St. Petersburg Classic
5 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meet at airport/railway station. Transfer to hotel. Check-in (4 nights). Free time.
Day 2: Breakfast (open buffet). Sightseeing trip around St. Petersburg – introduction to world-famous places including Palace Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty House, Kunstkamera («cabinet of curiosities»), Spit of Vasilevsky Island, and Nevsky Prospect. You will get a first impression of the most beautiful city in Russia, its «cultural capital” St. Petersburg! Visit Peter and Paul Fortress – the first buildings on the banks of the river Neva, which has kept its original spirit for the 300 years of its history. The spirit of Peter the Great’s city is preserved inside the walls of the fortress, where you will visit Peter and Paul Cathedral and Trubetsky bastion’s prison. Free time.
Transport: 6 hours
Day 3: Breakfast (open buffet). St. Petersburg was conceived originally as an international city. Throughout its history, more than 30 nationalities from different parts of the world lived in the city. Nevsky Prospect is the main street and there are 6 churches of different confessions. You will visit one of them – Kazan Cathedral , the main temple of the city. Visit the largest museum in Russia – the Hermitage, with its collection of art from all over the world. The Hermitage is perceived as the “face” of St. Petersburg. A professional tour guide will lead you up the famous Grand Staircase of the Winter Palace, where you will see rooms where Russian emperors lived and view many exhibits while your guide tells you about their history. You will also have a chance to continue learning about the museum’s treasures after the tour. Free time in the city.
Transport: 4 hours
Day 4: Breakfast (open buffet). Bus tour to the suburb Peterhof. Excursion to the Lower Park. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, the beautiful Peterhof is nestled in lush greenery surrounding an architectural gem between parks and palaces – the Lower Park with fountains. You will walk along paths where you will see numerous fountains and learn legends about them and, of course, you will reach the coast of the Gulf of Finland. As an option, it is possible to visit the Grand Palace for an additional fee. Return to the hotel. Free time.
Transport: 6 hours
Day 5: Breakfast (open buffet). Check-out. Free time. Transfer to airport/railway station.