St. Petersburg Incentive
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Highlights: GROUP TOUR. St. Petersburg, Russia
Catherine’s palace and Amber room, Pavlovsk park and horse ride, Hermitage and St. Isaacs Cathedral, classical music concert and princely palace. Highlights: tank ride at the military training area
Hotel: selected 4 hotel in the city center
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Day 1 – Welcome in St Petersburg
Upon arrival in St Petersburg you are met, transfer to your hotel in the center of St Petersburg. Welcome drink in the hotel. Check in and transfer to the dinner.
This evening, enjoy in-house flavored vodka & liquors tasting set followed by a welcome dinner in the famous restaurant Petrousha. It’s a classical Russian cuisine restaurant, located in the historic building of the former Horse Life Guards Regiment barracks. The Russian cuisine dishes are prepared here in accordance with the old recipes from different regions of Russia.
Day 2 – Golden Triangle
A Private visit to the Hermitage
This morning, enjoy a memorable guided visit to the famous Hermitage. We enter the museum to enjoy the State Rooms of the Winter Palace in private. From here we shall continue to the Small Hermitage, then to the priceless masterpieces exhibited in other areas of the Hermitage building. The Hermitage museum was the residence of the Russian Emperors in the past; nowadays it comprises five palaces and is one of the largest museums in the world.
Lunch today will be taken at Yat restaurant, it’s a legendary homemade-style Russian cuisine restaurant located in the very heart of St. Petersburg on Moika River embankment next to the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella and the Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum.
This afternoon, enjoy an orientation tour of our fascinating city. This is a city of infinite charm, with its majestic palaces, churches and cathedrals, river embankments, beautiful parks and numerous bridges – a city of imperial proportions and romantic vistas which has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the historical nucleus of the city as well as one of the most interesting and beautiful architectural landmarks. The Peter & Paul Cathedral with its long gilded spire is the burial place of all Russian emperors from Peter the Great to the last of the Romanovs – Tsar Nicholas II. Designed to protect newly acquired lands in the mouth of the Neva River, the fortress lost its military significance before it was completed. It was turned into the most dismal political prison of Russia for almost 200 years. Then you will take you private boat and enjoy our beautiful city from the rivers and canals.
This evening enjoy your dinner in the fancy restaurant L. Brik. The theme of the restaurant L.BRIK opened in November 2016 on Puskinskyaya street is inspired by the “muse of Russian avant-garde” Lilya Brik. The huge windows of the restaurant overlook the monument to “the eternal Sun of Russian poetry” A. Pushkin, and the street where «L.BRIK CAFE» is located is the legendary bohemian haven of 70th-80th of XX c.
Day 3 – Tsar’s treasures
Catherine’s palace and park in Tsarskoe selo (Pushkin)
This morning, take a transfer to Pushkin, home of the magnificent Catherine Palace, once the official summer residence of Russian Tsars. A pearl of Russian Baroque architecture, the palace was built in 1752 for the Empress Catherine.
The most famous room here is the Amber Room, looted by the Nazis during World War II and completely restored in 2003. Surrounding the palace is a park covering more than 570 hectares with bridges, terraces, fountains and small galleries.
You will take your lunch at one of the palace’s pavilions – Hermitage Kitchen. After a stunning visit to Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve and the Palace of Ekaterina, you might want to have a lunch. This is a perfect place! It is cute, cozy. Drive to neighbouring little town of Pavlovsk to take a horse ride through the Pavlovsk park and enjoy tour to the palave. The Palace at Pavlovsk is not grand in dimensions, but designed with the elegant restraint of severe neoclassicism it nonetheless impresses, and has some beautifully decorated interiors.
Cooking class of national dishes in the “Culinary School No. 1” in St. Petersburg will help you learn more about the cuisine of Russia and the CIS countries, learn all the subtleties and secrets of cooking all your favorite dishes. You can cook on of the menus for your choice: Russian, Georgian, Uzbek or Ukrainian.
