Pre-Congress Tour: St. Petersburg

Pre-Congress Tour: St. Petersburg

3 days
29 June -01 July 2019

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after Moscow and has a status of a federal city. It is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, about 400 miles (640 km) northwest of Moscow.

The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May, 1703 as Russia’s “window on Europe”, so now it bears the unofficial status of Russia’s cultural capital and most European city, a distinction that it strives to retain in its perennial competition with Moscow. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the main characteristic features of the city is its many waterways. The bridges and natural canals of the river have earned St. Petersburg the nickname “Venice of the North”.

The tour offers you a remarkable opportunity to see the best of St. Petersburg’s main tourist attractions. You will observe Nevsky avenue, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, the Winter Palace, the Cathedral of the Holy Savior on the Split Blood and others, participate in fascinating excursions to the State Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress. On the second day you will travel outside the city and visit the legendary Petergof, the so-called “Russian Versailles” with its magnificent fountains park.

Day 1. 29.06.2019

Gathering of group with a guide at the hotel Sokos Olympia Garden
Excursion to the State Hermitage
City Tour “Portrait of the Great City” with visiting of the main city sights and excursion on the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress
End of the 1st day-program, transfer to the hotel, free time.

Day 2. 30.06.2019

08:00 AM
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 AM
Gathering of group with a guide. Excursion to Petergof
10:30 AM
Walking excursion in the lower park of Petergof with fountains
12:00 AM
Excursion to Petergof Grand Palace. Free time in the park.
15:00 AM
Lunch at the city restaurant
17:30 AM
End of the 2nd day program, transfer to the hotel, free time

Day 3. 01.07.2019

Free time

Price for 1 person:

44 500 RUB single room

36 000 RUB double room

Price includes:

  • accommodation at the hotel Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden 4* in St. Petersburg
  • tickets to museums
  • guide and transport services during the program
  • breakfast at the hotel
  • lunches at a city restaurant
  • Rates do not include:

    • air or railway tickets to / from St. Petersburg
    • dinners

Please note

Tours are guided by an English speaking guide

The program schedule may change