Extra activities in Saint-Petersburg and Tallinn (19.04.2016-23.04.2016)
- Departure 19.04.2016
- End date 23.04.2016
- Availability over 8
- Price from 10€
From this link you can book extra activities for your visa-free cruise to Saint-Petersburg
SALES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRI 15.04.2016 AT 9.00
TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN EVENING — SHOW & DINNER
Definitely one of the funniest and most loved programs! The highlight of the evening is the colorful folk show, consisting of Russian songs, dances and games.By the end of the evening, you will have a total overview of what it means to celebrate an evening in Russian style! All of this, while we are enjoying a traditional Russian dinner and drinks! Vegetarian option is possible. Available on November-April trips.
CATHERINE'S PALACE — THE VILLAGE OF THE TSARS
"Village of the Tsars" also known as Pushkin is one of the most beautiful summer residences belonged to the Russian royal family. Main highlight of the trip is a visit to a gorgeous baroque-style Catherine’s Palace that houses famous Amber room. On the way to Pushkin that takes about 45 minutes you will see not only important historical sights but also suburban districts, those are quite contrastive to the city centre. A walk in the Catherine’s park is a relaxing experience after spending a busy day in the city.
RUSSIAN CHURCH EXPERIENCE – guided walking tour
From all the cathedrals in the city we’ve chosen these 2 to show what is different about The Russian Church. First we’ll visit The Cathedral on the Spilled Blood – one of the symbols of the city. Its name refers to the history Cathedral was built on the assassination site of the beloved Tsar Alexander II. This church is constructed in the Old Russian Style and its architecture differs a lot from the European Cathedrals. Inside it’s all covered with mosaic instead of frescos. Next we’ll visit The Kazan’ Cathedral the working Russian Orthodox Church to understand more about religious life in the country. You’ll find out what was the first religion in Russia, about difficult times during the Soviet Union and the situation nowadays.
State Hermitage museum
Included for students / from 20€ for non-students
The third biggest art museum in the world bases on the collections of the Russian royal families starting from the 18th century. The museum locates in formal imperial residences, housing millions of exhibits in hundreds of rooms. Take a tour to the most important exhibits and parts of the museum, learn the interesting backgrounds and get a guaranteed entrance without queuing! The tour is given in English by a professional local guide.
Cruise on rivers and canals
Definitely one of must-to-do’s in St Petersburg! “The Northern Venice” has 16 km of embankments, 48 canals and rivers and 800 bridges. Many of the beautiful palaces and mansions were designed to façade the riverside. With a river and canals cruise you make a time travel to the heart of the imperial city. Breath-taking views are accompanied by music and of course – the Soviet champagne (Russian sparkling wine)! Available in late April - October.
KGB MUSEUM (TALLINN)
Welcome to a world where an hour spent will make you understand the two parallel worlds of the Soviet time! In Soviet times the Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners, but it also had to suit the national security body – KGB ... Nowadays the building hosts a museum which represents a collection of the stories of two worlds. One world, mostly existing on paper, where happy Soviet people enjoyed a life of wealth and friendship, under the wise leadership of the single party. The other world – the real one – in it's nature much more diverse and complicated. At the end, you will have a better understanding of the recent story of Estonia!