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Welcome to St Pete’s! Arrival transfer from St Petersburg Airport, transfer to hotel and check in. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Today we take a city tour that takes us to the main sights. We drive along colourful Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue of St Pete’s from which most main attractions can be easily reached. There’ll be a stop at the famous Church on Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in St Petersburg, which was built in 1703. This fortress was once used as a political prison - 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 grand sky blue Winter Palace. When you’ve had your fill of Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Monet and more, the rest of the day is free for you to explore.
Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing Touring will include a visit to the gardens of Peter the Great’s palatial Peterhof which overlooks the Gulf of Finland and a visit to Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo.
Today gives the opportunity to shop for souvenirs, or time to take a leisurely walk around the city. Our city stay concludes after breakfast and hotel check out at 12 noon and departure transfer to the airport.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...