Saint Petersburg takes the beginning from the Zayachiy island. In 1703 Tsar Peter the first cut 2 strips of land put them in the form of a cross, and said «Here is the city!» Saint Petersburg had a great of importance in military and strategic terms, had the status of the main city of the country, cultural and educational center of Russia. Nowadays the city on the Neva is called the Northern capital and it is considered one of the most beautiful cities not only in Russia but throughout the world!
Arrival to Saint Petersburg. Meeting with the guide in the airport / on the railway station.
Our acquaintance with the city of Petro will begin with one of the highest cathedral not only in Petersburg but also in Russia – Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. If you climb up the spiral staircase to the observation deck of the Cathedral you will see the whole city as the palm! The interior of the Cathedral holds more than 60 mosaic patterns created by Russian masters of malachite, marble and lapis. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral also named the museum of colored stone!
After dinner you will continue sightseeing the city’s most popular attractions of Petersburg among which you will find the Smolny Cathedral, spit of Vasilyevsky island with Rostral columns, the Kazan Cathedral. You will drive along the main city street – Nevsky prospect which is decorated with facades of old buildings and palaces. Important part of program is visiting the Bronze Horseman – the monument to the founder of the city of Peter the Great. This monument is not made of of copper but of bronze! It was named by famous poem poet Alexander Pushkin!
Accommodation in the hotel in Saint Petersburg.
Breakfast in the hotel. In the first half of the day you will go to the town of Pushkin where is situated the famous Catherine Park which is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. In the walls of the Palace was founded by the Royal Lyceum that’s why the local places are called Tsarskoye Selo. The most famous graduate of Imperial Lyceum can be called Alexander Pushkin. Here in the Catherine Palace kept the unique amber room which was lost during the war. The amber room has been recreated in sketches and photos in all its glory and is now once again open to the public.
After you will have dinner in the local restaurant.
In the afternoon you will return to St. Petersburg to visit one of the most famous museums in the world – gallery Hermitage. More than 3 million masterpieces of art takes as many as six main buildings of which – the Winter Palace. The Hermitage creates amazing beauty of the Palace square ensemble – the heart of St. Petersburg. You will visit the main building of the Hermitage where are these unique items and objects of art.
After you will go at one of the restaurants of the city .Arrival to the hotel. Night in St. Petersburg
Optional : a night tour of St. Petersburg with a view of the bridges.
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. In the morning you will travel to one of the most beautiful and memorable places in the surroundings of Petersburg – the Palace complex Peterhof. Incredible architecture and magnificent decorations of the palaces guarding in their halls of amazing art ,mazes of English parks with beautiful statues ,of more than 150 incredibly beautiful fountains and many other things will appear before you in all its splendor and magnificence.
At the end of the tour you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After- transfer to the airport/railway station. Departure from the St. Petersburg.