What To Expect
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.
Enjoy a small walking excursion on the cobblestones of Peter & Paul's Fortress and visit a unique sample of Russian 18th-century architecture inside it, the Peter and Paul Cathedral. It had for almost two centuries served as a burial-place for Russian emperors. The last Russian tsar - Nicholas II and his family are buried in the cathedral's small St. Catherine chapel in 1998.
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 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.
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.
Day 4 Saint Petersburg
Visit St. Isaac's - the main and the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Standing on the broad Isaac's Square, its golden dome can be seen all over the city. The observation platform at the foot of the dome commands a fine view over St. Petersburg and its surroundings. Let us show you the most significant sights in the city center up close, and give you some of the historical background and the stories that lie behind the facade of this fascinating city.
Your evening starts at 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 streets of the city. Magical and magnificent by night, a drive through Saint Petersburg and its 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 romantics of the White Nights, observing the opening of the numerous drawbridges.
Day 5 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.
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