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Julia Zueva, DOS

Intertimes Group

DMC for Russia since 1990. Member of ETOA. Experienced tour designers.

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The tour will take you to the most significant landmarks in St.Petersburg and Novgorod. You will see St.Petersburg historic centre, included in UNESCO WHL; visit Peter and Paul Fortress–the birth place of the city; tour one of the largest art galleries in the world–the Hermitage–and the first stone building in St.Petersburg–Menshikov Palace; make a trip to Novgorod–a UNESCO WHS; visit former summer royal residences in Tsarskoye Selo and in Pavlovsk.


Arrival in St.Petersburg

Upon arrival in St.Petersburg, our driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the DOSTOEVSKY HOTEL for check-in (Please note! Regular check-in starts at 14:00 MSK). Afternoon – at leisure Overnight – DOSTOEVSKY HOTEL 4*

St.Petersburg, 5 nights
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City tour & Peter and Paul Fortress

Your acquaintance with the city of St.Petersburg begins with a half day city sightseeing tour including a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. During your memorable city sightseeing tour guided by our professional guide you will see the most remarkable architectural ensembles of St.Petersburg: Palace Square and Winter Palace, Spit of the Vassilievsky Island, University Embankment, Main Building of the State St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, Senat Square, Monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), St.Isaac's Cathedral and St.Isaac's Square, Field of Mars and Summer Gardens. City tour includes a visit to the birth place of St.Petersburg – Peter and Paul Fortress, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Peter and Paul Fortress is one of the few remaining fortresses of the 18th century, the burial place of Russian emperors, as well as a former political prison of Russia. Once inside the fortress walls we shall visit St.Peter and St.Paul Cathedral, designed by Domenico Trezzini in Baroque style and built in 1712–1733 as the main cathedral of St Petersburg. It combines typical features of West-European and Italian church architecture. Peter and Paul Fortress is a symbol of St.Petersburg and one of the favorite recreational places of Petersburgers. You will enjoy a beautiful view of the Neva River and the Hermitage from the main city beach stretching along the fortress walls. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon and evening – at leisure Overnight at the htl Read more

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The Hermitage & Menshikov Palace

Today’s sightseeing program includes two guided tours: a tour of the Main Museum Complex of the Hermitage and a tour of the Menshikov palace. Founded in 1764 by the Russian empress Catherine the Great, the State Hermitage Museum is one of the oldest and largest art galleries in the world. It houses more than 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts. Museum collections contain paintings, graphic works, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological artefacts and numismatic objects. During the tour you will visit 4 buildings of the Main Museum Complex (the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage) to see works by old masters (Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Roden, Rembrandt, Rubens, etc.) Sightseeing program will continue in the Menshikov Palace - one of the very first buildings in St.Petersburg and an outstanding example of Petrine Baroque architecture, constructed in 1710-1727. The palace used to belong to Prince Alexander Menshikov – the first governor of St.Petersburg and a close associate of Peter the Great. You will see palace interiors decorated with marble, paintings and moldings, sculptures, carved and inlaid wood, Dutch and Russian tiles, expensive drapery and tapestries. On display are unique pieces of art dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries: sculpture, paintings, engravings, furniture and other objects, including Menshikov's own belongings. Transfer to the hotel. Late afternoon and evening – at leisure Overnight at the htl Read more

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Trip to Novgorod

Today we shall take you to Novgorod - one of the most important historic cities in Russia, recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 1992. Sightseeing program in Novgorod includes: Tour of the Kremlin - the focal point of the city, first mentioned in the chronicles in the entry for 1044. The present-day Kremlin you will see during your tour stems largely from the 15th century A visit to St.Sophia Cathedral – the foremost medieval monument located in Novgorod. Built between 1045 and 1050, it is one of the best-preserved churches from the 11th century. It is also probably the oldest structure still in use in Russia and the first one to represent original features of Russian architecture. Lunch at a restaurant A visit to the Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, located on the banks of Lake Myachino and the Volkhov River. This is one of the most picturesque places in the Novgorod region. You will see izbas (village houses), chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages. Having visited any of the izbas you will get to know how Russian people lived many years ago. Return to the hotel in St.Petersburg – around 8 p.m.. Overnight at the htl Read more

