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St. Petersburg is...

The second most populous city in the Russian Federation. It was the capital of Russia for more than two centuries: from 1712 (when the first Russian Emperor Peter I moved the Russian court there) to 1918 (when the city was renamed Petrograd). Since its foundation St. Petersburg is the Northern capital of Russia. 

Not so long ago the city also became the European Culture Capital. It is not just coincidence: in fact there are more than 8,000 architectural and cultural monuments in Saint Petersburg. Every year in St. Petersburg there are about 1,000 exhibitions and hundreds of art festivals. Also, in the world St. Petersburg is known for its museums: the Hermitage, the Cabinet of Curiosities, the Russian Ethnographic Museum and the Russian Museum etc. St. Petersburg is a museum under the open sky as there are many archeological and architectural monuments in the city. 

The historic center of the city is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the White Nights (link) St. Petersburg turns into one of the most romantic places on the planet no doubt. Because of the city location – the city was founded on the Neva River – there are lots of bridges there and many of them are drawbridges. At night, drawbridges give way to ships and boats. The city was being built for sailor travelers. From a ship Saint Petersburg is particularly impressive. Because of that fact St. Petersburg is often called Venice of the North.

 At any time, St. Petersburg is interesting to tourists. In summer it attracts you with numerous art festivals and the romantic white nights. In autumn the city is bright, as autumn tree leaves cover and adorn not only the boulevards and streets, but canals too. Perhaps for somebody Winter is a good time to visit the city as St. Petersburg is not so crowded at this time and museums and theaters are open to public. The hotel prices are not so high like in summer. But in spring you are able to see the breaking of the ice on the Neva in San Petersburg. 


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Visit St Petersburg If You Are Fond of Culture and Art

St Petersburg is often called the cultural capital of Russia. Many agree that the friendliest people in Russia live here, in St Petersburg. In the city, there are many world-famous museums and art galleries. The Hermitageand Russian Museum are in St Petersburg. Everyone knows about these but in the city you can also find such (pretty new) museums as Erarta Contemporary Art Gallery or Russian Vodka Museum..

Enjoy Walking in St Petersburg

Apart from Moscow, which is huge, St Petersburg’s historic centre is relatively compact. You can easily enjoy walking along the city streets and discovering beautiful buildings. You will not find two similar constructions on Nevsky prospect. See for yourself taking 1 hour walk from the Lavra to the Hermitage.

The best Opera and Ballet in Russia

Opera and ballet fans should travel to St Petersburg to enjoy performances at the Mariinsky Theatre or at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. It’s recommended to buy tickets in advance as many locals and tourists want to see outstanding performances. You will hardly find empty seats in leading Russian theatres.

St Petersburg Has a Lot of Sacred Places

You can spend days in St Petersburg exploring the city’s cathedrals and churches. Don’t miss Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, climb the 250 steps to the colonnade of the dome at St. Isaac’s Cathedral, visit the splendid Cathedral on the Spilled Blood.


St Petersburg is modern, historic, and international. You will meet people from different parts of the world, try Russian and international food, discover intriguing places, visit former Tsar residences, and make new friends. Yes, the city is young but very experienced. Not far from St. Petersburg there is the former royal residence Peterhof (from 1944 to 1997 – it was called Petrodvoretch). This place has also another name:Russian Versailles. Probably it is because of the similarity of architecture with the royal summer residence palace and park ensemble in France. the best variant to reach Peterhof is by a river boat in spring, summer and early fall. Everyone who visits St. Petersburg say that the city has its magic touch. People are impressed indeed!

Tour program

4 days 3 nights

DAY 1:

Welcome to the Russia’s northern capital! Today it is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the airport/train station you’ll be met by our guide and taken to the hotel. After check in and rest you may enjoy a midnight boat cruise. There is nothing more romantic than taking a tour along the Neva River and watching the famous draw bridges rise up. This tour is just amazing especially during the "White Nights”. You’ll enjoy the city's rivers and canals illuminated, watch out for top city sights like Peter and Paul Fortress, spit of Vasilyevsky island and start to learn about St. Petersburg from our onboard guide.

DAY 2:

  • After breakfast we depart from the hotel and start the day with the panoramic orientation tour. We’ll show you all of the main highlights of St. Petersburg, tell ypu about the history of the city and, of course, you’ll have photo stops in the most picturesque places.

  •  The sights covered on the tour are: Palace square with Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt (main city’s street), Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg University, Menshikov Palace, Academy of Fine Arts, Senate Square, the Bronze Horseman, Isaac's Square with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Embankment, Field of Mars, Summer Garden, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Rastrelli Square, Anichkov Palace and Anichkov bridge, Chuch of Saviour on the Spilled Blood as well as numerous canals and rivers and prominent monuments. After lunch we’ll be happy to take you to one of the summer royal residences – Peterhof. Peterhof palaces and parks conceived by the Peter the Great as a seaside are unmatched in Europe. 

  • The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. Peter's personal Palace ”Monplaisir”, is located just near the sea. The palaces at Peterhof sit amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace, which features an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features definitely worth seeing! After the tour end you’ll be returned to the hotel or you may stay in the city for further exploration and make your own way back to the hotel.

DAY 3:

  • After breakfast our guide will take you to the Hermitage State Museum - one of the largest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. The Hermitage Museum complex consists of 5 buildings, the most famous of which is the Winter Palace on Palace square which was the official residence of the ancient Tsars. 
  • The total collection of the Museum has more than 3 million works of art: paintings, sculptures, archaeological pieces, numismatics objects, etc. We can combine this tour with an inside visit to the the Peter and Paul Fortress. During this tour you will visit the Cathedral of the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul and take a stroll around the territory of the Fortress. Sights covered on the tour: 
  • The St Peter Gate, the Former Prison for Political Convicts, the Fortress with its artillery, the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul with the Tsars tombs, the Boat House, the Mint, the Monument to Peter the Great (sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin), the Neva Gates. Every day at 12 o'clock a cannon is firing from one of the fortress’s bastions. After the tour end you’ll be returned to the hotel or you may stay in the city for further exploration and make your own way back to the hotel.

DAY 4:

After breakfast – check out and transfer to the airport/train station.

  • Any changes and additions to the program are discussable!
  • You can get more detailed information on this page