Our chauffeur-driven city tour includes all of St Petersburg’s major attractions, including the beautiful domed St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the outrageous Church on the Spilled Blood, the majestic Kazan Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress with a chance to see the royal tombs, and the Battleship Aurora, the cruiser whose guns signaled the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
What stay in St Petersburg would be complete without a visit to the world renowned Hermitage museum? One of the world’s largest and oldest collections of art and artefacts is fortunately only a few minutes walk from the hotel. The collection is housed within the beautiful baroque Winter Palace, as well as 5 other buildings. See works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.
Peterhof was built to be one of the greatest summer residences in Europe. Founded at the beginning of the 18th century by the Russian imperator Peter the Great and close to the country’s capital — Saint-Petersburg — the building process was done at breakneck speed. In August of 1723 the ceremony of the official opening of Peterhof took place. The Lower Park was already planned and the Sea channel, most of the fountains were functioning as well as such palaces as “Monplaisir” and “Marli” built.
The pretty town of Pushkin is the location of the Summer Palace of Catherine the Great, famous for its Amber rooms and stunning park. The town of Pavlovsk is just to the south of Pushkin, so a visit to the palace residence of the Russian Emperor Paul I, a stunning World Heritage site, is also highly recommended.