Three-day program

Three-day program

1st day

9:30 Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

9:30- 13:00  City tour. We will drive you around Central St.Petersburg in a car (or minibus for a small group) to show you all of the city’s main highlights: the Kazan Cathedral, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St.Isaac’s Cathedral, St.Nicholas Naval Cathedral, the Summer Garden, the Stroganov Palace, as well as the imperial residences of the Anichkov Palace, the Marble Palace and as the culmination the Winter Palace. The city tour includes a drive down Nevsky Prospect the main thoroughfare of St.Petersburg and allows for a few stop to enable you to enjoy the sights and take pictures.

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The centerpiece of the morning program will be a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress - St.Petersburg’s birthplace which will incorporate a visit to the cathedral of the same name, where all Russian Emperors were laid to rest.

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 13:00-14:00 Guided tour of Savior on the Spilt Blood Church

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  14:00-15:00   Time for lunch  *Optional

15:00-18:00Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum focusing on the department of West European art with its world famous paintings by Rembrandt, Velasquez, da Vinci, Boucher, Gainsborough, Picasso, Renoir, and Van Gogh. The tour will also include magnificent Gala rooms, among them St.George Room, the Gold Drawing Room, and the Raphael Loggias.


18:00 - 18:30 Upon the completing the Hermitage Museum tour, your guide and your driver will take you back to the hotel.

2nd day 

9:30 Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

9:30-10:45 We will drive you to one of the most spectacular of all imperial residences in the suburbs of St Petersburg – the Catherine Palace in Tsarist Village (about 30 km south of the city). A tour of the magnificent interiors of the palace with its stunning 200 meter long golden suite of rooms and the world famous Amber Room will be followed by a stroll in the scenic Catherine Park, where you will wander through an array of marvelous pavilions, grottoes, statues and monuments – including the Baroque Hermitage pavilion, a granite terrace, a Turkish Bath and many others  silently treasuring their long histories which your guide will reveal to you.

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10:45-13:3 Guided tour of the Catherine Palace and Park.

13:30-14:30   Time for lunch  *Optional

 14:30-17:00 The next step in your exploration of St. Petersburg will be Pavlovsk Palace and Park (It will be only a 10 minute journey by car from the Catherine Palace.) The place was the summer residence of Paul I and his wife Maria Fyodorovna. Compared to other imperial palaces, the one in Pavlovsk excels as an example of refined taste and displays numerous pieces of applied arts which could be saved during the World War II. The enormous Pavlovsk Park is a perfect place to cast care aside and enjoy its picturesque views.

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17:00-18:30 Drive back to Saint-Petersburg.


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 9:30 Your guide will meet you at the hotel loby.

9:30 - 11:00 We will drive to Peterhof – the Summer Residence of Russian tsars founded by Peter the Great.  We will drive down the old Royal road, which  fascinating history I will recount to you (* many historical places remained  still nowadays there- one of the most famouse-the Konstantin Palace ( now it is the Residence of our President   or the Travelling Palace of Peter the Great). 


   11:00- 12:30 Guided tour of  Lower Park of Peterhof . You will be stunned by 200 splendid fountains, which are responsible for the fact that the place was rightly referred to as a second Versailles. This Park and Palace Ensemble was conceived by Peter the Great three centuries ago as the FIRST Official Summer Residence of our sovereigns.

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12:30- 14:00  Guided tour of the Bath House, where you will know exciting facts from the lives of the high and the mighty. You will visit the Dressing room, the cold and warm Bathrooms, the Assembly Hall, the Chinese garden etc.. 


14:00- 15:00 Time for lunch

15:00- 16:30 Drive back to St Petersburg

16:30-18:00 Guided tour of the Yusupov Palace, which is equally interesting for lovers of arts and history and often referred to as an encyclopedia of aristocratic interior design of St. Petersburg. For 200 years  it was owned by five generations of the Yusupov family – one of wealthiest noble families in Russia, and became famed as the scene of Grigory Rasputin’s murder by Prince Rasputin. Sumptuously rich interiors, in-depth story of the family’s illustrious history and, finally, an exhibit of Rasputin’s murder will arrest your imagination.

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     18:00-18:30 Upon completing the Usupov Palace tour, your guide and your driver will take you back to the hotel.

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