Private tour to St. Petersburg is carefully designed to harnesses the best of Russia's Venice of the North. Be swept away by the historic beauty of its palaces, museums and theaters. We will personalize your itinerary exactly the way you imagine it and book best Saint Petersburg guides and outstanding downtown hotels for your tour of St Petersburg, Russia
City:
Saint Petersburg
Duration:
7 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,518
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in St. Petersburg

Welcome to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg!

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Day 2
St. Petersburg City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 6-hour panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater.

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Day 3
Visit to the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art.

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Day 4
Trip to Pushkin

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

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Day 5
Trip to Peterhof

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore to explore the palaces and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

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Day 6
Tour of the Yusupov Palace

Following breakfast you go on a guided tour of the Yusupov Palace that is one of the most beautiful examples of classicism style constructions in St. Petersburg.

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Day 7
Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

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Price

$2,518
Deposit $504
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,954
Deposit $591
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$2,728
Deposit $546
Regular package
4-star package
$3,286
Deposit $658
Regular package
5-star package

What's included

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 4-star hotel in St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Private Rivers & Canals Boat Ride;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses and gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg

Welcome to the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. 

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

No meals included.

Day 2: St. Petersburg City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 6-hour panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg, including Palace Square, the Hermitage Museum, the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospect and many other popular attractions (no entrances included).

During the tour you also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral that is the second tallest Orthodox church in the world, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands on the spot where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Optional tour: Feel Yourself Russian Folk Show, St. Petersburg
Enchanting festival of Russian spirit "Feel yourself Russian" is performed by a professional folk ensemble at the Nikolaevsky Palace. Three musicians brilliantly perform folk compositions. Besides the accordion and balalaika which are traditional for Russia, some rare and even exotic musical instruments are used by this group. You will be astonished to hear lyrical or stirring tunes performed by means of objects which are never known to be used for music-making. These extraordinary performances are full of humor and stress the efficiency of the instruments players, their ability to turn the ordinary into the beautiful and remarkable.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Visit to the Hermitage Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum to see its unique collection of world art. 

During the tour you visit the halls of the Winter Palace to explore the main collection of the Hermitage, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough. 

You then proceed to the General Staff Building to admire the Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Trip to Pushkin

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I. 

During the tour you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour you return to your hotel in St. Petersburg and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Trip to Peterhof

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore to explore the palaces (from the outside) and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

The highlight of the tour is a unique hydrofoil ride back to St. Petersburg.

Upon your return to St. Petersburg you are taken to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Tour of the Yusupov Palace

Following breakfast you go on a guided tour of the Yusupov Palace that is one of the most beautiful examples of classicism style constructions in St. Petersburg. Decorated with six-column portico, the Palace delights with harmony of proportions and silhouette elegance.

During the tour you explore the most interesting halls and rooms of this Palace that is the best known as the Palace on the Moika River where Grigory Rasputin was murdered in 1916. 

A private boat ride along the beautiful canals and rivers of the Russian Northern capital comes as a final chord to your exploration of St. Petersburg.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Optional tour: Guided Tour of the Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
Your private guide takes you to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg - the Shuvalov Palace located on the Fontanka River to show you the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum’s collection also includes decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg tour. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation at a remarkable 4-star hotel in St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Private Rivers & Canals Boat Ride;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses and gratuities.

St. Petersburg drawbridges on white nights

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Peter and Paul Fortress and its bell-tower symbolize the might and power of Russia.

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

The most iconic golden dome of Russia and a landmark of over 150 years of St. Petersburg history.

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Savior on Spilled Blood stands out in the St. Petersburg skyline with its 5 unique colorful onion-domes.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The world-famous Hermitage Museum is the home to the largest collection of paintings in the world.

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Catherine's Palace aka Tsarskoye Selo is the luxury summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. 

Peterhof, St. Petersburg

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Often called "the Russian Versailles", Peterhof Palace and park complex is a luxurious beauty of Imperial Russia.

Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

The mysterious and stunning Yusupov Palace stands on River Moyka's bank in the heart of St. Petersburg.

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Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
4-star package
$2,518
Deposit $504
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
5-star package
$2,954
Deposit $591
Regular package
4-star package
$2,728
Deposit $546
Regular package
5-star package
$3,286
Deposit $658