Grand Tour of Russia
Classical Elegance Russia
Days : 5 | Nights : 4Saint Petersburg , Russia
Russia needs no introduction! However, if the country has not popped eyes out your heads with its multitudinous surprises, you must peruse its wonders wrapped in the shape of its beautiful attractions. Its wonderful landscape is criss-crossed by rivers that run in full spate, blooming flora and vivacious fauna, kindling volcanoes with iridescent eruptions, beaches basking in the sun, and rich cultural heritage is what Russia is known for.
On your Saint Petersburg holidays, you cannot afford to miss the Church of Spilled Blood, which is one of the most exquisite churches of Russia. The church is noted for its five doomed roof embellished with gilded green trims in a fashion that is unique to itself. The church was built in the memory of Tsar Alexander II.
Then head to Nevsky Prospekt which is where the heart of the city dwells. The place is a throbbing street lined up with many cafes, bars, and restaurants. It remains a sprawling space where you will see hundreds of people spending a leisurely time. The Hermitage which is a top-notch art restoration facility and the Mariinksy Theatre which was named so after the wife of Alexander II, are two best places for the avid spectators of art, ballet, and opera.
Day 01: Arrival St. Petersburg
Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you are provided assistance of local English speaking guide. Private transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: In St. Petersburg
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning we invite you to join us for the bus city tour. St. Petersburg is often called Venice of the North for its numerous rivers and canals that divide the city into beautiful islands. We will make several photo stops, one will be on St. Isaac’s square near magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral; the other in the Field of Mars that has a unrivalled view of the Church of Our Saviour on Spilt Blood; then at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island to enjoy the splendid panorama of the Peter and Paul fortress, the Winter Palace and the river Neva etc Afterwards, we will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of the city. Afternoon is free at leisure. At night we will take a romantic walk to the Palace Square, Nevsky prospect, see the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, and the monument to Peter the Great. In the end of the tour we will go up the colonnade of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to enjoy the picturesque panorama of the city. St. Petersburg is simply stunning at the soft light of the White Nights. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: St. Petersburg
Breakfast at hotel. We will dedicate this morning to a visit to the State Hermitage museum, one of the largest in the world. We will admire the treasures of the Hermitage that include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tiziano, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rembrandt etc. After the tour we will take a boat trip along the rivers and canals to enjoy the beauty of the city from the surface of water and enjoy the spectacular unforgettable sight of draw bridges that attract thousands of tourists every year. St. Petersburg is famous for its numerous bridges that lift every night during the navigation period to make way for the ships that go along the principal water way of the city — the river Neva. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: St. Petersburg
Breakfast at hotel. Today we will take you to the majestic summer residences of Russian emperors: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) and Peterhof. In the morning we will go to the town of Pushkin to see the enormous Catherine Palace with its famous Golden suite of rooms, including the unique Amber Room. Afterwards, we will move to another suburb of Saint Petersburg — the town of Petrodvorets — to see the old residence of Peter the Great — Peterhof. We will walk along the parks of Peterhof, contemplate the majestic water cascades, elegant gardens adorned with classical statues. Our way back to St. Petersburg will be on a hydrofoil. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Departure
Private transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.
Days : 5 | Nights : 4