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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4 days
3 nights
7 meals
3B 2L 2D
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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.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow

Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway to fulfill the dream of a lifetime as you journey from Beijing to Moscow, discovering natural wonders, vibrant cultures and historic sites along the way!
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Let's Go!
Walking up to two miles, standing in museums.

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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Tamara Dubko
A St. Petersburg native, Tamara has degrees from the Foreign Language Department of the St. Petersburg Teacher’s Institute and the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. She is also an expert on St. Isaac’s Cathedral. In addition to her work as a group leader and interpreter, Tamara has a lifelong interest in art history, hiking and nature. She began traveling by train when she was five, and has led many Trans-Siberian journeys. Tamara loves meeting people of all different nationalities and lifestyles and showing them her country.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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