St Petersburg Suggested Itineraries

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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

Step back to the days of Russia’s 18th-century Tsars on a 4-hour tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoe Selo. Travel from St Petersburg by air-conditioned vehicle and tour the the blue-and-white baroque palace, sometimes dubbed the Pushkin Palace. Ogle the gold and marble interiors, including the Amber Room, spectacularly coated in amber and mirrors; and admire the gardens. Upgrade to include a visit to the Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in St Petersburg. Numbers are limited to nine for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access

Avoid the main lines at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to see its best-known artworks on this 3-hour tour. With an art-loving guide, gain fast-track entry, and from May to September, get the privilege of early access, beginning your tour in a crowd-free environment.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

Experience the best of St Petersburg and learn about the city’s incredible history on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, admire the historical highlights of Russia’s most beautiful city, from the glorious Winter Palace and stately Nevsky Prospect to its graceful canals and bridges, all from the comfort of a minivan or car. Upgrade to add a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage or all three, along with lunch, after your tour.Numbers are limited to six for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Small-Group Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace Tour from St Petersburg

Delight in the imperial majesty of Russia’s architectural treasures on a half-day tour to Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury vehicle to Catherine Palace, a magnificent 18th-century summer residence of the extravagant Tsars. Delve into the Baroque beauty’s opulent chambers and ornamented halls and then discover Pavlovsk Palace and its beautiful gardens. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only six people.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg

Immerse yourself in the imperial majesty of Peterhof Palace on a private half-day tour from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the opulent chambers and resplendent gardens of the landmark regularly likened to the Palace of Versailles. Marvel at architectural highlights like the Grand Palace, the Monplaisir Villa and the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park as you delve into the fascinating history of the treasured monument. Receive the undivided attention of your guide and adapt the itinerary of this private tour to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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St Petersburg Highlights:Peter and Paul & Savior on Blood &St Isaac's Cathedrals

View St Petersburg’s iconic highlights on this 3-hour small-group tour with an informative guide. Travel around the sites in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle; stop to visit must-sees including the Peter and Paul Fortress and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Admire the sweeping views from the Spit of St Basil Island, and see the Nevsky Prospect, Winter Palace and more, as your guide recounts the revolutions and events of the city’s 300-year-old history. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour is limited to six people for a more personalized atmosphere.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg

Explore one of St Petersburg’s greatest treasures on this 3-hour private walking tour of Peter and Paul Fortress. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, head inside the imposing fortress, the city’s oldest building, constructed by Peter the Great in 1703. Walk around the key sites as you hear about their history; explore the Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells and museum; and visit the extraordinary Peter and Paul Cathedral, whose gilded interior holds the tombs of Peter the Great and Nicholas II and his family, killed by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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