AROUND ST.PETERSBURG


ST.PETERSBURG - CLASSICAL AND FASCINATING

Duration: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Program 
DAY 1. Arrival at the airport Pulkovo-2 in St.Petersburg. Welcome to St.Petersburg!
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 2. Breakfast. City sightseeing tour. During the tour you will become acquainted with architecture, history and present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia, the history of the Romanov dynasty. City sightseeing tour includes a visit to Peter and Pauls Fortress, the first structure in St.Petersburg. Inside the Peter and Pauls Cathedral you will see tombstones of all Russian Emperors from Peter I to Nicholas II.
After the City sightseeing tour you will have some free time. You can visit St.Isaacs Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the city. It was designed by A.Montferrand. It took 40 years to construct it. The cathedral is filled with mosaics, painted ceiling murals, bronze gilt statues. Religious services are held here on greatest Orthodox holidays (optional).
In the afternoon you can have a relaxing cruise by boat along the main rivers and canals. The tour will take you to see the palaces and mansions on the banks of some out of the 66 rivers and canals of this «Northern Venice» (optional , excursion available May-September). In the evening you can enjoy the classical Russian ballet performance in one of the St.Petersburg theatres (optional).
DAY 3. Breakfast. Excursion to the State Hermitage museum, one of the oldest and the largest museums in the world. The collections of the museum are located and displayed in 5 historical buildings, including the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian tsars. Empress Catherine II initiated the collection of the Hermitage in 1764. In the end of the 19th century the museum was opened to public. You will be acquainted with magnificent works of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, German, French and Spanish art schools. Among the great collections of the museum you will see the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, P.P. Rubens, Rembrandt, A. El Greco, N. Poussin, P. Gauguin, P. Picasso, A. Matisse. Lunch.
Tour to Peterhof, which is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces, and fountains. It was built by Peter the Great to rival Versalles. In the past it used to be an exquisite summer residence of the Russian tsars. It is famous also through brilliant interiors of the Grand Palace. From the Grand Palace of Peterhof three monumental cascading fountains (one of them comprising the famous Samson) lead you to the Low Park, the real masterpiece in itself, with 173 fountains on its ground.
Your visit to Russia will be incomplete without you visit to folklore show. The best professional ensembles of our country will show you the masterpieces of Russian folk art (optional).
DAY 4. Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport Pulkovo-2 in St.Petersburg.
Arrival at the airport Pulkovo-2 in St.Petersburg. Welcome to St.Petersburg! Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Breakfast. City sightseeing tour. During the tour you will become acquainted with architecture, history and present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia, the history of the Romanov dynasty. City sightseeing tour includes a visit to Peter and Pauls Fortress, the first structure in St.Petersburg. Inside the Peter and Pauls Cathedral you will see tombstones of all Russian Emperors from Peter I to Nicholas II.After the City sightseeing tour you will have some free time. You can visit St.Isaacs Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the city. It was designed by A.Montferrand. It took 40 years to construct it. The cathedral is filled with mosaics, painted ceiling murals, bronze gilt statues. Religious services are held here on greatest Orthodox holidays (optional). In the afternoon you can have a relaxing cruise by boat along the main rivers and canals. The tour will take you to see the palaces and mansions on the banks of some out of the 66 rivers and canals of this «Northern Venice» (optional , excursion available May-September). In the evening you can enjoy the classical Russian ballet performance in one of the St.Petersburg theatres (optional). Breakfast. Excursion to the State Hermitage museum, one of the oldest and the largest museums in the world. The collections of the museum are located and displayed in 5 historical buildings, including the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian tsars. Empress Catherine II initiated the collection of the Hermitage in 1764. In the end of the 19th century the museum was opened to public. You will be acquainted with magnificent works of the Dutch, Flemish, Italian, German, French and Spanish art schools. Among the great collections of the museum you will see the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, P.P. Rubens, Rembrandt, A. El Greco, N. Poussin, P. Gauguin, P. Picasso, A. Matisse. Lunch.Tour to Peterhof, which is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces, and fountains. It was built by Peter the Great to rival Versalles. In the past it used to be an exquisite summer residence of the Russian tsars. It is famous also through brilliant interiors of the <;st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Grand Palace. From the Grand Palace of Peterhof three monumental cascading fountains (one of them comprising the famous Samson) lead you to the Low Park, the real masterpiece in itself, with 173 fountains on its ground. Your visit to Russia will be incomplete without you visit to folklore show. The best professional ensembles of our country will show you the masterpieces of Russian folk art (optional). Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport Pulkovo-2 in St.Petersburg. For prices please contact us.
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