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05 August 2022

From August 19th to 28th, a Festival of Historical Gardens will be held in Tsaritsino estate. Five years ago, the museum-reserve invited landscape architects and designers to its park for the first time, who created an exhibition of park miniatures from different countries and eras.
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28 July 2022

A museum-apartment of the greatest contemporary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya has opened in Moscow. The permanent exhibition features more than a thousand unique items that tell about the great creative path and personal life of Maya Plisetskaya.

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3-day programs. Venice of the North



Included:

Day 1. the panoramic tour, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, the Kuznechny market, boat ride along the St. Petersburg rivers and canals.

Day 2. Peterhof (Upper and Lower parks), Pushkin (the Amber Room).

Day 3. the Hermitage.

 

3 Days

DAY 1. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Departure for the panoramic tour of the city during which you will see the perspective of Nevsky Avenue, the Fine Arts Square and the St. Isaak Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Mariinsky Theater. We will enter the Peter and Paul Fortress, the historic center of the city and will enter the first cathedral of St. Petersburg - one of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then we will visit the cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and afterwards go to the Kuznechny market, one of the oldest markets in St. Petersburg.


Free time for lunch.


Then we will take a boat ride along the St. Petersburg rivers and canals.  Granite-clad banks with the stairs that go down to the water, bridges that link the sides of the river are inseparable part of the architecture of the city. During this trip one gets an amazing impression of a different vision of St. Petersburg called the Venice of the North.


Return to the port.

 

DAY 2. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Today we go to one of the most beautiful summer residences of the Russian Emperors - Peterhof.  The Peterhof or Petrodvorets ensemble is a city of parks, palaces and fountains, founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great to commemorate the glory of Russia. The excursion includes a walk through the parks only (Upper and Lower parks).


Free time for lunch.


Then we will visit another fascinating monument of architecture and gardening, Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The combination of gold, sky blue walls, snowy columns and a silver ceiling create an impressive effect. The jewel of the palace - the Amber Room - is known as the eighth wonder of the world. The romantic alleys around the Catherine Palace invite for a walk to see the pavilions and ponds of the favorite park of the Russian Emperors.


Return to the port.

 

DAY 3. ST. PETERSBURG

 

Meeting with your local guide in the hall of the St. Petersburg port terminal.


Visit to the Hermitage, the largest museum in Russia and one of the most important and well-known in the world. The museum collections originated by the Empress Catherine the Great in 1764 today contain more than 3 million exhibits dating from prehistoric to modern times and are exhibited in 400 rooms. Its real jewels are paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, P.P. Rubens, A. Van Dyck, El Greco...


Free time in the city center with transport and guide at your disposal.


Return to the port.


NB The order of the visits is subject to changing according to the museum work hours.

 

Prices in US DOLLARS, per person, including commission for tour operators:

Number of pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
Tour price, p.p. $1350 $740 $595 $480 $410 $375 $340 $320 $300 $280

 

Price includes:

· meeting at the port terminal

· English-speaking guide

· transport with a/c

· entrance tickets: Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof (park only), Pushkin

· boat trip


The final program and cost might suffer changes due to sanitary requirements and protocols that will apply at the time of your guests' arrival in Russia (such as: group size restrictions on museum visits and transportation, restrictions on restaurants’ operations etc.).


To find out the options for the night program, you can visit the section Optional night tours in St. Petersburg or write to us in the Comments of the Book the Tour form.