Saint Petersburg – Tsarskoe Selo – Peterhof – Saint Petersburg
7 days/6 nights
A sightseeing tour around St. Petersburg. A guided tour to the Kunstkamera Museum. A walking tour with a visit to Alexander Nevsky Lavra. A tour around the Petersburg Metro. A tour to The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. An out-of-town tour to Tsarskoe Selo with a visit to the Catherine Palace and the park. An out-of-town tour to Peterhof a visit to the Grand Peterhof Palace.
1st day Spare-time day without tour services.
2nd day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
The “Masterpieces of Northern Palmira” sightseeing tour around the city. From house to house, from palace to palace, you will plunge into the amazing city’s life story, that owes its existence to the talented craftsmen, who lived and worked for it and for the sake of it.
A guided tour to the Kunstkamera Museum***. During the tour, you will explore the unique collection of antiquities telling about the history and life of many peoples; you will see part of the personal collection of Peter the Great, a collection of anatomic rarities and anomalies.
Transportation is provided for the sightseeing tour.
3d day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
An out-of-town tour to Tsarskoe Selo with a visit to the Catherine Palace and the park – a magnificent monument of world architecture and gardening art of the 18th century. You will be amazed by the opulent decorations of the Big Hall of the Catherine Palace and the “Golden Enfilade” of ceremonial halls, including the world-famous Amber Room, recently reborn.
Transportation is provided for the out-of-town tour.
4th day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
The “Orthodox Sanctuaries of Saint Petersburg” walking tour with a visit to Alexander Nevsky Lavra, one of the four richest and most important monasteries of pre-revolutionary Russia. You will visit the Trinity Cathedral, containing the relics of Alexander Nevsky, who is considered the patron saint of Saint Petersburg.
A visit to the Kazan Cathedral, the monument of the war of 1812, the unique building, containing one of the major Orthodox relics, the revered Icon of Our Lady of Kazan.
The “Underground Palaces” tour. A tour around the Petersburg Metro, the deepest and one of the most beautiful in the world. The design of the stations reflects the periods of the city’s history. Transportation is not provided.
5th day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
The «Ensemble of Ceremonial Squares» walking tour. The «star» squares of the city - Dvortsovaya, Senatskaya and Isakievskaya – will emerge in all their splendor before you.
A tour to Saint Isaac’s Cathedral — the cathedral church of the Saint Petersburg diocese and one of the largest dome structure in the world; it boggles the imagination with its gigantic dimensions and the uniqueness of engineering solutions; its artistic decoration includes the richest collection of the Russian monumental paintings of the mid-19th century.
Spare time in the city’s center.
Transportation is not provided.
6th day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant.
“The lacework of your cast iron fences…”, a walking tour. A concise beauty of the Kazan Cathedral’s and Mikhailovsky Garden’s fence design; the lace of the railings of the embankments and bridges; the never-ending melody of the cast-iron lacework represents the uniqueness and one of the distinctive features of the “Northern Capital”.
A tour to The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ) – a museum of mosaic art, the temple is dedicated to Emperor Alexander II. The distinctive feature of its artistic design is the richest variety of colors of its domes coated with jewelry enamel, glazed tiles and vast mosaic-clad areas, decorating the facades and the interiors. A tour to the Hermitage – the unique temple of beauty, history and culture. The Hermitage’s interiors and its collections are breathtaking. Do not forget to look out of its windows to see the Neva River, the Spit of Vasilevskiy Island and the Peter and Paul Fortress; and you will completely feel the harmony between the human being and the landscape, and for the first time, perhaps enjoy the style of Saint Petersburg’s panoramas, so revered by artists.
Transportation is not provided.
7th day Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Check-out till 12:00.
The “Peter’s Paradise” out-of-town tour to Peterhof a visit to the Grand Peterhof Palace – the unique treasury of Russian and Western-European art. You will see the enfilade of its ceremonial halls, the merchant sitting room, the Chesme Victory hall and, of course, the Big Throne Hall with a gilded Emperor’s throne.The end of program around 18:00 in the center of the city.