Saint-Petersburg and Novgorod - Renaissance and Medieval Capitals of Russia

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Take a thorough tour of the Renaissance and Medieval capitals of Russia, Saint Petersburg and Novgorod.


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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 Saint Petersburg

Have the morning free before going to Nikolayevsky Palace Restaurant where you will discover traditional Russian dances and music during an elegant reception.

The magic continues with an Illuminations Tour along the spectacular floodlit monuments of Saint Petersburg. A drive through the city's beautiful illuminated streets should not be missed by any visitor of the northern capital. In summer time you will have an opportunity to enjoy the romance of the White Nights and observe the opening of the numerous drawbridges.

Day 3 Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo)

Unlock the secrets of the Amber Room on a half-day tour in the magnificent baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The Catherine Palace enchants and delights everyone.

Day 4 Novgorod

Go on an unforgettable full-day tour to one of Russia's most ancient cities, the great Novgorod. Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century. Surrounded by churches and monasteries, it was a center for Orthodox spirituality as well as Russian architecture.

See the Novgorod Kremlin, St. Sophia's Cathedral, the old market place on the bank of the river Volkhov, the Church of the Savior,and the Yuriev Monastery with St. George's Cathedral. Have a wonderful dinner at the restaurant in the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin, with its interior maintained in age-old Russian style. It is only here that you will be able to treat yourself to genuine medovukha, dishes and snacks cooked according to old Russian recipes.

Day 5 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.


  • 10 excursions

  • 3 meals

  • Transportation by car or mini-van

  • Guide assistance during all the tour activities

  • Entrance fees

  • Tickets to the boat and folk show


  • Meals and drinks not included in tour itinerary

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

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  • German, Italian, French or Spanish-speaking local guides are available upon request and for an additional fee.

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  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 7 days or less prior to date of activity.

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