The State Hermitage Museum and the Palace Square
The Venice of the North
The Catherine's Palace
342 islands and 800 bridges
Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral
The City that never sleeps
Morning: Walking trip to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage guided tour. We insist you do it on foot. Why? Because there is no other way to understand and feel the city’s soul than to explore its secret walking trails. Let us surprise you with unusual homes, architecture, perspectives and stunning views. Today you visit one of the most important sites in Russian history and heritage, the world-famous palace of the Hermitage. Your guide will make it interesting to follow the tricky path of the centuries behind it and give you a better understanding of sophisticated Russian history.
Lunch will be in a local bistro, “stolovaya” where you can try traditional Russian food. We will take a short walk to see the city’s iconic landmark: Isaac Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral, and go further out to explore the rivers and channels, bridges and streets of this stunning imperial capital.
We devote this second half of this day to Faberge Museum and visit the unique Faberge Eggs Collection - St. Petersburg’s first Fabergé Museum, a must see, has opened at the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka Canal, close to the Imperial Anichkov Palace and just a short block from Nevsky Prospect. The palace houses the celebrated Fabergé collection of the Link of Times Foundation owned by Russian Entrepreneur Viktor Vekselberg, which, with its over 1500 choice pieces, is one of the richest, if not the most, in the whole world.
Then take a boat trip and feel the Venice of the North (navigation usually starts around mid - April and ends by the end of September)
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I visited the tank museum with my father and from the airport to the hotel and even the transport to and from the museum was A1 I could not be more impressed with the service and professionalism of the staff at discovery Russia. Thank you for adding to my holiday :)”