Saint-Petersburg, Russia

4-7 Days Tour of Cultural Petersburg

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  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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4-7 Days Tour of Cultural Petersburg

Cultural Petersburg

Program from 4 to 7 days.

1st day. Morning — Excursion to the Hermitage. Evening — Evening Petersburg.

Excursion to the Hermitage.

Beginning and end of the tour from any location within the city upon request.

 

The main museum of the Hermitage complex consists of six buildings.

During our tour you will pass by the four of them:

o Winter Palace

o Small Hermitage

o Greater Hermitage

o New Hermitage

You will be able to see not only the state rooms of the Winter Palace, but also masterpieces of painting, sculpture and applied art of different cultures and countries:

o Italy

o Holland

o Netherlands

o France

Of particular note there are works of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens, Van Dyck.

 

Optionally, you can visit the residential royal chambers in the Winter Palace and get acquainted with the life  of the Romanov dynasty — the last of the Russian tsars (royals).

 

The tour itinerary including the road to the museum and back. On the way to the Hermitage, our guide will introduce you to other attractions in the city center.

 

Evening — Night Petersburg.

Beginning and end of tour anywhere in the city by the client.

St. Petersburg — a city — museum. It is famous for Winter Palace and the Bronze Horseman, the white nights and drawbridges and much more. To fully enjoy all the splendor of the city without traffic jams and bustle can be during our evening tours of St. Petersburg.

You will be able to see:

o Peter and Paul Fortress.

o Vasilyevsky Island

o The Bronze Horseman.

o St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

o The Church of Savior on the Blood.

o Breeding bridge: Trinity Bridge, the Palace Bridge.

o Hermitage

o The cruiser «Aurora».

o Smolny Cathedral.

During the tour provided a pause for photographing. We will take pictures:

o Vasilyevsky Island.

o St. Isaac’s Squareю

o Opening Bridge: Trinity Bridge, the Palace Bridge.

o Palace Square.

o The cruiser «Aurora».

o Smolny Cathedral.

O The Church of Savior on the Blood.

The electric light Petersburg looks absolutely delicious.

ATTENTION!!! bridges opening is not produced in the winter!

 

 

2nd day. Morning — City Tour, visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Evening — Petersburg with water (Petersburg night on the boat).

 

City tour with a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

Duration of the tour is four hours.

Beginning and end of the tour from any location within the city upon request.

The cathedral is very richly decorated with semi-precious stones and their appearance resembles St. Peter’s in the Vatican. Height — 101.5 m, inner area — more than 4000 m.

During our trip, you:

o learn more about the history of construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Today’s Cathedral — this is the fourth temple in honor of Isaac Dolmatskogo, patron saint of Peter the Great built St. Petersburg.

o You’ll see how in the construction of the cathedral were used the latest technology to the 19th century, that the imagination even today. On the layout, you can clearly see how difficult it is for the time were solved engineering problems. For example, the installation of the columns of St. Isaac’s Cathedral weight of 112 tons or golden outer dome, in which due to toxic mercury vapors died many serfs.

o You will see the 150 works of art created by Russian masters. Among them you can see the works of famous painters Karl Bryullov, Basil Shebuev, Fedor Bruni. More than 60 works of various Russian mosaic masters play away an important role in the decoration of the cathedral.

If you wish, you can climb to the colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and contemplate Petersburg from bird’s-eye view.

 

St. Petersburg Night Tour by boat

Beginning and end of the tour can be negotiated. Route water excursions can be arranged according to your wishes. Duration of the night tour is 2 hours.

 

 

While traveling through the night St. Petersburg by boat you will be able to contemplate the front of the Neva River, the beautiful houses along the river Fontanka and Moika along the Kryukov Canal and the Winter Canal. Route water excursions can be arranged according to your wishes.

3rd day. Morning — Excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Evening – Night St. Petersburg.

 

Excursion to the Peter and Paul Fortress.

The duration of individual excursion is 4 hours.

Beginning and end of tour anywhere in the city by the client.

Peter and Paul Fortress — the first building in St. Petersburg. Day of the fortress is considered birthday of the city. Under the protection of the fortress began to grow and develop the city — today’s historic center.

You will get acquainted with the history of the fortress, its value for the young city on the Neva.

