St Petersburg tour 2015, 4 nights
First class Hotel, 5 day English Language Guaranteed Departure Tour of St Petersburg
The perfect solution for individuals to join a low cost, no hassle, guaranteed Russian tour with no risk of cancelled tours.
Join our well organized, guaranteed departure group tour, with arrival and departure transfers, plus comprehensive
sightseeing package included, allowing free time to explore independently.
Our tours start on Tuesday (see dates below) and are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 passengers.
Book your own flight/train to St Petersburg and we will do the rest
St Petersburg is a calm contrast to Moscow. Peter’s ‘Window on the West’ displays classic Italian architecture and canals,
which are reminiscent of some of Europe’s finest cities.
The program includes plenty of sightseeing for those who like to have pre-organised excursions to look
Tour Itinerary in St Petersburg
Day 1 (Tuesday)
Upon arrival in St Petersburg, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to check in for 4 nights at the
4 star Solo Sokos Vasilievsky Hotel. (Check in from 14.00 hrs)
Evening at leisure.
Day 2 (Wednesday)
After breakfast, departing at 10.00 hrs, your panoramic orientation tour of the city will commence. You will see all the
major sights of this beautiful city, St Petersburg. You will see the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, housed in the
Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and pass along Nevsky Prospect. St Isaac’s cathedral is also on our route, as
well as the Church on the Spilled Blood. Included is a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, a fort which guards the city of
St Petersburg, located on the island, facing the Hermitage and dominating River Neva. Built as a fortification during
the Russian-Swedish war, it was never used as a fortress and its bastions were turned into political prison cells.
There a son of Peter the Great, Prince Alexei, a famous pretender to the throne, Princess Tarakanova, writer
Radischev, Decembrists and revolutionaries were held as prisoners. Peter and Paul Cathedral, designed by Tresini,
contains the remains of Russian rulers since 1725.
Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrsor you may stay in the city for further exploration and make your own way back
to the hotel. Entrances today: Peter and Paul Fortress
Evening at leisure.
Day 3 (Thursday)
After breakfast, departing at 10.00 hrs*, your guide will take you to visit the Hermitage Museum – the magnificent
collection of art in the winter palace of Catherine the Great. One of the largest museums in the World, founded in
1764; its collection includes over 2.7 million items, including masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Rodin, ASLA Travel Group Limited
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Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, – a feast for art lovers. Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrs or you
may stay on at the Hermitage and return to the hotel on your own at your leisure.
*Timings may vary and will be confirmed by your guide
Entrances today: Hermitage museum. Evening at leisure.
Day 4 (Friday)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken by your guide to visit one of St Petersburg’s most prized Palaces. In the
town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) 29km south of St. Petersburg, is Catherine’s Summer Palace. The
construction of the palace for the Empress Catherine started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around
the palace and, in the middle of 18th century, Tsarskoye Selo became the official royal residence. This palace is
famous for the ‘Amber Room’, now completely restored to its former glory. Not far from the Catherine’s Palace there
is the Lyceum where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. Return to your hotel early/mid afternoon.
Entrances today: Catherine’s Palace. Evening at leisure.
Day 5 (Saturday)
After breakfast at your hotel, check out by 12.00 hrs and your departure transfer will be provided to the airport /
station as required.