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St Petersburg Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

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Unlike Moscow's red bricks and onion domes, St Petersburg's network of canals and Baroque and Neoclassical architecture give the city a European flavor. Get a taste for this sophisticated city with this three-day itinerary.
 
Day 1: Grand Beginnings

The perfect way to get to know this intriguing city is to take a private Grand Tour of St Petersburg. This tour gives you the opportunity to take in a good chunk of the city in a day's sightseeing. Take in St Petersburg's most famous sites from the comfort of a car or mini van, and discover the city with the help of a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You can combine this trip with a tour of the fascinating Peter and Paul Fortress or, if you prefer fancy to fortress, team up your Grand Tour with a trip to the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the second largest art museum in the world and the main tourist attraction of St Petersburg.

Day 2: Pushkin and Peterhof

Ready to see something truly breathtaking? Yes, it's time to see the famous Amber Room. On a private tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace, you will be chauffeured to the town of Pushkin to visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian tsars - Catherine Palace. Within these Baroque walls, you'll see the Amber Room, considered to be one of the world's wonders. Alternatively you could spend the afternoon exploring Peterhof, St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, parts of which are called the 'Russian Versailles'!

Spend the evening getting right into the Russian spirit with a folklore show and Russian buffet dinner. The 'Feel Yourself Russian' show includes traditional dance and music from Russia's history, presented in a delightfully unique way.

Day 3: Day Trip to Moscow

If you're strapped for time on your visit to Russia, take advantage by taking a day trip to Moscow and joining a city tour. It will cover all of the highlights, including Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and more, complemented by expert commentary from a professional guide.

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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing: a complete tour of St ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Varies

From USD $42.93

Novgorod Small-Group Tour from St Petersburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Spend a full day seeing the historical and architectural monuments of Novgorod, Russia’s oldest city,located a 3-hour drive from St Petersburg. View the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.29

Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), where you ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4-hour Pushkin tour
5-hour Pushkin and Pavlovsk tour

From USD $70.93

Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Explore enchanting St Petersburg by boat on a 2-hour small-group sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. After a short walk down Nevsky Prospekt -- the city’s ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.84

Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg with a private guide and learn about its rich history on a 3-hour walking tour! The sprawling site is ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.33

Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

Learn all about St Petersburg’s history and sights on a 3-hour walking tour, led by a private guide! The itinerary can be tailored to specific interests; ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00

Private Tour: Russian Cooking Class in St Petersburg

Learn how to cook Russian food fit for a tsar on a private 2-hour cooking class in St Petersburg. Simply book the class for a time that suits you and discover ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.21

Communist Walking Tour of St Petersburg

Step back in time to Leningrad, communist-era St Petersburg, and explore the city on an evening walking tour, seeing intriguing sites from its communist past. ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.93

St Petersburg Historical Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Experience the city of St Petersburg with ease and comfort on this historical Segway tour. Cruise along Tampa Bay, pass the St Petersburg Pier, and coast by ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

Russian Vodka Museum Tour in St Petersburg

Get a taste for Russia’s potent national drink on a tour of St Petersburg’s Russian Vodka Museum! Led by a friendly local guide, the 1-hour walking tour ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.87

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