The Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | Russia
FROM: AUD $895

A very European city in a very Russian setting. With beautiful scenery, fascinating history and stunning architecture, St Pete's - or Piter to the locals - offers a plethora of things to see and do.

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Itinerary
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Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

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
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)

Included

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinners (including a Welcome Dinner on day 1)
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Services of an English speaking Russian tour guide during your stay
3 nights 3 star hotel
Guided sightseeing - St Petersburg
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$55-65pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

St Petersburg

Saturday. Welcome to St Petersburg and the start of your long weekend! 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

St Petersburg City Tour

This morning a driving tour provides an introduction to the beautiful city of St Petersburg. Travelling by bus we will make our way along the famed Nevsky Prospekt, past the museum and university districts and a few stops will be made along the way to see the magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral and The Bronze Horseman. We then visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and the beautiful Peter and Paul Cathedral which houses much of the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. We will also pay a visit to the impressive Church on Spilled Blood. Later, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage - which houses one of the biggest and best art collections on earth
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Peterhof or Catherine Palace

Often referred to as Russia’s ‘Versailles’, the gardens of Peterhof Palace which we visit from May through to mid-October are a wonderland of greenery and flowers, sweeping vistas and ornate architectural decorations, with spectacular gold fountains. In winter we visit Catherine Palace or Pavlosk Palace who's exteriors and interiors are lavishly decorated and really catch the eye – Catherine Palace’s lavish Amber room is a real highlight!

This evening you have the opportunity to join in on some optional excursions including a night at the ballet or a Cossack show. There may even be the chance to try your hand at preparing Russian cuisine with an interactive cooking class. All optional excursions are subject to availability, and are booked and payable locally.
Overnight: St Petersburg  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

St Petersburg

Tuesday. Today gives the opportunity to shop for some last minute souvenirs, or time to take a leisurely walk around the city. Our city stay concludes after breakfast and hotel check-out.
Breakfast

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum (aka Long Night of Museums) began in Berlin in 1997, in an aim to attract a larger and also younger audience to its museums and cultural institutions. Over 120 cities in Europe, including St Petersburg and Moscow, have now jumped on board, showcasing their unique museums, galleries and heritage sites.

We are running a special Night At The Museums departure of our Simply St Pete's tour departing Friday 17th May 2019. Coinciding with the wonderful Russian 'White Nights' when the sun barely sets and St Petersburg comes to life. Join us for this wonderful event accompanied by our expert guide, explore a selection of the cities best late night galleries and museums on day 2 of your tour.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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Hotels

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.

Harbor Club Hotel, St Petersburg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Well-located in St Petersburg, the Harbor Club Hotel can be found on a quiet street, yet only a short walk from the bustling city centre. Its guestrooms feature modern décor, with spacious ensuite bathrooms and modern amenities including air conditioning. You’ll also find a shared lounge and bar, as well as an on-site restaurant serving tasty European cuisine. Here, guests can enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast or, if you’d prefer, there is also the option of dining in the comfort of your hotel room.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

The tour was excellent. We were met at the airport with no dramas. Our hotel was great and our guide was excellent. Next time we would do a longer tour and possibly allow an extra day at the end to revisit some of the places we would have liked more time at. As a short break it was excellent and an amazing amount was fitted in to a short time. An excellent introduction to Russia. As St Petersburg is a very European city, I wouldn't say it gave us a feel for the country but that was not to be expected.

• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
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The tour was excellent. We were met at the airport with no dramas. Our hotel was great and our guide was excellent. Next time we would do a longer tour and possibly allow an extra day at the end to revisit some of the places we would have liked more time at. As a short break it was excellent and an amazing amount was fitted in to a short time. An excellent introduction to Russia. As St Petersburg is a very European city, I wouldn't say it gave us a feel for the country but that was not to be expected.

• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
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Guide was excellent /competent / friendly / made the tour fascinating. She was knowledgeable and communicated well

• Submitted 13 Feb 2015
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Thank you for the priceless memories. I'm very glad we did this tour at the start of our Russia trip as we now have a better understanding of your beautiful country and our holiday will be better. Our guide dedicated all her time to us, to enrich our experience and I really loved how we used the metro and trolleys as we would not have done this on our own.

Zoe Cairns • Submitted 18 Mar 2014

Excellent tour. Thank you. Very knowlegeable guide and efficient service. Enjoyed the museum of St. Petersburg history.

Peter Bansgrove • Submitted 20 Aug 2012

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
St Petersburg
Ends
St Petersburg
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Attractive buildings lining the canals of St Petersburg
Attractive buildings lining the canals of St Petersburg

The tour was excellent. We were met at the airport with no dramas. Our hotel was great and our guide was excellent. Next time we would do a longer tour and possibly allow an extra day at the end to revisit some of the places we would have liked more time at. As a short break it was excellent and an amazing amount was fitted in to a short time. An excellent introduction to Russia. As St Petersburg is a very European city, I wouldn't say it gave us a feel for the country but that was not to be expected.

Chelsea Grainger
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