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Saint Petersburg is among the most breathtaking and gorgeous cities on the planet, inspired by the best architectural styles of Europe. Often referred to as Venice of the North, its many canals, fountains, streets and buildings each with its own history are a real must-see for every devoted traveler.
City:
Saint Petersburg
Duration:
7 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,076
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Saint Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg! Your driver is waiting for you at the exit gate of the airport. He takes you to the hotel, where you can spend the rest of your day, relaxing after the flight.

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Day 2
St. Petersburg City Tour

St. Petersburg is often called a living museum of Russian and European history with every street, building, and canal boasting a fascinating story and today you see its main highlights.

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Day 3
Visit to the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

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Day 4
Trip to Catherine's Palace

This day is devoted to exploring the Catherine's Palace, a striking example of baroque architecture with its gorgeous interiors that are more than spectacular

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Day 5
Trip to Peterhof

Today we take you to the fascinating Peterhof Palace which features 176 gorgeous cascading fountains of various forms and styles, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, including the famous Samson Fountain.

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Day 6
Excursion of the Yusupov Palace

Following breakfast you have a tour of the Yusupov Palace located on Moika Embankment. It is one of the most beautiful examples of classicism style constructions in Saint Petersburg.

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Day 7
Departure from St. Petersburg

Today is the final day of your Venice of the North tour. After breakfast your driver takes you to the airport. You are leaving for home fascinated with Russia and its most beautiful city - St. Petersburg.

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Price

$2,076
Deposit $500
3-star package
Based on double occupancy
$2,764
Deposit $553
3-star package
Single traveler price
$2,378
Deposit $500
4-star package
Based on double occupancy
$3,380
Deposit $676
4-star package
Single traveler price
$2,973
Deposit $595
5-star package
Based on double occupancy
$4,390
Deposit $878
5-star package
Single traveler price

What's included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 3, 4 or 5-star* hotel in St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Saint Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg! Your driver is waiting for you at the exit gate of the airport. He takes you to the hotel, where you can spend the rest of your day, relaxing after the flight.

Your hotel is located in the very heart of the city, so you have a wonderful opportunity to start exploring the nearby places of interest and restaurants on your own.

No meals included.

Day 2: St. Petersburg City Tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 5-hour panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included).

During the tour you also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral that is the second tallest Orthodox church in the world, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands on the spot where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Visit to the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

During the tour you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

You then proceed to the General Staff Building to admire the Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Trip to Catherine's Palace

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. 

During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Trip to Peterhof

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof Palace.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

The highlight of the tour is a unique hydrofoil ride back to St. Petersburg. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Excursion of the Yusupov Palace

Following breakfast you go on a guided tour of the Yusupov Palace that is one of the most beautiful examples of classicism style constructions in St. Petersburg. Decorated with six-column portico, the Palace delights with harmony of proportions and silhouette elegance.

During the tour you explore the most interesting halls and rooms of this Palace that is the best known as the Palace on the Moika River where Grigory Rasputin was murdered in 1916.

A private boat ride along the beautiful canals and rivers of the Russian Northern capital comes as a final chord to your exploration of St. Petersburg. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 3, 4 or 5-star* hotel in St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

The mighty Peter and Paul fortress, standing on Hare Island, has been the symbol of Saint Petersburg's strength for many centuries.

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St Isaac's Cathedral is among the most impressive cathedrals in Russia dominating in St. Petersburg's skyline.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The world-famous Hermitage Museum is home to the largest collection of paintings on Earth, holding about 3 million works of art.

Catherine Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Russia

Catherine Palace is a stunning luxurious royal residence gifted to Empress Catherine I by Peter the Great.

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Package type Price
3-star package
Based on double occupancy
$2,076
Deposit $500
3-star package
Single traveler price
$2,764
Deposit $553
4-star package
Based on double occupancy
$2,378
Deposit $500
4-star package
Single traveler price
$3,380
Deposit $676
5-star package
Based on double occupancy
$2,973
Deposit $595
5-star package
Single traveler price
$4,390
Deposit $878