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Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be greeted at the airport by a representative and taken to the hotel.
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 (viewed from outside from the Nevsky prospect side for photo opportunities) 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.
Today 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. Why not visit some of the many impressive buildings, or take a boat ride along the canals.
Travel to the former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhoff is reminiscent of Versailles. You will have the unique opportunity which can happen only in summer - to go to Peterhoff by hydrofoil and to see the splendid ensemble of fountains and the Grand Palace from the sea. The fountains of Peterhof are one of the most famous tourist attractions. The diversity of fountains in the park is surprising. After visiting Peterhoff you ‘ll go back to the city by private car.
Today visit Yusupov palace. 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.
The tour around the Vodka museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. Many nations claim to be the birthplace of the Vodka. Find out about the origin of this popular spirit. The museum is proud of its collection comprising more than 500 exhibits: ancient vodka recipes, pre and post revolution posters, unique bottles, hundreds of Russian popular Vodka brands and much more.
The day of farewell. Check-out from the hotel. Departure to the airport by private car.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...