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7 day tour St. Petersburg-Great Novgorod

7 day tour St. Petersburg-Great Novgorod

Tour Features:
  Tour Duration: 7 days
  Activity level: moderate
  All entrance fees are included
  No waiting in lines
  Comfortable vehicles (western type car or minivan with AC)
  Professional licensed guides
  Price starts from: 520 Euro 
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Day 1:

Arrival to St. Petersburg.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2:

• Breakfast at the hotel.
Sightseeing City tour with visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress (duration 3.5 hours)
During the tour you will get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St. Petersburg. In the course of the tour you will have an opportunity to see the main avenues, bridges and embankments of the Palmyra of the North. Nevsky prospect, Vassillievsky Island. Also you will know the history of the Romanov’s dynasty and the present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia
In Peter and Paul’s Fortress: you may see the Pantheon of the Romanov’s Royal House in Peter and Paul Cathedral, including the founder of the city – Peter the Great, a boat, reportedly made by Peter the Great, a political prison – museum (Peter’s own son Tsarevich Aleksey was imprisoned here for his resistance to Peter’s reforms), mint, temporary exhibitions
• Time for lunch in a city restaurant.

• Visit to the State Hermitage museum (duration 3 hours)
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the Neva River, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. In 1764 Russian Empress Catherine the Great purchased a considerable collection of Western European Paintings, laying the Foundation for the modern-day Hermitage. Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Today the Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world.

• Back to the hotel.
• Evening at your free disposal

Day 3:

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Tour to Pushkin (Tsarskoe selo), visit to Catherine Palace, Amber Room and Park
Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo): One of the Imperial residences built during the reigns of 5 tzars. It is the site of the Yekaterininsky Palace, named for Peter I's wife, Catherine I. Catherine Palace with its Grand Hall, Amber Room, Picture Hall is a real Baroque masterpiece created by Rastrelly. The unforgettable beauty of this place was described by poets and artists.
• Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Pushkin
• Tour to Pavlovsk (Paul’s Palace + park) the summer residences of the Russian tsars. (Tour duration Pushkin + Pavlovsk - 5.5 hours)
Pavlovsk: One of the most beautifully restored palaces in Russia. Originally hunting grounds these lands were a gift from Catherine II to her son Paul, future emperor, in 1777. The palace was built by famous architects Cameron, Brenna, Voronikhin and Rossi. The 1500-acre park is one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe
• Back to the hotel
• Evening at your free disposal

Day 4:

• Breakfast at the hotel
• Half-day tour to Peterhof (Park and Palaces), the most outstanding summer residence of the Russian tsars, so-called Kingdom of Fountains. (duration 5.5 hours)
The luxurious Imperial palace and estate built in 1710 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland by Peter the Great. Known as "The Russian Versailles", the palace features some incredible restored interiors and magnificent grounds full of statues, pavilions and fountains. The Cottage Palace in Peterhof / Petrodvorets - Located about 30 km west of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland, this was the cottage where Peter the Great was quartered while building while building an entire series of palaces along an estate called Petrodvorets or Peter's Palace.
• Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Peterhof
• Back to the hotel
• Evening at your free disposal or  optionally visit to world famous Mariinsky Theater (Ballet or Opera performance)

Day 5:

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Visit to the Yusupov Palace (including cellar where Rasputin was killed) (duration 1.5 hours)

A monument of classical architecture, it was built by J.-B. Vallin de la Mothe in 1760 for Princes Yusupov, the richest aristocratic family in Russia. It was in this palace that Grigori Rasputin, the favorite of Nicolas II and his wife, was murdered in December 1916

• Visit to St. Isaaks’ Cathedral (Duration 1.0 hour)

The cathedral took 40 years to construct, under Montferrand's direction, from 1818 to 1858. Originally it was the city's main church and the largest cathedral in Russia. This cathedral is the third largest domed cathedral in the world, and offers visitors a 300-step climb to a spectacular view of the city.

• Time for lunch in a local city restaurant

• Visit to the Church on Spilled Blood (duration 1 hour)

The church was built during 24 years by the architect A. Parland's project. The Church on Spilled Blood differs from other churches and cathedrals in St. Petersburg by its inland facades, picturesque interior decoration designed by V.Vasnetsov, M. Nesterov and others, unique mosaics of semi-precious and ornamental stones and five multicolored domes.

• Free time for independent activities or optionally: Boat trip on Rivers and Canals of Saint-Petersburg: duration 1 hour

St. Petersburg was founded on Neva river. A cruise by boat along the main rivers and cannels is one of the unique ways to discover St. Petersburg, called “Venice of the North”. Every bridge in the city is an architecture masterpiece. You’ll know the history of the construction of many palaces, bridges and embankments. This tour is famous among citizens, for it gives very nice and romantic feelings.

• Evening at your free disposal

Day 6:

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Full day tour to Great Novgorod (duration 10 hours).

Enjoy the unforgettable full-day tour to one of Russia's most ancient cities, Great Novgorod. Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century. The city is located in 3 hours drive form St. Petersburg. During the tour you will know the history of Great Novgorod and ancient Russia, enjoy the main historical and cultural monuments, visit medieval monasteries and cathedrals.

• Visit to Novgorod Kremlin and St Sophia’s Cathedral
• Time for lunch in local restaurant “Detinets” (traditional Russian cuisine
•  Visit to Yuriev Monastery and St George’s Cathedral
• Visit to the open-air museum of wooden art “Vitoslavisty” that represents old wooden houses, huts, churches brought from all over the Novgorod region.
• Arrival back to St. Petersburg

Day 7:

• Breakfast at the hotel. Check out
• Transfer to the airport.
• Departure

 

Number of persons in a group

Price per person Booking

2

970 EUR Book Now

3

750 EUR

4

610 EUR

5

520 EUR

Price includes:

- All tours according to the itinerary
 - Licensed guide services
- Entrance fees to museums and sites
- Transportation for entire period of tour program (car or minivan with AC)
- Airport transfers on arrival/departure

Price does not include:

- Accommodation at the hotel
- Lunches
- Optional excursions

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