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St Petersburg City Break - Classic Group Tour
5 days / 4 nights
Get to know cultural capital of Russia
A city break to St Petersburg is a taste of true Russian elegance. The former capital has everything from the world renowned Hermitage, with its hidden treasures, to the impressive Pushkin Palace, one of the most striking palaces in Europe. On this group tour you will explore the lively Nevsky prospect, the magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral, The Peter and Paul's fortress from which the city started growing and developing, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, where the tragic events of 1881 happened and much more! This five day city break allows you to embrace the best of St Petersburg and is sure to spark the desire to come back for more! Visa support included!
- Introduction to your journey
- Your Itinerary
- Departures and Prices
- What's Included
Highlights of the tour:
ST PETERSBURG CITY BREAK
|DAY 1, FLY TO ST PETERSBURG|
On arrival in Russia’s second capital you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Relax or begin your adventure with independent exploration.
|DAY 2, ST PETERSBURG|
After breakfast meet your guide at the hotel reception and get your bearings on a morning city tour to explore the best of Russia’s former capital. Your city tour will include a ride along Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century; the Admiralty; the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky (one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried); St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square; the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated and many more. Explore onward to the Peter and Paul Fortress and uncover its intriguing history. (B)
From October to April, the order of excursions may be changed: the Peter and Paul Fortress visit will be moved to Day 3 and on Day 2, you will visit Hermitage.
|DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG|
Today is the day of great experiences: you will visit the Treasury of the world culture - the Hermitage. Stand back and surround yourself with one of the world’s largest art collections and view masterpieces from all time greats including Da Vinci, Monet and Michelangelo. (B)
|DAY 4, ST PETERSBURG|
Let’s leave St Petersburg for a while and enjoy an out-of-town excursion to Pushkin to admire the golden domes and the Amber Room of Catherine’s Palace. (B)
Catherine Palace visit: between January and April and October - December.
Peterhof visit: between May and September
DAY 5, ST PETERSBURG
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home as you wave goodbye to Russia, until next time! (B)
The order of sightseeing visits may change depending on museum availability and public events.
If you would like to extend your travel and see the magnificent Peterhof, visit a theatre or just spend more time independently exploring the city, please let us know and we will arrange it for you! For more excursions click here.
Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.
St Petersburg City Break Tour 2020
*Hotel in St Petersburg changed from Radisson Sonya to St.Petersburg
Flight is not included. Please speak to us to add the best possible flight to your tour
The tour operates in case there are minimum 2 passangers booked per departure
St Petersburg City Break Tour is available with departures from any city in the UK and worldwide
A deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Included in price:
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Accommodation at the Radisson Sonya Hotel or similar category (St. Petersburg hotel on some dates in May-July)
• Sightseeing with English-speaking guides as specified
• Meals as specified in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
• Full Russian visa support
• Return flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• Travel insurance
• Regional add-ons
Add to your tour:
• Theatre tickets
• Mini river cruise along the Neva river
• The opening of the bridges nightly cruise
• Visit to Ostankino Tower
For more excursions click here