Pancake week in Russia has always celebrated joyfully and sunny. The main attributes of the traditional folk celebration of Maslenitsa - scarecrow of Maslenitsa, sledding, festivals, as well as the tea party and, of course, pancakes. Do not miss a chance to join it!
- Accommodation at chosen hotel and room type, 3 nights
- Guided tours according to the program Entrance tickets
- Private transportation with A/C during tours and transfers
- Visa support
Day 1: City tour & activities Arrival
Meeting at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Check-in Lunch. City tour. During the trip you will see Palace square, the Spit of Basil Island, the Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac’s cathedral. Visiting of Peter & Paul Fortress with sledding. Back to the hotel.
Day 2: The State Hermitage & Ohta Park visiting (suburban tour)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting of one of the most famous museums of the world – Hermitage, the collection of which includes more than 3 million works of art and artifacts of the world culture. Lunch. Departure to Ohta Park for activities. Back to the hotel.
Day 3: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo): Palace & Park Breakfast at the hotel
Pushkin: Palace & Park visiting. The town of Pushkin (also known as Tsarskoe Selo) is a former summer residence of the Royal Family. It’s a fabulous ensemble of palaces and parks. The Grand Catherine Palace with its solemn and richly decorated façade, with its interiors decorated with guided cravings, mirrors inlaid with jade. The Palace is world known for its splendid AmberRoom that is often called the 8th Wonder of the World.
Riding on «Russian Troika» (optionally). Horse Russian troika - the attribute and one of the traditions of celebrating winter holidays and festivals. If you want to try an unforgettable experience, be sure to try a ride on a Russian troika! Lunch at restaurant of traditional Russian cuisine «Podvorje»
Day 4: «Farewell to winter»
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Russian Village Shuvalovka for celebrating last day of Maslenitsa Carnival with pancakes and tradition of burning scarecrow of maslenitsa – symbol of winter. Transfer to airport.