Olga's Guide Service

in St.Petersburg

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  Below you will see a sample itinerary for 1/2/3 day tours with total duration of about 9 hours each, which according to your wishes can be modified both in tour day duration and museums' choice. The latter will depend not only on your wishes but also on which days of the week your tours fall because museums in St.Petersburg have days off on different days of the week: the Hermitage and the Great Palace in Peterhof is closed on Monday, Catherine Palace and the Russian Museum - on Tuesday and the last Monday of each month, Spilt-Blood Church and St.Isaac's Cathedral - on Wednesday, etc.

The only thing that remains unchanged in each tour day itinerary is our meeting at your ship/hotel in the morning and your safe delivery back to your ship/hotel in the evening at the agreed time.

Please notice that better acquaintance with the city is only possible with extended city tour consisting of several parts (done in between museums), which will allow you to see not only the main sights such as St.Peter and St. Paul Fortress, Spilt-Blood-Church, St.Isaac's Cathedral, The Bronze Horseman, historical sights on Basil Island, but also visit less touristy places, participate in the vibrant city cultural life, do some shopping, enjoy local cafes, etc. and generally speaking not to be in the rush typical for very busy itineraries.
 

Day 1.
City Overview tour (Part1).
Drive to Catherine palace (one way drive is about 1 hour)
Excursion in the palace and walk in the park.
Drive back to St.Petersburg
Lunch in a cafe/restaurant loved by locals :-)
City tour(Part 2).
Excursion in the Hermitage.

Day 2.
Drive to Peterhof by car or by hydrofoil.
Excursion in the park and one of numerous Peterhof palaces.
Drive back to St.Petersburg.
Lunch in a cafe/restaurant loved by locals :-)
City tour (as continued from day1)
Visit to the Russian Museum

Day 3.
Excursion called "Off-the beaten track" or "Feel Yourself Russian!"
It may include using metro, visit to the Hermitage Depository, Imperial Porcelain Factory and/or Imprerial Porcelain Museum, local market, walking along Nevsky avenue, shopping, etc.
Lunch in a cafe/restaurant loved by locals :-)
Visit to Yusupof Palace or any other place of interest (according to your wishes)

     
   
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This document maintained by Olga Miheyeva. This page was last updated on 27/10/2010