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Three-day itinerary. Venice of the North

Included:

 

Day 1. city tour, Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, farmers market.

 

Day 2. Peterhof (only parks), Yusupov Palace.

 

Day 3. Pushkin. Boat trip.

 

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. We will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of the city, we will enter the first cathedral of the city – St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Our next stop is Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Then we will visit Kuznechny market which is one of the oldest food markets in St. Petersburg. The market is also known for the fact that a famous Russian writer Fiodor Mijailovich Dostoyevski lived right nearby. Next to the market there is an Orthodox Church of Our Lady of Vladimir.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

In the afternoon we will visit theHermitage, 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...

 

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 18th century to commemorate the glory of Russia. The tour includes a walk around the Lower and the Upper Parks.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

Afterwards, we will visit Yusupov Palace. The mansion was constructed in the end of the XIX c for Prince Yusupov who was one of the richest men in Russia. The palace theatre is a miniature copy of la Scala theatre. Yusupov palace is also interesting from the point of view of history as in 1906 a favourite and a trusted advisor of the Romanov family Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in this palace. A wax figures exhibition tells the story of the plot.

 

Return to the ship.

 

Day 3.

 

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

 

Today we start with the visit of 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.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

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.

 

Price in EURO per person incl. commission for tour operators

 

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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