St Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia and a major sea and river port. With 86 canals and over 45 islands St Petersburg is often called Venice of the North. There are over 580 bridges, which make up an essential part of the city infrastructure. Many of the bridges are engineering and architectural masterpieces and harmoniously contribute to the incomparable image of the city. Created by Emperor Peter the Great in 1703 to be his “window on Europe”, St Petersburg combines the fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European look. A city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and winding canals, St. Petersburg has gained the reputation of one of the Great Cities of Europe. Altogether 4,000 outstanding architectural, historical and cultural monuments are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Arrive in St. Petersburg and be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign with your name or the name of your group. You will be taken to your hotel to check in and enjoy your day at leisure.
10:00 guide will wait at hotel’s Reception Desk.
City sightseeing tour – a tour with photo stops (no entrances included).
In the afternoon visit to Peter and Paul Fortress. In October-April on day 2 Hermitage visit. City tour and Peter& Paul Fortress is on Day 3.
Your day starts early as you depart at 09:30am a visit of the famous Hermitage.
The afternoon will be at your leisure.
Meet your guide at 09:30 AM for an out-of-town visit to Pushkin (Catherine Palace).
After breakfast you will be met by your driver as you depart this memorable city.
Accommodation: Radisson Sonya, standard room.
Attention! We leave the right to substitute the hotel with an alternative.
Meals: buffet breakfast
Transfers on arrival and departure by car for independent travelers or by bus for groups
English–speaking guide on excursions
Excursions as per program
PRICES PER PERSON
|January 16 – April 24,
October 02 – December 25
|Single Room Supplement||$235.00|
July 17 – September 25
|Single Room Supplement||$310.00|
|May 01 – May 15
May 29 – June 05
|Single Room Supplement||$375.00|