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Two-Day Itinerary. Northern Capital

Included:

 

Day 1. city tour, Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian vodka museum, a boat trip.

 

Day 2. Peterhof (The Grand Palace and the Lower Park), Pushkin.

 

Day 1.

 

Meet your guide in the hall of the port terminal of St. Petersburg.

 

During the city tour you will get acquainted with history and modern life of the city, will see all major sights: the main street of the city - Nevsky prospect, the beautiful Arts Square, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood, Mariinsky Theatre. Our next stop is Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan.

 

Later today we will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of the city and explore the first cathedral of the city – St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Then we will visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

In the afternoon we will visit the Hermitage, the largest museum in Russia and one of the most important and well-known museums of the world. The collection that was started by Empress Catherine II in 1764 now numbers more than 3 million objects. Objects that date back to various periods from prehistoric times to nowadays are exhibited in 400 rooms. The sheer jewels of the collection are the works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tiziano, Rembrandt, P.P.Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco, N.Poussin, V.Van Gogh, P.Gauguin, P.Picasso, A.Matisse...

 

Our next stop is the Russian Vodka Museum. During the tour you will hear the history of the traditional Russian drink and have the opportunity to taste it.

 

Afterwards, we take a boat trip along the waterways of Saint Petersburg. Granite clad rivers and canals, stairs descending to the water, bridges that span the banks are inseparable elements of the city architecture. This trip allows you to see a different aspect of St. Petersburg – Venice of the North.

 

Return to the ship.

 

Day 2.

 

Meet your guide in the hall of the port terminal of St. Petersburg.

 

Today we will visit one of the most beautiful summer residences of Russian Emperors, Peterhof. Peterhof is a town of parks, palaces and fountains. It was founded by Peter the Great in the beginning of the XVIII c. century to commemorate the glory of Russia. The tour includes a visit to the Grand Palaceand a walk around the Lower Park.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

In a conclusion of the day we will visit another fascinating monument of architecture and garden art, Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The combination of gold, celestial walls, niveous columns and silvery roof create an impressive sight. The jewel of the palace is the Amber room which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. The romantic alleys around the Catherine Palace invite visitors for a pleasant walk to the favourite pavilions and ponds of the Russian emperors.

 

Return to the ship.

 

Price in EURO per person incl. commission for tour operators

 

Number of pax 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax 7-9 pax 10-14 pax 15-25 pax
Price 459 EUR 379 EUR 305 EUR 221 EUR 184 EUR 153 EUR

 

NB The order of tours can vary depending on the museums working schedule

 

The price includes:

-meeting at the port terminal

-English/ German/Spanish speaking guide

-transport with a/c

-entrance tickets to the indicated museums

-boat trip

-vodka tasting at the Museum of Vodka