Arrival to St. Petersburg airport, meeting with English-speaking guide
SPB City tour with visit of Peter & Paul Fortress (entrance)
The fortress is used to be called the Russian Bastille. During two centuries the fortress was a political prison. The son of Peter I Tsarevich Alexei, Princess Tarakanova whose names are covered with legends and many other famous persons were imprisoned. As it wrote a famous writer A. Dumas "This fortress saw it all, heard it all, but still it keeps a secret ..." Who knows, maybe some of them will slightly open for you during the tour of the fortress. Excursion to St. Isaac's Cathedral (without lifting the colonnade)
"The stronghold of Orthodoxy", "Cathedral of Cathedrals" All that's about it - the creation of Montferrand, the temple, for which the architect has given 40 years of his life and considered his main brainchild - "Isaac giant."- the main Church of Saint Petersburg. Transfer to hotel.
Breakfast. Meeting the guide on the reception
Excursion to the Hermitage
Hermitage is one of the most famous and most visited museums in the world. His collection began with 225 paintings purchased by the Empress Catherine II in 1764. And now it has about 3,600 exhibits. Hermitage is among the five largest museums in the world. Once Empress jokingly wrote, "only me and mice admire all this masterpieces." Time passed, and her grandson, Emperor Nicholas I, made the Hermitage public. The pride of the Hermitage collection is works of art by Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Gauguin, Rodin, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Cezanne and many - many others. Transfer to Airport/Station (transfer at least 3 hours before departure)