Arrival in St. Petersburg transfer to the hotel for check in and city orientation tour. In the course of this tour you will gain an overview of enchanting Saint-Petersburg by getting a look at its most spectacular and noted sites, including the world-famous Nevsky Prospect wthh the exquisite palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, majestic cathedrals and spacious squares, imposing bridges and other landmarks. During the tour you will learn about the history of the city, its foundation, development and present day life.
Dinner will be in fine traditional Russian style in one of Petersburg's great restaurants.
Today will begin with a visit to the Hermitage, home of the Tsars and world famous gallery containing one of the greatest collections of Western art. In the afternoon we visit the Yusopov palace and Rasputin exhibition.
Today you will travel a little out of St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo.
The palace and park complex of Tsarskoye Selo is located twenty-five kilometers south of St.Petersburg. More than 100 architectural objects that cover the total area of 300 hectares occupy the territory of the Catherine and Alexander Parks: from the most magnificent palaces and monuments, to pavilions and bridges. This was the location of the famous "Amber Room" stolen by the fascists during WWII. The Amber Room has since been recreated and the exhibition was opened in 2003.
Transfer to Airport
Depart St. Petersburg
Accommodation in mini-hotel. Other options available on request. If you have a special interest please let us know so that we can make advance arrangements. The host for your tour will be flexible with the schedule to get the most out of weather fluctuations and special interests. Museum tickets are included accept The Tretyakov Gallery which is optional. You can expect first class service in a relaxed atmosphere.
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