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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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 127 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 $30.40
Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace, St Petersburg, Full-day Tours
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Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 123 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 $81.42
Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour, St Petersburg, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: St Petersburg Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $51.02
Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $90.10
Folklore Show 'Feel Yourself Russian' with Russian Buffet Dinner, St Petersburg, Private ... 
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Folklore Show 'Feel Yourself Russian' with Russian Buffet Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

The evening begins in the Nikolaevsky Palace restaurant where you will discover traditional Russian dance and music during an elegant reception.

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

From USD $74.90
Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour with Neva Boat Ride, St Petersburg, Dining Experiences
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Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour with Neva Boat Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $86.84
Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals, St Petersburg, Day Cruises
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Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 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 $48.85
Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Day Cruises
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Neva River Sightseeing Cruise in St Petersburg

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.40
St Petersburg Myths and Legends Walking Tour, St Petersburg, Half-day Tours
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St Petersburg Myths and Legends Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $18.45
Communist Walking Tour of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Walking Tours
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Communist Walking Tour of St Petersburg

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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 $18.45

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