Weekend in St. Petersburg
Tour Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Group Size: 2 - 5 people
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing Tour, Cultural Trip
Season: Year round
Tour Customizable: Yes
Price Per Person: USD 645 - 1,110
The second largest Russian city - Saint Petersburg is located on the Neva River at its mouth in the Finland gulf of the Baltic Sea. The city was founded in 1703 by Russian Emperor Peter the Great who planned to build the most up-to-date cosmopolitan city of Russia as opposed to the other traditional old-fashioned Russian cities. Called “the window to Europe” St. Petersburg was the capital of Russia for over 200 years.
We are glad to invite you to take a tour to the city on the Neva River. St. Petersburg has earned many nicknames among Russians. It is often called the Northern Capital, the Northern Palmira, Northern Venice, and it is really one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
St. Petersburg never leaves its guests indifferent to its charming beauty. Nowhere in Northern Europe will you find such a great number of channels and bridges. Having arrived this city you will have a chance to see unique masterpieces in the best European architectural traditions: splendid squares, magnificent palaces, gorgeous temples and many other interesting and fascinating places.
Day 1: St. Petersburg. City tour, St. Isaak Cathedral
Arrival to St. Petersburg. The day starts with a panoramic sightseeing tour around the city that was Russia's political and cultural center for over 200 years. Pass wonderful broad squares, wide avenues including Nevsky Prospekt lined with magnificent historic palaces, mansions and churches. See St. Nicolas Church, the Winter Palace, Smolny Cathedral, St. Isaak’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and the famous Bronze Horseman. Transfer to your hotel in the afternoon. Lunch. Included: (L).
Day 2: St. Petersburg. Hermitage tour, Peter and Paul fortress, Neva river cruise
Visit the magnificent Hermitage Museum to view unbelievable collection of Italian masters, French Impressionists and other world famous painters. The collection occupies a large complex of six beautiful historic buildings along the Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Today’s tour also takes you to Peter and Paul Fortress located in the very heart of St. Petersburg where Peter the Great laid the foundation of the first fortress. Tour ends with a boat cruise on city’s rivers and numerous canals. Once you see the city from the water you understand why it is called the Northern Venice. Lunch. Return to your hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: St. Petersburg. Departure
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to airport or railway station. Includes: (B).
Prices (per person):
- Deluxe accommodation (5* hotels)
* 2 pax: USD 1,110 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 995 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 897 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 455
- Superior accommodation (4* hotels)
* 2 pax: USD 765 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 625 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 585 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 195
- Tourist class accommodation (3* hotels)
* 2 pax: USD 645 p/p
* 3 pax: USD 525 p/p
* 4-6 pax: USD 485 p/p
* Single supplement: USD 145
- Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- All individual transfers by car or tourist coach
- English-speaking guide during excursions
- Entry and admission fees the sites and museums listed
- Russian visa support.
- Air tickets or train tickets to / from St. Petersburg
- Health insurance.