Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia
Spend three nights in culturally sublime St. Petersburg, where you’ll see the fully restored Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace and explore the Hermitage’s unparalleled collection of art!
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Program No. 14601RJ
4 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in beautiful St. Petersburg, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003. Marvel at the Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial place of the tsars, and the grand collections of art housed at the State Hermitage Museum. Countryside excursions introduce the glorious estates of Peter and Catherine the Great, while an expert discusses the reconstruction of the famous Amber Room, whose extraordinary decorated panels vanished during World War II, never to be seen again.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to two miles, standing in museums.
Program Extension
Program Extension
Since you’re already traveling to your program, why not arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to dig deeper or explore a new place or topic? Before you enroll in an extension, be sure you are enrolled in the main program first.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the gold-spired Peter and Paul Fortress, burial place of the czars.
  • After a traditional Russian lunch, enjoy a guided excursion to the Catherine Palace and estate, restored to full glory after near destruction during World War II.
  • Journey by hydrofoil to Petrodvorets, the imperial palace of Peter the Great.

General Notes

This program may only be taken as an extension of "Trans-Siberian Railway From Beijing to Moscow" (#19580).
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