St Petersburg City Break

4 star Hotel, 5 day English Language Guaranteed Departure Tour of St Petersburg

The perfect solution for individuals to join a low cost, no hassle, guaranteed Russian tour with no risk of cancelled tours. Join our well organized, guaranteed departure group tour, with arrival and departure transfers, plus comprehensive sightseeing package included, allowing free time to explore independently. Our tours start on Tuesday in 2016 and Monday in 2017 (see dates below) and are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 passengers. Book your own flight/train to St Petersburg and we will do the rest.

St Petersburg is a calm contrast to Moscow. Peter’s ‘Window on the West’ displays classic Italian architecture and canals, which are reminiscent of some of Europe’s finest cities.

The EXPLORER includes plenty of sightseeing for those who like to have pre-organised excursions to look forward to, with time to explore independently.

Peter and Paul Fortress

Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin

Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Itinerary

Day 1 (Tuesday 2016 or Monday 2017)

Upon arrival in St Petersburg, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to check in for 4 nights at the 4 star Solo Sokos Vasilievsky Hotel. Check in from 14.00 hrs.

Evening at leisure.

Day 2 (Wednesday 2016 or Tuesday 2017)

After breakfast, departing at 10.00 hrs, your panoramic orientation tour of the city will commence. You will see all the major sights of this beautiful city, St Petersburg. You will see the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and pass along Nevsky Prospect. St Isaac’s cathedral is also on our route, as well as the Church on the Spilled Blood. Included is a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, a fort which guards the city of St Petersburg, located on the island, facing the Hermitage and dominating River Neva. Built as a fortification during the Russian-Swedish war, it was never used as a fortress and its bastions were turned into political prison cells. There a son of Peter the Great, Prince Alexei, a famous pretender to the throne, Princess Tarakanova, writer Radischev, Decembrists and revolutionaries were held as prisoners. Peter and Paul Cathedral, designed by Tresini, contains the remains of Russian rulers since 1725.

Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrs or you may stay in the city for further exploration and make your own way back to the hotel.

Entrances today: Peter and Paul Fortress.   (May – September only. Oct – April we visit the Museum of Political History)

Evening at leisure.

Day 3 (Thursday 2016 or Wednesday 2017)

After breakfast, departing at 10.00 hrs*, your guide will take you to visit the Hermitage Museum – the magnificent collection of art in the winter palace of Catherine the Great. One of the largest and most famous museums in the World, founded in 1764, its collection includes over 2.7 million items and the exquisite State rooms are treasures themselves. Return to the hotel at around 14.00 hrs or you may stay on at the Hermitage and return to the hotel on your own, at your leisure. Timings may vary and will be confirmed by your guide.

Entrances today: Hermitage museum.

Evening at leisure.

Day 4 (Friday 2016 or Thursday 2017)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken by your guide to visit one of St Petersburg’s most prized Palaces. In the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo) 29km south of St. Petersburg, is Catherine’s Summer Palace. The construction of the palace for the Empress Catherine started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around the palace and, in the middle of 18th century, Tsarskoye Selo became the official royal residence. This palace is famous for the ‘Amber Room’, now completely restored to its former glory, a highlight of the tour. Not far from the Catherine’s Palace is the Lyceum, where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. Return to your hotel early/mid afternoon.

Entrances today: Catherine’s Palace.

Evening at leisure.

Day 5 (Saturday 2016 or Friday 2017)

After breakfast at your hotel, check out by 12.00 hrs and your departure transfer will be provided to the airport / station as required.

Departure Dates

LOW SEASON
  • 04, 11, 18, 25 October 2016
  • 08, 15, 22, 29 November 2016
  • 06, 13, 20, 27 December 2016
  • 16, 23, 30 January 2017
  • 06, 13, 27 February 2017
  • 13, 20, 27 March 2017
HIGH SEASON
  • 03, 10, 17, 24 April 2017
  • 15, 22, 29 May 2017
  • 05 June 2017
  • 10, 17, 24, 31 July 2017
  • 07, 14, 21, 28 August 2017
  • 11, 18, 25 September 2017
LOW SEASON
  • 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 October 2017
  • 13, 20, 27 November 2017
  • 04, 11, 18, 25 December 2017

Prices in Euros

LOW SEASON

€470 per person
€240 single room supplement

MID SEASON

€510 per person
€299 single room supplement

HIGH SEASON

€549 per person
€365 single room supplement

All prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin room.

Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation* based on two persons sharing a twin room: 4 nts St Petersburg – 4 star Solo Sokos Vasilievsky Hotel, standard room
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers: arrival and departure in St Petersburg: Applies to international city airports and main rail stations – supplement for riverports and for transfers between 22.30 – 06.30 and on public holidays
  • Sightseeing programme with English speaking guide
  • Entrances: St Petersburg – Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Catherine’s Palace
  • Standard class day train from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Visa support letter for duration of tour
  • 24-hour emergency contact

Not Included in Price

  • International Flights
  • Any meals, beverages, sightseeing entrance fees not specified in the inclusions
  • Photo and video charges at museums and places of interest
  • Extra personal costs incurred at the hotel
  • Extended visa support
  • Hotel registration fee payable locally in St Petersburg

Notes

  • Check in after 14.00 hours . Check out by 12.00 hours
  • Accommodation may be substituted with similar grade hotels
  • Tours and timings may vary according to local conditions and substitutions may be made if necessary
  • Visa support – is supplied for duration of tour only. Extension of visa support costs EUR 20 per person.
  • Russian Visa – you will need to obtain a tourist visa BEFORE you arrive in Russia
  • Important – remember to apply for your visa at least 1 month prior to travel
  • Please ask us if you wish to extend your stay in Russia