Night at the Museum - 4 days

FROM USD $979

A chance for a truly cultural St Pete's city break! Coinciding with the wonderful 'Long Night of Museums' event, when many of St Petersburg's leading museums and galleries are open until the early hours. See the sights of the beautiful city of the Tsars and attend this unique event.

Friday 15 May 2015. Welcome to Russia and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. This evening our welcome meeting will take place, where you'll meet the rest of your group and your tour leader. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure, enjoying a drink or two with fellow travellers. Overnight - St Petersburg
First thing this morning we will enjoy a driving tour of the city, offering a perfect introduction to this enchanting city. Travelling by mini bus we will drive along Nevsky Prospekt, the main stretch of St Petersburg's city centre, with stops at the famous Church of Spilled Blood (exterior only) and Peter and Paul Fortress. Dating back to 1703, the Peter and Paul Fortress is one of the oldest buildings in all of St Petersburg. During a tour of the fortress grounds we will learn all about its history as a political prison - once containing the likes of Dostoevsky and Lenin’s older brother, Alexander. Later we enjoy a guided tour of the amazing Hermitage art collection, located in the majestic Winter Palace. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure, before the main event this evening.

At 9pm we will set off for our Night at the Museums Event, accompanied by our guide, with private transportation and inclusive of entrance fees. Over thirty of St Petersburg’s most respected museums and art galleries will stay open on Saturday 16th May 2015 until 6am the following morning for this wonderful annual event, which is accompanied by unique exhibitions, street art and performances around the city. The city of the Tsars becomes a hive of late night activity as people flock to see some of the St Petersburg's finest cultural offerings. In previous years we have visited the following museums: The Museum of Political History, the Planetarium, the Geological Museum, The Gallery of Modern Art and St. Isaac’s Cathedral where we enjoyed a classical music performed by the city Symphony Orchestra. Overnight - St Petersburg (B)
Night at the Museum - 4 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
The fountains in the gardens of Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg
Today you can either enjoy a free day of exploration on your own, or choose to join us on one of our optional group excursions. With more than 90 museums, many of which are housed in imperial palaces, plus flamboyant galleries and churches, there is plenty to see and do.

Pukka Pass - Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing, inclusive of entrance fees, lunch and transportation. Touring includes a scenic hydrofoil ride along the river to visit the beautifully landscaped gardens of Peter the Great’s palatial Peterhof which overlooks the Gulf of Finland. Back in St Petersburg we will enjoy a hearty lunch before continuing with a guided tour of the interior of The Church on Spilled Blood. There will also be time to shop in the souvenir market located alongside the church, where you can pick up handmade Russian crafts.

Peterhof Summer Gardens- Take a morning tour to beautiful Peterhof Park and gardens with its beautiful lakes, shaded glades and elaborate fountains, overlooked by the Grand Palace. Optional excursions are payable at time of booking. Overnight - St Petersburg (B)
Monday 18 May 2015. Today there is the opportunity to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs, or time to take a leisurely walk around the city. Our city stay comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: St Petersburg / Ends in: St Petersburg
  • Departs: Friday 15 May 2015
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:3, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes