Enjoy the premier sights of St. Petersburg, as well as beautiful palaces and gardens just outside the city, on this fantastic tour. Highlights include the Peter & Paul's Fortress, Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage Art Museum and Peterhof & Grand Palace. Explore this historic city with your private car, driver and English speaking guide, so you can make the absolute most of your time here.
Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, private transfer to your hotel. Check in and start exploring on your own, in this city rightly known as "The Venice of the North". Wander the canals and wide streets to marvel at the astonishing architecture, or perhaps taste some traditional vodka at one of the many restaurants and bars!
Breakfast at the hotel. Your privately guided morning sightseeing will start with a panoramic tour, passing along the Nevsky Prospect, Peter & Paul's Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kazanskaya Church, photo stop at the Hermitage Art Museum and includes walk through some parts of the city. The afternoon is then devoted to the many wonderful treasures of the world famous Hermitage Museum. This historic former palace is filled with countless works of art and houses one of the oldest and largest collections in the world.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then meet your guide for your privately guided visit to the majestic Peterhof, with the Park and Grand Palace. The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the 18th century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms and styles and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, remarkable collections of sculpture, painting and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art, unique in the world. After 1917 the Peterhof ensemble was taken into state custody and turned into architecture and art museum. Nowadays, due to the unforgettable beauty of its fountains, parks and palaces, Peterhof has become one of the most visited places in St. Petersburg. Afternoon at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel, then time at leisure before private transfer to the railway station or airport for your onward journey.
You can choose between 4 star or 5 star accommodation.
Add the train from Helsinki to/from St. Petersburg (4hrs). Or add a visit to Moscow - see our Moscow Classic Break tour.