04 DAYS ST PETERSBURG TOUR
DAY 01 HOME - ST PETERSBURG
Welcome to Saint-Petersburg - the most beautiful city of Russia! Our guide will meet you upon your arrival to Pulkovo airport and take you to your hotel for some rest. Then, our fantastic optional tour – Saint-Petersburg by night - is not to be missed! Nothing beats the city at night. Experience spectacular St Petersburg -the former capital of the Russian empire - illuminated at night. You will admire magnificent floodlit monuments in the city center including the State Hermitage Museum and St Isaac's Cathedral as well as the surrounding streets, squares and embankments of the Neva River. This city’s unique architectural heritage, even more magical at night. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
DAY 02 ST PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up at the lobby to take you on a wonderful journey exploring the main highlights of the city. You will admire panoramic views over the Neva and beautiful central squares as we drive down the central prospects and city-streets. You will see all the worldwide famous landmarks of the city: the Spit of Basil (Vasilievsky) Island, Saint Isaac's cathedral (one of the most widely-known landmarks) the Bronze Horseman - an equestrian statue of Peter the Great on Senate Square, the Field of Mars, the cruiser Aurora and, of course, the picturesque Palace embankment and jaw-dropping Palace Square – the heart of the city that witnessed so many dramatic events, the Winter Palace, Mikhailovsky castle and many others. During the city tour you will visit the grounds of The Peter and Paul fortress, take a walk around the island to see all the highlights. In St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral you can see the burial place of the Romanovs – the Russian royal dynasty. Next, you will head towards the famous Kazan Cathedral to observe its interiors. Be aware – it is a place of prayer and contemplation, so please try to keep your voices quiet as you share your emotions, gazing at its gorgeous interiors. At about 2 p. m. you can either return to the hotel or stay in the city centre to explore it on your own. In order to make your trip unforgettable we are glad to offer also an optional extra for this day: Folk Show in Nikolaevskiy Palace: Nikolaevsky Palace today is not just one of the luxury palaces of Saint Petersburg – it is also a place running a magnificent Folk Show "Feel Like a Russian"(Feel yourself Russian). The precious interiors of the Palace are undeniably gorgeous and literally breathe history, while the Folk Show presents the best of Russian culture through wonderful voices of singers and incredible skills of Russian folk ballet dancers. Being a guest of the Palace, you can feel like a real Tsar’s guest. A fascinating folk-show, telling about the history and culture of Russia by means of fantastic performance. Bagatitsa is a Cossack’s name for a bonfire, and indeed the folk-show itself is as bright, colourful and eye-catching as a burning flame. Cossacks’ descendants can be quite frequently met in St. Petersburg, as Cossacks traditionally played the role of royal family guards. Every performance of Bagatitsa show - be it a song or a dance - represents a scene of Cossacks' life. Love and passion, mourning or celebrations - the language of folk performance is always clear to the audience, regardless of their own mother-tongue. Daily at 7 PM or 9 PM the show lasts about 2 hours during which Traditional Russian snacks and beverages will be served during the intermission. (canapes with caviar, ham, smoked sausage, cheese, fruit, strong and soft drinks). Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Saint-Petersburg.
DAY 03 ST PETERSBURG
Breakfast at hotel. Just like the day before, our guide will pick you from the lobby of your hotel. Then you will have a guided tour to the most beautiful Cathedral of St. Petersburg – St. Isaac’s Cathedral. This excursion to the 4th largest cathedral in the world will definitely impress you. You will have some free time to go up the endless stairs right to the top of its Colonnade and get rewarded by spectacular view of the city. Then the guide will introduce you to the Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world. “The Brilliant St. Petersburg” - a tour around the endless Hermitage, one of the world’s biggest treasuries of artworks and cultural legacy preserving more than 3 million of items. You will see the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Matisse, Picasso and others. This gorgeous collection is now presented in a gorgeous place that previously served as an emperor’s residence. Now you have an unequalled chance to visit this architectural masterpiece. When you have all the sights explored, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel. The rest of the day is free, so you either can enjoy your free time or join an optional half-day to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin). The tour lasts about 4-5 hours, two of them you will spend on the way to the suburbs and back, though our guide won’t let you be bored. After such an intense program the best way to relax is getting a boat cruise via rivers and canals of Petersburg (optional tour). This optional activity will show you unique atmosphere of city's water routes. You will have a ride under famous bridges of Petersburg and see shine and magnificence of historical city centre. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Saint-Petersburg.
DAY 04 ST PETERSBURG – HOME
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from the hotel and leave your luggage at the hotel luggage room and continue exploring one of the most fascinating cities in the world on your own. The driver will pick you up at the reception at the appointed time and will take you to the airport of your departure. Our services end here…