3-Day Imperial St Petersburg Tour

3-Day Imperial St Petersburg Tour
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$385
Duration: 3 days
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Description

Impeprial St. Petersburg is a comprehensive 3-day shore that includes all major landmarks, must-visit museums and must-do activities. You will plunge in the history and culture of Russia, visit such world-famous sights at the Hermitage, Catherine Palace & Amber Room, Peterhof Palace & fountain parks. Secrets of Rasputin murder revealed, St. Petersburg most famous churches explored, you will also get an introduction to the culinary culture, haveing traditional Russian lunches on 2 longer tour days. A boat-ride arranged privately for your group will be a good mix to culture-crawl and another great way to see our city, nicknamed as "the Venice of the North".

On day 1 your guide and driver will meet you at the port terminal at 8 a.m. You acquaintance with the city will start with the panoramic city tour and visits to such famous museums as Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church on the Blood. The city sightseeing tour will be followed by a traditional Russian lunch in a local place. After the meal you will explore the treasure of the Hermitage. During your tour you will see the Winter Palace, Small, Old and New Hermitage building, highlights of West-European art collections. By 6 p.m. you will return on board the ship. Evening free.
Day 2 includes 2 palaces: the world renowned Catherine Palace that boasts the 8th wonder of the world - the Amber Room. Our tour will take you along the beautiful Rastrelli's Golden Gallery, the Amber Room visit is guaranteed! After a traditional Russian lunch in a local place you will procede with the tours. The exquisite Yusupov Palace is awaiting you. Home to one of the top wealthiest noble families of Imperial Russia, the palace became a treacherous murder place, where the life of Rasputin was ended. 
River and canal boat tour will show you St. Petersburg from a different angle - from water it looks more impressive!
By 6 p.m. you will return on board the ship. Evening free.
Day 3 - last but not least - this day will take you the the most famous summer residence of the Russian tsars - Peterhof. You will explore the fountain gardens of the sea-side palace and park ensemble, tour the Grand Peterhof Palace and have free time for lunch or snack on the grounds of the gardens.
Modern high-speed hydrofoil boat will take you to across the GUld of Finland to St. Petersburg city centre. Free time for shopping and walking is offered. By 4:30 p.m. you will return on board the ship (in good time before your ships sails).

Impeprial St. Petersburg is a comprehensive 3-day shore that includes all major landmarks, must-visit museums and must-do activities. You will plunge in the history and culture of Russia, visit such world-famous sights at the Hermitage, Catherine Palace & Amber Room, Peterhof Palace & fountain parks. Secrets of Rasputin murder revealed, St. Petersburg most famous churches explored, you will also get an introduction to the culinary culture, haveing traditional Russian lunches on 2 longer tour days. A boat-ride arranged privately for your group will be a good mix to culture-crawl and another great way to see our city, nicknamed as "the Venice of the North".