We will be happy to show you everything you need to see in St. Petersburg during their brief weekend in this magnificent city. We plan only individual tours with guide and driver, small buses or large groups. All planned considering your schedule and preferences.
DAY 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg. A visit to the Hermitage and Peterhof
Welcome to St. Petersburg! This is a beautiful northern city and the former capital! Where you can see the canals of Venice and cathedrals of Rome in one place. You will not be disappointed by the glory and culture of this city. The best guides in St. Petersburg will help you to see a lot during your short visit to one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world.
The driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to the cruise ship, where you will stay during the trip.
You will have time to relax, and your tour will started. Firstly, you will visit the legendary Hermitage, where enchase the largest collection of paintings in the world, which holds about 3 million unique pieces of art, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco de Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace. It is said that if you take three minutes for each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, then it will take three years to see the entire show. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide who shows you the best items and exhibits for a few hours.
You're going for the city of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the pearl palace architecture - Peterhof. The palace complex was founded by Peter the Great 300 years ago on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. It is considered the capital of the fountains, decorated in various forms and styles, and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. Peterhof - an absolute architectural jewel of St. Petersburg, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After the tour you will return to the cruise ship and have your free time.
DAY 2: A trip to the Catherine Palace
Today you will have 8-hour excursion. The first place - the Catherine Palace, located in the town Pushkin, which is also known as Tsarskoye Selo. This is an example of Baroque architecture with magnificent interiors, which are very impressive.
The estate was donated by Catherine I, her husband Peter the Great and is one of the most beautiful and luxurious royal residences in the country. Lush parks and gardens, palaces with unique interiors, look like a replica of the world-famous Amber Room.
Then you return to the city and take a trip to the underground of St. Petersburg, placed deep underground. The old station, which was built in the late 1950s. richly decorated. Due to the geological difficulties and unstable soils (marsh, bog soils), most stations were built very deeply, so in St. Petersburg has the deepest subway in the world. Ride the escalator down at some stations may take up to three minutes! After the tour you will have free time for shopping
DAY 3: St. Petersburg City tour and departure
This day you will visit the most important attractions of St. Petersburg on 6-hour excursion. During the tour you will make a stop at the Peter and Paul Fortress, where they were buried almost all Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. Then visit the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, the second highest Orthodox church in the world and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, which stands on the place where the great Russian Emperor Alexander II was killed.
Then take a boat trip through the beautiful canals and rivers of the northern capital, St. Petersburg.
After the tour, the driver will take you to the airport. We hope you enjoyed your short weekend tour in St. Petersburg and you will return home with a lot of impressions and gain an unforgettable experience.
We wish you a safe flight back home and waiting to the next meeting.