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St Petersburg: Stopover, City Break

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 409

Get to know Russia’s “treasure house” with its vivid history and its many iconic sites. The past and present will come together on a tour of the highlights. Also enjoy spending time in one of the world’s greatest museums, the amazing Hermitage.


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AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing St Petersburg where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!

Known as the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is a beautiful city offering a blend of European architecture and Russian history. Situated on the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city, and has Neva River running through its centre. The city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 AD, who then moved Russia’s capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 1712. It remained the seat of the Romanov Dynasty and the Imperial Court of the Russian Czars, as well as the seat of the Russian government, for another 186 years until the communist revolution of 1917. In 1924, it was renamed after Vladimir I. Lenin, St. Petersburg returned to its original name in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union.

During your 3 night stay, you will get to know St. Petersburg through sightseeing tours. The next morning after arrival, start off through Nevsky Prospekt, one of the best known streets in the city. Continue to Stroganov Palace and Kazan Cathedral. Travel by St. Petersburg’s largest department store, Gostiny Dvor, the Russian National Library and the impressive monument to Catherine the Great. Next up is the historic Winter Palace, scene of the revolutionary battles. After this, cross onto Vasilievsky Island which houses a combination of typical Soviet-style apartment blocks and cultural sites from the 18th Century such as Menshikov Palace, some museums and St. Andrew Cathedral. Back across the river is the Peter and Paul Fortress founded by Peter the Great in 1703. The cathedral is the burial place of most of the Russian Czars.  Continue to the immense and imposing St. Isaac’s Cathedral which can hold up to 14,000 worshippers. 

 


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Accommodation in St Petersburg

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    Kempinski Hotel Moika 22


    The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is located in a quiet historical area, in the very heart of St Petersburg, on the Moika River, opposite the renowned Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. The Hotel is just a two minutes' walk from the Nevsky Prospect and close ...

    The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is located in a quiet historical area, in the very heart of St Petersburg, on the Moika River, opposite the renowned Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. The Hotel is just a two minutes' walk from the Nevsky Prospect and close to all major sights and shopping.

    The hotel features two interior glass-covered courtyards and a wellness centre is planned on the second roof terrace. The hotel has 197 comfortable rooms including 23 suites.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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    Hotel Dostoevsky



    The Hotel Dostoevsky is situated in the unique historical and architectural area of Saint-Petersburg. It takes five minutes walking through magnificent architectural monuments, from the Hotel to the Nevsky prospect, the very heart and the gala view of Saint-Petersburg. The Hotel offers 218 rooms of ...

    The Hotel Dostoevsky is situated in the unique historical and architectural area of Saint-Petersburg. It takes five minutes walking through magnificent architectural monuments, from the Hotel to the Nevsky prospect, the very heart and the gala view of Saint-Petersburg. The Hotel offers 218 rooms of various categories. Guests are welcomed to use high-speed Internet access, satellite television, international dialing, minibar, round-the-clock room service and other facilities.

    Dostoevsky combines the charm of the old history and the high level of the modern comfort and service. That is why the Hotel is so popular among Russian and foreign tourists, businessmen and artists.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant

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    Asteria Hotel



    Asteria Hotel is located on the embankment of Fontanka River, a short walk from St Petersburg's famous avenue Nevsky Prospekt. Breakfast is served every morning. Asteria Hotel features a restaurant and a bar, offering Russian, European and American cuisine. Free WiFi is available in the ...

    Asteria Hotel is located on the embankment of Fontanka River, a short walk from St Petersburg's famous avenue Nevsky Prospekt.

    Breakfast is served every morning. Asteria Hotel features a restaurant and a bar, offering Russian, European and American cuisine. Free WiFi is available in the entire hotel.

    The staff will be happy to help you with tourist information, ticket reservations and excursion bookings. Shuttle service is provided upon request.

    Gostiny Dvor Metro Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Pulkovo International Airport is 13 miles away.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Business Centre
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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    Golden Triangle Hotel



    The Golden Triangle Hotel is a first-class boutique hotel in the heart of St. Petersburg, only 50 meters away from the Nevsky prospect and a 5-minute walk from the Hermitage museum, Palace square and Kazansky Cathedral. Impeccable service, delicious breakfast and gracious hospitality will make ...

