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After concluding the base tour in Norway, take advantage of your location to explore more of this fascinating region. Extend your adventure and unpeel layers of Russia once hidden behind the Iron Curtain. In this post-trip extension, St. Petersburg and its vibrant domes await.
Immerse yourself in the opulence of an imperial, bygone-era majesty. Set off on an included city tour and discover the UNESCO-listed Hermitage Museum. Savor pistachio ice cream (a local favorite) while strolling through a myriad of parks with towering, gilded fountains. This adventure allows for plenty of free time, so you can see St. Petersburg as it speaks to you.
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Fly to St. Petersburg and enjoy an orientation walk
After breakfast in Bergen, transfer to the airport for your flight to St. Petersburg.
Once you land and check into your hotel, join your Vantage regional expert for a briefing on your upcoming journey. Take an optional orientation walk to get acquainted with your hotel’s neighborhood. The rest of the day is yours to wander or relax.
Explore St. Petersburg at large and visit the Hermitage Museum
This morning, we’ll discover St. Petersburg’s grandeur on a panoramic city tour. After enjoying lunch on your own, we’ll set off for the Hermitage Museum. This incredible collection of art and antiques is spread throughout five historic buildings, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.
Balance your day of discoveries with an evening at leisure.
Enjoy a leisurely day in the imperial capital
Today, you’ll have time to wander Russia’s imperial capital on your own. Stroll the canals or head to one of the city’s many parks. Check out the Fabergé Museum to learn about Carl Fabergé’s legendary eggs, delicately adorned with magnificent jewels. Another option is the UNESCO site of Peterhof Palace, often referred to as the “Russian Versailles”. Designed by Jean-Baptiste Le Blond in the early 1700, the lavish fortress and its elaborate gardens were built to honor Peter the Great. Admire its many opulent fountains and marvelous art collection, including historic portraits. Whatever you decide upon, St. Petersburg is sure to mesmerize you.
Tonight, a Farewell Dinner will be held at the hotel, concluding your trip.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.