St. Petersburg Classic    

6 days/5 nights

Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meet at airport/railway station. Transfer to hotel. Check-in (5 nights). Free time.

Transport: transfer

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 is known not only as “the cultural capital” of Russia, but also as “the spiritual capital”. There are over 240 Russian Orthodox churches, 30 Catholic churches, 2 Islamic mosques, 2 Jewish temples and even 1 Buddhist temple located here! You will walk along the main street of the city – Nevsky prospect and visit 3 churches of different confessions – Kazan Cathedral (Russian Orthodox) , St.Сatherine Cathedral (Catholic) and St. Piter Church (Lutheran). Finally, you will visit the largest cathedral in our city and the 4th largest in the world – St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Return to the hotel. Free time.

Transport: 6 hours

 

Day 4: Breakfast (open buffet). 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 5: 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 6: Breakfast (open buffet). Free time. On demand additional excursions per extra fee.

Day 7: Check-out. Transfer to airport/railway station.

Transport: transfer.