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‘Imperial St Petersburg’ Tour

Overview

Experience the grandeur of St Petersburg’s imperial past first-hand with this 6-day city tour.  If you have always wanted to see the crème-de-la-crème of Russia palaces, art and architecture then look no further! This is the perfect tour for you. This 6-day tour includes a full city tour of St Petersburg, a visit to the Faberge and Hermitage museums, skip-the-line access to the Catherine Palace and Peterhof, and an exclusive visit to the Grand Palace of Oranienbaum.

  • Visit to Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

  • Guided tour of the exclusive ‘Amber Room’

  • Explore the Grand Palace of Oranienbaum

  • Visit to Aurora cruiser

  • Visit to Faberge 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). You will then be taken to your hotel so you can check-in, have a short rest and an evening meal out.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 2

St Petersburg city tour

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

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour by car

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • St Isaac’s Cathedral

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

  • Nevsky Prospect

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Cruiser Aurora

Day 3

Visiting the Hermitage and Faberge Museums

Wake up early for day two of your St Petersburg experience! Today you will spend your time at the marvellous Hermitage Museum, home to one of the largest collections of artworks in the world. As part of the tour, you will see the Winter Palace, as well as the old and new Hermitage with guided tours of the state rooms.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Winter Palace

  • Faberge Museum

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Explore the Grand Palace of Oranienbaum and the world-renowned Peterhof residence

After breakfast, you will kick off another day of imperial intrigue with a visit to the world-renowned Peterhof Museum. Enjoy a spectacular guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Special Early Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time.

  • Breakfast

  • Peterhof Palace

  • Museums

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Expert Guide

  • Oranienbaum Royal Residence

Day 5

Guided tour of the Pavlovsk and Catherine Palaces

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 the Catherine Palace and the Amber Rooms with fast-track admission before stopping for a light lunch at a nearby café.

  • Breakfast

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Catherine Palace

  • Amber Room

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Pavlovsk Palace and Garden

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 6

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

  • Free Time

  • 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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