St. Petersburg Getaway 3 days/2 nights

The full grandeur of St. Petersburg, the so-called 'Venice of the North,' is brought out in this thrilling, two-day excursion. We'll visit two stunning palaces that border the city as well as all the major downtown sights including the famous Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Peter and Paul fortress and more.
Highlights
 
  • Hermitage Museum/Winter Palace;
  • Catherine's Palace and Park;
  • Peterhof Palace and Park;
  • Church on the Spilled Blood;
  • Peter and Paul Fortress;
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral;
The best of Saint-Petersburg
 

Day 1


Arrival to St.Petersburg.
Transfer to Hotel. (Airport Fast Track can be ordered separately upon request)
Evening at leasure


Day 2


08:30 Our adventure begins with a short, panoramic drive through St. Petersburg before we head out of town for a day at the imperial residences. The first stop is Peterhof, home to a collection of lavish palaces and a richly-decorated park that's loved for its amazing fountains. A tour of the Grand Palace with special early admission to avoid crowds will give you a taste of just how extravagant the lives of the tsars really were.

After enjoying a delicious bite in a park café, we'll hop back into the van and make our way to Tsarskoye Selo where we'll explore yet another jewel of Russian architecture – Catherine's Palace. Here we'll learn about the Siege of Leningrad and get to see the world-famous Amber Room up close. Well also hear the curious story of how the original Amber Room mysteriously disappeared during World War II. After the palace tour, we take a refreshing walk in the park before returning to the city.


Day 3


09:00 The excursion continues on the second tour day with drive around St. Peterbsurg's most popular sights including photo stops at St.Basil's Island, the Sphynxes, the Menshikov Palace and the Academy of Arts. We'll also get a splendid panoramic view of the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum complex. On our guided tour of St. Isaac's cathedral, you can marvel at the 3-ft dove in the center of the dome and try to guess how many steps there are to the top.

Next we'll be admiring the art of the tsars on our tour of the Hermitage Museum, home to many of world’s best-known cultural treasures. Here you can test your knowledge of such masters as Rembrandt, da Vinci, Tiepolo, Veronese, and of course the Impressionists.

After a delicious lunch at a Russian restaurant of your choosing, we'll walk to the stunningly colorful Church on the Spilled Blood and explore this architectural masterpiece both inside and out, then have time for some souvenir shopping at the local flea market.

Our exploration of the city continues with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress where we can pay our respects to the Romanovs buried in the cathedral. If you memorize them in chronological order, you'll get a special bonus!


Departure Transfer to the airport. (in the evening of this day/Morning of the next day/ or when required)

 
 
Included into the tour cost are
 
 
Not included
 
 
Total for the St. Petersburg Getaway 3 days/2 nights: per person in USD
 
Prices may change without prior notice. Please contact us if your group is greater than 20 people.
 
Persons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
USD $2 225 $1 185 $673 $541 $462 $409 $421 $387 $360 $338 $321 $306 $294 $283 $274 $266

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