«THE ROUTES OF TSARS» DELUXE TOUR

St. Petersburg is a cultural capital of Russia. Nowadays this city is one of the largest cities in the world. Almost every building is an architectural monument, art and cultural masterpiece, that is why St. Petersburg is called «an open-air museum». During this tour you will marvel spectacular churches, palaces and parks. You will learn about Russian history, art and culture. All of the fabulous places in 2 Days tour. The famous Hermitage Museum, the magnificent Catherine Palace and gorgeous Peterhof fountains and scenic cruise along the rivers and canals.

Day 1

Tour itinerary

Guided city tour

During this tour you will see the main and most interesting sights of the city: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Decembrists Square and the monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Cathedral, Strelka Vasilievsky Island and other attractions.

Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens

Excursion to Peterhof with a visit to the Grand Palace and the Lower Park. You will visit one of the most grandiose palace and park complexes. You will take a fascinating tour to the Lower Park. The park is remarkable for its fountains and royal buildings, designed and partially executed under Peter the Great. You will also visit the Grand Palace - the main building of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble, built in the style of "Peter's Baroque".

Pushkin: Catherine Palace & Amber room

Excursion to Pushkin with a visit to the Catherine Palace and park. During the tour you will visit the majestic Catherine Palace and see the famous Amber Room. The State Museum-Reserve Tsarskoye Selo is the former suburban residence of the imperial family, built by order of Peter I; a monument of world architecture and landscape art of the 18th - early 20th centuries.

  • City tour
  • Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens
  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace & Amber room
  • Lunch (bonus from Favorit DMC)

09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration

09:00 - 11:00 City Tour (During the city tour photo stops will be available in the most beautiful & historical places of the city)

11:00 Drive to Peterhof

12:30 - 13:30 Guided tour of the Peterhof Fountain Park and Gardens

13:30 Drive to Pushkin

14:30 - 15:30 Lunch at the local restaurant

16:00 - 17:00 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace. A visit of Amber Room and a walk through the park

17:00 Drive back to St. Petersburg

18:00 Back on board

Evening program (optional)

Day 2

Tour itinerary

Boat trip through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

You will be able to feel the unique atmosphere of the city's rivers and canals, ride under the vaults of St. Petersburg bridges and see the splendor and splendor of the main historical center of St. Petersburg: its palace part and main drawbridges! The boat will pass through the front part of the Neva River, through the Fontanka Canal, through the Kryukov Canal past the Mariinsky Theatre and the New Holland, through the Moika River under the colored bridges: Red, Blue and Green and through the Winter Groove will return to the Neva.

Visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, a unique monument of architecture and art. The cathedral was built over 40 years. St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Its huge, brightly gilded dome glows from afar, towering above all the buildings of the city.

Visit of the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

The Church on the Blood – as it also knowns as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded on March 1, 1881. The church has an outstanding and varied collection of mosaic icons. The Church is absolutely marvelous inside and out. It is the type of architecture for MUST SEE in St. Petersburg.

Tour to the State Hermitage museum

You will visit one of the largest museums in the world, which occupies five magnificent buildings located along the Neva Embankment in the very center of St. Petersburg. For more than 240 years, the Hermitage has assembled one of the largest collections, numbering about three million works of art and monuments of world culture, from the Stone Age to our century. The treasures collected here introduce the works of many dozens of countries and peoples of the East and West.

Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace is a unique architectural ensemble of styles from the XVIII to XX century. Today the Yusupov Palace is one of the few aristocratic mansions where you can experience ambiance of luxurious life of the Yusupov family. This popular and yet mysterious palace in St. Petersburg, embellished with enchanting designs, is believed to be the location where Prince Yusupov murdered Grigori Rasputin in 1916.

  • Boat trip through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg
  • St. Isaac's Cathedral
  • Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Lunch (bonus from Favorit DMC)
  • Yusupov Palace

09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration

09:30 - 10:30 Boat trip through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

10:30 - 12:00 Guided tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood

12:00 - 12:30 Transfer to the Hermitage Museum

12:30 - 14:30 A visit and guided tour of the Hermitage

14:30 - 15:30 Lunch at the local restaurant

16:00 - 17:30 A visit and guided tour of Yusupov Palace

18:00 Back on board

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