Welcome to the legendary Russian City – St. Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.
Welcome dinner with traditional Russian cuisine.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own
After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg.
During the tour you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.
Later you proceed to the Museum of Russian Vodka where you learn how vodka has been made and consumed over the ages and then have the chance to try out several different vodkas and traditional Russian snacks.
Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, in the halls of the Winter Palace.
It the afternoon excursion to the Faberge museum - world's largest collection of works by Faberge at the Shuvalov Palace.
The most valuable items in the Museum's collection are the nine Imperial Easter Eggs created by Fabergé for the last two Russian emperors. Each of them is a masterpiece of jewelry and art, as well as a unique historical monument to the reign and personal life of Alexander III and Nicholas II.
After breakfast you meet your guide and driver who takes you to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to
Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.
During the tour you take a walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.
Later this day you enjoy a traditional Russian amusement - a famous Russian troika ride.
After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.