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The Splendors of Saint Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg
  • Immerse yourself in the city of Peter the Great: its pastel-colored palaces, renowned museums, romantic canals, and sublime cathedrals... Then discover the three sumptuous summer residences of the Czars, their treasures, and their multiple secrets.

day 1 - St. Petersburg
day 2 - St. Petersburg
Voyage SPB - Forteresse Pierre et Paul
Forteresse Pierre et Paul
Voyage Saint Petersbourg - Perspective Nevski
Perspective Nevski
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Canaux et Neva
Canaux et Neva

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Departure with your guide for a panoramic city tour by transport and a guided tour of the Peter and Paul FortressDiscovery of the sumptuous capital imagined by Peter the Great at the mouth of the Neva. Decembrists’ Square, the Admiralty, and St-Peter and Paul Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Canals, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood ... the city tour is the ideal excursion to understand and tame the geography of this city on a human scale.

Free time for lunch, free time in the afternoon (In option: guided tour of the Yusupov Palace). 

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. 

day 3 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Ermitage
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Ermitage
Visite Saint-Pétersbourg - Promenade sur les canaux
Promenade sur les canaux

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Meet with your guide and depart for the guided tour of the Hermitage Museum: A shining jewel of Russian Baroque art, the Hermitage Museum is one of the most important museums in the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it houses treasures from antiquity and the works of the great masters of the Dutch, Italian, Flemish, and Spanish schools. This is a visit appreciated for both the richness of the collections and the magnificence of the buildings.

Free time for lunch and a free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (In option: 1/ River cruises on the canals, 2/ Guided tour of Petrovsakaya Aquatorya Museum).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Russie, Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Isaac
Cathédrale Saint-Isaac
Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-Sang-Versé
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg -  Musée Russe
Musée Russe
Destination SPB - Kunstkamera

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Depart with your guide to visit St-Isaac's Cathedral (with a climb to the dome), and to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood: The Orthodox Cathedral of St. Isaac, built in the nineteenth century under the reigns of Alexander I, Nicholas I, and Alexander II, was the center of religious life in St-Petersburg until the Revolution. The third largest cathedral in Europe, it offers a magnificent view of the city and the Neva from its main dome at 102 m high. Built by Alexander III on the site where his father, Alexander II, was murdered in 1881, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood was constructed in the neo-Russian style. Greatly inspired by St-Basil's Cathedral of Moscow, the cathedral is one of the most picturesque and most visited buildings of St-Petersburg today.

Free time for lunch, and free afternoon for a personal discovery of the city (In option: 1/ Guided tour of the State Russian Museum, 2/ Guided tour of Kunstkamera, 3/ Guided tour of Kuznechny market).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 5 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Peterhof
Palais de Peterhof

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by public transport/by foot with your guide to then take the hydrofoil (from May to September, if the weather allows) for the visit of Petrodvorets: The palace of Peterhof was the Russian Versailles installed to mark Peter the Great's victory over the Swedes. The long canal linking it to the Gulf of Finland allowed guests to reach the palace by boat. Admire the Great Waterfall and all of the wonderful fountains, waterfalls, and sculptures that run from mid-May to September.

Lunch on site, back to town, free end of afternoon.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 6 - St. Petersburg
Voyage SPB - Pavlovsk
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Palais de Pavlovsk
Palais de Pavlovsk

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by transport for a guided tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) by car: the village of Tsarskoye Selo also called the “Imperial Village” was found in the 18th century to house the summer residence of the Tsars. Renamed "Pushkin" after the Revolution, it houses the splendid Catherine Palace. (In option: visit of the Pavlosk Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pavlovsk is renowned for the splendor of its interiors housing many 18th century pieces of furniture, sculptures, and paintings, but also for the beauty of its English-style park).

Free time for lunch at the location.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 7 - St. Petersburg
Voyage Saint-Pétersbourg - Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-sang-versé
Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur-sur-le-sang-versé

Free time depending on flight schedules. Transfer to the airport and return flight.

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. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets


. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program


. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation


. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 


. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

Ticketing service: except if specified otherwise, flight and train tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable

Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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