Europe & Baltic Cruises
Meeting your private driver and English-speaking guide at the port, drive along world famous "Nevsky Prospect". View Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Visit St. Peter and Paul's Fortress. The fortress was the first building of St. Petersburg. Wonder through grim cells of what used to be the main political prison of tsarist regime and a Russian Bastilles. Have an invigorating walk along the bastions and fortification walls of the citadel where every stone belongs to history. Continue your tour to Pushkin, originally names as Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), famous for the marvelous Catherine Palace and park. The town was the main summer residence of the royal family, also known as Pushkin, in honour of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The Palace features splendid interiors. The collection of the palace includes a large number of precious works of art, such as furniture, porcelain, statues, canvases, including personal belongings of Russian emperors and members of their families. Visit one of the most remarkable interiors of Catherine Palace, the Amber Room. During the palace excursion, your private guide will tell the story of Catherine Palace construction, and will get to know about the tragic pages of the palace history, connected with the Nazi occupation during the World War II. Entrance fee included.
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