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St Petes Explored

4 Days  |  Starts/Ends: St Petersburg  |  from USD $1,039

Art and design abounds in this northern city, with opulent palaces, fortresses and galleries; but its not just for culture buffs, as the shopping, restaurants and nightlife are exceptional too.

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Day 1

Welcome to St Petersburg and the start of your city break! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free for you to do as you please - why not consider making arrangements to visit the ballet or theatre?
Overnight: St Petersburg

Day 2

An enchanting city with a rich and fascinating history, St Petersburg is the Jewel in Russia’s Imperial Crown. It was from here that the aristocrat tsars ruled over Russia for two centuries until the Russian Revolution in 1917. First thing this morning we will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, which was once used as a political prison housing the likes of Dostoevsky and Lenin’s older brother, Alexander. Here you will also find the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, the final resting place of the Romanov family.

Situated on the banks of the River Neva and partly housed in the breathtaking Winter Palace, is the world famous Hermitage collection - one of the world's largest art collections. The collection offers a broad range of exhibits including Asian and European art, prehistoric art and the awe inspiring treasury collection. There are also countless works from the Masters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage, where you will be taken to see the highlights of this incredible collection.
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Today you can enjoy a day at leisure exploring St Petersburg independently. Wander down Nevsky Prospekt, see the Bronze Horseman, visit the brightly coloured Church on Spilled Blood or perhaps climbs the steps of St Isaacs, one of the world's largest cathedrals. All of these attractions are easily accessible from the city centre.

Alternatively opt for one of two excursions today, available at an additional cost. Reservations can be made at time of booking.

Option 1: Visit the amazing royal residences of the Russian Tsars, located on the outskirts of St Petersburg and enjoy views of the russian countryside en route. Take a guided tour around the beautiful summer gardens at Peterhof in summer and Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo in winter. Both palaces were destroyed during the war and have been recently restored to their former glory. Peterhof boasts one of the largest fountains in the world and the amazing geometrical design of the gardens was inspired by the park at Versailles. Whilst the sumptuous Catherine Palace, has a stunning baroque facade and is home to the lavish Amber Room, made from several tonnes of amber.

Option 2: Take a guided tour of the Yusupov's Palace on the banks of the Moika River. This beautiful 18th century palace was once the residence of the Yusupov's, the richest family in Russia and the site of the most legendary and mysterious episodes in Russian history occurred - the murder of Rasputin in 1916. Follow the story of this self-proclaimed holy man with alleged super natural powers, who ruined the reputation of the Romanov family. You can also visit the hidden room where after numerous attempts, he was eventually murdered.
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out at 12 noon. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward travel.
Breakfast

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Andersen Hotel, St Petersburg
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This 3 star hotel is located in St Petersburg's Petrogradskaya District, within 10 minutes walk from the hotel is the metro station 'Petrogradskaya.' With a cozy bar open round the clock, this hotel caters for business and leisure guests.

Trip Highlights

St Petersburg - the Hermitage at the Winter Palace
The River Neva
Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Cathedral
Choice of optional touring arrangements on day 3: Summer Gardens of Peterhof and Catherine Palace OR Yusupov Palace at an additional cost.

Included

All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights standard or superior star hotel (specific to your chosen itinerary)
Airport arrival and departure transfers
Professional English speaking guide
Entrance fees to all museums and sites
Breakfast daily
Guided tour of The Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress

Not Included

International flights and visa
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
St Petes Explored - 4 Days
USD $1039
USD $819

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Tour Details
Starts
St Petersburg
Ends
St Petersburg
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Superior or Deluxe
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3