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Group Tour St. Petersburg Break (5 days 4 nights)

Group Tour St. Petersburg Break (5 days 4 nights)

Explore St. Petersburg - Russia´s most romantic and culturally important city. Our tour will leave you with unforgettable memories of one of Russia´s most interesting and important city. The greatest museums, monuments are located in this city. Start discovering Russia in splendid “Northern Venice” considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Saint-Petersburg was the Tsarist capital of the Russian empire for more than two hundred years, until the capital was moved back to Moscow in 1918.

Tour Itinerary

Arrival transfer to the hotel without guide

St. Petersburg is the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars and one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities. St. Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland. The city has seen its share of historical events including the Decembrist revolt, the palace coup and murder of Tsar Pavel, the intrigues of Catherine the Great, the assassination Tsar Alexander II, the influence of Rasputin on the Russian royal family, the Revolution of 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917 which brought the communists to power. During WWII, the city then known as Leningrad, went through a harrowing two and a half year blockade and siege by the Nazi invaders resulting in the deaths of over 1 million of its citizens. Today, St. Petersburg is Russia's second largest city with a population of over 5 million. It is also known as the center of Russian art, culture and literature - former citizens included Pushkin and Dostoevsky just to name a few. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of beautiful palaces and monuments including the Winter Palace. The city is also known as the Venice of the North because of its location on various islands in the Neva River and its many canals and bridges. St. Petersburg is home to the world famous Hermitage Museum which contains one of the world's largest collections of art including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso as well as many other old masters and impressionists. We are sure that you will find St. Petersburg one of the most if not the most fascinating places you have ever visited. Welcome to this most beautiful and mysterious of cities.

Day 2

Breakfast, 09:45 city sightseeing tour with photo stops (no entrances included), in the afternoon visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of Saint Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. The fortress contains several notable buildings clustered around the Peter and Paul Cathedral, which has a 123 meter bell-tower and a gilded angel-topped cupola. The cathedral is the burial place of Russian emperors from Peter the Great to Alexander the Third. The sandy beaches underneath the fortress walls are among the most popular in St. Petersburg.

Day 3

Breakfast, 09:30 meet guide for a visit to Hermitage (10:30-13:00)

The Winter Palace, one of the buildings of the Hermitage Museum, is one of the most wonderful palaces in North Eastern Europe and today is one the world's finest museums. The museum consists of five historical buildings including the Winter Palace - the residence of the Russian Tsars. The museum contains over 3 million pieces of art with dates ranging from high antiquity to the present day. Among the Hermitage's treasures are artworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and a large collection of impressionists and post impressionists including Matisse and Picasso as well as many others. We will spend 3 hours at the museum, however, to view the collection in its entirety would take almost 15 years, spending 8 hours a day in the museum and taking one minute to examine each exhibit.

Day 4

Breakfast, 09:30 visit to Pushkin (Catherine Palace)

The Palace and Park of Tsarskoye Selo is a former country residence of the Russian emperors. It is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XIX centuries. Its 3 parks occupy an area of 600 hectares on which are located over 100 architectural monuments: from magnificent palaces and grand monuments to intimate pavilions and park sculptures designed by masters of the Venetian school such as P. Baratta, A. Tarsia and D. Bonazza. The center of Tsarskoye Selo is Catherine Palace, containing exquisite decorative objects, furniture, Russian and Western-European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, amber, arms and decorative bronze sculptures. The Palace also contains the Amber Room - a truly unique work of craftsmanship - a room made entirely of amber. The room was looted by the Nazi's during WWII but luckily most of its pieces were recovered. The room was fully rebuilt in 2003. Tsarskoye Selo was also the main residence of the last Tsar Nicolas II and his family.

Day 5
Group Tour St. Petersburg Break (5 days 4 nights)

After breakfast - departure transfer

ATTENTION! The order of sighseeing visits may change depending on museums availability and public events.


TO SEE THE COMPLETE GROUP TOUR SCHEDULЕ PLEASE CLICK HERE

 
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Dates 1/2 double single
27 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016 699 USD   952 USD  
4 Oct 2016 - 8 Oct 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
11 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
25 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
8 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
22 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
6 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016 608 USD   844 USD  
27 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 608 USD   844 USD  

Prices include:
- hotel accommodation: Domina Prestige St Petersburg (standard room)*
- tickets to all museums,
- transportation to museums and for excursions,
- transfers on arrival and departure
- English-speaking guide service on excursions,
- breakfasts at hotel,
- visa invitation – the document necessary for obtaining a Russian visa when applying for one at the local Russian Consulate in your country.

* except dates of Juridical and Economy Forum. Attention! We leave the right to substitute the hotel with an alternative.

Prices do not include:
- optional services
- theater tickets
- visa processing costs. For US, UK and Canadian citizens, our company offers Full Visa Support. This is where you send us your passport and other documentation and we obtain the Russian visa for you. To learn more about this option, please visit the Full Visa Support page
- international airfare (we can assist you in booking discount airfare, contact us to find out more or book the discount tickets yourself through our internet ticket office)
- travel insurance.

Payment policy:
To book a tour, 30% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The trip must be fully paid 21 days before departure.

Cancellation policy: 
35 days before the tour starting date and more: 10% of the tour price per person
20 days and less before the tour starting date: 50% of the tour price per person
10 days and less before the tour starting date: 75% of the tour price per person
2 days before the tour starting date or no-show: 100% of the tour price per person


Our Russian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. You can easily book the discount tickets yourself through our own discount internet ticket office. The airline tickets we offer are the cheapest available on the web. Please browse our discount air tickets section to learn more.

Very often travelers coming to Russia have many questions concerning our tours, accommodation, visas, transfers and more. To see the answers to the most frequently asked questions, please consult our FAQ page by clicking here.

Guided tours Russia are run on fixed date year round

A group tour is one of the most fun and economical ways to get to know these 2 incredible cities

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