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2 day tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the Lower Park with Fountains in Peterhof
  • Admire baroque interiors inside Catherine palace including the Amber room
  • Walk through royal interiors of the Hermitage and admire its priceless masterpieces
  • See the very first building in St. Petersburg and look at the gilded iconstand of Peter and Paul Cathedral

DESCRIPTION

St. Petersburg is one of the few Russian cities that has managed to preserve its historical integrity. The wide avenues, squares and waterways of the “Northern Capital” form a unique mosaic of the urban environment that is interesting to explore. We will visit the Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress, see the iconic historical buildings of Nevsky Prospect and take in the best views of the city.

Hermitage is one of the most famous museums in Russia. We will explore the main State Rooms of the Winter Palace, see the Great Throne Room, where the most important receptions and official ceremonies took place, the Peacock clock with visually striking automation and, of course, the masterpieces of the museum's art collection. We will also enjoy the historical Hanging Garden, created at the behest of Catherine II, and Raphael's loggias, which take us straight to Italy.

On the second day we will explore Peterhof Park Ensemble which is considered one of the largest fountain parks in the world. Enjoy the beauty of the Royal Residence, its fountains and landscapes. Then, our journey will head to Pushkin, where Catherine Palace is located.

On the way, we will talk about the fate of the Russian empresses who lived here for a long time, about the unusual history of the stolen Amber Room and admire panoramic views of St. Petersburg. Upon arrival to Pushkin city (Tzar’s village) we will visit Catherine Palace, a great example of the luxurious baroque style. The gallery of gilded halls will lead you towards the Amber Room which was lately restored in all its splendour. You will learn why this palace was so beloved by Russian empresses, what happened to the collection of the royal family during WWII and enjoy a stroll in the picturesque Catherine garden.

After the tour we will return to your hotel in St. Petersburg.

Route

  • DAY 1
  • 9:00 am Meeting near your hotel
  • 9:00 am 12:00 pm City tour with a visit to the Church of our Saviour on the Spilt Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum. In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot. Shopping (optional)
  • 5:00 pm Return to the hotel
  • Day 2
  • 9:00 am Meeting in the lobby of your hotel
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am Driving to Peterhof (or by hydrofoil as optional at extra cost)*
  • 10:45 am - 12.15 pm Walk in the Lower park with Fountains**
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin
  • 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
  • 5:30 pm Return to the hotel

Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at the hotel.

TOUR DETAILS
from 149 USD
per person
18,5 hours
Moderate
By car
Time: 9:00
Meeting point Hotel

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • The order of the museum visits may change depending on the availability of entrance tickets, museums days-off, traffic situation in the city. Museums also reserve the right to shift an entrance time on a very short notice but you will still visit all the venues listed on the itinerary.

  • *The hydrofoil to Peterhof is not operating starting from October until the end of April, extra cost of this option is 15 USD per person

  • **In the off-season from Nov 1 until April 25 the Fountain park is replaced with the Grand Palace. (During the winter season the park in Peterhof is covered with snow and all fountains are kept under wooden boxes for their preservation).

Prices:

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12+
Price per person 526 309 261 236 210 193 180 171 164 158 153 149 on request

INCLUSIONS:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (Comfortable car (Mercedes or VW)/minivan with A/C)
  • Permission for photo/ video at the museums

EXLUSIONS:

  • Lunch
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)

Additionally:

  • hydrofoil to Peterhof - 15 USD per person

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