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Weekend in St Petersburg

Overview

Ask any Russian where the best place for arts and culture is and more often than not, ‘St Petersburg’ will be the reply. This magnificent city has everything – culture, class, art, food; you name it, St Petersburg delivers. If you are running short on time but want to get the most out of your trip to St Petersburg, then this short excursion is the one for you. This 3-day excursion includes panoramic views of the city with photo stops at all the major sites, a boat ride, a visit to the Hermitage Museum, and guided tours of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces.

  • Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Guided tour Peterhof Palace

  • Fast track admission to the Catherine Palace

  • Guided tour of Catherine Palace

  • Visit to Hermitage Museum and Winter 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

Welcome to St Petersburg, Russia’s capital of the North! Your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) before taking you to your hotel so you can check-in, have a short rest and a bite to eat.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour by car

  • Peter and Paul Fortress

  • Winter Palace

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Visiting the Peterhof and the Hermitage Museum

Wake up refreshed and ready to start another day in St Petersburg! Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you over to the Peterhof Palace. Here, you will experience the grandeur of St Petersburg with a guided tour of the palace. What’s more, you will have special early admission to avoid the busy crowds! You will then have time to stop for lunch. We recommend heading to the Park café which is located near to our next activity.

  • Breakfast

  • Peterhof Palace

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Boat Trip

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Winter Palace

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Departure from St Petersburg

After an early start you will meet your guide in the hotel lobby before heading over to Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) located in South St Petersburg. Here, you will experience a guided tour of the Catherine Palace along with the world-famous Amber Room.

  • Breakfast

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Catherine Palace

  • Guided Museum Tour

  • Amber Room

  • 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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