St Petersburg Extension
Itinerary SummaryExpeditionPlus! St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey. We'll visit some of the most important historical sights in the city as well as have time to explore on your own.View Day-by-Day ItineraryHide Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day 1: Aug 11 - Arrival
Highlights: St. Petersburg, dinner together
Arrive in St. Petersburg. We'll help coordinate airport transfers. Check in to our hotel and freshen up before we have dinner together at a restaurant in the city.
Day 2: Aug 12 - Guided tour of city
Highlights: Tour of St. Petersburg
This morning, we'll have a guided tour of the renowned and colorful Church of Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral with our Russian tour guide. In the afternoon, you'll have time to visit the city on your own. We recommend a visit to the Hermitage, one of the greatest museums of Russia - and some say the world, or wandering the city streets. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Day 3: Aug 13 - Guided tour of Citadel
Highlights: Peter and Paul Fortress, hydrofoil transfer to Peterhof
We'll take a guided tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress this morning - the original Citadel built over a 34 year period by Peter the Great. The fortress includes a visit to Peter and Paul's Cathedral. After lunch together, we'll take a hydrofoil across the Neva Bay to the palace grounds of Peter the Great. Dinner on your own tonight.
Day 4: Aug 14 - Morning tour of the Peterhof (Peter's Palace)
Highlights: Peterhof; start of tour!
This morning we'll take a guided tour of the Peterhof Palace. Often called Russia's Versailles, this palace along with central St. Petersburg is an important UNESCO World Heritage site for Russia. We'll explore the Lower and Upper Gardens, the Grand Palace and the Royal Baths to name a few of the highlights. We'll meet the rest of the group who is arriving today, gather for introductions, and fit bikes this afternoon. Dinner will be together as a group, and you'll be ready to start your bike adventure!
HighlightsGuided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, Tour St. Petersburg's Palace, Hydrofoil TransferKeep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.
Includes4 days, 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch, entrance tickets as listed in itinerary, ticket on hydrofoil, guided tours to two important sights. plus "The Usual""The Usual" (Included with every ExperiencePlus! tour)
Begin/EndSt. Petersburg / Gatchina
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* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.
2006 ExpedtionPlus! St. Pete Photos by Rick Price
See Rick Price's photos from the 2006 inaugural ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Tour
- 2006 ExpedtionPlus! St. Pete Photos by Rick Price