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St Petersburg Tours and Travels

About St Petersburg

St Petersburg, the jewel in Russia’s Imperial Crown, is an enchanting city with a rich history and elegant buildings, formed around a series of canals, making it reminiscent of Venice. It was from St Petersburg that the Autocratic Tsar’s ruled Russia for two centuries until the revolution in 1917. If it is history you like, then there is plenty in this grandiose city to keep you entertained.

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St Petersburg Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to St Petersburg

The Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Simply St Petes

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St Petersburg by night | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Night at the Museum

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Hermitage Museum | St Petersburg | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

White Nights and Museums

6 days FROM $1,579
Red Square | Moscow | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Vodka Shot

6 days FROM $1,329
Peterhof Palace | St Petersburg | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Back in the USSR

7 days FROM $1,889
St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Russian Revolution

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Discover Russia

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Church on Blood | Yekaterinburg | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Route of the Romanovs

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Overlooking Red Square | Moscow | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

The Snowball

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St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

White Russian

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Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

New Years Red Square

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St Isaac's Cathedral | St Petersburg | RussiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

The Big Chill

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Catherine Palace in St Petersburg, visited on our trips to RussiaTailored To Suit You

St Petersburg: Culture City

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The Bronze Horseman | St Petersburg | RussiaTailored To Suit You

St Petes Explored

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St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaTailored To Suit You

St Petes & Moscow

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Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | RussiaTailored To Suit You

Molotov Cocktail

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St Petersburg Hotels

If you are planning a St Petersburg holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Ambassador St Petersburg

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Ambassador is a unique complex which combines an architectural monument of the 19th century and a modern building. The rooms are chic and spacious.

Angleterre St Petersburg

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

One of the first hotels in St Petersburg, the Angleterre was a favourite destination for artists and poets in the 1920s. Guest rooms are a good size and elegantly furnished with excellent views of the city. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available as well as access to the onsite gym and pool. An art gallery is on site and a perfect way to spend a few hours. From its charming location overlooking St Isaac's Cathedral, the Angleterre is perfectly placed for discovering the history and romance of the city.

Astoria St Petersburg

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

Reminiscent of a by-gone era, the Astoria is a grand, traditional hotel affording tranquility and sheer opulence. Guest rooms from the perfect classic rooms to the palatial Tsar suite are all very well appointed thanks to design by Olga Polizzi. The hotel boasts a number of bars and restaurants including the Rotonda Lounge offering the city's most exquisite afternoon tea. Very well located oppposite St Isaac's Cathedral and the renowned Hermitage Museum is only a short walk away.

Dostoevsky St Petersburg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Built in 1747, the Dostoevsky tastefully combines old world charm and a high level of modern comfort. Rooms are bright with speedy internet access and good en suite facilities. A state of the art Health Complex is and Sauna is available on site for those wishing to stay fit during their time in St Pete's. There is also a lovely bar on the 7th floor with wonderful panoramic views of the city. The Dostoevsky is in the city centre, with bars and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Helvetia Hotel St Petersburg

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

An inseparable part of the façade of impressive buildings along Marata Street, the Helvetia's wrought-iron gates open onto a spacious, picturesque courtyard. The hotel's interiors successfully combine St. Petersburg's harmonious style with the elegance of European design.

Novotel St Petersburg

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Novotel is a chic and modern hotel, with good facilities and spacious rooms that are simply furnished.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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