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Weekend in St Petersburg

Price
from 150 USD
Duration
3 days / 2 nts
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Weekend in St Petersburg

Spend your weekend break in St Petersburg - the northern capital of Russia so-called as "Venice of the North". See best of top attractions of the city with a guide on verified excursions of Saint-Petersburg, ideal for travelers short on time.  



Highlights
(Click on the name to see Photo)
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Grand Palace of Peterhof
  • Peterhof Park
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Hermitage Museum
  • 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 possibly cover within a short period of time: 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 St. 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)

Explore one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces - the Grand palace of Peterhof. Badly 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 true gem of Russian arquitecture, and you will surely fall in love with it they 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 the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.


1 hr

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engeneering masterpiece with no pumps, it a unique location, selected specificly to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. 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 the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.

1-3 hrs

The fastest way to get to or from Peterhof during the busy summer season. Saves a lot of time and gives you a chance to take a nap:). The boats depart from the piers in the very center of the city, thus giving you a unique free bonus - a chance to enjoy the stunning panorama of the Neva banks.

30-45 min

Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificient Royal palace with the 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 amazing interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

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

Detailed Program

Time Description    
FRIDAY:          Arrival in St. Petersburg / PRIME TOUR  OF ST. PETERSBURG
 A.M. / noon Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check -in & short rest.  
14:00 - 16:30      
After having start your guided Prime Tour of St Petersburg with photo stops by most famous and spectacular sights of the city such as Peter & Paul Fortress (courtyard); University Embankment with its historical buildings: Kunstkammer, the academy of Sciences and St. Petersburg State University; Palace Bridge, the Heart of St Petersburg - Palace Square and Winter Palace (Hermitage), General Headquarters Arch; Admiralty, Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman, the monument to Nicholas the First, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Nevsky prospect, Anickov Palace and Bridge, and many others!
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 17:00 Return back to hotel
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SATURDAY:   PETERHOF IMPERIAL RESIDENCE AND HERMITAGE MUSEUM
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  peterhof-324427_1920.jpg
09:00 - 09:45 Transfer to the Peterhof Imperial Residence
10:00 - 13:30
Enjoy an spectacular guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Special Early Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time.
While on tour you will lean the history of Peterhof, its secrets and hidden gems.   
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at one of park café/restaurant (not incl.)
14:30 - 15:00
Take fast Hydrofoil Boat back to St Petersburg and disembark near to Hermitage Museum.
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15:00 - 18:30
Tour of splendid Hermitage Museum: Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and General Staff Building. With your guide, see the state interiors of the Winter Palace, the most glorious czar residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule
19:00 Return back to hotel
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SUNDAY:       TZAR's VILLAGE: CATHERINE's PALACE & AMBER ROOM / Departure home
08:45 - 09:00 Meet your guide and driver at lobby of your hotel.  IMG_7785m.jpg
09:00 - 09:45
Transfer to Imperial Residence of Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo) the  located to the south of Saint Petersburg.
10:00 - 13:30
Enjoy an spectacular guided tour of Catherine's Palace with Amber Room with Special Fast Track Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time. 
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch at city café/restaurant (not incl.)
14:30 Transfer to airport / departure home

Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Tourist-class vehicle (almost all vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi) according to program
  • Professional English- or German speaking tour guide (other languages available at a surcharge) 
  • 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

NOT Included

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

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

 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. In case of rain you will be provided with ponchos

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