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Summer Highlights of St. Petersburg Extended (E-Visa)
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Summer Highlights of St. Petersburg Extended (E-Visa)

Private tour
7 days
1 city
6nights

St. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by the grandeur of European architecture during his travels, Russia's legendary emperor, Peter the Great, laid the first bricks of what later became Russia's breathtaking second capital a little over 300 years ago. With an appearance untypical of Russia, to this day, grand cathedrals, ornate gardens, lush palaces and royal venues, designed by the greatest European architects of the time, line the many canals of the city, all resulting in the most romantic destination in Russia that's often called "The Venice of the North". No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without time spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress, an exploration of the glorious Hermitage and Faberge museums, a climb up to the St. Isaac's Cathedral or a visit to the colorful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And for an even more spellbinding experience, make sure to save some time for the residences of the Russian Tsars, including stunning Peterhof and the brilliant Catherine's Palace....
  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to St.-Petersburg - the Venice of the North! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: St. Petersburg City Tour and Faberge Museum
    After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions.

    Then you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. You have a photo stop at the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral and go inside Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

    Today guide also takes you to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts.

    After the tour you are taken back to the hotel and the rest of the day free. 


    Day 3: Tour of the Hermitage Museum
    Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

    During the tour, you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough.

    You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 4: Trip to Peterhof
    After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg by hydrofoil to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

    During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 5: Trip to Pushkin
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

    During the tour you walk through the parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

    After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 6: Tour to Yusupov Palace and Rivers and Canals Boat Ride
    Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet with your private guide and driver you have an amazing tour to Yusupov Palace and highlight the day with a private rivers and canals boat ride. 

    The first site you visit today is one of the most beautiful examples of classicism style constructions in St. Petersburg - Yusupov Palace. During the tour you explore the most interesting halls and rooms of this Palace on Moika River, best known for being the location where Grigory Rasputin was murdered in 1916. 

    After the palace tour you enjoy a private boat ride along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to see the city from a completely new perspective. 

    *Note: River and canals boat ride is seasonal and weather-sensitive. Navigation is from May 1st till October 15th.


    Day 7: Departure
    Today is the final day of your exciting adventure in Russia. After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you enjoyed your Russian experience and will plan your next trips with Firebird Tours!

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  • Included in your trip
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    5-star hotel
    RU, Nevsky Prospect, 57, St.Petersburg, RUSSIA
    Corinthia Hotel Nevsky Palace
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service. All air-conditioned guest rooms boast classic interiors and come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.... show more
    7 days / 6 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Standard Class Hydrofoil Tickets
    • Half Day Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Transport
    • Full Day Trip to Peterhof with Entrances to the Lower Park and Bath Cottage
    • Half Day Private Yusupov Palace Tour and Boat Ride
    • Full Day Private City Tour with Faberge Museum
    • Trip to Pushkin with Entrances to the Catherine's Palace and Park
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at a remarkable downtown hotel;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to the State Hermitage and Grand Staff Building,  Faberge Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Savior on the Blood Church, Peterhof Bath Cottage and Lower park, Catherine's Palace and Park;
  • Private rivers and canals boat ride and hydrofoil to Peterhof;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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