St. Petersburg Deluxe (5 days / 4 nights)
DAY 01: ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, meet and assist at the airport (or rail station) - transfer to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 02: HERMITAGE MUSEUM - CITY TOUR OF ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg is also known as the cultural capital of Russia. On your first day in this incredible city you will have a guided tour in the Hermitage museum, one of the largest art museums in the World.
After lunch, you will be exploring the main sights of St. Petersburg: the Square of Fine Arts, Palace Square, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood, a masterpiece of Russian medieval architecture, containing over 7500 square meters of mosaics -more than any other church in the World.
DAY 03: TSARSKOYE SELO - PETERHOF
You will spend the whole day in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. Get immersed in the epoch of Russian Empire with guided tours in Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof.
Tsarskoye Selo is a former Russian summer residence of the imperial family. Catherine's Palace, the largest palace of the tsars, is famous for its Baroque interiors, including the Gold Rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the World.
After lunch discover the amazing "Russian Versailles" - Peterhof palace and park. You will tour the Grand Palace, the Lower and Upper Gardens with countless fountains, above which rises the Grand Cascade with the breathtaking Samson Fountain.
DAY 04: SAINT ALEXANDER NEVSKY LAVRA - PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
In the morning you will visit Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra, a monastery of the 18th century, where many famous Russians are buried, followed by a tour to the Peter and Paul Fortress. The fortress played an important role in Russian revolution and was called the "Russian Bastille" at the time. In the evening discover traditional Russian cuisine in one of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg.
DAY 05: DEPARTURE
You will have this day at leisure to explore the city on your own and say goodbye to St. Petersburg. Then, you will be transferred to the airport (or rail station) for your flight home.