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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.

Visit the fabulous Winter Palace- once home of the Tsars, where you will find the world famous Hermitage collection (one of the biggest art collections on earth!) Explore St Peter and Paul Fortress with its impressive baroque interior- the oldest building in the city, which up until 1917 was a political prison that housed famous political prisoners, including Trotsky. Take a look around St Isaac’s cathedral– one of the world’s largest cathedrals and the beautiful Church on Spilled Blood, which was built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was murdered in 1881. You can also pay a visit to the Summer Gardens at palatial Peterhof, which overlooks the Gulf of Finland and Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo.

St Petersburg is a real favourite of visitors and great for walking around, with most of the inner city sights on or just off the main thoroughfare – Nevsky Prospekt. St Pete’s boasts more than 90 museums, many housed in imperial palaces, flamboyant galleries, churches and a host of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Vibrant St Pete’s, city of the Tsars, is really not to be missed!

To get you started with planning your holiday to St Petersburg, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Russia

Vodka Shot
6 days FROM $1,299

St Petersburg and Moscow in one short blast. Discover Russia, seeing the best of these two legendary cities, from the incredible Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood to brightly coloured St Basil's Cathedral and the mighty Kremlin. It's the most fun you can have in under a week!

The Snowball
6 days FROM $1,149

No stuffing turkeys or entertaining aunts, head to mighty Russia this Christmas or New Year! With fun and good cheer unwrap St Petersburg and the nation’s capital - Moscow.

The Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | Russia
Simply St Petes
4 days FROM $799

A very European city in a very Russian setting. With beautiful scenery, fascinating history and stunning architecture, St Pete's - or Piter to the locals - offers a plethora of things to see and do.

St Petersburg by night | Russia
Night at the Museum
4 days FROM $1,199

A chance for a truly cultural St Pete's city break! Coinciding with the wonderful 'Long Night of Museums' event, when many of St Petersburg's leading museums and galleries are open until the early hours. See the sights of the beautiful city of the Tsars and attend this unique event.

Palace Square | St Petersburg | Russia
White Nights and Museums
6 days FROM $1,999

Spend a night at the museum! The most respectable museums and art galleries stay open until the early hours for the annual Long Night of Museums event in St Petersburg on 17 May 2014, which is accompanied by special exhibitions, street art and performances. Combine this wonderful event with guided touring of the key sights in St Petersburg and Moscow.

The Winter Palace | St Petersburg | Russia
Vodka Shot
6 days FROM $1,349

St Petersburg and Moscow in one short blast. Discover Russia, seeing the best of these two legendary cities, from the incredible Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood to brightly coloured St Basil's Cathedral and the mighty Kremlin. It's the most fun you can have in under a week!

Catherine Palace | St Petersburg | Russia
Back in the USSR
7 days FROM $1,899

Check out two of Russia's most striking cities. Explore the sights of Moscow - Russia's lively capital, before continuing on to rural Pskov for a local banya experience and capping off the adventure in St Pete's, the jewel in Russia's imperial crown.

The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia
Russian Revolution
9 days FROM $1,999

Offering more time in St Petersburg, get acquainted with the beautiful city of tsars before exploring historic Novgorod and cutting-edge Moscow – home of legendary Red Square and the mighty Kremlin - Russia’s political powerhouse!

Yekatrinburg train station | Russia
Route of the Romanovs
10 days FROM $3,349

Follow in the footsteps of Russia's last ruling aristocrats - the Romanovs. Starting in St Petersburg - the city of the Tsars, head down to Russia's mighty capital city - Moscow and then ride the Trans-Siberian railway to Yekaterinburg, crossing the Ural Mountains, bound for Siberia.

Overlooking Red Square | Moscow | Russia
The Snowball
6 days FROM $1,249

No stuffing turkeys or entertaining aunts, head to mighty Russia this Christmas or New Year! With fun and good cheer unwrap St Petersburg and the nation’s capital - Moscow.

St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
White Russian
7 days FROM $1,499

For a truly unique new year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s thriving capital city. Take in Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square before travelling onwards to beautiful St Petersburg, exploring delights such as The Hermitage and Catherine Palace.

Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
New Years Red Square
9 days FROM $2,199

Where will you be celebrating on New Year's Eve? Ring in the New Year in Moscow's Red Square, journey through Russia's heartland for some alpine fun and a steamy banya in Pskov before heading north to beautiful St Petersburg.

St Isaac's Cathedral | St Petersburg | Russia
The Big Chill
9 days FROM $1,949

Seasons greetings from Russia! Enjoy a relaxed yuletide in St Petersburg - northern city of the tsars, relax and defrost in a traditional banya (sauna) in ancient Novgorod and frost up for New Year in hedonistic Moscow, Russia's mighty capital city.

Peterhof Gardens St Petersburg | Trans-siberian Railway | Russia
Molotov Cocktail
4 days FROM $899

Start your adventure in the beautiful city of the tsars - St Petersburg, see the sights, with free time to explore before taking the overnight train to Moscow to begin your Trans-Siberian adventure!

Catherine Palace | St Petersburg | Russia
St Petersburg: Culture City
1 day FROM $559

Explore St Petersburg with a drive through the city passing famous sights along the way, from the famous Nevsky Prospect and vast Palace Square, to the lengthy University Embankment and monumental Admiralty building. Plus visit some of the city’s most impressive cathedrals and uncover artistic masterpieces in the Hermitage on this St Petersburg Day Tour.

The Bronze Horseman | St Petersburg | Russia
St Petes Explored
4 Days FROM $1,039

Art and design abounds in this northern city, with opulent palaces, fortresses and galleries; but its not just for culture buffs, as the shopping, restaurants and nightlife are exceptional too.

St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
St Petes & Moscow
6 Days FROM $2,769

Explore Russia's capital city with all the remnants of Communism; check out the art at the Tretyakov Gallery, gasp in awe at St Basil's Cathedral and get your taste buds flowing with the sublime blinis and borsch.

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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