You can never have enough of St. Petersburg, but if you have four
days to spare and wish to see some of one of the greatest cities in
the world, this program will suite you perfectly. It is a day longer
than our WEEKEND IN SPB tour, which gives you more free time to
enjoy St. Petersburg on your own, tour the magnificent St. Isaac's,
and attend a Folk Show at Nickolaevsky Palace.
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Activity: Sightseeing in St.Petersburg
Arrival to St.Petersburg. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at
City Tour including visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress, the oldest
building in town. The cathedral of the Fortress, though plain on the
outside, has a magnificent baroque interior. Most of Russia's
Romanov rulers are buried here (duration 3 hours).
*Water city tour along rivers and canals of St.Petersburg (duration
2 hours) can be additionally offered
Excursion to the State Hermitage Museum (duration 3 hours).
The State Hermitage Museum holds a vast collection of Western
European art. Besides one of its six buildings is the Winter Palace,
residence of tsars Romanov from 1762 to 1917 and the largest part of
the Museum, including gala halls richly decorated through the
centuries of Romanov rule.
*During the fascinating midsummer "white nights" of Saint Petersburg
can be offered "Night city tour" around the historical center of the
city, when the bridges over Neva river are drawn
- Suburb trip to Tsarskoe Selo (duration 5 hours)
Pushkin town (ex-Tsarskoe Selo) - evocative of the rosy days and the
grey days of the Romanovs, the summer palaces were created for
Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great.
The baroque Catherine Palace and/o the classical Alexander Palace.
Favourite haunt of Nicholas and Alexandra, it ironically became
their prison when they were put under house arrest before being
shunted off to Yekaterinburg.
*In the evening we suggest unforgettable performance at one of the
former imperial Opera&Ballet Theatres of Saint Petersburg -
Mariinsky Theatre (former Kirov Opera and Ballet theatre), Musorgsky
Theatre, Alexander Theatre, etc.
Day 4 - Yusupov Palace visit. One exposition of this
mansion reveals the life of aristocracy in Saint Petersburg, telling
about one of the richest men in Russia, Price Yusupov, another
excursion goes down to the secret apartment of his son, Felix, where
on night of December, 17, 1916, his highness with conspirators
killed Rasputin. Transfer to the airport. Departure from