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Winter weekend in Saint Petersburg


Tour info:

Tour duration: 2 days, 8 hours each day
Transportation: driving and walking
Tour covers:  City tour of St Petersburg with a visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Church on the Spilled Blood, Tour of the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Tour of Pavlovsk estate with a palace (winter option)

Tour program:

Day 1


9:00 am – Meeting with a guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel.

9:00 am – 12:30 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.
From the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress opens a beautiful panoramic view on the Neva River. Guided tour of   Peter and Paul Cathedral which is a  burial place of all Russian tsars from Peter I to Nickolas II.

Walk along Nevsky Prospect with visits to some “secret places”.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch or coffee break in a traditional Russian cafe or restaurant

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Guided tour of the Church on the Spilt Blood

A memorial church built on the place of Tsar Alexander II's assassination. The church is one of the top attractions of the city is also famous for its mosaics: they cover more than 7000 square meters and will impress you with their beauty and skill. 

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, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, and many other artists.The tour ends in the Hermitage (closing time is at 6 pm)


Optional tour extensions:

A visit to the Impressionist collection of the Hermitage  (located inside the 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 artists 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.

Travel to Pushkin also known as Tsar's village

Amber Room
Amber Room
10.30-11:30 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.

11:30-12.30 pm. Explore The Catherine Park.

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

Pavlovsk is a former residence of Emperor Paul I. The elegant classical style palace looks much different from bright and colorful baroque. The estate is famous for its huge picturesque English garden.


2.30 pm - 4 pm The tour of Pavlovsk estate with a palace

5 pm. Driving back to the hotel.

Optional tour extensions:

Pavlovsk estate offers Troika rides. You can take a short 10-min ride or choose a longer one.



Tour cost:
16300 rub per person in a party of 4
23800 rub per person in a party of 2

Included:
guide services, transportation in St Petersburg, museum entry fees

Not included:
accommodation, meals, train/air tickets to Saint Petersburg, optional activities
 
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