Splendor of St. Petersburg

6 days from $4,482 per person*
  • Gape in awe at the ornate opulence of the stylized eggs at the Faberge Museum with private guide.
  • Guided visit to the Gold and Diamond rooms of the renowned Hermitage.
  • View the gilded statues and fountains of Peterhof Palace.
  • Private guided city tour of St. Petersburg.
  • Luxury 5* accommodations.
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A lavish living legacy to the renowned Tsar Peter the Great, uncover the luxurious side of Russia's majestic St. Petersburg with a private guide.

Explore the scenic delights of a city known for its opulence and splendor with a private guide, and luxurious 5-star accommodations. St. Petersburg is the exemplary result of a planned city under the rule of Tsar Peter the Great, and to this day remains one of Europe's most marvelous cities. Set out with a private guide and devour the sites of St. Petersburg, including Peter & Paul's Fortress and St. Isaac's Cathedral which dominates the city skyline. Be dazzled by the intricate and elegant work of Peter Carl Faberge's stylized eggs at the Faberge Museum. With private guide, enjoy access to the Gold and Diamond Rooms of the incredible Hermitage Museum. Walk the elaborate grounds of Peterhof Palace, with gilded statues lining the sensational fountains. There's a lot to take in as you discover the splendor of St. Petersburg.

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  • Day 1 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Invitation Letter for Russian Entry Visa
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Luxury Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Russia - Welcome Package
    Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
  • Day 2 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Peter & Paul`s Fortress & St. Isaac's Cathedral (7hrs) - Luxury Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
  • Day 3 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - Hermitage Museum with Diamond & Gold Rooms (6 hrs) - Luxury Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
  • Day 4 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - Pushkin & Peterhof (9 hrs) - Luxury Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
  • Day 5 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Faberge Museum (4 hrs) - Luxury Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
  • Day 6 St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Assistant - Luxury Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: St. Petersburg

After securing your trip with Kensington Tours, you'll be provided with a Letter of Invitation for your Russian entry visa, along with additional important travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will help you to check in to your hotel, walk you through your travel documents, and answer any questions you may have.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Four Seasons (B) (Premium)

Within a 19th-century Russian royal palace, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace (5*) reveals an impeccably restored luxury treasure in St. Petersburg’s historic Admiralteysky district – just two blocks from the Hermitage Museum and close to Nevsky Prospekt and the Mariinsky Theater. St. Petersburg’s premier luxury hotel features 183 tasteful guest rooms and suites, while two signature St. Petersburg restaurants create see-and-be-seen buzz, and a glass-topped spa helps guests relax and restore. Immediately positioned among Russia’s finest hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace provides the dream St. Petersburg luxury accommodation experience: living like Russian royalty in an authentic 19th-century palace.

Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace

Day 2: St. Petersburg

With a private guide and driver, set out on a full day highlights tour of St. Petersburg to get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of the city. Drive along the world famous Nevsky Prospect. See Palace Square, the world’s third largest square, with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the General Staff Building, and the Winter Palace complex, home to the UNESCO-listed Hermitage. See the candy-colored domes of the remarkable Church of the Savoir on Spilled Blood, and visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The fourth largest cathedral in the world, the 19th century neoclassical St. Isaac’s Cathedral was constructed to host as many as 12,000 worshippers at once, and its enormous skyline-dominating dome was covered in solid gold at the request of Peter the Great. Experience the dazzling cathedral interior, and don’t miss out on a chance to climb the 250 steps to the colonnade of the dome where you’ll have a magical 360-degree view of the city. You’ll also visit Peter and Paul's Fortress, a Travel+Leisure ‘Thing Not to Miss’, and site where Peter the Great first broke ground for the construction of St. Petersburg. The citadel boasts a 400 foot bell tower, and became the burial site of many Russian tsars and nobles.

Accommodation: Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Today you’ll set out with a private guide and vehicle on a full day tour of the Hermitage Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Travel+Leisure’s top ‘Things Not to Miss’ in St. Petersburg. Spread across four massive buildings, including the renowned Winter Palace, the Hermitage is comprised of nearly 360 rooms in total. View works by Old Masters including Da Vinci (Room 214), Caravaggio (Room 237) and Rembrandt (Room 254), and admire the splendor of the incredible white marble Jordan Staircase, Peter’s Memorial Hall, the Pavilion Hall, and the Military Gallery, featuring hundreds of portraits of generals from the Patriotic War of 1812. Your guide will help navigate you to any specific areas of interest within the vast collection displayed in the museum. Your visit also includes entrance to the exclusive Gold Rooms and Diamond Room of the Treasure Gallery. Stand awestruck in the Gold Rooms, where you’ll see a vast display of gold from Ancient Greece as well as early Eastern cultures, not to mention the world’s best collection of Scythian gold. Let the Diamond Room dazzle you with a collection of priceless gems from the Romanov family, precious diplomatic gifts received by the Russian State, intricate Faberge creations, and more.

Accommodation: Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hermitage Museum
Hermitage Museum

Day 4: St. Petersburg

Take a full day tour to Pushkin, originally named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), famous for the marvelous Catherine Palace and park. The town, also known as Pushkin, in honor of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was the main summer residence of the royal family. The collection of the palace includes a large number of precious works of art, such as furniture, porcelain, statues, and 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. Your private guide will tell the story of the construction of Catherine Palace and about the tragic moments in the palace's history, connected with the Nazi occupation during World War II. Continue with the summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. The world-famous palace, fountain, and park are an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. After the tour you will return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Peterhof Palace
Peterhof Palace

Day 5: St. Petersburg

Meet your private driver and set out for a private guided tour of decadence at the Faberge Museum. Featuring the world’s largest collection of works of art created by master goldsmith and jeweler Peter Carl Faberge, walk through a world of lavish adornment that has yet to be surpassed over a hundred years later. Precious metals, brilliant gemstones, and creative genius paired with unmatched attention to detail, the highlight of the collection is the nine priceless Imperial Easter Eggs, which hold immense historic and cultural significance, highlighting the luxurious life of the Russian royals prior to the Revolution. 

Accommodation: Four Seasons (B) (Premium)
Splendor of St. Petersburg Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Faberge Museum
Faberge Museum

Day 6: St. Petersburg

Meet your driver and vehicle for a private airport transfer. An English-speaking assistant will be on hand to help you with your connection.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Four Seasons (B) (Premium): St. Petersburg

Within a 19th-century Russian royal palace, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace (5*) reveals an impeccably restored luxury treasure in St. Petersburg’s historic Admiralteysky district – just two blocks from the Hermitage Museum and close to Nevsky Prospekt and the Mariinsky Theater. St. Petersburg’s premier luxury hotel features 183 tasteful guest rooms and suites, while two signature St. Petersburg restaurants create see-and-be-seen buzz, and a glass-topped spa helps guests relax and restore. Immediately positioned among Russia’s finest hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace provides the dream St. Petersburg luxury accommodation experience: living like Russian royalty in an authentic 19th-century palace.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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