St Petersburg Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF RUSSIA 377

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Day 1: St Petersburg

Welcome to the city of the Tsars! After an included airport arrival transfer and hotel check in, spend the evening at the ballet or the theatre. Overnight St Petersburg.

Day 2: St Petersburg

Enjoy today at your leisure as you relax and explore this city your way. Tonight enjoy a night out on the town with a visit to the Mariinsky Theatre Performance (Price To Be Confirmed Closer to Departure, Not included in this quote) Overnight St Petersburg.

Day 3: St Petersburg

Today enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Pushkin. Catherine Palace and Parks. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. Catherine Palace was a small two-story building typical of Russian palaces of the early 18th century. In 1708-1724 Tsarskaya Mysa was the residence of Peter the Great's wife, the Empress Catherine I. From 1741 Tsarskoye Selo became the residence of the Empress Elizabeth and during her reign the architect Rastrelli created a magnificent Emperial Palace, a brilliant masterpiece of Russian baroque. At the same time the Hermitage and Grotto Pavilions were built, regular Upper and Lower Gardens were laid out, and the Lower Garden was decorated with sculptures. Overnight St Petersburg.

Day 4: St Petersburg

Enjoy today at your leisure as you explore this beautiful city your way. Overnight St Petersburg.

Day 5: St Petersburg

Merry Christmas! Enjoy today at your leisure tonight enjoy a Christmas Dinner at the Hotel or local Restaurant (TBC) Overnight St Petersburg.

Day 6: St Petersburg

Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg is built around a series of bridge-connected canals and rivers. This morning we visit Peter and Paul Fortress, home to the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, housing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. 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. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage, where you will be taken to see the highlights of this incredible collection and the beautiful baroque palace that houses it. Overnight St Petersburg.

Days 7-17: St Petersburg

Sadly your tour comes to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your next destination. We will see you soon on the 10/01/2013 when you have your quick stop over back in Moscow. Until then it is at your own arrangements.

Day 18: Moscow

Welcome to Moscow. Today you will be met at the airport by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 19: Moscow

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight back home.

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