A visit to the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage (located inside General Staff building). You’ll discover amazing works by Claude Monet Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse Cézanne, Degas, Gaugin, Picasso and many other great artist of the late 19th early 20th century.
5 pm. Return to the hotel.
Faberge museum visit. The museum's collection contains the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs. The museum's collection also includes jewellery, tsar’s gifts, items in Art-Nouveau style The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg.
09.00 Meeting with a guide and driver
Driving to Peterhoff
Peterhof is one of the greatest Imperial ensembles outside St Petersburg and is definitely “a must see” for any first time visitor of St Petersburg. The palace ensemble is often referred as the "Russian Versailles" but actually it has surpassed Versailles in many respects: it is a real “kingdom of fountains” with four cascades, a variety of unique and "trick" fountains, Grand Peterhof Palace, and 5 other small palaces
10.30 The tour of the Grand Palace (shining Elisabeth’s Baroque, elegant Catherine’s Classicism and exotic oriental style)
The tour of the Upper and Lower gardens of Peterhoff. You’ll enjoy a picturesque walk through the gardens with three unique cascades and dozens of powerful water jets and admire Grand Cascade, with its staircases, waterfalls, an avenue of 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues.
During the tour will walk around the park and visit two elegant royal pavilions
1 pm Lunch break
3pm – 4pm A boat tour along rivers and canals
St Petersburg boat tours are a perfect way to see St Petersburg under a bit different angle – going under numerous bridges (many of which have very elegant railings designed by famous Russian artists) along rivers and canals (including the Neva River), and listening to curious stories from your guide.
4.30 pm Returning to the hotel
Not far from Peterhoff is a unique palace and park ensemble of the 18th-early 20th century. The estate at Oranienbaum is the oldest of the Imperial Palaces around St. Petersburg, and also the only Royal estate not to be occupied during the Great Patriotic War
09 am Meeting with a guide and driver in the hotel lobby
Driving tour of St Petersburg. During the tour you'll see most significant sights of the city
Visiting Aurora Cruiser. The famous ship is mostly associated with the Russian Revolution
It is known to give a blank shot that signaled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace. Aurora is also one of the oldest surviving ship of the Russian Navy. It participated in the Russian Japanese War of 1904-1905, WWI and during the Great Patriotic War her canons were used to defend Leningrad.
Guided tour of Peter and Paul fortress including the cathedral which is a burial place of all Russian tsars from Peter I to Nickolas II. From the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress opens a beautiful panoramic view on the Neva River.
During the tour you’ll also visit the former prison of the fortress. Trubetskoy Bastion became the main destination for political prisoners in the final decades of Tsarist rule. It was the place of imprisonment of anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin; Alexander Ulianov, the elder brother of Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, arrested for his role in the St. Petersburg Soviet of Workers of 1905; the writer Maxim Gorky, and numerous other prominent left-wing figures.
2 pm Lunch break
3pm The museum of Political History tour
During the guided tour of the museum you’ll take a trip through the turbulent history of the 20th century in Russia, get to know major political personalities and get an insight into the everyday life of ordinary people. The museum is located inside the attractive art nouveau mansion of Mathilda Kshesinskaya, the prima ballerina at the Mariinskiy, and Nicholas II's mistress before he became Emperor.
5 pm Returning to the hotel by metro or taxi
10 Meeting with a guide and driver
10.30 The tour of the Russian museum. During the tour you’ll explore incredible collection of Rusian and Soviet art covering the period from the 11th century till our days. The Russian Museum is famous for it unique collection of icons as well as works by Ilya Repin, Michail Vrubel, Vasiliy Kandinsky and other world-famous Russian artists.
12.30 Lunch break
Taxi ride to Yusupov Palace
2 pm Guided tour of the Yusupov Palace including the exhibition devoted to Rasputin assassination
Walking to St Isaac’s cathedral
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm The guided tour of St Isaac’s cathedral.
Optional walk to the observation platform. If you are not scared of climbing of 226 steps you may get an unforgettable vie of the city from the Colonnade of the Cathedral
Finishing the tour at St Isaac's cathedral or driving back to the hotel
Petrovskaya Akvatoria is a great destination for families with kids. It is a model of St Petersburg and its imperial residences. The various sides of life of the city of 18th century are depicted with thousands tiny models of people, animals, buildings and ships. It is an unusual and fun way to explore the history of the city. Many objects including ships and people are moving. The model is in a walking distance from St Isac
Contemporary art lovers should not miss Erarta museum. Erarta is the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. The museum encompasses Russian art created since 1945 to the present day. The works of 170 artists from different Russian cities represent the diversity of contemporary art, which includes sculptures, collages, paintings, installations, objects, video art, science art and more.