Two-day program

Two-day program

1st day

10:00 Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

10:00-12:30 City tour We will drive you around central St.Petersburg  in a minibus ( or car)  to show  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 architectural ensembles of the city- Palace Square, Catherin’s Square, Square of Arts, Senate’s Square and not only these attractions .The city tour includes a drive down Nevsky Prospect- the main thoroughfare of St.Petersburg and allows for  few stops to enable you enjoying the sights and taking pictures.

         

12:30-13:30 Guided tour of St Peter and Paul fortress. 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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13:30-14:00 Guided tour of Savior on the Spilt Blood Church. St. Petersburg has over 200 churches, each being unique and beautiful in its own way. However, the Church on Spilled Blood undoubtedly deserves special attention. A Russian Revival style marvel, it is the most spectacular church in the city center with the most tragic history behind it.

             

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

15:00-17:30 – Guided 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.

              

 17:30 - 18:00 Upon completing the Hermitage Museum tour, your guide and  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 (about 30 km south of the city). 

10:45-13:00 Tours of the Catherine Palace and Park.  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.

               


                    

13:00-14:00   Time for lunch  *Optional

14:00-15:00 You will spend the next sixty minutes in a drive to Peterhof. Peterhof is the summer residence of Russian tsars founded by Peter the Great.

15:00- 17:30 Tour of the Lower Park and the Bath House.

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. The tour also includes a visit to one of the lesser palaces - the Bath Wing, where you will know exciting facts from the lives of the high and the mighty.

          

           

        17:30-19:00 Drive back to St Petersburg down an old royal road, whose fascinating history your guide will recount to you.  Also on its way you will visit  some best  undegraund stations.

        

Cost of 2 day  the program 

Number of persons 2 4 6 8 10 12
Price per person 435 USD 295 USD 235  USD 200 USD 175  USD 165 USD

 

 

Attn! Lunches are provided at additional request. Extra cost per person per lunch is $20 USD .

Price includes:

Service of English-speaking guide for all sightseeing

All transportations by private vehicle with a professional driver where necessary

Entrance tickets to the museums as described in the program

Bottled water

 Headphones ( for a group starting from 8 persons) 

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