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All highlights of St. Petersburg in 5 days (hotel is not included)

5-day tour of the best places in St. Petersburg and its environs. You will see the main attractions of the city center and visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage Museum, the St.Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peterhof Palace and Park, the Catherine’s Palace, the Russian folklore show in the Nikolaev Palace with stand-up meal and a trip to night St. Petersburg.

per adult from

$1,532

AUD

Duration

5 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3 lunches and 1 drink reception at Nikolaevsky palace
    • Tourist-class vehicle according to program
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fee to the Hermitage museum
    • Entrance fee tо Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
    • Entrance fee to St.Isaak’s Cathedral (+ observation platform)
    • Entrance fee tо Peterhof Grand Palace
    • Entrance fee tо Catherine’s Palace
    • Skip-the-line entrance
    • Tickets for the Neva river boat ride
    • Tickets for the folklore show in Nikolaevsky Palace
    • Russian visa support
    • Entry/Admission - Peter and Paul Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Entry/Admission - St. Isaac's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Nicholas Palace / Nikolaevsky palace
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Petersburg State University
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
    • Entry/Admission - Kazan Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The Building Of The Admiralty
    • Entry/Admission - The Menshikov Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I

  • Day 1: Arrival and city tour

    Stop At: Peter and Paul Fortress, Petropavlovskaya Fortress, 3, St. Petersburg 197022 Russia
    Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be a unique fortification monument of XVIII-XIX centuries. The citadel in the form of a six-pointed star was constructed according to the project made by the French engineer Zh.G. Lamber with the participation of the tsar.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Gorokhovaya St., 18, St. Petersburg Russia
    The main attraction of Peter and Paul Fortress is Trezzini's Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in 1712. Almost all Romanov tsars including Nicholas II, are buried here.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: University Embankment, Universitetskaya Emb., St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    The architectural ensemble on the University Embankment is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful in St. Petersburg. On the waterfront, there are magnificent views of the opposite bank of the Neva, the Admiralty, the English Embankment, the dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and the landmark monument to Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Petersburg State University, University Embankment, 7/9, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199034
    Saint Petersburg State University is one of the oldest, largest and leading classical universities and one of the most important centers of science, education and culture in Russia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Senate Square, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia
    Senate Square is one of the oldest architectural centers in St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg Russia
    The Bronze Horseman, an impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg, Peter the Great, stands on Senatskaia Ploshchad (Square), facing the Neva River and surrounded by the Admiralty, St Isaac's Cathedral and the buildings of the former Senate and Synod - the civil and religious governing bodies of pre-revolutionary Russia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Griboyedova Kanala Emb., 2B/A, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    The symbol of Saint Petersburg - onion domed cathedral that stands out from the neo-classical surroundings of the city-center. The church is decorated with lots of mosaics inside and outside, the domes are covered with colorful enamels. The church was built on the very place where Tsar Alexander II was mortally wounded in 1881.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nevsky Prospekt, Nevsky Avenue, St. Petersburg 191025 Russia
    Nevsky Prospect is the main street of St. Petersburg, stretching for 4.5 km from the Admiralty to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kazan Cathedral, Kazanskaya Sq., 2 Metro Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Kazan Cathedral is one of the main and most beautiful temples in St. Petersburg. The Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is located on Nevsky Prospect near the metro, in the heart of tourist routes.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Building Of The Admiralty, Admiralteyskiy Drive, 1 metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg Russia
    One of St. Petersburg's oldest structures, the Admiralty was created by Peter the Great and originally built as a dockyard. The building long housed the Admiralty Board, which was responsible for shipbuilding and later became part of the ministry of the Navy.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ploshchad Iskusstv, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    Arts Square is home to the Russian Museum, the Mikhaylovsky Theater, the Large Concert Hall (Bolshoi Zal) of the St. Petersburg Philarmonic, the Pushkin monument and is not far from the Church of the Savior on Blood.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Menshikov Palace, Universitetskaya Emb., 15 Vasiliostrovskaya Metro Station, St. Petersburg 199034 Russia
    Menshikov Palace was the first stone building in the city. Since 1981, it has served as a public museum, a branch of the Hermitage Museum.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Visit to the Hermitage Museum and St.Isaac’s Cathedral (lunch included)

    Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Palace Square - the concentration of several historical and architectural monuments of federal scale. This is the semicircle of the General Staff building and its Arc de Triomphe, and the construction of the headquarters of the Guards Corps, the famous Alexander Pillar and, of course, the world-famous Winter Palace.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
    St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. For 150 years the palace served as an imperial residence. In November 1917, after the October Revolution, it was declared a museum.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
    Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificent Royal palace with the stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now it’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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palace Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia
    A unique feature of the Palace Embankment: half of the two dozen houses located here are palaces. One of them is famous throughout the world - the Winter Palace of the Russian imperial family.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neva River, Russia
    The most spectacular view of St. Petersburg can be seen from the water. The unforgettable panoramas of the Hermitage, squares and embankments. A city was built over 42 islands, so it is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals that seem to bind the city together, while also marking the borders of its different districts and neighborhoods. The slow ride by Nikolsky cathedral belltower, or through the tunnels of the wide bridges, or under the glass walkway of Mariinsky theater, where the light is barely seen on the other side is an experience you'll never forget.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Isaac's Square, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    St. Isaac's Cathedral is dedicated to Peter the Great's favorite saint. It is the largest cathedral in Russia and ranks among the largest cathedrals of the world. It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. It's not only the impressive structure, but also the collection of the greatest engineering innovations. One hundred and eighty years later the gilded dome of St. Isaac's still dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.
    *(observation platform included)
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Evening Russian folklore show in the Nikolaev Palace with stand-up meal + a trip to night St. Petersburg

    Stop At: Nicholas Palace / Nikolaevsky palace, Ploshchad' Truda, 4, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190098
    Nikolaevsky Palace was one of several palaces designed by Andreas Stackensneider for the children of Nicholas I. Located on Ploshchad Truda, not far from St. Isaac's Cathedral in the centre of St. Petersburg, the Nikolaevskiy Palace was one of the last palaces to be built for the Imperial family in the city.
    The folklore show in the Nikolaev Palace “Feel yourself Russian” is a unique opportunity to feel the history and soul of Russia in one evening!
    *After the Folk-Show, you will go on a trip to night St. Petersburg.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Visit to the Peterhof (lunch included)

    Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia
    A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, in a unique location, selected specifically 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.

    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Visit to the Catherine’s Palace (lunch included)

    Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia
    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.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The meeting place with your guide and driver will be coordinated upon booking.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Uopera tours

Activity ID: V-224720P64

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