Price: 1 person - 715 y.e. 2 persons - 465 y.e.
- 1 night in Saint-Petersburg
- English-speaking guide
- Museum entrance fees
Arrival in St. Petersburg. Meeting at the railway station or the airport.
Excursion around St.Petersburg center on a bus (City sightseeing tour): you will see the Peter and Paul Fortress – the first fortification on the Neva River banks, which was a prison in tsarist time. In the centre of it there is a Cathedral, where members of the imperial family and their relatives were buried beginning from Peter the Great. The Spit of St. Basil’s Island: Navy museum, Rostral columns, Academy of Sciences, Kunstkammer – the museum of Curiosities, created by Peter 1, State University, Menshikov Palace – belonged to the first general governor of St. Petersburg, close friend of Peter the Great, the Academy of Fine Arts. Palace Square in the centre of which there is Alexander’s column, Arch of the General Staff. Also you will see the Admiralty, Decembrists’ Square, in the middle of it there is a monument to Peter the Great the Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac’s Cathedral. The main street of the city is Nevsky prospect, the Cathedral of Our Mother of Kazan, Cathedral on the Spilled Blood, cruiser Aurora, the Summer Garden the first regular Park of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter I. Summer Palace of Peter the 1, Smolny Cathedral and Smolny Institute, Russia's first educational establishment for women, where now is located the city government. We will see the rivers, canals and draw bridges of our city.
Visiting the Hermitage (Winter Palace). Hermitage is the biggest and the most important museum in Russia. The State Hermitage is a home of more than 3 million masterpieces. There are the collections sculptures and pictorial art, crystals and porcelain, carpets and jewelry, weapon coins. It is world famous for its collections of Italian, Flemish, French and Spanish art, paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, French Impressionists – Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso.
Transfer to the hotel.
Country bus excursion to the Petergof with visiting the Peterhof Grand Palace, The Marly Palace, The Mon Plaisir Palace and walk in the Fountains Park (only summer). Peterhof, rightfully called "Russian Versailles" was the main summer residence of Tsars. You will see the Grand Palace built in Baroque style and so famous Park ensemble with its 150 fountains decorated with splendid gilded statues, as well as the amazing “play of water” which will surprise you during your promenade.
Lunch. Transfer to the railway station/airport.