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Treasures of St Petersburg

Yet it’s not just the majestic architecture or time-honoured traditions that make Saint Petersburg a destination on every serious travel addict’s bucket list.

Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, the city has always held a reputation for artistic prowess and a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere, inspired by the other great European cities – London, Vienna, Paris and Venice – while remaining something wholly and uniquely its own. The Treasures of St Petersburg tour is a great introduction into Russia’s stunning ‘second capital’, revered as a living museum with grand, masterful works of art to be discovered around every corner.

In 6 days you’ll explore all the most unmissable highlights of the city and its surrounds. Take in the atmosphere of the city centre in a walking tour where old-world values and modern aspirations collide. Feast your eyes on the extraordinary treasures of the State Hermitage Museum, stroll the magnificent palaces and gardens of Russia’s own Versailles and explore trendy neighbourhoods and the world-class shopping and dining options of a truly global, truly extraordinary city.

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Accomodation

St Petersburg

St Petersburg

3* hotels

Duration

Difficulty Rating

Group size

7 days / 6 nights

     

2-10 people

Itinerary

DAY 1:Welcome to St.Petersburg!

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to the centrally located hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the hotel or getting acquainted with the local area on your own.

DAY 2:Highlights of the city centre

Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to discover the unmissable highlights of Saint Petersburg on a city tour: Nevsky Propsekt, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral - the second tallest Orthodox church in the world, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

DAY 3:Hermitage & Faberge Museums

Your day starts at the world famous State Hermitage Museum, including the splendid Winter Palace - the main residence of the Russian Tsars. After tour of Hermitage we embark on a canals cruise to see the city from the different view point. In the evening you'll glance inside of the Faberge Museum, which houses the world's most complete collection of Fabergé eggs.

DAY 4:Peterhof & Russian Ballet

Your guide meet in you in the morning, for a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Peterhof - once the opulent summer resort of the Romanovs, an encyclopaedia of park design through the age of empire. In the evening we invite you to enjoy the optional experience - the world’s most famous, the Russian ballet performance in Marrinsky Theatre, a truly unforgettable experience!

DAY 5:Catherine's and Pavel's Palaces

Experience the extravagance of the Imperial rulers on a day tour to the suburban estates of the Romanov Tsars - Tsarskoe Selo - one of Saint Petersburg’s finest attractions. We explore the magnificent park of Catherine Palace, the stately neoclassical Alexander Palace and the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room. Afterwards, we head to nearby Pavlovsk, to explore its fine neo-classical palace and extensive landscaped gardens.

DAY 6:Yusupov Palace

In the morning you embark on a guided tour of Yusupov Palace, one of the most elegant private palaces in Europe, where Grigory Rasputin was murdered. The afternoon is spent at your leisure before the optional experience - a night cruise along the Neva River, viewing of one of the city’s two magnificent bridges opening, a truly special way to spend your last evening in the cultural capital.

DAY 7:Time to say goodbye

Our Saint Petersburg tour has come to an end. You'll be transferred by your driver to the airport. Say farewell to this beautiful city, until next time!

Inclusions

Accommodation

Centrally located 3*hotel (can be upgraded to 4* and 5* on request)

Meals

Breakfasts in the hotel

Transportation

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

All transportation on tour, according to the itinerary (car, metro)

Guides

Local English-speaking tour leader

Professional licenced guides for museums' tours

Activities and sights

All activities and sights indicated in the itinerary, except optional

Download the Detailed Itinerary for more information

Other

Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
10 Jun -16 Jun 2016
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $2,350 US $660 Reserve
22 Jun - 28 Jun 2016
Private Tour
Available US $2,350 US $660 Reserve
6 Jul - 12 Jul 2016
Guaranteed Departures
Sold out US $1,970 US $580
17 Aug - 23 Aug 2016
Private Tour
Limited spaces US $2,350 US $660 Reserve

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