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Pushkin and Pavlovsk

Today you are going to visit two summer palaces: Catherine palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) and Pavlovsky palace in Pavlovsk. Located 29 km south of St.Petersburg. Tsarskoye selo became the official summer royal residence in the middle of the 18th century. Catherine palace - a splendid example of the Russian Baroque style - is a stunning royal retreat well-known the world over. During the tour of the palace you will see elegant state rooms as well as the famous Amber Room. Then we shall proceed to the town of Pavlovsk, where we shall visit elegant Pavlovsky palace - marvelous specimen of Russia Classicism of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It was the 4th Imperial residence to be built in the vicinities of St.Petersburg. The tour will take you through palace interiors (state and living rooms) adorned with finest examples of the Western European art: paintings, pieces of furniture, bronze, fabrics, glass and porcelain, brought by Prince Paul and his wife Maria from their trip to Western Europe. Late afternoon and evening – at leisure Overnight at the htl Read more

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Departure day

Today is your departure day. We hope you enjoyed your trip and will be looking forward to seeing you again. Our driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the Pulkovo Arport or Railway Station (Please note! Regular check-out is not later than 12:00 MSK).

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Day in trip
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Location St.Petersburg
Day in trip
Day 1
Location St.Petersburg


Package includes

  • 5-night accommodation at the DOSTOEVSKY HOTEL 4* on a double/twin sharing basis with daily breakfast;
  • Transfers and transportation services as per above itinerary: 1-2 pax – by private car; 3-6 pax – by private minivan;
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing tours as per above itinerary;
  • 1 lunch in Novgorod;
  • Sightseeing program as per above itinerary including the following entrances:
  • Peter-and-Paul Fortress;
  • The Hermitage (Main Museum Complex);
  • Menshikov Palace;
  • Novgorod: Kremlin, St.Sophia’s Cathedral, Open air Museum of Wooden Architecture
  • Catherine palace & park in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin);
  • Pavlovsky Palace & park in Pavlovsk.
  • Please note! Once we know the exact dates of travel, we may need to rearrange the itinerary according to museums’ working schedules.

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Insurance

More information

  • Single Supplement:
  • Standard room: EUR 87 per person for the whole tour
  • Superior (Comfort) room: EUR 108 per person for the whole tour
  • Please note! Once we know the exact dates of travel, we may need to rearrange the itinerary according to museums’ working schedules.


6 Reviews

Kirsi Nopanen, Finland

Järjestelyt olivat erinomaiset ja kaikki toimi loistavasti. Opas oli aivan huipputapaus ja tiesi tolkuttoman paljon asioista ja historiasta. Olisimmepa vaan pystyneet ottamaan edes murto-osan siitä tiedosta, jota hänellä oli. Saimme hyvän yleiskuvan Pietarista, sen historiasta ja aarteista. Eli suuret kiitokset erinomaisesti organisoidusta matkasta ja oppaalle erityiskiitos! Read more

Mohit Mandhwani, India

We are back home in Delhi and would take this opportunity to thank you so much for a warm reception and your gracious hospitality on our recent Russia tour. Without your advice and constant attention to detail, we would not have enjoyed and learned ourselves nearly so much about your beautiful country. You were so considerate by helping us make the best use of our limited time to see the country and learn more of the Russian culture. Thank you again for such an enjoyable time in your country. You can be sure the communities and families in our country will hear of your country and the wonderful hospitality. Read more

Lene Willumsen, Denmark

Jeg synes du skal vide, at vi har haft en fantastisk ferie i Sankt Petersborg. Hotellet lå et godt sted, havde gode store værelser og fin morgenmad. Vores guide Tanja var altid til tiden, godt forberedt og meget vidende og samtidig rigtig rar. Vores største positive overraskelse var dog almindelige russers hjælpsomhed og venlighed, som vi blev mødt af dagligt på gader og i metroen. Alt i alt en stor oplevelse i en skøn by, hvor vi slet ikke kunne nå alt det, vi havde sat os for. Det bliver forhåbentlig en anden gang. Tusind tak for en fantastisk ferie fra os alle 4. Read more



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