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St Petersburg Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

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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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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 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 $56.92

Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 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 $31.25

Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour with Neva Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Ride a hydrofoil to the Grand Palace and gardens of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s amazing imperial estate and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a cruise down the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.29

Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Beat the crowds and lines at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with this 3-hour tour inside one of the world’s greatest art galleries. With an expert guide, ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00

Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Enjoy a midnight cruise around St Petersburg and see the city’s drawbridges rise – an event that happens each night. As you glide around the elegant canals, ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.53

Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg

Explore Peterhof, St Petersburg’s breathtaking Tsarist palace, on a 6-hour walking tour with a private guide! Often considered Russia’s answer to the Palace of ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.89

Small-Group St Petersburg City Highlights Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Tick through the must-sees of St Petersburg on this 3-hour city tour with an expert guide. Traveling by minivan or car, stop to admire the city views from the ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.00

Small-Group Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace Tour from St Petersburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover two of Russia’s greatest imperial residences, Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace, on this 6-hour tour from St Petersburg. Traveling by minivan or ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00

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 $33.48

Russian Art Walking Tour of St Petersburg: Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Russian Museum

Russian art and architecture are St Petersburg’s biggest draws, and on this 3-hour walking tour you’ll see two of its finest examples. Gaze in awe at the ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.07

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