Why to go? S.Petersburg  is Russia's “window to the West”. It’s cultural capital of Russia with more than 200 museums and palaces. The State Hermitage Museum, located in the Winter Palace, houses some of the world's greatest works of art, like magnificent Leonardos, Titians and Rembrandt. St Petersburg consist of more than 30 islands, its network of canals  make the city Russian Venice. Famous white nights is period of few weeks in summer when  all nights are white, you should  see it! Here you can watch famous Neva  River bridges heaving apart to let through boat traffic.

 If you’re on foot make sure you’re on the right side of the river to get back to your accommodation: the metro stops at 12.30am and with the bridges open until 5am, there’s no other way to cross the river.

Must see:

City tour of St. Petersburg with visit to St.Isaak Cathedral The Cathedral, designed by the French architect Montferrand,  is one of the finest monuments of the XIXth century, the former principal cathedral of the Russian capital, the largest cathedral in the city able to accommodate about 13 000 audience. A charcteristic feature of its decoration is the combination of monumental sculpture, painting and mosaic to form an overall artistic unity of great power. The interior is richly adorned with marble, malachite, lapis lasuli, and porphyry. Approximately 220 pounds of precious metal were used in guilding its magnificient golden dome. A series of documents, plans, engravings, and models shows the history of the cathedral’s construction.

Peter and Paul Fortress A monument of military engineering and architecture, the Peter and Paul Fortress is the historical nucleus of St. Petersburg around which the construction of the city began. In 1924 a museum was opened here and in 1956 the main structures of the fortress were turned over to the Museum of the History of Leningrad. In 1993 the Peter and Paul Fortress was given the official status of a historical and cultural reserve.

Catherine`s Palace at Pushkin The Catherine Palace is one of Russian baroque masterpieces of the mid 18 century, this is the most beautiful country residence of the Russian Monarchs. As large as 1000 square meters the Great Hall takes the Palace all in breadth. The Hall was used to give the most important receptions and festivals including dinners, balls and masquerades. In summer the Hall was lit with sun, sparkling at gilt during the whole day, and in the evening 696 candles were put out on each side mirrors. Sculptures and ornamental gilded fretwork of the Hall, covering the walls was done according to the drafts of F.-B. Rastrelli and the models of the famous sculptor and decorator I. Dunker by the 130 Russian carvers. The most sumptuous are the frontal walls which bear the decor of many-figure compositions.

Day 1 Meeting with the guide at the Airport Pulkovo, a city sightseeing tour, with visiting the Peter and Paul Fortress, 5 hours (Church of Island with the tombs of royal family of Romans), accommodation in hotel, dinner

Day 2 Breakfast in hotel, meeting with the guide, a city walking tour to the Hermitage, visiting the Hermitage, 3 hours, lunch, 1 hour, riding on the ship on the rivers and canals, 1 hour, return to hotel by yourselves, free time

Day 3 Breakfast in hotel, meeting with the guide, excursion to Tsarskoye Selo with visiting of Catherine Palace + the Amber Room + park, 5 hours, lunch in cafe of SPb

Day 4 Breakfast in hotel, meeting with the guide, excursion to Peterhof with visiting of the Big Palace and Lower Park, 5 hours, lunch in cafe of SPb, visiting the Orthodox church of Alexander Nevsky, 2 hours (including the road)

Day 5 Breakfast in hotel, transfer to the airport with the the manager of the company

Group 20 pax, price per person from 490 eur accomodation in TWIN, from 560 eur accomodation in SNGL

Included: transport service, guide,entrance tickets, meals according to the programaccommodation