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    Petersburg      Explorer 2015

   5 days  / 4 nights




Day 1 (Tuesday)
Upon arrival in St Petersburg, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to check in for 4 nights at the 4 star Solo Sokos Vasilievsky Hotel.  (Check in from 14.00 hrs)
Evening at leisure. 


Day 2 (Wednesday)
After breakfast, departing  at 10.00 hrs, your panoramic orientation tour of the city will commence. You will see all the major sights of this beautiful city, St Petersburg. You will see the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and pass along Nevsky Prospect. St Isaac’s cathedral is also on our route, as well as the Church on the Spilled Blood.  Included is a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, a fort which guards the city of St Petersburg, located on the island, facing the Hermitage and dominating River Neva. Built as a fortification during the Russian-Swedish war, it was never used as a fortress and its bastions were turned into political prison cells. There a son of Peter the Great, Prince Alexei, a famous pretender to the throne, Princess Tarakanova, writer Radischev, Decembrists and revolutionaries were held as prisoners. Peter and Paul Cathedral, designed by Tresini, contains the remains of Russian rulers since 1725.
Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrsor you may stay in the city for further exploration and make your own way back to the hotel.  Entrances today: Peter and Paul Fortress
Evening at leisure.

Day 3 (Thursday)
After breakfast, departing at 10.00 hrs*, your guide will take you to visit the Hermitage Museum – the magnificent collection of art in the winter palace of Catherine the Great. One of the largest museums in the World, founded in 1764; its collection includes over 2.7 million items, including masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, – a feast for art lovers. Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrs or you may stay on at the Hermitage and return to the hotel on your own at your leisure.
*Timings may vary and will be confirmed by your guide
Entrances today: Hermitage museum. Evening at leisure.


Day 4 (Friday)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken by your guide to visit one of St Petersburg’s most prized Palaces. In the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) 29km south of St. Petersburg, is Catherine’s Summer Palace. The construction of the palace for the Empress Catherine started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around the palace and, in the middle of 18th century, Tsarskoye Selo became the official royal residence. This palace is famous for the ‘Amber Room’, now completely restored to its former glory. Not far from the Catherine’s Palace there is the Lyceum where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. Return to your hotel early/mid afternoon.
Entrances today: Catherine’s Palace.  Evening at leisure.

Day 5 (Saturday)
After breakfast at your hotel, check out by 12.00 hrs and your departure transfer will be provided to the airport / station as required.

Rates in Euro:





·         17 March  and  31 March 2015

·         13 October  and  27 October 2015

·         17 November 2015

·         15 December 2015



·         12 May  and  26 May 2015

·         09 June  and  23 June 2015





·         07 April  and  21 Apr 2015

·         14 July  and  28 July 2015

·         11 August  and  25 August 2015







500 EUR

760 EUR

585 EUR

970 EUR

540 EUR

855 EUR


The tour price includes:

  • Accommodation* based on two persons sharing a twin room:
    4 nights St Petersburg – 4 star Solo Sokos Vasilievsky Hotel, standard room  

  • Breakfast daily

  • Transfers: arrival and departure in St Petersburg: Applies to international city airports and main rail stations  – supplement for riverports and for transfers between 22.30 – 06.30 and on public holidays

  • Sightseeing programme with English speaking guide

  • Entrances: St Petersburg – Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine’s Palace

  • Visa support letter for duration of tour

  • 24-hour emergency contact





Not included in price:

  • International Flights

  • Any meals, beverages, sightseeing entrance fees not specified in the inclusions

  • Photo and video charges at museums and places of interest

  • Extra personal costs incurred at the hotel

  • Extended visa support

  • Hotel registration fee payable locally in St Petersburg



Check in after 14.00 hours . Check out by 12.00 hours

*Accommodation may be substituted with similar grade hotels

Tours and timings may vary according to local conditions and substitutions may be made if necessary

Visa support – is supplied for duration of tour only. Extension of visa support costs EUR 20 per person.

Russian Visa – you will need to obtain a tourist visa BEFORE you arrive in Russia

Important – remember to apply for your visa at least 1 month prior to travel

Please ask us if you wish to extend your stay in Russia