Hermitage and Winter Palace

This is one of the most famous St. Petersburg attractions. It had been the winter residence for emperors of Russia since the end of the 18th century till the revolution of 1917. The Hermtage, one of the biggest museums of the world, is in the same architectural ensemble.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress

The fortress was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 on Zayachy island, which is located on the Neva River.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox churches in Russia.

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral

Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg was built in honour of the victory over Napoleon in the war of 1812.

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood

The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an Orthodox memorial cathedral, a museum and a monument of Russian architecture.

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

The town of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo or Tzar Village) is one of the most picturesque suburbs of Saint Petersburg.

Peterhof

Peterhof

Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a former summer residence of Russian Tzars. Peterhof Park and fountains are particulary beautiful.

This trip is operated daily from May till September.

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  1. Roundtrip transfers to/from airport or railway terminal;
  2. Local guide's services;
  3. Entrance fees to all mentioned sights;
  4. Private transport on transfers and tours (except for the walking tours and boat tours);
  5. Accommodation can be arranged by us or booked by yourself at booking.com

We are now back at our home in Wales after travelling on from St Petersburg to Turkey for some (more) sunshine.
i would like to say thank you for a very enjoyable experience in Russia. Everything went very smoothly from the moment we were met at the Airport.

Natalia was splendid - she gave us a very well informed 3 days of cultural experience whilst being very companiable - we felt we were sharing St Petersburg with a friend! Please pass on our appreciation to her

Thank you again for arranging the experience - i will certainly be recommending your services to friends and colleagues

Very Best Wishes

Terry, UK

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