Day 1 Saint Petersburg
You'll be taken on a tour of St. Petersburg, where you'll see the city's most famous sites - from the neo-classical splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the geometry of the Palace Square, to the oldest construction in Saint Petersburg - the Peter & Paul's Fortress and its Cathedral - the burial vault of Romanov family. After the tour, have a rendezvous with the Tsarina herself at the waxwork exhibition "The Imperial Family of Romanovs." Enjoy an elegant lunch in the restaurant serving traditional Russian cuisine.
In the afternoon, you'll visit the State Hermitage - Russia's best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg.
Day 2 Peterhof
Discover Peterhof, St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial Estate. Located on the seashore, the Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
Day 3 Saint Petersburg
Visit the marvelous Resurrection Church (Savior on the Spilled Blood Church), the second largest museum of mosaic in the world, with 7000 m2 of mosaic covering the church facade and interior walls. After that, enjoy a relaxing boat trip through picturesque rivers and canals, and see the city's main sights from the water. The looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments with their various piers and slipways, the 18th and 19th century palaces and parks on the banks of the Neva and the canals, the architectural landmarks in the form of the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals, are all visible from a long way off. These all contribute to the unique appearance of the "Venice of the North," one of the world's most beautiful cities.
You will then go to the M.S. Holy Russia and start your cruise. Boarding is at 21:00.
Day 4 Cruise to Valaam Island
Explore the mystery of the oldest monastery in Russia on this 1-day cruise to rocky Valaam Island in the Northwest part of Ladoga Lake. Valaam Monastery has existed for more than a thousand years. The rigorous beauty of Valaam's nature with its mighty coniferous forests, rocky shore, numerous picturesque bays, and architecture is sure to make an unforgettable impression on you.
Day 5 Saint Petersburg
You'll arrive back in Saint Petersburg in the morning. Transfer to the hotel.
- 5 excursions
- 1 lunch (1st day)
- Transportation by car or mini-van
- Transfers from hotel to the river port and river port to hotel
- Guide assistance for all tour activities
- Entrance fees
- 2 nights full board cabin accommodation aboard the M.S "Holy Russia" in Superior Single Cabin (private bathroom, large picture window, TV)
- 2 excursions on foot on Valaam Island
- Meals and drinks not in tour description
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- German, Italian, French or Spanish-speaking local guides are available upon request and for an additional fee.
Your Confirmation Voucher includes full information (e.g. local telephone numbers) about the Local Operator. To ensure your peace of mind, we select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination.
You can book in 3 easy steps!
1. Select date and number of persons. You will be redirected to the Shopping Cart Page.
2. On the Shopping Cart Page, continue shopping or check out.
3. Enter basic travel, name, and payment information in the Check-out Form.
Upon booking, you will receive a voucher by email containing all details about the tour. You can check the status of your booking at anytime.
After you book
Please print the electronic voucher sent to you. It contains the operator's complete contact details and local telephone numbers. Give the voucher to the operator on the day of the activity.
What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.