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Cultural Capital of Russia (5 days)

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Tour program

day1

- Arrival in St.-Petersburg. Meeting with guide.

- City tour: «St.-Petersburg – Northern capital of Russia (only view points, without entrance)». During a tour of St. Petersburg you will see St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, the Admiralty, Winter Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Field of Mars. Than you will see Vasilyevsky Island, Rostral columns, stock Exchange building.

- Excursion to Peter and Paul Fortress (The tour includes a visit to Peter and Paul Cathedral, the first cathedral of St Petersburg, a burial place of the Romanov dynasty.)

Transfer to hotel.

- Check in at hotel.  

 ( A guide and transport will be with you for 8 hours in total)

day2

- Breakfast in hotel. A guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

- Bus excursion to Peterhof. Peterhofis known as Russian Versailles. The main attraction in Peterhof is its beautiful Lower Park with 150 fountains and four cascades. The main and the most amazing cascade called the Great Cascade is situated in front of the Great Imperial Palace which was the gala summer imperial residence for 200 years. (Park complex and the small Palace, Grand Palace – external review).

- Transfer to restaurant. Dinner.

- The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. The Hermitage exhibition, which opened in 2003, was created on the basis of the collection of Lomonosov porcelain factory museum, which consists of more than 30,000 items including porcelain, glass, drawings, photographs and rare publications. The exhibition shows the stages of development of the first national porcelain factory, founded in 1744, and the history of Russian porcelain. A master class of porcelain painting. You will have an absolutely unique possibility to decorate several porcelain pieces yourself. After baking you will be able to take them back home. You will not only get absolutely unusual souvenirs, but also the brightest, the most pleasant and the most unusual memories of your trip to Russia.

- Then you have free time.

- For an additional fee: Russian folk show at the Nikolaevsky Palace in St.-Petersburg. (Enjoy this unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia!) ($59 per person) / Russian Ballet in the palace theaters of St. Petersburg. (from $ 39 per person).

( A guide and transport will be with you for 9 hours in total)

day3

- Breakfast in hotel. A guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

- Excursion the State Hermitage museum - Russia's best gallery of art and one of the most prominent art museums in the world. The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin. Today, the Hermitage boasts over 2.7 million exhibits.

- Excursion to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the city or the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.

- Transfer to restaurant. Dinner. Then you have free time.

- For an additional fee: Excursion to the History Museum-Scale Model «Peter the Great Aquatory» - Large scale model of St. Petersburg of 18th century; Midnight St Petersburg cruise (Drawbridges) ($ 12 per person);  Excursion to ERARTA museum -the largest private museum of contemporary art in Russia. ($8 per person).

( A guide and transport will be with you for 8 hours in total)

day4

- Breakfast in hotel. A guide will meet you in the hotel lobby.

- Yusupov Palace excursion. (You will visit one of the most mysterious and beautiful palaces that used to belong to Yusupov dynasty.)

- The Grand maket of Russia - a miniature copy of Russia. The national show-museum “Grand Maket Rossiya” with its area of 800 square meters combines the generalized images of Russia`s towns and regions. The museum doesn`t have analogs in the world and is the only one such a project in the country. It is a unique chance to walk around the whole country from Kaliningrad to the Far East.

- Transfer to restaurant. Dinner. Then you have free time.

- For an additional fee: Excursion to the Faberge Museum. (World's largest collection of works by Faberge). ($ 14 per person); Art Fan Museum the Art of fan Museum houses over 300 exponents from almost every corner of the world, the oldest of which dates back to 17th century. ($ 10 per person)

  (A guide and transport will be with you for 8 hours in total)

day5

- Breakfast in hotel. Check out from hotel. Meet with a guide in the hotel lobby

- Trinity Izmailovsky Cathedral. One of the largest temples of Saint Petersburg, Trinity Izmailovsky Cathedral was solemnly founded in 1828 on the holiday of Holy Trinity.

- Enjoy a bus excursion to Tsarskoe Selo. (The Catherine Palace and Parks Ensembles of the Town of Pushkin). Tsarskoye Selo (“Village of Tsars” in Russian) until 1917, is located some 12 miles away from St. Petersburg, the ensemble of the Catherine's Palace and Park are among Russia's top historical recreation complexes visited by hundreds of thousands tourists every year. It was the residence of the tsars from the beginning of the 18th century onwards. Famous Amber room is here.

- Transfer to restaurant. Dinner.

- Transfer to airport/railway station.

(A guide and transport will be with you for 9 hours in total)

 

Approximate prices of the tour per person (prices-netto are in dollars)/Approximate prices of the tour per person without accommodation (prices-netto are in dollars):

Hotel

Date

Group
of 40

Group
of 30

Group
of 20

Group
of 15

Group
of 10

Extra payment
for single

Saint-Petersburg 3*

04.07.16 – 30.09.16

01.05.17 – 22.05.17

$329

$339

$369

$359

$399

$22

01.10.16 – 30.04.17

$309

$319

$349

$339

$379

$10

Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya 4*;

Park Inn Pulkovskaya 4*

04.07.16 – 30.09.16

01.05.17 – 22.05.17

$339

$359

$389

$379

$419

$18

01.10.16 – 30.04.17

$309

$319

$349

$339

$379

$18

Moscow Hotel 4*

04.07.16 – 30.09.16

01.05.17 – 22.05.17

$349

$369

$399

$389

$429

$23

01.10.16 – 30.04.17

$319

$339

$369

$349

$389

$17

Grand Hotel Emerald 5*

04.07.16 – 30.09.16

01.05.17 – 22.05.17

$569

$589

$619

$619

$669

$53

01.10.16 – 30.04.17

$419

$439

$469

$459

$509

$43

 

Prices for the period of white nights (23.05.17 – 03.07.17) - on request.

Please try to book tours for groups for the summer season in advance, especially for the period - at the end of May-June, because of shortage of hotel rooms in St.-Petersburg during the summer season.

 

Included:

  • Stay at your chosen hotel for 4 nights. Check-out time 12.00. Check-in time 2 pm.;
  • 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners;
  • Transport: according to the tour programme (group 10-15 people by minibus, group of 20/30/40 people by bus);
  • Tickets to the museums as stated in the tour programme.
  • Services of guide.

 

For additional payment:

  • All the additional services;
  • A typical meal for one person costs approximately $9-10.
  • For extra usage of the transport in Saint-Petersburg: $12 per hour for a minibus (12-18 seats, 4+1 hours minimum); $23 per hour for a bus (20/30/40 seats, 3+1 hours minimum);
  • Guide escort extra hours - $11 per hour;
  • Dinner ($10 per person);
  • Hire of clothes in winter month.
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