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Welcome to St Pete’s and the start of your long weekend! Arrival transfer from St Petersburg Airport, transfer to hotel and check in. Tonight, our Welcome Meeting takes place where you can meet other group members also staying in St Pete’s for the weekend. Remainder of the evening at leisure, consider a beer and a chat with newly met friends. Overnight - St Petersburg
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. Later we enjoy a guided tour of the amazing Hermitage art collection, located in the grand sky blue Winter Palace. Later you can investigate St Pete’s buzzing bar and jazz club scene, watch the world famous Russian ballet or enjoy the energetic Cossacks cultural performance show (book and pay locally) as you enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight - St Petersburg
Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing Touring will include, dependent upon opening hours and availability, either a visit to the gardens of Peter the Great’s palatial Peterhof which overlooks the Gulf of Finland (in summer) or a visit to Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo in winter (or Pavlosk Palace if Catherine Palace is closed). We then stop for lunch overlooking Groboyedov Canal where we enjoy a hearty meal. After lunch we continue with a guided tour of the interior of The Church on Spilled Blood with time to shop in the souvenir market located alongside the church. Entrance fees, lunch and transport are all included, payable at time of booking. Overnight - St Petersburg
A free day to explore on your own. Overnight - St Petersburg
Today you say your good byes to this city as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.
The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...