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Three-day itinerary. The Connoisseur of St. Petersburg

Included:

 

Day 1. city tour Peter and Paul fortress, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Yusupov Palace, boat trip.

 

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

 

Day 3. Pushkin, Pavlovsk.

 

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. 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. We continue on to St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

 

Free time for lunch.

 

In the afternoon 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 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.

 

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.

 

We will go to 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 visit to the Grand Palace and a walk around the Lower Park.

 

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...

 

Return to the ship.

 

Day 3.

 

You will 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.

 

In the afternoon we will visit Pavlovsk Palace. This classical palace is located 27 km away from St. Petersburg as a summer residence of the tsar Paul I and his family. It is one of the few palaces that retain the cozy and private atmosphere of the royal family. The beautiful park of the palace that covers the area of 600 hectares is one of the largest parks in Europe. It is considered to be a perfect example of romantic landscape parks of the beginning of the XIX c. By all means it deserves to be called "music for the eyes”.

 

Return to the ship.

 

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Price

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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