Boat tour along rivers and channels in summer. 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.
Tour duration: about 1 hour
5 pm. Return to the hotel.
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 channels
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
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 Isaac's cathedral