Tour to St. Petersburg - 4 days

Duration: 4 days
Description: Private tour of St.Petersburg with historical and art itinerary
Attractions: Imperial St.Petersburg, Tsar's residences, Canal cruise
Transportation: Private bus and on foot




Day 1

Day dedicated to the visiting of the city of St.Petersburg.
Duration: 6-7 hours
Visits included: St.Peter & Paul fortress and cathedral.
In the beginning of the day we will take a ride around the city to see the places located far from the city center such as Basil’s island, Marine Quarter, St.Peter & Paul fortress, cruiser Aurora. After the sightseeing tour we will take a walk around the city center with the possibility to visit the Church of the Savior on a Spilled Blood or St.Isaac’s Cathedral (entrance tickets are not included and are to be purchased on the spot). In the afternoon – boat trip along rivers and canals of St.Petersburg, a great possibility to see the city from the other point of view.

Day 2
Day dedicated to the visit of the Hermitage Museum.
Duration: 4 hours
Visits included: the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Big Hermitage, New Hermitage, Picture gallery.
Accompanied by our guide you will explore magnificent rooms of the Winter Palace, admire splendid interiors of the Small Hermitage. In the Rooms of the Old and New Hermitage you will get to admire the masterpieces by the Italian artists such as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Canaletto and Canova, Spanish artists such as Goya, Velasquez and El Greco, you will see the painting by Flemish artists such as Rubens, Van Dyke and Rembrandt, and of course you will get to visit the department of the French 20th century art where you’ll see the masterpieces painted by Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso.

Day 3
Day dedicated to the visit of the Catherine’s Residence in Pushkin and the Peterhof Residence on the Baltic Sea.
After visiting two residences – St.Petersburg metro ride.
Duration: 7 hours
Visits included: Catherine’s Palace, Amber Room, the Park, the Grand Palace, the Park with fountains.
We will dedicate the whole day to the visits of the Tsarskoe Selo residence in Pushkin and Peterhof residence on the Baltic Sea.
Though both residences were built to the design of the same architect they do look completely different: the Tsarskoe Selo residence buried in verdure of a huge park is overwhelming for its magnificent baroque facade and gorgeous interiors with the famous Amber Room among them. The Peterhof palace is definitely not less gorgeous than the Catherine's palace but still it is unique for its location: the palace standing on a hill and the lower park are like a huge terrace going down to the coast of the Baltic sea.

Upon coming back to the city we will take a metro ride to see the most beautiful stations built in the times of the Soviet Union. Along with the Moscow one the St.Petersburg metro is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world famous with its magnificent decoration full of marble, sculpture, mosaic works, bronze chandeliers which reminds those in the imperial palaces.

The package includes:

- tours and visits according to the program
- tickets to the museums indicated in the program
- private transportation during all the visits and excursions
- assistance of the English-speaking Heyrussia guide during the visit

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