St. Petersburg Tour – 10 Day Adventure from $2,999
The Best of St. Petersburg and Moscow
One of Russia’s greatest historical and cultural treasures, St. Petersburg was virtually unharmed by the 1930-50s period of Stalinist reconstruction. Downtown St. Petersburg is crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges.
|DAY 1||Arrive in Moscow – Evening Dinner Cruise|
|Welcome to the capital of Russia – Moscow! Transfer to hotel and relax. Enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the Moscow River in the heart of the city.|
|DAY 2||Moscow City Tour & The Kremlin|
|Sightseeing tour of Moscow, Red Square, St. Basil Cathedral, The Kremlin & Armory Chamber, Church of Christ the Savior, New Maiden Convent, Sparrow Hills and more.|
|DAY 3||Moscow Metro & Tretyakov Gallery & Stalin Bunker|
|The subway is Stalin’s most extravagant architectural and art project. The Tretyakov Gallery’s collection of Russian art span a period of a thousand years. Stalin’s secret command post.|
|DAY 4||Travel to St. Peterburg and relax|
|Transfer to train station for a comfortable journey to St. Petersburg in just 3.5 hours aboard the modern Sapsan train. Relax at the hotel, free day to explore.|
|DAY 5||St. Petersburg City Tour|
|Inside visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and to the Sts. Peter and Paul CaInside visit to the Peter-and Paul Fortress: St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and Political prison of the Royal family, Spilled Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedralthedral and Political prison of the Royal family|
|DAY 6||Tour the Tsar’s Village|
|The Tsar’s village, containing the former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility. Visit to Catherin’s palace, walk through the Catherine’s park and tour Paul’s Palace in Pavlovsk.|
|DAY 7||Hermitage Museum|
|Housed in the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Romanov Tsars. Over 3 million items in its collection including the works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, Pisarro, Van Gogh and other renown artists.|
|DAY 8||Travel to Moscow, Relax|
|Transfer to train station for an amazing ride on the high speed electric Sapsan train (Peregrine Falcon). Once in Moscow you are free to relax at the hotel and enjoy a free night in the city.|
|DAY 9||Museum of Leo Tolstoy and Vodka Museum|
|The Leo Tolstoy State Museum is a complex of museums, dedicated to the author of War and Peace, his life and works. Although difficult to locate without one of our guides, the Vodka Museum explains the origins and progression of vodka through history.|
|DAY 10||Cooking at the Chaihona|
|Culinary lessons at the popular Chaihona No 1 Restaurant, where you will learn how to cook authentic Russian delights with their trained chefs.|
Included in 10-Day Package
- Accommodation at luxury hotel in St. Petersburg and Moscow
- Breakfast every morning at hotel
- Dinner or lunch, as noted by itinerary
- Airport transfers and transportation to itinerary sights and events
- Spectacular sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides
- Tickets for itinerary items
Not included: Airline flights, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, optional tours, optional services, personal expenses.
St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues like the ultramodern Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.
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Mikhail’s Advice: Places you must visit in St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great.
Church of the Spilled Blood is the tragic destiny of Alexander the Second, the Tsar, who changed history.
Peter and Paul Cathedral with a weathervane angel on on top, it is the burial place of the Romanov Tsars.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral and its huge stained-glass windows, 382 statues, paintings, mosaics, and other works of art.