St Petersburg is, without doubt, one of the most interesting and spectacular cities in the world. The palaces built by the Tsars of Russia have been beautifully restored and no visitor can fail to marvel at their magnificent facades and opulent interiors. Museums such as the Hermitage and the Russian Museum contain stunning collections of art, including paintings by almost all the most famous European artists. The city celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003 and, to mark the event, most of St Petersburg's sights were cleaned and renovated.
Guides & excursions • St Peter & St Paul Fortress • Peterhof Palace • The Hermitage
Day 1 Direct flight to St Petersburg, short orientation tour of the city and check into the hotel
Day 2 Morning city sightseeing tour, including a visit to the St Peter and Paul Fortress and the cathedral in which many of the Romanovs are buried
Day 3 Full day tour to Peterhof, the summer palace of the Tsars that was built to rival Versailles. In the afternoon visit the Yusupov Palace.
Day 4 Morning guided tour of the incomparable Hermitage Museum. Free time in the Hermitage during the afternoon and then return to the hotel
Day 5 Half day tour of the Russian Museum, containing the finest collection of Russian art in the world. Free afternoon
Day 6 Tour of St Isaac's Cathedral followed by a visit to the Church on Spilled Blood, founded after the assassination of Alexander II
Day 7 Morning excursion to Tsarskoye to see Catherine's Palace. Transfer back to St Petersburg Airport for the return flight to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Park Inn Nevsky, St Petersburg
Set in the heart of Russia's second largest city, the 3 star superior Park Inn Nevsky is the perfect place for short stays. Located on one of the best-known streets in Russia, within walking distance of St. Petersburg's main tourist and historical sites the Park Inn provides modern, comfortable amenities including the Bavarian Paulaner Bar and Restaurant.
• 3 star superior • 270 bedrooms
• Centrally located
Your tour includes:
• Scheduled flights between the UK and St Petersburg
• 6 nights half board in St Petersburg
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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