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ST. PETERSBURG PALACES

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  • 5 Days

Julia Zueva, DOS

Intertimes Group

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

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ST. PETERSBURG PALACES

We invite you for a city break in the city abundant in beautiful palaces. Just 5 days, but so much to see and visit: magnificent Yusupov Palace, gorgeous Winter Palace – part of the Hermitage’s Main Museum Complex, unique Menshikov Palace – the first stone building in St.Petersburg, luxurious Grand Palace in Peterhof and impressive Grand Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum. Every day of the tour there will be splendor all around you.

DAY 1

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 – AMBASSADOR HOTEL 4*

St.Petersburg, 4 nights
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DAY 2

City tour & Yusupov Palace (5 hours)

To begin with – 3-hour city tour and a visit to the magnificent Yusupov Palace. 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 is followed by the visit to the magnificent Yusupov Palace - one of the two surviving St. Petersburg residences of the monumentally wealthy Yusupov family. The palace is perhaps most famous as the scene of the assassination of Grigory Rasputin. It is also one of the few aristocratic homes in the city to have retained many of its original interiors. The Yusupov Palace is a unique 18th-20th century architectural ensemble and a cultural and heritage site of federal significance acclaimed as the "Encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg aristocratic interior. The palace features authentic State rooms, Art Gallery halls, a miniature Home Theater and the Yusupovs family luxurious Living quarters that radiate warmth and charm of their former owners even today. Transfer to the hotel. Late afternoon and evening – at leisure Overnight at the htl Read more

St.Petersburg, 4 nights
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DAY 3

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

St.Petersburg, 4 nights
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DAY 4

Peterhof & Oranienbaum (8 hours)

Today you will travel along Gulf of Finland coast and visit two beautiful Imperial Palaces: Grand Palace in Peterhof and Grand Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum. The Grand Palace in Peterhof was designed to be the centerpiece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versaille". The Grand Palace is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the finest Russian and West European architects worked on the facades and the interior decor. Today the Grand Palace is a unique museum of history and art. During the tour of the palace you will see lavish and sumptuous palace interiors: incredibly ornate Grand Staircase, richly gilded Ballroom, splendid Throne Room featuring particularly fine parquet floor, Oriental Chinese Rooms, the Picture Gallery with 368 paintings by Pietro Antonio Rotari, royal family’s private quarters furnished in grand 19th century style, charmingly simple Oak Study of Peter the Great decorated with carved panels by Nicolas Pineau and the Imperial bedchamber. Another pearl of Russian Petrine architecture located on the Gulf of Finland and dating back to Peter the Great’s times is the former Imperial residence in Oranienbaum, founded by one of the closest advisors of Peter the Great – Prince Menshikov. You will see an extremely impressive Grand Menshikov Palace – a charming yellow and white building facing the sea with a two-level terrace in front of it. Tour of the palace interiors will reveal elegant living quarters of the last palace owners. Transfer to the hotel. Evening – at leisure Overnight at the htl Read more

St.Petersburg, 4 nights
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DAY 5

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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ACCOMMODATIONS

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 4-night accommodation at the AMBASSADOR 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; 3-7 pax – by private minivan;
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing tours as per above itinerary;
  • Sightseeing program as per above itinerary including the following entrances:
  • Yusupov Palace;
  • The Hermitage (Main Museum Complex);
  • Menshikov Palace;
  • Grand Palace in Peterhof;
  • Grand Menshikov Palace in Oranienbaum.
  • 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

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  • Single Supplement (Apr 01-May 14; Jul 16-Oct 15, 2018):
  • Standard room: EUR 208 per person for the whole tour
  • Superior (Comfort) room: EUR 232 per person for the whole tour
  • Single Supplement (May 15-22; May 27-Jun 13, 2018):
  • Standard room: EUR 385 per person for the whole tour
  • Superior (Comfort) room: EUR 427 per person for the whole tour
  • Single Supplement (Oct 16-December 31, 2018):
  • Standard room: EUR 121 per person for the whole tour
  • Superior (Comfort) room: EUR 141 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.
  • Please note! Black-out dates are: May 23-26 & Jun 14-Jul 15, 2018.
  • Please note! Special prices for children of 0-11 y.o. are for a child sharing a room with 2 adults on existing bedding.

REVIEWS

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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