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December 2023

Saint-Petersburg - Tsarskoe Selo

 
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New Year’s Journey to St. Petersburg 4 days, 3 nights

December 2023

 

Day 1 

Arrival in St. Petersburg Meeting with your guide Transfer to the hotel

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel Meeting with the guide.

09:00 - 14:00 City tour of St. Petersburg. You will see a unique architectural phenomenon called the Historic Center of St. Petersburg, which was entirely included in the list of World Heritage Sites. This was one of the first cases in UNESCO's practice when the status of monument was granted to a huge landscape, where hundreds of thousands of people live. You will see the monumental St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty, the Neva River with its granite-clad banks, the Sphinxes brought from Egypt on the University Embankment and aristocratic palaces facing the Neva, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island with the Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace and the Palace Square, the Summer Garden and the Field of Mars, the Mikhailovsky Castle, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, picturesque palaces of Nevsky Prospekt, Kazan and Smolny Cathedrals. Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the original citadel and historical core of the city from which it grew. Between the first half of the 1700s and early 1920s it served as a prison for political criminals and is often nicknamed – the “Russian Bastille”. We will visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral, which has a 122.5 m bell-tower and a gilded angel-topped cupola. The cathedral used to be the main cathedral of the Russian Empire for a long time, where all the tsars and tsaritesses of the Romanov dynasty were buried.

14:00 – 15:00 Free time for lunch

Optional:

Visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood – one of the most picturesque churches in St. Petersburg. The church was erected on the site where Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in March 1881.The cathedral differs from other predominantly Baroque and Neoclassical churches of St.

Petersburg and harks back to medieval Russian architecture. Inside, the temple is a truly museum of mosaics. The church contains over 7500 square meters of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world.

Duration of the tour including transfers: 3 hours OR

Visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Orthodox cathedral in St. Petersburg. It took 40 years, from 1818 to 1858, to build the cathedral and upon completion it was given the status of a principal church, i.e. the main Orthodox church of the capital of the Russian Empire. The height of the cathedral is 101.5 meters and the interior area is more than 4,000 square meters. The cathedral is decorated with 112 giant granite columns. The height of the columns of the lower porticoes is about 17 meters, and the columns of the drum of the central dome reach 14 meters. Each of the giant columns consists of a single piece of granite. Ten to twelve thousand people worked around the clock for forty years on the construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral.

Duration of the tour including transfers: 3 hours

Transfer to the hotel Free time

Overnight stay at the hotel

 

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel Free day

Optional:

Visit to the famous imperial residence Tsarskoe Selo, created by architect Rastrelli in the Russian Baroque style, which is characterized by majestic ensembles and huge size of buildings, powerful proportions, abundance of color and gilding. We will visit the Catherine Palace, created by Peter the Great for his wife, but it received its present form during the reign of Catherine the Great. Fascinated by antique art, the Empress wished to decorate her apartments in accordance with fashionable tastes and entrusted their decoration to the Scottish architect Charles Cameron, a connoisseur of antique architecture. The interiors he created were characterized by exquisite beauty. The most famous is the Amber Room, the jewel of the Catherine Palace, justifiably called one of the wonders of the world.

Duration of the tour including transfers: 5 hours OR

Excursion to the historic Konstantinovsky Palace, a monument of architecture of the XVIII century, named since 2003 the State Complex "Palace of Congresses". The complex is subordinate to the Department of Affairs of the President of the Russian Federation. The palace has preserved the atmosphere of luxury of tsarist times and multiplied it with the rigor of the Palace of Congresses, where nowadays events at the highest interstate level are held. In July 2006, the Palace of Congresses hosted the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, and in September 2013 it hosted the G-20 summit. Among the halls visited on a guided tour there are: Marble Hall, Blue Hall, Belvedere, Presidential Drawing Rooms and many others.

Duration of the tour including transfers: 5 hours

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out and transfer to airport

 

Program is subject to change due to organizational reasons without reducing the scope of services provided!

The starting times specified in the program are advisory and may change depending on the transport situation and the entrance time confirmed by the museum!

 

Some optional tours have to be booked long beforehand. Please check the deadlines with your tour provider!

Net Package Rate per person in EUR

 

Hotel

Seasonal period

10 + 1 pax

free

15 + 1 pax

free

20 + 1 pax

free

30 + 1 pax

free

Suppl SGL

Park Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulkovskaya

4* or Park Inn

 

170

150

135

115

30

Pribaltiyskaya

December

 

 

 

 

 

4* or similar

2023

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Inn St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petersburg

Moskovskye

 

220

195

175

155

100

Vorota 4* or

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prices are subject to change depending on the EUR/RUB exchange rate and need to be reconfirmed!!!

 

The price includes

The price doesn’t include

- Transfers airport – hotel and hotel - airport;

- Accommodation in a DBL/TWIN standard room;

- 1 pax free in a SGL room;

- Guide services according the program (English, French, German, Italian, Turkish, Arabic languages are available

/ Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and others are on request);

- BB Accommodation for 5 nights in St. Petersburg;

- 5 breakfasts;

- Radio equipment;

- Transportation services;

- Entrance fees to historical and cultural sites mentioned in the basic program.

o Airline tickets;

o Optional excursions;

o Drinks and gratuities;

o Lunches & Dinners;

o     Any services not mentioned in the

section “The price includes”

 

Optional excursions per person in EUR*

 

Optional excursion (including transfers and guide

services):

Min 10 pax, in EUR

Min 15 pax, in EUR

Min 20 pax, in EUR

Min 30 pax, in EUR

Visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

29

27

26

19

Visit to St. Isaac's Cathedral

29

27

26

19

 

Tsarskoe Selo with Amber Room *

39

35

29

23

Konstantinovsky Palace

45

43

34

25

*Optional excursion needs to be booked no later than 30 days prior to arrival

Other optional excursions and services need to be booked no later than 14 days prior to arrival

The prices are subject to change depending on the EUR/RUB exchange rate and need to be reconfirmed!!!