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Duration
5 days

Max Group Size
100

Tour Code
5DAYSANITPETERBURG

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Departure Type
Scheduled

Age Requirement
0 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
relax

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Tour Overview

Join our expert, informative and, most importantly, fun guides on a wide selection of day tours in Russia’s cultural capital - St. Petersburg!

Highlights

  • Saint Petersburg City Tour
  • Highlights of St Petersburg - 5 Days
  • Travel itinerary for St. Petersburg, Russia

Itinerary

Arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Meeting with your personal guide and transport. Sightseeing сity tour to Saint-Petersburg; The city was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter 1 and named after Saint Peter. Initially, it was built as a defensive fortress. Since 1712, when the city was proclaimed the capital of the Russian Empire, St. Petersburg has become the embodiment of the new, modern, Western culture and way of life. It was built by the best architects of Europe: Domenico Trezzini, Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Johann Braunstein, Francesco Fontana, Johann Gottfried schedel, Jean-Baptiste Alexander Leblon and others. You will see their best works: the State Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the Issakievsky and Kazan cathedrals, the Russian Museum, the Birzha (Stock market) on the Spit of Vasilievsky island and the Peter and Paul fortress located nearby. Drive through the straight and clear streets of the city, such as Nevsky prospect, which adorn the outstanding monuments of sculpture dedicated to the well-known people of Russia: Catherine the great, Peter the First, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Nevsky and many others. Our city, living through different historical stages, changed its name several times. It used to be called “Petrograd” and “Leningrad”. But it always remained “Saint Petersburg” in our hearts. Intelligent and well-educated people live here, and this city is known as the cultural capital of Russia. Transfer to your hotel 4* in the city centre. Check-in. Free evening. Service: car/bus +English guide 10.00-19.00
(Open buffet breakfast included) Breakfast at your hotel. Meeting with your personal guide. 10.00 – 13.00 - Excursions St.Isaac’s Cathedral and Church on the Spilt Blood. St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the most famous cathedrals not only in St. Petersburg and Russia, but all over the world. It is the fourth largest dome structure in Europe. The creation of this, once the main Church of St. Petersburg, lasted 40 years. The significant role of the cathedral was created by Montferrand, as chief architect of the Cathedral in its rich design, murals, painting, mosaic, stained glass, huge amount of semi-precious stones. At an altitude of 40 meters is the observation deck of St. Isaac's Cathedral, just climb the 300 steps up. After you will visit inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. (Resurrection Of Christ). In 1883-1907 he was on the Griboyedov canal was built Church of the Savior on Blood. This is the place of attempt on the Emperor of Russia Alexander II. About 6500 square meters of mosaic cover the inner walls of the temple, its vaults and even the floor of the Cathedral, making it look like a mosaic box. It is one of the largest mosaic collections in Europe. The highlight of both the interior and exterior of the Cathedral are its mosaic collection based on the paintings of Vasnetsov, Nesterol, and Vrubel. Free time for lunch (extra cost).
(Open buffet breakfast included) Breakfast at your hotel. Meeting with your personal guide. 10.00 - 13.30 – Excursion to Hermitage museum. Hermitage - one of the largest museums in the world, the collection of which has about three million works of art. A tour of the Hermitage will give you the opportunity to see the main halls of the Winter Palace: the Coat of Arms, Alexander, Large and Small throne rooms. You will visit the Malachite drawing room, the war Gallery of 1912. In the State Hermitage you will get the opportunity to see the world famous clock "Peacock" and an amazing Hanging garden. In the collection of paintings, the main masterpieces of the Hermitage, you will be introduced to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci ("Madonna Litta", "Madonna Benois"), Rembrandt ("Danae", "Return of the prodigal son"). The tour involves the inspection and other collections of painting, as well as rooms with sculpture and others. 13.30 - 15.00 - Lunch in the city centre (extra cost). 15.00 - 18.00 – Excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress/ Within this excursion you visit a symbol of the city on the river Neva - Peter and Paul Fortress. Founding St. Petersburg in 1703, Tsar Peter 1 with personal participation built this fortress on Zayachy island. For three centuries this fortress, named after saints Peter and Paul, played "different roles" in the city’s history. It was a fortification building, surrounded by 6 powerful fortress bastions and a deep moat; a political prison; a monument of history and culture of Russia; a favorite vacation spot for citizens of different eras. The center of the Cathedral square of the Peter and Paul Fortress is its eponymous Cathedral-the oldest Church in St. Petersburg. During the reign of Peter 1 Peter and Paul Cathedral became the burial place for the Romanov dynasty — Russian emperors and empresses from Peter I to Nicholas II are buried there. On its territory there are a prison building, a mint, a boat house, where the first boat of Peter 1 is kept. A perspective view of the Neva river and its embankments will complement your visit with bright emotions. Service: car/bus + English guide 10.00-18.00, entrance to museum, boat trip, meals per program.
(Open buffet breakfast included) Breakfast in the hotel.10.00 – 17.00 - Transfer to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo). On the way to Pushkin you will have an opportunity to see Russian countryside. Museum complex "Tsarskoye Selo" (Pushkin) – a monument of world architecture and landscape art XIII-early XIX centuries, a UNESCO world heritage site. Since 1741 it is the official summer residence of the Russian monarchs: Peter 1, Catherine 1, Elizabeth. Located 26 kilometers from St. Petersburg it is really close to the centre of the city. The center of the ensemble is The Catherine Palace which is a true masterpiece of Russian Baroque architecture brought to perfection by architect Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli during the reign of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna. It's truly luxurious. Circular Suite of 58 rooms (32 rooms are restored). The Grand Palace hall for official receptions. There are 13 panoramic windows, gilded carving, plafonds and mirrors around. Every sound here is echoed 32 times. The Cavaliers' dining room, the White state dining room, the Art and the Arabesque halls, Crimson and Green pilaster rooms, the Portrait room. And especially fascinating is the eighth wonder of the world — the so-called famous Amber room of the Palace, which was firstly planned as an office. Amber panels were presented to the russian monarch by king Friedrich Wilhelm I as a diplomatic gift to Peter 1. During the World War II amber panels were lost and have never been found. Restoration works were conducted by scientists and masters of amber of Tsarskoye Selo from 1979 to 2003 based on the saved photos. After excursion of the Catherine Palace you will have time to walk in the Park and enjoy its natural beauties. Transfer to Saint-Petersburg. Transfer to Saint-Petersburg. Free time. Service: car/bus + and guide 10.00-17.00 entrances to museums, meals per program.
(Open buffet breakfast included) Breakfast at your hotel. 12.00 – Check-in. Transfer to a/port to your flight. Service: car/bus for transfer.

Trip includes

Included

• Accommodation standart bb 4* hotel bb Alkyan Hotel PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost
Professional English-speaking tour guides
4 open buffet breakfasts
• All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach • Return airport transfer
• Entrances to museums/Noted in the program on days of stay; • Entrance to the boat trip 1/15 hrs; • Visa support if needed.

Excluded

International or Domestic flights
Insurance: All types
• Optional activities/upgrades/extras; • Personal expenses; • Meals & Beverages except mentioned; • Anything not mentioned in the tour inclusion; • Tips for local guide and driver.

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