This tour covers all the most important St.-Petersburg sights and one of the oldest Russian Towns Novgorod. (located 180 km away from St.-Petersburg it’s a picturescue place with more postcard-perfect views than you can point a camera at. Novgorod’s main sight is it’s Kremlin museum, it is sad to be the oldest surviving kremlin in Russia dating back to 1044.
Exiting the Kremlin’s eastern gate takes you to an embankment on the Volkov River with spectacular views across to Yaroslav’s Courtyard on the other side, as well as a pedestrian bridge to take you there. For a glimpse of what Russia might have looked like centuries ago when all the houses were wooden, you’ll take a trip to Vitoslavlitsy Wooden architecture museum. )
The tour is intensive and you must be ready to see a lot.
We have carefully chosen for you museums, churches, palaces and parks. During this tour you will learn about Russian history, art and culture; have a guided tour of the famous Hermitage Museum; visit the magnificent Peterhof fountain park and enjoy scenic cruise along rivers and canals.
The pricing and itinerary are customized for each booking individually.
Please, email us for more details.
Comfortable a/c Van and experienced driver for 3 days
Professional and licensed guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French)
Entrance tickets to the museums as per itinerary
Photo-video permits inside museums
Blanket visa for cruise passengers
All local Taxes
All port fees
1 bottle of still water (0.5L) per person per day
Special radio-guide equipment for the groups bigger than 6.
Gratuity ( recommended 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver of a total tour cost p/person given separately) .
9:00 passing passport control. Meeting with the guide and driver.
9:00 – 13:00 City tour + Tour of Peter and Paul’s Fortress (including Peter&Paul’s Cathedral) + Visit inside to the St.-Isaac’s Cathedral + time for souvenir shopping
13:00 – 14:00 time for lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Hermitage tour
17:00 – 18:00 canal boat ride
18:30 – 19:00 tour of the Church on Spilled blood ( special later opening)
19:30 back to the ship
8:00 meet your driver
8:00 – 11:00 drive to Novgorod town (200 km away from St.-Petersburg)
11:00 meet your guide in Novgorod
Tour of Kremlin and St. Sofia cathedral, monument to the
Millennium of Russia.
Tour of Yaroslav’s court with its ancient churches
Time for Lunch
Visit to St. George monastery (Yuriev monastery)
Tour of Vitoslavlitsy – museum of wooden architecture
17:00 -20. 00 Drive back to St.-Petersburg. Return to the ship.
9:00 meet your guide and driver.
9:00 – 10:00 drive to the town of Pushkin
10:30 – 12:00 Tour of Catherine’s palace in Pushkin (including the visit to the Amber room).
12:00 – 13:00 time for lunch
13:00 – 14:00 drive to Peterhof
14:00 – 15:30 tour of Peterhof fountain Park and upper Gardens
15:30 – 16:30 drive back to St.- Petersburg
17:00 back to the ship.
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