In this article I am offering you, my friends a very eventful 3-day vacation in St. Petersburg with the help of Petersburg Card.
I have already reviewed the combo-cards for the travelers which allow to save a lot of money during city exploration. If you buy the cards online and plan your vacation ahead this card will also save your time (when you buy Petersburg Card, you can choose your hotel as a delivery place. The card will be delivered there and given you upon arrival).
Here are the options for an amazing Saturday, Sunday and Monday. You can move between the sights with the help of your Petersburg card that works like e-purse.
During the National holidays the museums are likely to be closed.
If you stay in the city for more than two days I would highly recommend you to see a play in the theater. Russia is famous for amazing voices of it’s opera singers (Dmitry Khvorostovskiy, Anna Netrebko) as well as incredible ballet performances.
HOP ON HOP OFF bus
– good offer for seeing the city for the first time. The bus provides the headphones with a variety of language.
Peter & Paul fortress
– the wooden house made specially for Peter the Great during just 3 days! That was the first house in the future city St. Petersburg.
The building is located in a grand Mikhailovsky Palace, opened to public as the Russian Museum since 1898. It contains paintings and sculptures by the world-famous Russian artists, sculptors. Be sure to visit it!
Museum of Faberge
The free entrance for Petersburg card holders is only from 6pm to 9pm.
|morning||I would recommend you to visit another city, Pushkin= Tsarskoye Selo , where you can see one more Palace and world-famous Amber room. With Petersburg Card Palace and Garden are free for you during off season time.Self-made tour will take 2-3 hours, the way to the place takes about 30 min.https://petersburgcard.com/en/what-is-included/petersburg-museums/in-the-suburbs/tsarskoye-selo/|
Church Savior on Blood
– the jewel of the cathedrals.
You will be surprised to know that the mosaic exposition of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the largest collections in Europe, its area is 7065 square meters.
Breathtaking view from one of the most fabulous Churches!
Be sure to find time to go to the cathedral, explore it from the outside and see the stunning interior.
You can visit Isaak Cathedral+ colonnade.
This is the handiwork of architect Montferrand, for whom creation of the cathedral became a matter of life and lasted for as much as 40 years! The cathedral is surrounded by 112 monolithic columns, each of which could be hoisted into place in less than 10 minutes by the engineers of the 19th century. How? You can find information about this in museum.
the first building in St.Petersburg made of stone by the friend- comrade of Peter the Great. You can find there a lot of historical information both in Russian and English as well as amazing interiors.
(works till 10pm) – is situated not far away from Menshikov palace.
In this museum you can find a variety of works of contemporary art, unexpected exhibitions and displays.
History of Religion Museum
– an absolutely stunning museum. Before you decide to visit it check if you can get there for free.
Aquatorium of Peter the Great
The interactive museum works daily till 10 pm.
|morning||Gatchina Palace and Park|
|day||Priory Castle in Gatchina|
|evening||A.Kuindzhi if you are going to get there before 4 pm
Museum of Music in Sheremetev Palace
|morning||Academy of Fine Arts|
|evening||A.Kuindzhi if you are going to get there before 4 pmMuseum of Music in Sheremetev Palace|
I am offering you this exact schedule based on the days off of museums. Of course, you can change the sequence of your visits, be sure to check the schedule of the places of interest in advance.
Regardless the amount of days you have you need to save 3 hours of your morning for going to the Hermitage – one of the best museums and palaces in the world.
Be attentive, this schedule is made solely for consecutive Saturday, Sunday and Monday, if you want to use the card during other 3 days, you need to check the working hours of each museum.
Even though Hermitage is not included into the Petersburg Pass, I would highly recommend you to visit this amazing palace-museum.