Day 1: Arrival
Arrive in St.Petersburg. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tour of the city
City sightseeing tour. During the tour you'll drive along the main streets of the city and see the main tourist attractions and city-symbols – the St.Isaac Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral, the Palace Square, the Rostral columns at the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. You will visit the Peter-and-Paul Fortress. The fortress was founded in a small island in the Neva delta on May 27, 1703 and that day became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. After lunch you'll have a guided visit to the Hermitage – the biggest museum in Russia and one of the biggest and most prestigious museums in the world. The Hermitage occupies 6 building and has over 3 million items in its collection.During the tour you will visit the main building - the Winter Palace.
Day 3: Peterhof or Tzarskoe Selo
During the summer time we offer you a trip to Petrodvotretz (also called Peterhof). Alternatively we offer you a trip to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar's Village) all year round.
Petrodvoretz is a summer estate founded by Peter the Great and continued to be improved by other Tsars in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is an ensemble of marvelous palaces and pavilions surrounded by a beautiful park with fountains and sculptures. The Palace is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland so it is pretty easy to get there from the city center by a hydrofoil boat. The trip will start at the dock on the Neva river (just across the Hermitage) where you meet your guide and take a hydrofoil to Petrodvoretz. You'll arrive straight to the park. After the excursion in the Grand Palace you'll have lunch at the restaurant in the territory of the park. Then you'll have time to enjoy the beauty of the fountains and the flowers in the park. You'll get back to the city by hydrofoil.
Tsarskoye Selo is another suburban estate of Russian Tsars. The Catherine's Palace is undoubtedly Tsarskoe Selo's top attraction. The palace was several times reconstructed according to the tastes of its owner. The resultant palace satisfies the taste of Empress Elizabeth, who adored luxury and whose court was one of the most splendid in all Europe. She owned more than 12 thousand ball gowns and never put the same gown twice. In the palace you'll see the marvelous golden Enfilade of state rooms, the Great Hall that was used as a ball room and the legendary Amber Chamber – the room decorated only with different types of amber. During the World War II the room was lost and it took 12 million USD and over 20 years to recreate the room. Nowadays it is a truly unique monument, a must-see to all the visitors of St.Petersburg.You'll take a private car/minivan trip to Tsarskoe Selo, visit the Catherine's Palace and picturesque French formal garden. You'll have lunch at a cafe in Tsarskoye Selo. A private car/minivan will take you back to the hotel.
Day 4: Departure
Transfer to the airport. Departure.