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». Entire city is an incredible place to visit. If your stay in St. Petersburg for only 1 day, you can discover with us the best out of it. You will get an overview of St. Petersburg and explore the magnificent and world famous places of it.
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.
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.
Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
Peter and Paul Fortress will take you back to the days of the city’s founder Peter the Great. This was the city’s original citadel and was established by the Peter I on May 1703 to protect Saint Petersburg form the Swedes. The most attractive landmark within the Peter and Paul Fortress is the Peter and Paul Cathedral which is the oldest church in Saint Petersburg. This cathedral is houses of tombs of the Romanov monarchs. During your visit you will explore this beautiful sight and enjoy the great views on Neva river.
09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration
09:00 - 10:45 Drive to Pushkin
10:45 - 12:00 Guided tour of Catherine's Palace. A visit of Amber Room and a walk through the park
12:00 - 13:00 Drive back to St. Petersburg
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the local restaurant (bonus from Favorit DMC)
14:00 - 14:30 Transfer to the Hermitage Museum
14:30 -16:30 A visit and guided tour of the Hermitage
16:30 - 17:30 A visit and guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral
18:00 Back on board
Evening program (optional)