City Break in St Petersburg – 4 days
Day 1 Arrival
Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to get your first glimpse of this truly unique and beautiful city.
Day 2 City tour
You start your beautiful journey with the city morning tour. This is the best way to get acquainted with all of the city’s major highlights. You will see some of the most interesting architectural monuments; feel the mysterious history of the city, which is known as the “Northern Venice”.
You will visit the Kazan Cathedral, the Stroganov Palace, the Peter and Paul Fortress, a monument to Peter the Great (the Bronze Horseman), the Mariinsky Palace, the Palace Embankment, distinctive Church of the Saviour on spilled Blood and of course you will see the famous Aurora warship; the legendary ship whose canon-fire gave the signal, on the order of Lenin, for the beginning of the Great Socialist Revolution more than 90 years ago.
Day 3 The State Hermitage Museum
Today, after breakfast, you will be taken to the State Hermitage Museum, formerly the homes of tsars’, which now hosts one of the worlds finest and most extensive art collections, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture, including Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Monet and Michelangelo. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors, the buildings of the Small, Old (Great) and New Hermitages, the Hermitage Theatre and the Auxiliary House. The museum complex also includes the Menshikov Palace and the Eastern Wing of the General Staff building, the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory.
We will try to spend as much as possible time at the museum, however, to view the collection in its entirety would take almost 15 years, spending 8 hours a day in the museum and taking one minute to examine each exhibit.
Day 4 Departure
Transfer to the airport from one of the most interesting and colourful cities in the world.