During the tour you will visit:

o Peter and Paul Cathedral — the tallest building in the historical part of the city, the highest cathedral in Russia;

o Shrine of Russian emperors — from Peter I to Nicholas II;

o Trubetskoi Bastion prison — the main Russian political prison, no escape in the history.

At 12:00 with Naryshkin bastion of the fortress every day the shot signal cannon.

Included in cost:

o Rent a car

o Tickets to Peter and Paul Cathedral and imprisoned Trubetskoy bastion

o Services English-speaking guide

o Parking in the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress

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Evening — Night Petersburg.

Beginning and end of tour anywhere in the city by the client.

St. Petersburg — it’s an open-air museum. It is famous Winter Palace and the Bronze Horseman, the white nights and drawbridges and much more. To fully enjoy all the splendor of the city without traffic jams and bustle can be during our night tour of the city of St. Petersburg.

We will show you:

o Peter and Paul Fortress.

o Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

o The Bronze Horseman.

o St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

o Our Saviour on Spilled Blood.

o Breeding bridge: Trinity Bridge, the Palace Bridge.

o Hermitage

o The cruiser «Aurora».

o Smolny Cathedral.

The electric light Petersburg looks completely different than during the day.

ATTENTION!!! bridges Divorce is not produced in the winter!

Included in cost:

o Rent a car

o Services English-speaking guide

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Day 4 — Morning — St. Petersburg from the air. Helicopter tour.

Day — Visit to the Russian Museum.

Evening — Tour of the Saint-Petersburg roofs.

The duration of the individual helicopter tour is 25-30 minutes.

Beginning and end of the tour at any place on the client.

 

During our tour we fly over all the main sights of St. Petersburg:

o The Hermitage (Winter Palace).

o Palace Square with the Alexander Column.

o St. Isaac’s Square to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the monument to Nicholas I.

o Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman (Monument to Peter I).

o Arts Square with the Russian Museum and theaters.

o Field of Mars with an eternal flame.

o Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood.

o Mikhailovsky Castle.

o Nevsky Prospekt.

o Kazan Cathedral.

o Smolny Cathedral.

o Peter and Paul Fortress.

o The cruiser «Aurora».

o New Port of St. Petersburg

Additional sites for take-off and landing of the helicopter:

o Marine Facade (port)

o Yacht Club (Petrovskaya Kosa)

Included in cost:

o hire a helicopter for 25-30 minutes

o Vzled and landing on more site

Excursion to Russian Museum — the art of 19-20 centuries.

The tour program includes an introduction to the main trends and directions of Russian art of 19-20 centuries: Symbolism, Art Nouveau, impressiozmom, Cubo-Futurism, Cézanne, neo-primitivism. And also, with the works of masters of the Russian avant-garde: Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Filonov, Vladimir Tatlin.

 

Evening — Excursion on the roofs of St. Petersburg

The duration of the individual unusual tour of a half hour.

We visit two of the roof in the heart of St. Petersburg.

Walking on roofs is performed by Roofer-conductors. You will be able to hear the stories of those attractions that are in your field of vision, urban legends, exciting stories from life of the Roofers.

You will be able to contemplate the most real of the roof sof old Petersburg, turrets MoEHE and such urban dominant, as the Holy Trinity Cathedral, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nikolsky Cathedral, Grand Choral Synagogue, Mariinsky Theatre (including a new scene), Conservatory, house city offices, hotel Azimut and much more!

Note: The organizers conducted a mandatory briefing on safety finding on the roof. Each tripper signs the document for access to the safety equipment location on the roof.

Organizers are not responsible for the life and sightseers health in the case of safety violations by them during the ascent to the roof, finding a roof, and the descent from it.

Required comfortable clothing and shoes. Shoes should be no high heels and studs.

 

 

5th day. Morning — Visit to the Cabinet of Curiosities. Day — excursion to the Menshikov Palace.

Beginning and end of tour anywhere in the city by the client.

Curiosities — the first museum in Russia, established by Peter the Great. Peter I cared about education and considered an important business creation of museums and collecting curiosities. He shall issue decrees, which tells the residents of Russia for a fee to bring all the old and unusual (including «born freaks» — monsters).

Currently Kunstkamera — Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great.

