• Day 1 – Welcome to St. Petersburg

    Upon arrival at the rail station, airport or cruise terminal, you’ll be warmly greeted by our engaging Russian guide and escorted by private car to your choice of city-center hotel: The deluxe Astoria Hotel or the luxurious Belmond Grand Europe.   Meals B
  • Day 2 – Discover St. Petersburg c + The Hermitage

    Your private car, driver and guide will be waiting this morning to show you the historic and architectural highlights of the city founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Focusing on the many landmarks that distinguish St. Petersburg, this morning’s sightseeing includes St. Isaac’s Square, dominated by the enormous gilded dome of the eponymous Cathedral, and the Bronze Horseman – an impressive statue of Peter the Great that was commissioned by Catherine the Great. You’ll also drive along the elegant Nevsky Prospekt and see other notable highlights including St. Nicholas Church and the colorful Church of our Savior on the Spilled Blood - built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.
     
    In the afternoon, your private tour of the Hermitage Museum includes the General Staff Building. Built between 1820 and 1830 to house vital functions of the Russian Empire, this iconic structure encompasses two crescent-shaped buildings united by a triumphal arch that celebrates Russia’s victory in the War of 1812. Here in the Eastern Wing of the General Staff Building, you’ll discover the Hermitage’s outstanding collection of European Impressionist art. Exploring other sections and buildings of the Museum including the Winter Palace, you’ll see some of the most renowned masterpieces that comprise the Hermitage’s vast collection of more than 3 million items! After sightseeing, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel where the evening is yours to enjoy as you wish. Of course, our in-the-know resident guide will be happy to provide personal recommendations and assistance for dining and cultural entertainment.  Meals B
  • Day 3 – At Leisure in St. Petersburg

    This entire day is yours to relax, enjoy and explore at your own pace. If you prefer additional private sightseeing, we can arrange guided tours including the Yusupov Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art - or even an excursion to Tsarskoye Selo or The Peterhof – the splendid summer retreat built by Peter the Great in 1710.  Meals B
  • Day 4 – Depart St. Petersburg

    Your private car and driver will take you to the airport today for your onward journey.  Meals B

Check In!Hotel AstoriaGrand Hotel Europe

Our Private Touring includes:

+ 3 nights at your choice of hotel in the historic heart of St. Petersburg: The deluxe Astoria or the luxury Belmond Grand Europe
+ Daily breakfast
+ Privately guided sightseeing including the world-famous Hermitage Museum with all entry fees
+ Chauffeured airport, rail station or cruise terminal transfers whenever you arrive and depart
+ All hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Grand Hotel Europe Hotel Astoria
Departure Return   Regular Regular
1/1/2019 3/31/2019 $1399 $1299
   
4/1/2019 4/28/2019 $1499 $1499
   
4/29/2019 5/11/2019 $1499 $1799
   
5/12/2019 6/2/2019 $1799 $1799
   
6/10/2019 7/14/2019 $1799 $1799
   
7/15/2019 7/31/2019 $1499 $1799
   
8/1/2019 10/14/2019 $1499 $1499
   
4/1/2020 4/29/2020 $1499 $1499
   

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows.



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Trip Reviews

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(6 Traveler Reviews)

  • Margaret from DC gives this tour 

    Delighted by Sasha's knowledge and ability to adapt the schedule based on traffic, my interests, and her knowledge


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    Date Traveled: 1/19/2019

  • Margaret from DC gives this tour 

    incredibly talented and knowledgeable guide, good balance of independent time and escorted time


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    Date Traveled: 7/24/2017

  • Frederick from WA gives this tour 

    Delighted by St. Petersburg, Catherine's palace, guide services


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    Date Traveled: 10/7/2016

  • Eileen from WA gives this tour 

    The quality of our guide made all the difference. We felt that we got an excellent overview of this fabulous city and would high recommend to anyone. She was the best.


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    Date Traveled: 7/1/2016

  • Jack from DE gives this tour 

    Our guide, Victoria was very good, both in the formal part of the tour and in telling us much about real life in Russia today.


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    Date Traveled: 9/9/2011

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