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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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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4 star rating: Recommended 74 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 $39.32

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

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

Private Tour: St Petersburg City Highlights

Explore St Petersburg with a private guide on a 4-hour city highlights tour! Learn all about the city history as you travel around the city by private vehicle, ...  Read more

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

From USD $51.29

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 $34.20

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 $34.20

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 $31.92

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 $51.29

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 $27.36

Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals

4 star rating: Recommended 7 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 $44.45

St Petersburg Myths and Legends Walking Tour

Hear stories of revenge, romance and Imperial aristocracy on a 2-hour evening walking tour of St Petersburg! Focusing on the eccentric St Peterburgians of ...  Read more

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

From USD $13.68

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