Night At the Museum - 4 Days

Russia
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Departure dates

2021-05-14

What's included

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (including a Welcome Dinner on day 1).
Night At The Museums Event: Transportation and guided tour of a selection of museums (entrance fees included).
3 nights 4 star hotel.
Services of an English speaking Russian tour guide during your stay.
Guided sightseeing in St Petersburg.
Airport arrival transfer on day 1.
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles.
Transportation and guided sightseeing to the museums.

Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - St Petersburg Friday 14 May 2021. Welcome to Russia and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. This evening you'll be treated to dinner with the rest of your group at the hotel, followed by an informative welcome meeting. Remainder of the evening at leisure - your tour guide can recommend some local bars for you to try out.
  • Day 2 - St Petersburg Often referred to as Russia’s ‘Versailles’, the gardens of Peterhof Palace which we visit from May through to mid-October are a wonderland of greenery and flowers, sweeping vistas and ornate architectural decorations, with spectacular gold fountains. In winter we visit Catherine Palace or Pavlosk Palace who's exteriors and interiors are lavishly decorated and really catch the eye – Catherine Palace’s lavish Amber room is a real highlight!

    Tonight at approximately 9pm we set off to spend the night touring the Museums of St Petersburg, accompanied by our guide, with private transportation and inclusive of entrance fees. Over thirty of St Petersburg’s most respected museums and art galleries will stay open from 9pm on Saturday 18th May 2019 until 6am the following morning for this wonderful annual event, which is accompanied by unique exhibitions, street art and performances around the city. The city of the Tsars becomes a hive of late night activity as people flock to see some of the St Petersburg's finest cultural offerings and take advantage of the wonderful Russian ‘White Nights’ when the sun barely sets!

    In previous years at this event we visited the following museums: The Museum of Political History, the Planetarium, the Geological Museum, The Gallery of Modern Art and St. Isaac’s Cathedral where we enjoyed a classical music performed by the city Symphony Orchestra.
  • Day 3 - St Petersburg This morning a driving tour provides an introduction to the beautiful city of St Petersburg. Travelling by bus we will make our way along the famed Nevsky Prospekt, past the museum and university districts and a few stops will be made along the way to see the magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral and The Bronze Horseman. We then visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and the beautiful Peter and Paul Cathedral which houses much of the tombs of the Romanov monarchs. We will also pay a visit to the impressive Church on Spilled Blood. Later, we will enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage - which houses one of the biggest and best art collections on earth.
  • Day 4 - St Petersburg Monday 17 May 2021. Today there is the opportunity to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs, or time to take a leisurely walk around the city. Our city stay comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check-out.
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