Weekend St Petersburg

Tours from Hotels
Weekend Break in the City on the Neva River

The tour offered below has proved ideal for a weekend St Petersburg visit, when the travellers have but a couple of days and would like to combine guided tours with exploring on your own.

            We suggest you devote one day of your St Petersburg weekend break to those sights that are difficult to access without a tour guide – to take away the pain of figuring out how to get in. The second day is completely free for whatever you’d like to do – browse the streets, shop, enjoy the food, relax in the spa or explore the Hermitage treasures. We’ll be happy to arrange arrival and departure transfers upon your request.

During the guided tour day of your weekend St Petersburg visit you will see the most famous architectural and cultural landmarks and have inside visits to:

  • one former royal palace (the Catherine Palace and Amber room)
  • one nobleman’s nest (the Yussoupov Palace)
  • the first building of St. Petersburg – Peter and Paul Fortress, and Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial vault of the Royal family

Take advantage of the guided tour and find out what choices St. Petersburg offers for touring, lunch and dining, entertainment and pastimes. The other advantage of Weekend St Petersburg program is that it includes two museums regarded as the most difficult to get in without a pre-arranged guided visit.

Tour Details

Weekend St Petersburg Inclusions & Exclusions
Local English-speaking tour guide for 1 day (timing as per program)
Transportation by comfortable a/c vehicle of the necessary size
Museum entrance fees to Catherine Palace & Amber Room
Entrance fees to Peter and Paul Fortress & Cathedral
Pre-arranged guided tour of the Yusupov Palace & Rasputin murder place
Head sets to hear your guide clearly for groups bigger than 6 pax
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Price

NUMBER OF PAXPRICE PER ADULT
2 pax215 USD
4 pax140 USD
6 pax124 USD
8 pax110 USD
10 pax106 USD
12 pax99 USD
14 pax94 USD

Itinerary

9:30

Pick up from your hotel.

Start your St Petersburg weekend break with the city sightseeing tour.


10:30-11:30

tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral.

Continue the city sightseeing tour by car with photo-stops


12:30-13:30

Yussoupov Palace visit (main exposition + Rasputin murder part).

Time for lunch/snack/coffee-break.

Drive outside the city to Pushkin (former Tsarskoye Selo = the Village of the Tsars).


15:00-17:00

tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber room. If time permits – a walk in the Catherine gardens.


By 18:00

return to the hotel. The first tour day of your weekend St Petersburg visit is over. Evening is free for classic Russian ballet or a Folkloric show.

It may be necessary to see sites in a different order, subject to entrance time confirmed by the Catherine Palace and the Yussoupov Palace.

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