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Tour highlights

  • See the many treasures of the Hermitage, one of the world's best art galleries.

  • Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the city's first permanent building.

  • See the Catherine Palace and marvel at the phenomenal wealth of the Tsars.

  • Explore the beautiful canals and grand buildings of one of the world's prettiest cities.

Price includes

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arriving at the airport you're met by your guide and driven by private transfer to your centrally located hotel. This evening we suggest walking along the canal outside your hotel to the Moika Kempinski. We can make a dinner reservation for you at the Bellevue Brasserie on the top floor, where you look out over the city's rooftops, spires and domes.

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  • This morning your private guide and driver will escort you on a half day panoramic tour of the city, including a visit to St Isaac's Cathedral. If you have a head for heights, climb the 300-odd steps to the top of the colonnade overlooking the city. You'll also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress. Your guide will explain the history surrounding this building in the heart of the city, and how it featured in the Revolution. In the afternoon your guide accompanies you on a walking tour to explore the highlights of the Hermitage art museum. Your tour lasts at least a couple of hours, but we suggest lingering longer. You may wish to visit the small ballet theatre where Catherine the Great once watched performances.

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  • Today is at your leisure to continue exploring St Petersburg under your own steam. We suggest following our tried-and-tested walking route. Among other sights, it takes you past the Church on the Spilled Blood with its striking kaleidoscopic onion domes, a style known as Romantic Nationalism.

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  • This morning your private guide and driver pick you up from your hotel. You'll drive out of the city to spend a few hours exploring the sumptuous Catherine Palace, before transferring to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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