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Daytrips from St. Petersburg

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Daytrips from St. Petersburg
Get out of the city to explore midieval villages, commanding forts, beautiful churches and bucolic villages that will give you a real taste of Russia.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod

Immerse yourself in Russian history with a trip to Veliky Novgorod. The town is best known for its incredible medieval churches and monuments, including the 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral. These are some of the oldest buildings in Russia, set in a small town that's easy to get around. Easily accessible by train, bus or car, it's a popular getaway from St. Petersburg.

Pushkin
Pushkin

Pushkin is a historic estate originally given by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine as a rural getaway. Today, the main attraction is Tsarskoye Selo, a collection of historic palaces, churches and other buildings that make it a World Heritage Site. Highlights include the beautiful Alexander and Catherine Palaces. The town itself was founded in the early 1700s and was the home of the... More

Pushkin is a historic estate originally given by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine as a rural getaway. Today, the main attraction is Tsarskoye Selo, a collection of historic palaces, churches and other buildings that make it a World Heritage Site. Highlights include the beautiful Alexander and Catherine Palaces. The town itself was founded in the early 1700s and was the home of the first railroad service in Russia, which still connects it to the capital. Less

Pskov
Pskov

Pskov is brimming with charming little churches and other remnants of its medieval history. Walk around the town and you can still see much of the original 13th century walls that once encircled and protected the inhabitants. Don't miss the Trinity Cathedral. Just outside of town are several monasteries and a house that belonged to the famous writer Pushkin

Vyborg
Vyborg

Vyborg is a small, picturesque resort town a short train ride away from St. Petersburg. Medieval fortifications rise above the small peninsula on which the town is set, and the whole place can be seen by foot in a few hours. The highlight is Vyborg Castle, originally built by the Swedish, then captured and recaptured by the Russians and the Finnish. It has a great view of the town.

Gatchina Palace and Park
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Gatchina Palace and Park

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum is located 45 km to the south-west of St.Petersburg. The unique atmosphere of the Royal country seat and glorious 18th century interiors are at your service. Valuable collections of painting, furniture, porcelain, antique weapon as well as Gobelin tapestries, embroideries and Italian sculpture will let a visitor get a vivid impression of the royal court... More

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum is located 45 km to the south-west of St.Petersburg. The unique atmosphere of the Royal country seat and glorious 18th century interiors are at your service. Valuable collections of painting, furniture, porcelain, antique weapon as well as Gobelin tapestries, embroideries and Italian sculpture will let a visitor get a vivid impression of the royal court life. While darkness and dampness of the mysterious underpass will let you feel the romance of the Russian Castle. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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