Cultural Weekend in Saint-Petersburg
Saint-Petersburg is often called "the Cultural Capital of Russia" and it is easy to see why. Founded by the Tsar Peter the Great the city offers astonishing architecture, grandiose palaces, beautiful parks, canals & bridges and a history of writers and artists. The churches and palaces around the Winter Palace provide a window in time to the power and wealth of Imperial Russia.
This private tour is a perfect combination of cultural and leisure activities. It is designed to experience Saint-Petersburg with a professional guide as well as allowing you time for exploring the city by yourself by wandering through the beautiful boulevards and avenues of Saint-Petersburg on your own.
Our program is covering all main cultural sites of the city and is perfect for first-time visitors who would like to get to know the "Venice of the North" with a high level of comfort and without the need to plan every detail of the trip by yourself. We will also recommend you the best hotels and restaurants in the city and further personalise your itinerary to how you imagine it.
You will be met at the airport by one of our drivers and be accompanied through-out your stay by one of our professional guides who will be available to answer any of your questions, respond to your requests and provide you with special tips, if you are for example searching for a specific souvenir to bring home with. You will also be able to the skip the line at major cultural sights in order to get the most out of your time in Russia.
4 days / 3 nights
Included in the price are:
Professional driver, E-class or minivan, including airport transfer
Licensed and experienced guide fluent in your language
Guided city-tour by private car
Entry tickets and guided tour to the Winter Palace and Hermitage museum
Trip with a speed boat and guided tour to the gardens of the royal Summer Palace Peterhof
Guided tour to the Isaac Cathedral
Guided tour to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Restaurant suggestions and bookings
Not included in the price are:
Airplane tickets to and from Saint-Petersburg
Food and drinks
Click on the button below to download a detailed description of your program or scroll down and have a look at the sites that you will be visiting.
Main sightseeing points
The State Hermitage museum occupies 6 magnificent buildings in the heart of Saint Petersburg situated along the embankment of the River Neva. The Winter Palace - playing the leading architectural role in the Hermitage - was the residence of the Russian Tsars and was constructed by the design of the Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastreli. The palace with its grand interior its throne and ballrooms is truly breathtaking. You will also get a feeling for the day-to-day life of the Tsars as all private rooms are now open to the public.
The Hermitage museum in the palace is the second largest art collection in the world and contains invaluable pieces of Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and many more.
Peterhof Palace and Gardens
Enjoy the world’s largest fountain system and gorgeous parks of the Peterhof Palace often times called the "Russian Versailles". Peterhof was built by Peter the Great and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Peterhof is located at the Baltic Sea in the Gulf of Finland around 35km outside of the city centre. You will arrive to the palace by speed boat and enter through the gates of the Lower Park. From there you slowly move forward to the Upper Gardens with their beautiful golden fountain constructions and palace.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The construction of this baroque and neoclassical masterpiece took a full 24 years due to the churches walls being fully covered inside by beautiful mosaic (more than 7'500 square meters). The church was commissioned by the Tsar Alexander III on the exact spot where two years before his father Alexander II got assassinated by anarchists.
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest church in Russia and the second largest Orthodox church in the world. Due to its size, hight, the material that was used and the complex architectural design, it took 40 years to build the church. The dome of the cathedral rises as high as 101.5 metes and is plated in pure gold. For this reason the dome was painted over grey during the Second World War in order to avoid attraction by enemy aircrafts. Next to being a museum the church is also used as a place of worship and services and celebrations are held here. One of the highlights of the visit is climbing up the stairs to the dome to enjoy a beautiful view over the city.
* All prices are subject to change until final confirmation due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices and/or unforeseen economic circumstances.
After sending us a booking request we will contact you to confirm your choice and respond to any questions you might have concerning your trip. We will also fully customise the program to your wishes and further expand on it if you would like to visit additional sites
We will also send you a list of trusted hotels we would recommend for you and reserve the one you choose
We will then send you the final price for the tour for your confirmation
We will then send you all documents related to your Russian visa as well as a detailed guide on how to apply for it
Everything has been prepared and we are waiting to welcome you in Russia and to show you our beautiful city