Immersion in Saint Petersburg

Price upon request

7 Days

Traditional Russian food
Sunset Saint Petersburg
Saint Isaac Cathedral

What you will do

You want to know everything about the Capital of the North dreamed by Peter the 1st… roam it up and down with its imperial and princely palaces, its extraordinary cathedrals, its museums with extremely rich collections. Between sky and sea, between history and architecture, succumb to the unique charm of this mythical city.

What's included

Stay

Food

Transport

Your itinerary

Day 1
Peter and Paul Fortress

 

Welcome to Russia!

Your driver welcomes you at the airport…

Arrival in Saint Petersburg. Your driver welcomes you at the airport and accompanies you to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Nevsky prospekt

 

City Tour

Arrival at the meeting point with your guide…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure with your personal guide and driver for a city tour and visit of the Peter and Paul fortress: Discovery of the sumptuous capital dreamed by Peter the Great at the mouth of the Neva. The Place des Décembristes, the Admiralty and the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the Nevsky Prospekt, the canals, Saint Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé… The city tour is the ideal excursion to understand and tame the geography of this city on a human scale.

The city tour ends on New Holland Island which is a unique cultural park where locals and visitors to the city like to relax. The history of the island began in the 18th century. Since then, New Holland has evolved into a modern project where everyone can find something to their liking.

Free lunch, then guided tour of the Yusupov Palace: The Yusupov Palace is one of the four owned by the Yusupovs, the richest family in Saint Petersburg on the eve of the Revolution. You will visit the sumptuous private apartments and the small theater of these princes renowned for their philanthropy and their art collections. In the basement, you will relive the last moments of Rasputin who was assassinated there.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg

 

Hermitage Museum

A true gem of Russian Baroque art…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meeting with your guide and departure on foot to visit the Hermitage Museum (your choice – morning or afternoon).

A true gem of Russian Baroque art, the Hermitage Museum is one of the most important museums in the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it houses treasures from Antiquity and the works of the great masters of the Dutch, Italian, Flemish and Spanish schools. A visit appreciated as much for the richness of the collections as for the magnificence of the buildings.

Free lunch and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Peterhof Palace

 

Peterhof Palace

Besides the beauties of the main building, you will admire the “Grande Cascade”…

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure by transport for the guided tour of Peterhof Palace and Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum.

You will start this beautiful day by visiting the Peterhof Palace, often referred to as “Russian Versailles”. Besides the beauties of the main building, you will admire the “Grande Cascade” as well as the numerous sculptures, fountains and water jets which operate from mid-May to September.

The afternoon will continue with a visit to Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum. The Baroque-style palace was built between 1710 and 1725 under the orders of Peter the Great’s favorite, Alexander Menshikov. You will discover with delight the extraordinary Chinese Pavilion, the Rococo “Glissoire” dear to Catherine the Great and the magnificent gardens.

On the way back you pass by the dike and visit the town of Kronstadt on the island of Kotlin, in the Gulf of Finland and its Saint-Nicolas naval cathedral. Its remarkable decoration both inside and out is unlike any cathedral in St. Petersburg, with its large round porthole-like window and rudder-shaped crosses.

Overnight at hotel in St. Petersburg.

Day 5
Church of the Savior on Blood Saint Petersburg

 

Saint Petersburg Cathedrals

Guided tour of three of Saint Petersburg’s most famous cathedrals…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Guided tour of three of Saint Petersburg’s most famous cathedrals (with colonnade climb)

Unmissable building in Nevsky Prospekt, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan has become a memorial to the Great Patriotic War of 1812 commemorating the victory of the Russians over the Napoleonic armies. Unlike the other great cathedrals in Saint Petersburg, Our Lady of Kazan is still active and regularly holds religious services.

The Orthodox Cathedral of St. Isaac, built in the 19th century, was the center of religious life in St. Petersburg until the Revolution. The third largest cathedral in Europe, it offers a magnificent view of the city and the Neva from its main dome at 102m high.

Built on the site where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé, in a Neo-Russian style and very inspired by Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, is today one of the most picturesque and most visited buildings in Saint Petersburg.

Free lunch.

Choice of visit: Guided tour of the Erarta Contemporary Art Museum OR Guided tour of the Russian Museum

Erarta is the first museum of contemporary art in Saint Petersburg and the largest museum of contemporary art in Russia. It opened in 2010 and currently houses a collection of 2,300 works of art including paintings, sculptures, and installations created by Russian artists between the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.

Established in the sumptuous setting of the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian Museum houses more than 380,000 works, including an exceptional collection of 6,000 icons. One of the largest museums in the world, it offers a complete panorama of all Russian painting schools, from the 10th century to the present day (works by Repin, Malevich, Kandinsky …).

Overnight at hotel in St. Petersburg.

Day 6
Tsarskoye Selo

 

Tsarskoye Selo

The summer residence of the tsars…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart with your personal driver and guide for a tour of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) and Pavlovsk palaces.

The city of Tsarskoye Selo (imperial village) was founded in the 18th century to accommodate the summer residence of the tsars. Renamed “Pushkin” after the Revolution, it houses the splendid Catherine Palace, built by Rastrelli on the order of Elizabeth I, and the Alexander Palace built by Catherine II.

Lunch at the Podvorie restaurant in Tsarskoe Selo

For 20 years, the Podvorie restaurant located in a terem (typical luxurious house) has welcomed you in a warm setting with traditional Russian decoration: miniatures of bears, harmonicas or even balalaika. The menu offers fine Russian cuisine. Summer and winter, play areas are provided for children: swings, slide and skating rink.

The Pavlovsk Palace is built in a Palladian style, inspired by Roman temples with white columns. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pavlovsk is renowned for the splendor of its interiors housing many 18th century furniture, sculptures and paintings, but also for the beauty of its English-style parkland.

End of the afternoon free in Saint Petersburg for a personal discovery of the city.

Overnight at hotel in St. Petersburg.

Day 7
Saint Petersburg Bridge

 

Departure

Transfer to the airport…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time according to flight schedules. Transfer to the airport and return flight.

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General terms and conditions
  •  30% deposit upon reservation
  • Balance payment one month before departure
  • The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons 
  • Non-binding pictures 
Cancellation Policy
  • If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 
  • Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price
  • Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %
  • Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %
  • If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount
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