    The Golden Triangle Hotel is a first-class boutique hotel in the heart of St. Petersburg, only 50 meters away from the Nevsky prospect and a 5-minute walk from the Hermitage museum, Palace square and Kazansky Cathedral. Impeccable service, delicious breakfast and gracious hospitality will make your stay at Golden Triangle hotel a truly comfortable and rewarding experience. The 47 elegant rooms overlook the Nevsky prospect and Lutheran church. Decorated in soothing colours and elegant yet chic decor, the guestrooms are designed to envelop you in serenity. The hotel was designed by 3 renowned consultants; palettes of blue, red and green mingle with inviting neutral tones, providing a refreshing contrast to the dark wood accents and decorative fabrics.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Lobby
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Newspapers
    • Parking
    • Room Service
    • WiFi

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 409

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Airport to St Petersburg Hotel

Duration3 Hours

Moscow Hotel

The Moscow hotel is situated in the city centre on the Neva embankment close to Nevsky Prospect. The area is busy and full of historical sights and is next to "Alexsander Nevsky" metro station, making it easy for guests to reach the main historical places in a short time. The hotel offers comfortable and cozy rooms, conference and banquet halls, business-centre, restaurants and bars leisure and business travelers.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Moscow Hotel

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    Moscow Hotel


    The Moscow hotel is situated in the city centre on the Neva embankment close to Nevsky Prospect. The area is busy and full of historical sights and is next to "Alexsander Nevsky" metro station, making it easy for guests to reach the main historical places ...

    The Moscow hotel is situated in the city centre on the Neva embankment close to Nevsky Prospect. The area is busy and full of historical sights and is next to "Alexsander Nevsky" metro station, making it easy for guests to reach the main historical places in a short time. The hotel offers comfortable and cozy rooms, conference and banquet halls, business-centre, restaurants and bars leisure and business travelers.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Room Service

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Day 2

St Petersburg City Tour including Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral

Today you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of St. Petersburg's most important sights. Start by exploring Nevsky Prospekt, the main street in the historical center of the city, planned by French architect Alexandre LeBlond. Nevsky gradually gets wider as you travel along it, and encompasses some of St. Petersburg's most impressive buildings, including Stroganov Palace, Kazan Cathedral, the famous Dom Knigi bookstore, and Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Continue to the Palace Square, the most grandiose square in St. Petersburg, where the State Hermitage is located. This is linked to the Senate Square, with a bronze horseman monument to Peter the Great. Next, proceed to Vasilievsky Island, just across the river from the Winter Palace, connected to the mainland by the Palace Bridge and Lieutenant Schmidt Bridge. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress as well as the Summer Garden. Finally, explore St Isaac's Cathedral, one of the city's most prominent landmarks and the fourth-largest domed cathedral in the world (after St Peter's, St Paul's and Florence's Duomo). It was designed by 19th-century architect Auguste Ricard de Montferrand in an orthodox style, with Renaissance and Baroque influences. The cathedral is cross-shaped and can accommodate about 14,000 people.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Half Day Tour of the Hermitage

The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings located in the heart of St Petersburg. With the possible exception of the Louvre, there is no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage in size and quality. Its collection is so large that it would take years to view it in its entirety; at last count, there were nearly three million works on exhibit! The museum is especially strong in Italian Renaissance and French Impressionist paintings and possesses outstanding collections by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Matisse. The origins of the Hermitage can be traced back to the private art collection of Peter the Great. Catherine the Great and her successors expanded the collection along with private purchases of the Western European aristocracy and monarchy. By the time Nicholas II ascended the throne in 1894, he was heir to the greatest collection of art in Europe. The Hermitage today presents collections of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. As it is so enormous many visitors prefer to make several brief visits rather than one frenetic marathon tour. Collection highlights include the treasure gallery, Western European art, the Palace of Peter I, The Menshikov palace, General Staff Building, The museum of porcelain, Prehistoric art Antiquity, The Arsenal, Oriental art, Russian culture, Numismatics, The Hermitage's permanent exhibitions in the Konstantinovsky palace.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Transfer from St Petersburg Hotel to Airport

Duration3 Hours

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily except Tuesdays and Saturdays and last Monday of the month.

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 nights accommodation, return airport transfers, sightseeing tours and meals as indicated.

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25 Nov 2018
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