Classic Saint Petersburg (E-Visa friendly)

from 310 USD
5 days / 4 nts
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Classic Saint Petersburg (E-Visa friendly)

Grab your chance to see it all! This is a unique private tour that includes all the must-have sights of Saint Petersburg! Your visit with be enhanced by early admissions and skip-the-line tours to provide maximum comfort and a superb experience. Create unique memories and share your experience with the loved ones!

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  • Arrival Transfer
  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
  • Church on the Spilled Blood
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Faberge Museum
  • Peterhof Park
  • Grand Palace of Peterhof
  • Catherine's palace (Amber Room) & Park
  • Departure Transfer
When you are loaded full of valuables and cash, it's always best to have someone trusted to meet you and take you to your hotel safely and securely. Our drivers are experienced and courteous and will be happy to meet you at an airport or train station.
30-60 min

See as many highlights as one can cover within a short period: Aurora cruiser, the first house of St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, numerous rivers and bridges, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Palace Square and the Hermitage museum, the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great, Palace Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences, and Saint Petersburg State University, Menshikov Palace, the Square of Arts with Michael's Palace, the Mosque, the Smolny Convent, the Taurida Palace, the Foundry Prospect with the "Big House" (the KGB headquarters) and many more!

Please note that depending on the time allowed, not all sights might be included!
2+ hrs (depending on occasion)

This fortress, built to deflect Swedish raids, was the city's very first structure. While the view from the fortress ramparts is fantastic, the main attraction is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in 1712. Almost all Romanov tsars, including Nicholas II, are buried here. There are several other museums scattered around the fortress grounds, like the political prison museum or St. Petersburg history exhibition, and you can buy a special day ticket which enables access to all.

1 hr

The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion-domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, and the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.

Closed Wednesdays.
15-30 min

St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest basilicas of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the remarkable structure but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later, the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg. Although the cathedral is considerably smaller than the newly rebuilt Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow, it boasts much more impressive fades and interiors.

30 min

Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. But it is also a magnificent Royal palace with stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now ist's the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya, and many other prominent painters from all over the world. Treat yourself with a grand exploration of the most amazing masterpieces of the European Art, including the French Impressionists, and marvel at the fantastic interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

Explore the magnificent collections of the newly opened Faberge Museum - a unique private collection of Faberge eggs and Jewelry in Russia and the world. Boasting over 4,000 items beautifully displayed in an unrivaled Shuvalov Palace, this museum will surely be on top of your Favorite's list. The museum also features a collection of paintings, statuettes, applied art.

1,5 hrs

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, but with a unique location, selected specially to make this miracle happen. The force of gravity provides all the strength and the power of the fountains. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers. Take some time to see the surrounding gardens and Peter's villa Monplaisir. Unfortunately, in winter, the fountains are turned off, and wooden boxes cover the garden statues.

1-3 hrs

Explore one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces - the Grand Palace of Peterhof. Severely damaged during the Second World War, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff, this palace was brought back to life and restored to its former beauty from photographs and maps in the 1950s. A complex combination of Baroque and NeoClassical styles, this palace is a real gem of Russian architecture, and you will surely fall in love with it the way we have. Hundreds of fountains and golden statues surround Peter's Palace - Russia's answer to Versailles. Unfortunately, in winter, the fountains are turned off, and wooden boxes cover the garden statues.

1 hr

This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The Palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction. The adjoining Cameron Gallery has a magnificent view of the park and the Agate Room. The gardens of Catherine Park, which are spectacular in the snow, are dotted with unusual buildings, including a Chinese village.

Closed Tuesdays and the last Monday of the month.
2 hrs
Our professional, experienced English-speaking driver will pick up at your hotel and will take you to the airport/train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it.
30-60 min

Detailed Program

Time Description  
Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check-in & short rest.
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09:45 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby.

10:00 - 14:00
Start your guided Prime Tour of St. Petersburg with visits to the most famous and spectacular sights of the city such as Peter & Paul Fortress, University  Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the Academy of Sciences and St. Petersburg  State University;  Palace Bridge, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac's Cathedral, the monument to Nicholas the First, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Nevsky prospect and the Church on the Spilled Blood.
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch at a city café/restaurant (not included).  
15:30 - 17:30
Visit the Yusupov Palace. The wealthy Yusupov family purchased this palace in 1830, and since then, it was their main house. A special wing was built to house their art collection. It also was the scene of the murder of the Siberian peasant Rasputin, who was exercising too much influence over the royal family for Felix Yusupov's liking.  
18:00 Return to the hotel.
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10:45 - 11:00 Meet your guide in your hotel lobby.
11:15 - 14:45 

Tour of splendid Hermitage MuseumWinter PalaceSmall HermitageOld HermitageNew Hermitage, and General Staff Building. Explore the state interiors of the Winter Palace, the most glorious tzar residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule.

15:00 - 16:00 Lunch at a city café/restaurant (not included).
16:00 - 17:30
Explore with audio-guide the magnificent collections of the Fabergé Museum - a unique private collection of Fabergé eggs and jewelry in Russia and the world. Boasting over 4,000 items beautifully displayed in an unrivaled Shuvalov Palace, this museum will surely be on top of your favorites list. The museum also features a collection of paintings, statuettes, applied art.

17:30 Return to the hotel or stay at the museum for further exploration.
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08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby.
09:00 - 09:45 Transfer to Peterhof Imperial Residence.
10:00 - 13:00
Enjoy a spectacular guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Special Early Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time.
While on tour, marvel at the true kingdom of fountains and learn Peterhof's history, its secrets, and hidden gems.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at a park café/restaurant (not included).
14:00 - 14:30
Transfer to Imperial Residence of Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo).

14:30 - 17:30
Contemplate the Catherine's Palace with Amber Room with Special Fast Track Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time. 
18:00 Return to the hotel.
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DAY 5:            DEPARTURE HOME
   Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back home.

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  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Tourist-class vehicle according to program
  • Professional English-, Spanish- or French-speaking tour guide
  • Admissions to all museums as per itinerary
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 7+ people)
  • Welcome gift
  • A bottle of water daily
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for:
    Yusupov Palace instead of Aurora Battleship (on Day 2): 25 USD per pax
    Chinese-speaking guide: 140 USD per group 
    Portuguese-, Italian- or Japanese- speaking guide: 210 USD per group

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Infants are free of charge. Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for children aged 5 and under.
  • Not recommended for participants with limited walking ability.

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