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Classic St Petersburg Tour

Overview

Experience all of St Petersburg’s most famous attractions in one go with our classic 5-day city tour.  If you want a balanced St Petersburg experience that visits all the major tourist destinations, then this is the perfect tour for you. This 5-day tour includes a full city tour, a trip to the Peter and Paul fortress, a visit to the Faberge museum, and skip-the-line access to the Catherine Palace.

  • Visit to Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

  • Guided tour of the exclusive ‘Amber Room’

  • Visit to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Visit to Faberge Museum

  • Explore the St Petersburg Ship Museum

  • Walking around the grounds of Pavlovsk Palace

  • Fast track admission to the Catherine Palace

  • Fast track admission to the Peterhof Palace

Itinerary

St Petersburg

The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.

Day 1

Arrival in St Petersburg

On arrival in St Petersburg your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station).

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Exploring St Petersburg including the Faberge Museum

Begin your St Petersburg experience with a fully guided tour of the city. You will meet you guide at your hotel before visiting some of the city’s top attractions including the Peter and Paul Fortress, the university embankment, St Issac’s Cathedral, Church of Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect and more.

  • Breakfast

  • Faberge Museum

  • City Tour by car

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Cruiser Aurora

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Visiting the Peterhof and Hermitage Museum

Wake up bright and early for day two of your St Petersburg experience! Your guide and driver will meet you in the hotel lobby, before setting out on a leisurely walk across the embankment. Here, you will take a boat over to the Peterhof for a spectacular guided tour of the palace and park with special fast track admission to avoid the busy crowds.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Peterhof Palace

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Walking Tour

  • Winter Palace

Day 4

Guided tour of the Pavlovsk and Catherine Palace

The final day of your experience in St Petersburg! Meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby before setting off for Tsarskoye Selo in the South of St Petersburg. Here, you can enjoy a spectacular guided tour of Catherine Palace and the Amber Rooms with fast-track admission before stopping for a light lunch at a nearby café.

  • Breakfast

  • Amber Room

  • Catherine Palace

  • Free Time

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Pavlovsk Palace and Garden

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 5

Departure from St Petersburg

After checking out of your hotel in the morning, your driver will meet you and take you to your pre-arranged departure point (airport or railway station).

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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