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Weekend break in Saint Petersburg

Catherine's Palace
Catherine's Palace

Tour info:

Tour duration: 8 hours on the first day, 5 hours on the second day
Transportation: driving and walking
Tour covers:  City tour of St Petersburg with a visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace with Amber Room

Tour program:

Day 1


10:00 am – Meeting with a guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. (If you arrive by Sapsan we may pick you up from the train station)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm  City tour of St Petersburg. Three main squares of the city: Art Square, St Isaacs’ Square, and Palace Square, Spit of Basil Island, Peter and Paul  fortress. Guided tour of Peter and Paul Cathedral which is a  burial place of all Russian emperors from Peter I to Nickolas II. From the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress opens a beautiful panoramic view on the Neva River

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Lunch or coffee break in a traditional Russian cafe or a restaurant

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Hermitage Museum tour

We’ll explore the former Gala Rooms of the Winter palace and discover the most amazing works by European artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Tizian, Rembrandt, Rubens and  many other artists.The tour ends in the Hermitage (closing time is at 6pm)


Optional tour extensions:
 

Option 1   

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.
Tour duration: about 1 hour, you can visit the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage after you’ve seen the Gala rooms
 

Day 2
 

9:00 am. Meeting in the lobby of your hotel.

9.30am - 10.30am. Travel to Pushkin also known as Tsar's village

11.00-12:30 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room.
The Catherine Palace is probably the most luxurious summer palace near St Petersburg. It is located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. During the tour you’ll walk through a magnificent gallery of gala rooms and discover the legendary Amber room.

12:30-1pm. Walk in The Catherine Park 

1 pm - 2 pm Lunch or coffee break (optional).

3 pm Getting back to St Petersburg

Amber Room
Amber Room

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