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St. Petersburg in Style: 3-day Winter Experience
The romance and solemn beauty of St. Petersburg in the Winter months awaits you on this 3-day excursion of the city and its surrounding provinces. Enjoy the impressive must-see highlights like the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, Catherine's Palace, the Church on the Spilled Blood, and Peter and Paul's Fortress and Cathedral, as well as some more off the beaten path gems, like Pavlovsk Palace, the Faberge Museum, and the Russian Museum. Three lunches are included on this tour, each designed to give you a glimpse into local life and local cuisine. You will have time for shopping and after your visit to Pavlovsk Palace, you will experience a delightful and romantic "Troika" ride, a sled pulled by 3 horses, through the grounds and park surrounding the palace.
This unique tour offers you the chance to experience St. Petersburg as it truly is, away from the Summer crowds. You can expect to soak in the majestic beauty with minimal or nonexistent crowds: truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for such a popular destination like St. Petersburg.
This tour is designed for visitors staying at a hotel within the city center arriving between October and March.
Visas are required for this tour!*
*For most nationalities.
DAY 1 | 09:00 - 17:00
|09:00||Meet the tour guide at your Hotel|
|09:00 : 10:30||City sightseeing tour. Tour of elegant Metro station and subway ride. Shopping and a visit to the local food market upon request.|
|10:30 : 12:30||Tour of the Hermitage Museum Winter Palace|
|13:00 : 14:00||Lunch at "Stolle"|
|14:30 : 15:30||Continuation of tour of the Hermitage: General Staff Building to see the Impressionist exhibit|
|16:00 : 16:30||Visit and tour inside the Church on the Spilled Blood|
|17:00||Back at the Hotel|
DAY 2 | 09:45 - 18:00
|09:45 : 10:00||Meet your guide at the Hotel|
|10:00 : 11:00||Drive to Pushkin a.k.a. Tsars' Village, location of Catherine's Palace|
|11:00 : 12:30||Tour inside the Catherine's Palace, including the Amber Room|
|13:00 : 14:30||Lunch at "Podvorje" restaurant (or similar)|
|15:00 : 16:00||Inside visit to the Grand Palace in Pavlovsk|
|16:00 : 16:30||Picturesque "Troka Ride" (horse drawn sled) through Pavlovsk Park|
|16:30 : 18:00||Drive back to the City|
|18:00||Back at the Hotel|
DAY 3 | 10:00 - 16:30
|10:00||Meet the guide at your Hotel|
|10:30 : 11:30||Inside visit to the Fabergé Museum|
|12:00 : 13:00||Inside visit to the Russian Museum|
|13:30 : 15:00||
Lunch at „Korjushka" restaurant (or similar)
|15:00 : 16:00||
Inside visit to Peter and Paul’s Cathedral and a walk on the territory of the Fortress
|16:30||Back at the Hotel|
Tour price includes the following services:
- English-speaking guide for three days. (Other languages available for private tours upon request for +$60 USD per day).
- A/C vehicle for three days with this timing (every extra hour costs $40).
- Admission tickets to all the museums shown on the itinerary
- Subway ride
- One camera pass per person in the museums.
- One bottle of water per person per day
- Lunch on 3 days: One at "Stolle", one at "Podvirje" or similar, one at "Korjushka" or similar.
- "Troika" ride at Pavlovsk
Tour price does not include the following services: Gratuities for the guide (10%) and driver (5%) to be given separately
This is a sample itinerary. Actual sequence and timing may vary based on days of the week and other local conditions.
Very young children (6 y.o. or younger are NOT permitted in the Faberge Museum). Parents of such children will need to wait for them with the driver during this part of the tour.