4 Night The Grandeur of St. Petersburg & Gatchina
4 Night The Grandeur of St. Petersburg & Gatchina Ref: 4SPGG
Private Car Transfer from St. Petersburg Airport / Port or Station to Hotel.
4 nights Rossi Boutique Hotel & SPA 4* or similar, St. Petersburg
1 x Double/Twin Superior Room
Start Time: Flexible (Open: Thu-Tue)
Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
St. Petersburg is a city, which has lots to show. You will notice that this city was built according to the plan. During your city tour you will pass by the main attractions and iconic sites such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Bronze Horseman and the Cruiser “Aurora”, the Hermitage. You will enjoy beautiful views of the city and take some awesome photos.
The Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg is located on the small Hare Island, that is in the historic core of the city. The history of the city begins with the construction of this military edifice. The name was given after the Cathedral of Peter and Paul located inside the fortress, which became a new imperial sanctuary. In the Cathedral there are 13 members of the Royal family buried here including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Although the Peter and Paul Fortress was intended to protect the city, it is renowned as a political prison.
Operates: Flexible (Open: Tue-Sun)
Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
The Winter Palace is undoubtedly the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, not only as the residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions but also as the home of the Hermitage.
The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture and the second largest museum in the world. If you spend just one minute to see each item within the museum you will need 5.5 years to finish the entire inspection. Originally the Hermitage was a
private collection of 200 canvases owned by Catherine The Great. The interiors of the Palace themselves impress greatly. The Hermitage collection includes two paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and a sculpture by Michelangelo, which can be found nowhere else in Russia, as well as the largest collection of Rembrandt's paintings outside Netherlands.
The expositions of the State Hermitage Museum are also located in the General Staff, the Winter Palace of Peter I, Menshikov Palace and the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre.
The Hermitage Diamond Room is a breathtaking museum, famous for priceless gems that used to belong to the Romanov family as well as diplomatic gifts to the Russian court. The Diamond Rooms showcase masterpieces of Russian and European jewellery art and private family collections, as well as pieces of church art and some works by Fabergé.
Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
St. Petersburg is often called “Venice of the North” and “New Amsterdam”. A city built over 42 islands, St. Petersburg is surrounded by water and interlaced with a complex web of rivers and canals that seem to bind the city together. You will have an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the city and its history, to see St. Petersburg from the water, and to feel the beauty and grandeur of palaces, granite embankments and bridges.
Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
During the vodka tour you might see a great amount of different exhibits which are priceless, because they give you the sense of the lives of Russian people through the times. The museum gets you acquainted with vodka history, as well as different aspects of its production line. You will be able not only to hear but also experience Russian traditions during the vodka tasting session.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Moscow Airport / Port or Station.
Mariinsky Theatre Tickets.
Saint Petersburg Opera Tickets.
The Mussorgsky Theatre Tickets.
Prices From: AUD $1,305.00 per person (Based on Twin/Double Share)
* Local City Tax not included. Prices and availability subject to seasonality.