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Weekend in St Petersburg
Ask any Russian where the best place for arts and culture is and more often than not, ‘St Petersburg’ will be the reply. This magnificent city has everything – culture, class, art, food; you name it, St Petersburg delivers. If you are running short on time but want to get the most out of your trip to St Petersburg, then this short excursion is the one for you. This 3-day excursion includes panoramic views of the city with photo stops at all the major sites, a boat ride, a visit to the Hermitage Museum, and guided tours of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces.
Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress
Guided tour Peterhof Palace
Fast track admission to the Catherine Palace
Guided tour of Catherine Palace
Visit to Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.
Where you can stay
A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.
Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.
IZZZI by Gostiny Dvor
IZZZI by Gostiny Dvor
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Dates & Rates
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- Accommodation as part of the tour
- Admissions to all museums
- All tours are COVID-19 secure and offer flexible booking options. Visit our Covid-19 information page to find out more
- Arrival & departure transfers
- English, Spanish or French speaking guide
- Fast-track tickets to attractions (as stated in the itinerary)
- Russian Tourist Visa Invitation
- Transport (as specified in the tour itinerary)
What’s not included
- Food and drink
- International train / plane tickets
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Professional photo & video shooting in museums
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
- Visa processing
- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
There are no special notes for this tour
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The ultimate guidebook to St Petersburg that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s St Petersburg is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to any destination from how to get around the city, the best places to eat, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips, this guide includes detailed maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
One of the UK’s favourite pocket guides, the ‘Top 10’ series of city guides provide easy to follow listicles of city’s top events, attractions, restaurants, bars and more. Top 10 St Petersburg provides a brief introduction to the ‘Venice of the North’ from its magnificent canals, elegant bridges and sprawling boulevards to its ornate palaces that line the city. This recently updated guide breaks down each area of interest into helpful lists of 10 so you always know the best places to visit at a glance.
The undeniable soul of Russia, St Petersburg is a city full of intrigue, decadence and grandeur. Established by Peter the Great in 1703, the city would rise to become Russia’s capital city and home of contrasts from both artistic and intellectual genius to cutthroat politics, seditious scandal and debauchery. Miles recreates the drama of 300 years in a city of contrasts, where Pushkin Dostoyevsky and Tchaikovsky thrived, and war, revolution and starvation was commonplace paving the way for Lenin and Stalin’s brutal quest for power. This tale is filled to the brim of murder, madness and undeniable splendour.
Extras & Upgrades
Customise your experience with our spectacular range of tailor-made tour extras. If you have some free time during your tour and are unsure how to spend it, then our extras may be just what you are looking for, with various activities ranging from an hour long to a full day. Simply, let us know when booking your tour and we can arrange this for you.
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Enhance your travel experience with one of our available tour upgrades. Whether you are looking to go first class on the train or swap your standard hotel for a luxury 5-star option, our Sales team are on-hand to help. Simply, let us know when booking your tour and we can arrange this for you.