– Aleander-Nevsky Abbey
– Paul's Palace in Pavlovsk
– Peterhof (Peter the Great Summer Palace)
– Hermitage Museum
– Catherine's Palace in Pushkin.
Day 1: Morning arrival in St. Petersburg. Transfer to your hotel. This morning you will delight in visiting the Summer Palace complex of Peter the Great, whose construction began in 1714 and included numerous fountains. Enjoy your shopping in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: St. Petersburg. After breakfast, travel outside St. Petersburg to the lovely city of Pushkin – formerly Tsarskoe Selo, the Tsar’s Village. Tour Catherine Palace, the beautiful Baroque-style building built by Empress Elizabeth and named for her mother, Catherine the First. The architect was Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace, and the Hermitage Pavilion. Visit Pavlovsk, one of Tsar Pavel's summer palaces. Like many other royal residences, the palace sustained heavy damage during World War II, but most of it has been restored to its former glory. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Day 3: St. Petersburg. After breakfast, visit the Alexander Nevsky Abbey – a monastery and a 19th-century Necropolis containing the graves of many world-famous Russian writers, composers and sculptors. Bid farewell to this elegant, exciting city, as we transfer you to the airport after your fascinating journey.
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