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Gorgeous St. Petersburg imageGorgeous St. Petersburg

Day Schedule

➤ Breakfast and check out

➤Transfer to the railway station, 4-hour high-speed train journey to St. Petersburg, transfer to your hotel in the downtown and check-in

➤Evening free at leisure (optional cruise/heli flight/midnight drawing bridges cruise)

Midnight cruise imageMidnight cruise

St. Petersburg Tour

Russia’s imperial capital is the heart and soul of Russia. Scattered along the graceful canals are stately buildings, cobblestone streets, and a lively spirit that only comes from starting one of the biggest revolutions in history.

Get ready to immerse yourself in St. Petersburg over the next few days. As one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you won’t be short of things to do. Enjoy a relaxing transfer to your hotel, and be sure to get a good night’s rest in preparation for our jam-packed St. Petersburg experience.

We suggest to visit in the evening one of famous rooftop restaurants with gorgeous Russian cuisine and amazing views.

Drawing bridges cruise imageDrawing bridges cruise

Another great option of the night: St. Petersburg drawbridges’ opening and closing is a magnificent show, spectacular and captivating. What’s interesting it’s not a tourist attraction, but a purely technological procedure, the fact which adds flavor to the experience. St Petersburg has 9 out of 10 world's big bridges that are lifted regularly. The remaining one is the London’s Tower bridge. Optional midnight drawing bridges cruise is seasonally available, please inquire.

Rossi Street imageRossi Street

Architect Rossi Street is the most symmetrical in St. Petersburg. Italian Carlo Rossi left important heritage here in St Petersburg: he reshaped Palace Square, constructed Senate building, Mikhaylovsky palace estates at Elagin island, just to name a few. Russia has honored the master and immortalized his name on the city's map. The street stretches from the Alexandrinsky Theater to Lomonosov Square. Go, if you like classical art: it corresponds to ancient canons. Its width is equal to the height of the buildings on it - 22 meters, and the length is exactly ten times larger - 220 meters. Five buildings are built according to a single project, and it seems that the street consists of only two houses, one on each side. Walk the full length of the street and turn around to evaluate the proportions.

Sphinxes of St Petersburg imageSphinxes of St Petersburg

it's more fun to walk along the embankments of the Neva from the side of Vasilyevsky Island that along the embankments of the central part of the city. It is from here that there is a gorgeous view of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Admiralty and the mansions. The main attraction of the University embankment is two granite sphinxes of the 14th century. They were brought to St. Petersburg back in 1832 from Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypt. The faces of mythical animals are a portrait of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. In his memorial temple, these sculptures were discovered.

There are many urban legends about the Sphinxes, and they are very contradictory. Some say that stroking them is fortunately, and if you make a wish near the statues, it will be fulfilled. According to others, you can't look at sculptures for a long time, otherwise you will go crazy: sphinxes avenge St. Petersburgers for disturbing their peace and taking them away from their homeland. One is for true: the expressions on their faces change depending on the lighting and the time of day. They seem to smile in good weather and become harsh in overcast.

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