One-Day Russian Culture Tour with Vodka Museum and Folk Show

One-Day Russian Culture Tour with Vodka Museum and Folk Show
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$185
Duration: 10 hours
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This 1-day tour is great to discover St Petersburg and feel the spirit of Russia. Explore the city center in the morning; visit the main Russian museum - the Hermitage and the symbolic Church on the Spilled Blood. You will learn more about the Russian culture on a tour to the Vodka Museum, where you will also taste 3 different kinds of this traditional drink. After having lunch, enjoy a relaxing boat trip overlooking the embankments of St Petersburg. In the evening, you will attend a folk-show of traditional Russian dancing and singing.

Take a leap into the Russian culture and history, see the most important sights of St Petersburg and get closer to understanding the mysterious Russian soul. 
Here is an approximate itinerary of the tour:
10:00 am - meeting at the hotel lobby
10:00-11:15 am - city tour with picturesque stops at the such places as the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the sphinxes, St Isaac's Square, Kazan Cathedral, Summer Garden, St Michael's Castle and other sights. 
11:30-1:45 pm -  a tour of the Hermitage Museum, including the Winter Palace and other buildings. You will see the gala halls of the Romanov family, the exhibition halls and galleries of the New, the Old and the Small Hermitage. 
2:00-3:00 pm - an excursion to the Vodka Museum, including tasting (3 types of vodka & traditional snacks)
3:00-4:00 pm - 3-course traditional Russian lunch (included)
4:15-4:45 pm - visiting the Church on the Spilled Blood
5:00-6:00 pm - a sightseeing canal cruise
6:00-6:30 pm - transfer to Nikolayevsky Palace
7:00-8:45 pm - Russian traditional folk-show in 2 parts. You will hear Russian and Cossack folk songs, see traditional Cossack and Russian dancing representing customs of different peoples living in our huge country. During the show, you will hear a classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns, and see some dancing miniatures in national costumes.
8:45-9:15 pm - transfer back to the hotel. Your private driver will meet you straight after the show and take you back to the hotel to rest after a day full of new impressions. 

Please note that the tour sequence may be changed due to the days of the week, museums availability and traffic.

This 1-day tour is great to discover St Petersburg and feel the spirit of Russia. Explore the city center in the morning; visit the main Russian museum - the Hermitage and the symbolic Church on the Spilled Blood. You will learn more about the Russian culture on a tour to the Vodka Museum, where you will also taste 3 different kinds of this traditional drink. After having lunch, enjoy a relaxing boat trip overlooking the embankments of St Petersburg. In the evening, you will attend a folk-show of traditional Russian dancing and singing.