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Night at the Museum - 4 days

If you are an art or history buff you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to visit St Petersburg for its wonderful 'Long Night of Museums' event. Not only does the city open up its leading museums and galleries until the early hours of the morning, but entry is completely free offering incredible savings for all you museum lovers. See the sights of this beautiful and attend this unique event for an extraordinary long weekend.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Inclusions
Hotels
Day 1

St Petersburg

Friday 19 May 2017. 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 you'll be treated to dinner with the rest of your group at the hotel, followed by an informative welcome meeting. Remainder of the evening at leisure - your tour guide can recommend some local bars for you to try out.
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Dinner

Day 2

Night At the Museums

First thing this morning we will enjoy a driving tour of the city, offering a perfect introduction to this enchanting city. We will drive along Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg's busy thoroughfare, with photo stops at iconic sights such as the Bronze Horseman and St Isaac's Cathedral. Later we enjoy a guided tour of the amazing Hermitage Museum, 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 21st May 2016 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  |  Breakfast

Day 3

St Pete's sightseeing

We start today's touring with a visit to Peter & Paul Fortress and the Peter & Paul Cathedral, which houses the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. Then we'll head out of the city to explore the beautiful gardens of Peterhof on the Gulf of Finland in the summer or visit Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo in winter (or Pavlosk Palace if Catherine Palace is closed).

Often referred to as Russia’s ‘Versailles’, the gardens of Peterhof are a wonderland of greenery and flowers, sweeping vistas and ornate architectural decorations, with spectacular gold fountains. At Catherine Palace its the exterior and the interiors of this lavishly decorated building that really catch the eye - and the lavish Amber room is a real highlight! After stopping for a hearty traditional lunch at a local restaurant, we'll continue on for a guided tour of the exquisite interior of The Church on Spilled Blood.
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

St Petersburg

Monday 22 May 2017. 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.
Breakfast

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
19 May - 22 May
15% off
G
USD $1095
USD $520

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Asteria Hotel, St Petersburg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set on the banks of Fontanka River, Asteria Hotel enjoys a prime location in the city centre just a few minutes walk from St Petersburg's famous Nevsky Prospekt. This 3-star hotel features a restaurant and bar, plus free WiFi throughout the property.

Trip Highlights

Night At The Museums event - More than 30 museums will open their doors for the night. We will possibly visit the Museum of Political History, Planetarium, Geological Museum, Gallery of Modern Art & St Isaac's Cathedral
St Petersburg's palaces - the Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace and St Catherine's Palace (visited in winter) or the gardens of Peterhof (visited in summer)
St Petersburg - UNESCO-listed city area including: Nevsky Prospekt, Museum and University districts, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on Spilled Blood, The Bronze Horseman and Admiralty End

Included

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (including a Welcome Dinner on day 1)
3 nights 3 star hotel
Guided sightseeing in St Petersburg
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
Night At The Museums Event: Transportation and guided tour of a selection of museums (entrance fees included)
Services of an English speaking Russian tour guide during your stay
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Transportation and guided sightseeing to the museums

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$30-40, paid in local currency
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Range
OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
Starts
St Petersburg
Ends
St Petersburg
Departs
19 May 2017
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
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