During our tour you will:

o Get acquainted with the unique collection of antiquities, revealing the history and way of life of many people.

o You will see the collection of Peter the Great — «freaks» or anatomical curiosities and anomalies.

o You will see the Big Gottorp (globe-planetarium) — the first and once the world’s largest globe-planetarium with a diameter of 3.1 meters; a monument to science and technology I category.

Excursion to Menshikov Palace.

Beginning and end of the tour from any location within the city upon request.

The museum is housed in the first stone of St. Petersburg building. The palace was built for the first governor-general of St. Petersburg, His Serene Highness Prince Alexander Menshikov — favorite, associate and friend of Peter the Great.

The building of the palace — an outstanding monument of Peter the Great’s Baroque architecture. At the moment of its construction it was the richest and most sumptuous’s Palace in the capital. The building has preserved the original elements of the interiors of the XVIII century, including the famous Dutch tiles. In the palace of the exposition of the Hermitage, devoted to Russian culture of Peter’s time.

Peter liked to spend here for receptions, banquets and weddings. In the palace there were 150 rooms. Especially beautiful grand master cabinet — Walnut Room. After the arrest and exile Menshikov Siberia Palace moved to the treasury. Currently, Menshikov Palace — it is a museum, a branch of the State Hermitage.

During our tour you will:

o visited the Palace history.

o You will see the interiors and household objects times the Petrine era.

 

Day 6 — Morning — Visit to the Diamond Room, a day — excursion to the Gold Room. Evening —

Treasure Gallery, which was the basis of a collection of Russian imperial family — the richest collection of works of jewelry art. Two exposure Treasure Gallery acquainted with the masterpieces of artists from different countries and peoples, cultures and eras, from ancient times to the beginning of the XX century.

The «Diamond Room» can see the old gold items, masterpieces of jewelry art masters of Western Europe and Russia, the jewelry from the collections of members of the Romanov family and private collections of St. Petersburg, the monuments of religious art, diplomatic gifts to the Russian court, products of Faberge.

The overall plan is on the road to tour the museum and back. On the way to the Hermitage, our guide will introduce you to other attractions in the city center.

 

Excursion to the Gold Room of the Hermitage.

Treasure Gallery, which was the basis of a collection of Russian imperial family — the richest collection of works of jewelry art. Two exposure Treasure Gallery acquainted with the masterpieces of artists from different countries and peoples, cultures and eras, from ancient times to the beginning of the XX century.

The «Gold Room» presents the works of the ancient Greek masters, Scythian gold, the jewels of the East: India, Iran, China, magnificent examples of the eastern ceremonial weapons.

The overall plan is on the road to tour the museum and back. On the way to the Hermitage, our guide will introduce you to other attractions in the city center.

 

7th day. Morning, noon — Mystery Petersburg.

 

Despite the fact that since the founding of St. Petersburg’s only been three centuries — its history is very rich in events shrouded in mystery, overgrown with all sorts of myths and legends.

During the tour, our tour you will learn and you will hear:

o What secrets stores Smolny Cathedral, Mikhailovsky Castle, Kikin Chambers, Tauride, Yusupov and Menshikov Palace.

o why in prison «Crosses» nine hundred ninety nine cameras instead of one thousand.

o about the bridge-killer — the secrets of Foundry Bridge.

o mysteries of the great architects: Rastrelli, A. Quarenghi, Montferrand, Rossi and other architects.

o What secrets stores Kolomna district.

o legends and stories about the monuments finch-Pyzhik, lamplighter, Peter I, Paul I.

o that hide sphinxes where the old St. Petersburg pimp, Princess Tarakanov, killing Rasputin, and more.

 

1

Arrive at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Your guide will meet you at the airport to have a complementary drink with you, and bring you to your 3 or 4 star hotel in Zaandam. During your drink stop your guide will give you your public transportation passes that will allow you to travel to and from Amsterdam city. Also you will receive 2 tickets for an Amsterdam canal cruise. Depending on the time of your arrival at the airport, you can decide what you want to do with your first day.rnrnrn

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30
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World-famous Zaanse Schans

The next day, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to world-famous Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a guided tour of Zaanse Schans where you will visit a cheese farm, a wooden shoe workshop (clogs), and an visit an industrial windmill. After the tour your brought back to your hotel or to the city center of Amsterdam.

  • Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30
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This day is your own to do and see anything you want

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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 08h 30 - 20h-30
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Your guide will bring you back to the airport

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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 08h 30 - 16h-30

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