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Tour Agency Ekaterina-Voyage > Our tours > General tours > St. Petersburg - Introduction

Package tour EN-1.1.

St. Petersburg – Introduction

5 days/4 nights

High Season (01.05.2013-30.09.2013)

1st day

  • Arrival in St. Petersburg. Welcome reception at the airport/railway/bus station.
  • Transfer to the hotel accompanied by a qualified English-speaking guide.
  • Hotel check-in.
  • Spare time in the city.

2nd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • City tour. Drive along the Neva Embankment and Nevsky Avenue, passing the Bronze Horseman, the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg State University and the Field of Mars, around the Theatre Square (Mariinsky “Kirov” Opera and Ballet House), Ostrovsky Square (Alexander Theatre) and the Square of Arts (Michael Theatre and Russian Museum). Photo-stops on the Spit of Basil Island, in St. Isaac’s Square, by the battle-ship “Aurora”, near the Smolny Institute and St Nickolas Naval Cathedral.

  • St. Peter and Paul Fortress – the birthplace of St, Petersburg. A walk around the grounds, a visit to St. Peter and Paul Cathedral – the burial place of Russian Tsars and Tsarinas. A visit to a former imperial political prison is also available, if desired.

  • Lunch.

  • Yusupov Palace. It used to belong to one of the wealthiest and most powerful noble families of Russia – the Yusupovs - before the October Revolution in 1917. Visit to the grand halls, private rooms, the exhibition rooms dedicated to the murder of Gregory Rasputin – one of the darkest and most mysterious figures of the first half of the XX century. The palace is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The interior of the church is completely covered with mosaics. It was built as a memorial to the Russian Emperor Alexander II on the very spot where he was mortally wounded by a terrorist.

  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral – the fourth tallest cupola construction in the world, and formerly the main Russian Orthodox church of the country.

  • Return to the hotel.

3rd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Imperial summer residence “Tsar Village”. Visit to the Catherine palace known worldwide for its unique Ember room. A walk around the park.

  • Lunch.

  • Return to the city. Spare time.

4th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • State Hermitage Museum – one of the best art collections in the world. The Gala-rooms of the Winter Palace, the Italian Renaissance, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish old masters (Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyke, El Greco etc), and the French Impressionists collection.

  • Palace Square – the main square of the city. The wonderful view of the Winter Palace. The Alexander Column – the monument to the victory of Russia over Napoleon. The General Staff building with the Chariot of Glory over its arch.

  • Lunch.

  • “Peterhof” – the former summer residence of Russian Emperors, famous for its magnificent fountains. Visit to the Lower Garden and one of the small palaces on its territory.

  • Return to the hotel.

5th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Check-out of the hotel.
  • Spare time in the city.
  • Airport/railway station transfer.

Off Season

(01.10.2013-01.05.2014)

1st day

  • Arrival in St. Petersburg. Welcome reception at the airport/railway/bus station.
  • Transfer to the hotel and back accompanied by a qualified English-speaking guide.
  • Hotel Check-in.
  • Spare time in the city.

2nd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • The city tour.
  • Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Lunch.
  • Yusupov Palace.
  • The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Return to the hotel.

3rd day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • The State Hermitage museum.
  • Lunch.
  • Return to the hotel (if desired).
  • Spare time in the city

4th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • “Tzar Village”. The Catherine palace and the Ember room.

  • Lunch.

  • Russian museum – the collection of Russian art starting with the 12th century icons and finishing with the 20th century abstract works.

  • Return to the hotel.

5th day

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Check-out of the hotel.
  • Spare time in the city.
  • Airport/railway station transfer.

** The insignificant changes in the program are possible for reasons beyond our control, without prejudice to the major amount and content of the excursions.

 

The price list. Group rates »

The price list. Private parties »

 

The price of the tour includes:

  • Welcome reception at the airport/railway station.

  • Transfer from the airport/railway station to the hotel and back accompanied by a qualified English-speaking guide.

  • Assistance by the hotel accommodation.

  • Four nights in the hotel 3*, 4* or 5* (prices according to the category of the hotel).

  • Four breakfasts in the hotel.

  • Excursions (the services of a qualified guide and air conditioned tour bus) according to the program.

  • Entrance tickets to all the museums in accordance with the program.

  • Organized tours in all the museums led either by your guide or by the museum guide with your guide’s interpretation.

  • Three lunches in the city.

  • Radio-equipment (microphone and transmitters for the guide and earphones and receivers for tourists) that must be used inside all the museums by groups bigger than 7.

  • All local Russian Taxes.

The price of the tour DOES NOT include:

  • Plane/ railway tickets outside of Russia (can be booked on request).

  • Russian visa (on request we can send you the official invitation for visa (“visa support”), then you will need to apply for visa at the local Russian Consulate with this document).

  • Personal insurances (can be processed on request).

  • Dinners (can be organized for extra charge 103 USD per person for 3 dinners).

  • Photo and/or video permits that are required in some museums (they can be booked, on request, or purchased in cash at the door).

  • Gratitudes to the guide (10% suggested) and the driver (5% suggested), to be given separately in cash (Euro, Rub or USD).

 

 

NB1. Unless it’s specified in another way, the duration of a half-day tour is 4 hours; the duration of a whole day tour is 9 hours including lunch.

NB2. It is possible to include in the program a boat trip trough rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

This additional tour costs one extra hour of guide/bus services + 10 Euro per person for a ticket.

 

One extra hour (guide/bus) per group:

1 - 5 persons

58 USD per group

6 - 19 people

62 USD per group

20 - 35 people

90 USD per group

36 - 48 people

96 USD per group

The boat trip must be booked preliminary, as well as all the entrance tickets and the lunch.

NB3. Children and students have a discount regardless the category of the hotel:

Children 0-24 months

Free of charge

 

Children 2-11 years old

30

%

School children (12+ years old) and students

44

USD

 

NB4. All the prices are calculated for double room standard in the hotel of the corresponding category during the Season (16.04 – 14.05, 16.07 – 30.09).  For single rooms and Top/Low Season price corrections see the small attached tables.

NB5.  If the amount of people in a group is an uneven number, the price per person is the same as the one in a group of a previous even number (for example, the price per person in a group of seven people is the same as the price per person in a group of six people. See the tables). For the price of the tour for a person travelling alone see the small attached tables.

NB6. Lunch menu. We offer you lunches in different economy- and business-class restaurants of Saint-Petersburg. A lunch is the same for all members of the group. It includes a salad and/or a soup, a main dish and a desert. Mineral water, bread, tea or coffee is also included in the menu. We offer you dishes of Russian and European cuisine. If you are allergic to some kind of food, if you are a vegetarian, if you keep a fast or a diet, please inform us about that in details beforehand and we will organize your meals in the way to make you feel comfortable. A lunch lasts for about one hour. An order of not preliminary discussed extra dishes and drinks is to be paid in cash at the place.

You can view all the general information concerning the tours here. If you do not manage to find an answer to your question, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by e-mail. We will be glad to respond to you personally.

The price list. Group rates »

The price list. Private parties »