If you want to explore Saint Petersburg in 3 days, to enjoy the architecture and to learn more about the history of the country, we want to draw your attention to this three-day itinerary that will allow you to discover the most beautiful and the most significant sights. No rush, no hurry, only you, your private guide and the wonderful city of Saint Petersburg.
Day: 1First steps in getting to know Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg in 3 days: a panoramic sightseeing tour
We will start the day with a panoramic sightseeing tour with our guide around the most famous places in the Northern Capital: cathedrals, palaces, riverbanks, and bridges. Among other places, we will visit: Nevsky Prospect, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Isaac’s and Kazan cathedrals, Church of the Savior on Blood, Senate and Synod Buildings.
After lunch, we will head to the Winter Palace to see the main collection in the Hermitage Museum. This is an extremely rich collection of paintings from all over the world, and the most important sight in the city that appeals to visitors the most. It is especially important to go there using special skip-the-line tickets which we will sure provide you with. Otherwise you can spend hours waiting to enter the museum, due to its popularity.
Day: 2Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk
Pavlovsk residence: Saint Petersburg in 3 days itinerary
In the morning we will take a car to head to Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg, where the famous Catherine Palace is located. Everything together forms an unforgettable ensemble, and is Saint Petersburg’s calling card. A tour around the inside of the palace includes the Amber Room.
After lunch, a trip to Pavlovsk awaits you, including a visit to the palace owned by Emperor Paul I of Russia, historically called “Russia’s Hamlet”. This is an important and interesting excursion through one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history, followed by a stroll through the "English-style" landscape garden in front of the palace.
Day: 3Birth and decline of the Empire
Peter and Paul Fortress visit
The day starts with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, the cradle of the city, and practically the first fortification on Zayachy Island. The paradox is that the fortress is not known as much for its military victories but as a prison and necropolis.
The Peter and Paul Fortress is one of Saint Petersburg's most important ensembles, not to mention the panoramas that open up on the riverbank on the opposite side of the Neva River.
After lunch, a tour to Yusupov Palace. One of the major events in Russian history took place in this palace - the assassination of Grigori Rasputin, the man behind the throne of the imperial family of Romanovs. Besides that, the Yusupov family line, which owned the famous Moika Palace, will give you a glimpse of the atmosphere of daily life and material culture that defined high society back then, in the 18-19th centuries.
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This price includes:
- a local private guide speaking your language (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese);
- entrance skip-the-line tickets to all indicated sights and museums (Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Blood, Catherine Palace, etc.);
- transport (car or minivan) for the panoramic sightseeing tour and a trip to Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
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