Day 1: City overview and Peter & Paul Fortress (from 10:00 till 13:00)
Enjoy a city tour by car or van and a small walking tour of the Peter & Paul Fortress. This is the oldest construction in the city, originally built to act as a fortification but later used as a political prison. It has witnessed many of the dramatic changes in Russian history. Visit the Peter & Paul Cathedral, a unique example of 18th-century Russian architecture.
Day 2: Peterhof (from 09:00 till 13:00)
Explore Peterhof, the most spectacular Imperial estate in Saint Petersburg. Situated at the edge of the sea, the Grand Palace’s park complex boasts a unique array of fountains, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The Grand Palace features elaborate interiors, and sits atop a high ridge overlooking the vast lower park.
Day 3: Hermitage Museum Walking Tour and Boat Trip (from 10:00 till 14:00)
Visit the famed Hermitage Museum, the finest gallery of world art in Russia. The Hermitage is undoubtedly the main attraction of Saint Petersburg.
Enjoy a relaxing Rivers & Canals boat trip that takes you along the picturesque rivers and canals of the city. See many of the main sights of Saint Petersburg from the water. Marvel at the looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments.
Day 4: St. Isaac's walking tour (from 10:00 till 12:00) , Folk Show with Drinks Reception (from 19:00 till 20:30) , and Illuminations Tour (from 20:30 till 23:00)
Visit St. Isaac's, the city’s largest and most significant Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Built in 1858 by the architect Montferrand, the cathedral is now a museum. Its richly adorned interior is lined with marble, and features malachite and lazurite columns. It was intended to accommodate as many as 10,000 worshipers.
Your evening begins at the Nikolayevsky Palace where you’ll enjoy traditional Russian dances and music during an elegant reception complete with Russian vodka, and red and black caviar!
Your guide will meet you at Nikolayevsky Palace and the magic continues with the Illuminations Tour. Drive through the city, admiring the spectacular floodlit monuments. If you’re visiting during the summer you have the opportunity to experience the White Nights, observe the opening of the city’s numerous drawbridges. Hotel drop-off is included.
Day 5: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) (from 10:00 till 14:00)
Unlock the secrets of the iconic Amber Room during a half-day tour of the magnificent Baroque Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). Marvel at the numerous ballrooms and imperial halls, and the luxury of the decoration.
On your tour date, the guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby holding a sign with your name and the name of the local tour operator written on it
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
This is a highly recommended tour for those who want to enjoy the highlights of Saint Petersburg at a moderate pace. I had a wonderful tour guide explain to me the history and culture of of the city in a clear and engaging manner. Hotel pick-up and drop offs were included and punctual. You will not be disappointed with this guided tour.
See the best of Saint Petersburg on a comprehensive 5-day tour. Visit the Peter & Paul Fortress. Discover Peterhof, explore the Hermitage Museum, and relax on the "Rivers & Canals" boat trip. You’ll do all this and more on this professionally guided tour!
Marvel at the splendor of Russia’s most beautiful city! Spend 5 days in Saint Petersburg and take a guided tour of its pastel palaces, picturesque canals, leafy parks, and spectacular monuments. Please note that accommodation is not included in the tour price.