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St. Petersburg - Venice of the North

6 days
5 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 1,990.00 (double occupancy 3*)
$ 2,590.00 (single occupancy 3*)
$ 2,250.00 (double occupancy 4*)
$ 2,900.00 (single occupancy 4*)
$ 2,900.00 (double occupancy 5*)
$ 4,250.00 (single occupancy 5*)
$ 250.00 (extra night (depending on the hote)

 

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND
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Included:

5 nights in St. Petersburg 
Daily breakfast
Tours per itinerary
Private English speaking guide
Private car and driver 
Russian cuisine Dinner
Folkshow at the Nikolayevsky Palace
All entrance fees and transfers
Russian visa

 

 

Highlights & Experience:

City tour of St.Petersburg (3 hours)
Visit to St. Isaac Cathedral (1 hour)
Visit to Yusupov Palace with Grigory Rasputin Chambers (1 hour)
Visit to Hermitage Tour (6 hours)
Peterhoff Tour (6 hours)
Pushkin with Catherine Palace and Amber Room (6 hours)
Stop by WWII and St. Petersburg Siege Memorial

additional last day:
Visit to State Museum of Russian Art
Visit to Faberge Egg Museum
Rivers and canals cruise

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : St. Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg airport. As part of St. Petersburg private tour you will be met by a private driver and transfered to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. If you arrive early in the day we might suggest some optional activities. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 2  : St. Petersburg

In the morning you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg. You will drive by the elegant buildings on the Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Strelka, Rosstral Columns, Fontanka, Canal Griboyedova, the Palace Square, Winter Palace, Summer Gardens and other remarkable landmarks.

The tour includes a visit to Yusupov Palace with Grigory Rasputin Chambers on a quiet embankment of the Moika River. It is a former residence of the wealthy Yusupov family with well preserved original art objects, interiors, and decorations. The Palace is mostly famous the scene of the murder of the notorious Russian peasant Grigory Rasputin who has gained control over the Tsar's family due to his alleged supernatural powers. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 3  : St. Petersburg

In the morning tour of the Hermitage Art Museum - one of the nation's many glories. The Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built according to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. Next to the winter palace is the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace, and the recently constructed Repository. Put together throughout two and a half centuries, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. In the afternoon you may choose to continue exploring the Hermitage on your own or take some time to shop, stroll in the city and enjoy the sights. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 4  : St. Petersburg

After breakfast visit Peterhoff (formerly known as Petrodvorets), located on the southern shores of the Finnish Gulf 14 miles away from St. Petersburg. The Grand Palace with its lavish interiors, gilded decorations, mirrors, and paintings dominates the estate. The Park outside the Grand Palace is a kingdom of 144 unique fountains, all operating without the use of pumps by a combination of naturally generated water pressure and magic. Take your time and walk leisure around the park. You will admire the splendid beauty created by a man. The estate includes several other mini-museums of interest. The outwardly-modest Monplaisir Palace, which Peter I preferred to the Grand Palace, has a nice sea view and several rooms of interest, such as the State Hall where Peter would force his guests to drink enormous quantities of wine until they passed out. The nearby Hermitage Pavilion, which also has views and artwork, is a two-storey dining room where guests sitting on the upper floor ate and drank in peace, occasionally lowering the table to the ground floor where servants refilled wine glasses and replaced dirty plates.

Upon return from Peterhoff, we will visit St. Isaac Cathedral. The cathedral, designed by then unknown architect Auguste de Montferrand in the 19th century, is one of the largest and most splendid in Europe, lavishly decorated with marble, semi-precious stones, paintings, mosaics and stained glass created by the famous Russian artists. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 5  : St. Petersburg

After breakfast - all day tour to Pushkin located 25-30 km from St. Petersburg to visit Pushkin's palaces and parks created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796. The main landmark is the Catherine Palace designed by Rastrelli and a famous Amber Room inside the Palace. Pushkin's original name is Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar's Village). It was renamed in 1937 after Russia 's famous poet who used to study here.
On our way back we will stop at the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad and St. Petersburg Siege Memorial on the return. Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 6  : St. Petersburg

Today is the last day of your St. Petersburg private tour. We will transfer you to the airport after check-out. (B)

If you wish to see more that St. Petersburg has to offer, we recommend extending your tour by one night and one day. In this case, the guide will take you Peter-and-Paul's Fortress, the State Russian Museum, Faberge Egg Museum located in a beautiful palace. You will also enjoy the views of elegant buildings and palaces from aboard by taking a short canals and rivers cruise.

Notes:

This is a private tour, available daily, all year round

The cost of additional 1 day/1 night package starts at $250 for additional night and sighseeing, depends on the hotel you stay at.

Full Visa Service: $250 per person