Winter Weekend in St.Petersburg

Winter Weekend in St.Petersburg

Advantages of an unforgettable winter weekend in the “Northern Venice”, one of world’s the most beautiful cities:
• Season of a unique atmosphere during a cozy, snowy winter.
• Value for your time as no lines to visit the museums and other attractions.
• Value for your money as the price is dropping down during low season.

Inclusions:
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotel Oktyabrskaya in St.Petersburg
  • Transport services as per the program
  • English-speaking guide services as per the program
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance fee as per the program
  • Visa support letter (scan) if required
Highlights in Saint Petersburg:

Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on the Spilled Blood, Kazan Cathedral, Hermitage museum

Guaranteed departure dates 2019-2020:

21 – 24 November 2019
5 – 8 December 2019
19 – 22 December 2019
16 – 19 January 2020
30 January – 2 February 2020
13 – 16 February 2020
27 February – 1 March 2020
12 – 15 March 2020

Day 1) St. Petersburg

  • ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
  • TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT
  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL
  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 2) St. Petersburg

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
CITY TOUR
Eliseevs Shop on Nevskiy Ave

During the tour, you will be taken to the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS
Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress is the place of birth of Saint Petersburg, here began the history of this beautiful city. Today it is home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of Saint-Petersburg’s foundation and growth. Here you may visit main museums like the Peter and Paul cathedral – the tallest building in the city center and the burial place of members of the Imperial family – the Grand Ducan Mausoleum, the Boat house, the Artillery Armory, the Mint, Engineering and Commandant’s house, guardhouse and many others. The fortress also used to be a political prison as you may see during a visit to its casemates, in the XIX in became the main political prison of Russia.

  • FREE TIME FOR LUNCH
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON BLOOD
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood 

This church commemorates the assassination of the Emperor Alexander II. It is situated on the very place where he was deadly wounded by terrorists. To visit this memorable place you need to walk to the city center by the Griboedov canal, after one minute of walk from Nevsky Street you’ll be stunned by the beauty of its colorful domes and unusual to foreign eye Russian style of architecture. Today the church attracts numerous visitors as a museum thanks to its finest decorations and colorful mosaics. When you walk inside the building – you almost travel to another dimension, where every part of the ceiling and walls is painted with beautiful patterns and pictures from Christian history.

KAZAN CATHEDRAL
Kazan Cathedral

The Kazan Cathedral was built in 1811 and is usually associated with Russia’s victory over Napoleon in 1812. Its monumental construction was designed in Russian classical style, but it also carries resemblance to great St. Paul cathedral in Rome. Such resemblance was made on purpose – emperor Pavel the First wanted his city to be close to stylish Italy. All 96 columns of cathedral look at the Nevsky Street and greet people walking in the center of Saint Petersburg with its elegant beauty. Museum, which is situated inside of the cathedral, displays many relics from the Patriotic war, including banners and the heart of Field-Marshal Kutuzov. You are guaranteed to see these relics as well as spectacular Orthodox Church services. Moreover, the small park near the cathedral is the finest place to feed little birds from your hand and blend with locals.

  • FREE TIME FOR DINNER
  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 3) St. Petersburg

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
HERMITAGE. WINTER PALACE (MAIN COLLECTION)
Hermitage Museum

It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. Its rooms, decorated with marble and gold provide a fine background for the treasures of the Hermitage. You might be surprised to know that the collection of this unique museum contains over 3 million exhibits including the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael and other famous artists.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 8) St. Petersburg

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • CHECK-OUT OF THE HOTEL
  • TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
  • DEPARTURE FROM THE AIRPORT

 

LAND PACKAGE PRICE IN USD:

$293 US PER PERSON, IN ½ DBL

SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotel Oktyabrskaya in St.Petersburg
  • Transport services as per the program
  • English-speaking guide services as per the program
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance fee as per the program
  • Visa support letter (scan) if required
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Meals and beverages except mentioned
  • Russian visa fees
  • DHL delivery service
  • Flights
  • Options
  • Tips
Winter Weekend in St.Petersburg