Day 4 - underground palaces and stunning fountains
After breakfast you will take a transfer to see one of the most beautiful metros in the world! Entering St. Petersburg subway, you can easily mix the station with the magnificent palace hall or five-star hotel lobby. It’s not an accident! Many stations are true works of art. They are all made of marble and richly decorated with mosaics, sculptures and stained glass to represent the prosperity and power of Soviet Union. And behind this beauty there’s an astonishing history, jokes, stories and legends.
Then you will take your transfer to one of the most beautiful places of our city – Petergof!
Lunch: Shtandart restaurant. The restaurant is located in a restored under the old drawings house of the guard Nazarov, who served here in the time of the Empress Catherine.
On the Peterhof tour we’ll see world famous summer residence of Peter the Great, the true Russian Versailles with more than 150 fountains and 250 magnificent statues. We’ll also see luxurious interiors of the Grand Palace and have a walk around Upper and Lower park, beautifully lanscaped and decorated with statues and fountains.
May be some spices? You will visit one of the oldest Georgian restaurants in St. Petersburg. This restaurant is practically part of the history of the city. "Kat" has been working in its place for many years; during this time, its rules and recipes have been settled here, verified by thousands of guests. The interior corresponds to the status: the halls look solid and somewhat pretentious, but the restaurant located in the very center of the city can be forgiven. The Kat menu is famous for its salads and kebabs, and the owners swear that their establishment is “a little more than just a good restaurant.” You will check it yourself!
Day 5 – tank ride
Take your transfer to a military training area (takes about 1,5 hour depends on traffic).
Upon arrival at the line, the team is met by a sergeant who at a specially prepared place trains the participants to assemble / disassemble the AK-74, after which the participants should assemble and disassemble the AK independently and for a while. Then instructor explains to the team the landing technique at the BRDM-2, after which the participants should try to do this task, and then the team rolls over rough terrain on armor, overcoming obstacles. Selected director or best employee can try to drive independently behind the wheel of armored vehicles. After you will be divided into teams and tell about the technique of throwing knives. The team that stuck the most knives will win.
Mobile kitchen trailer. You are surprised? Try a simple lunch, but how tasty it is, after outdoor activities!
Return to St Petersburg
Return to St Petersburg by road mid afternoon and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure and getting ready for this evening's entertainment.
For those who are not tired: shopping tour with our guide and visit to New Holland island - one of St. Petersburg's more unusual historic landmarks, New Holland ("Novaya Gollandiya") is a triangular man-made island between the Kryukov Canal, the Admiralty Canal, and the Moyka River. New Holland is a historic shipyard and during the Soviet era was a closed area, used as warehouses for the Leningrad Fleet.
Enjoy the reception with a glass of champagne and experience an exclusive tour through the Vladimir Palace. The palace of Grand Duke Vladimir was one of the centres of the secular life of St. Petersburg in the XIXth century. Take the opportunity today to feel the charm of the building in the special atmosphere of a festive, musical evening.
The concert programme includes outstanding works and great names. Virtuosi of the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatre will perform for you compositions by various Russian composers, including Rachmaninov, P.I. Tchaikovsky, I. Strauss and A. Vivaldi. After the concert you will enjoy your dinner in palace’s hall.
Day 4 - Depart St Petersburg
Meet your private guide and bus for the transfer to St Petersburg airport and your return flight home.
Land program with tank show: 800 euro per person * 12 pax
Land program with matryoshka master class: 750 euro per person * 12 pax
AKYAN 4* hotel: 580 euro per person in BB deluxe double/twin * 12 pax (tour leader in single standard room).
Rossi 4* hotel: 500 euro per person in BB standard double/twin * 12 pax (tour leader in single standard room). Welcome champagne included.
Petro palace 4* hotel: 720 euro per person in BB standard double/twin * 12 pax (tour leader in single standard room). Welcome champagne included.
Indigo 4* hotel: 635 euro per person in BB standard double/twin * 12 pax (tour leader in single standard room). In price included: welcome drink, non-alcoholic minibar, spa-zone access, Kick scooter and bicycles rental during the season.
Marriott Vasilievsky 4* hotel: 590 euro per person in BB standard double/twin * 12 pax (tour leader in single standard room). Welcome champagne included.