Breakfast at the hotel
09.30 City tour including a visit to the Shuvalov palace to view world’s largest collection of works by Fabergé
During your memorable city sightseeing tour guided by our professional guide you will see the most remarkable architectural ensembles of St.Petersburg: Palace Square and Winter Palace, Spit of the Vassilievsky Island, University Embankment, Main Building of the State St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, Senat Square, Monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), St.Isaac’s Cathedral and St.Isaac’s Square, Field of Mars and Summer Gardens, Cruiser Aurora, Smolny Cathedral.
City sightseeing tour continues at the Fabergé Museum, located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River – one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. The museum’s collection contains 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 pieces of decorative and applied art made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
13.30 Lunch/local restaurant
15.30 Tour of the Hermitage (Main Museum Complex)
Founded in 1764 by the Russian empress Catherine the Great, the State Hermitage Museum is one of the oldest and largest art galleries in the world. It houses more than 2.7 million exhibits. During the tour you will visit 4 buildings of the Main Museum Complex: the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage. You will see works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Roden, Rembrandt, Rubens, etc.
18.00 Back at the hotel