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Peter the Great’s St PetersburgRussia

From £1,536 per person for 4 nights
See this fantastic historical city on a no-stone-unturned short break
Summary

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Book this four-night trip to see the best of Russia’s imperial capital


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Take a private tour of the Hermitage Museum with one of its curators
  • Get privileged private access to the museum’s Diamond Room
  • Boat trip along the Neva River and carriage ride round ‘Paul’s Palace’
  • Explore the studios of Lenfilm, known as ‘Russian Hollywood’
  • Wander Nevsky Prospekt and the city’s vast farmers’ markets
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle


2020 PRICE AND AVAILABILITY GUIDE
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Russia’s imperial capital is packed with historical treasures and punctuated by the wide Neva River. You’ll explore all that the fascinating city has to offer on this break, even getting insider access at the world-renowned Hermitage Museum as you tour its secret corners with one of its curators. Elsewhere in the city, your private guide will show you the main city sights including the Grand Palace and Peter and Paul Fortress, and you’ll experience the best of the city’s activities, including a vodka tasting, exploration of the Lenfilm studios, carriage ride around the parkland of ‘Paul’s Palace’, and optional evening at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre. 


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Time to spare? Why not tick Moscow off your bucket list?  View our Russian Capitals - St Petersburg and Moscow tour here.


To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Exploring St. Petersburg

Touch down in the city, ready for an action-packed day of exploration. After a private transfer to your hotel, you’ll check-in and leave your luggage as your guide whisks you off on a city tour of all its main attractions, including time inside the splendid Peter and Paul Fortress, where the city first sprung up. See the ornate cathedral (where the Romanovs are buried), the old prison, and the impressive views from its ancient walls – as well as a lovely sandy beach that’s a hotspot for city dwellers come summer. After some free time over lunch, you’ll continue your adventure, visiting St Isaac’s Cathedral, where the frescoed, gilded and semi-precious-stone-adorned interior is now open as a museum. Then it’s time for something completely different, as you toast your arrival in the country at the Museum of Russian Vodka, learning about the complex history of the spirit before enjoying a tasting. Finish your day with dinner at the fantastic onsite restaurant, Vodka Room No.1, which serves up traditional Russian fare in refined surroundings.

Overnight in St. Petersburg

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Classic, Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Classic: Dostoevsky Hotel

Premium: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Deluxe: Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

Meals included: None 

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Day Two: To the Hermitage

It’s time for a full day within the city’s most famous museum, the Hermitage. To enable you to make the most of its six buildings, we’ve enlisted one of its qualified curators to show you around on a private tour. As well as all the main exhibits (including the old Winter Palace and the world’s largest art collection), you’ll enjoy a private visit to the Diamond Room, home to a vast collection of jewels that once belonged to the Romanov dynasty of Russian Emperors. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Fabergé Museum and Church of the Savior On The Spilled Blood with its iconic onion domes, before returning to your hotel for the evening. There’s also the option (at extra cost) to attend a ballet or opera performance at St. Petersburg’s famous Mariinsky or Mikhailovsky Theatres, then round off your day with a late dinner at The Repa, a renowned restaurant adorned with striking murals inspired by the theatre, on a site that was once a hangout for the city’s bohemian theatre crowd. For related costs, please see the Extras tab.

Overnight in St. Petersburg

Classic: Dostoevsky Hotel

Premium: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Deluxe: Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Three: Water World

It’s time to visit the Peterhof Low Gardens and Grand Palace today – and you’ll get there by hydrofoil. It’s a 30-minute hop along the Neva River to this series of impressive palaces and gardens created by Peter The Great, and your private guide will be able to tell you more about their intriguing history as you look around. Afterwards, you’ll make a stop for lunch (not included), before heading onwards to the State Russian Museum, packed with Russian fine art treasures. Summer travellers will then continue their day with an evening boat trip along the rivers and canals of the city, for spectacular views towards its grand buildings and a light show over the opening bridges of the Neva River (for guests travelling between April 15 and October 15). Summer guests also have the option of booking a private boat cruise to one of five of the city’s best restaurants. For further details and related costs, please click the Extras tab.

Overnight in St. Petersburg

Classic: Dostoevsky Hotel

Premium: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Deluxe: Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Four: Movie Stars

It’s time to head away from the city this morning, on a visit to ‘Paul’s Palace’, a neo-classical mansion that was once the summer home of the Emperors and a firm favourite with Paul 1 (son of Catherine The Great). Take a Troika (three-horse carriage) ride around its vast estate, littered with pavilions, statues and bridges, before breaking for lunch (not included). This afternoon, you’ll learn about Russian film at the old studio of cinema giant Lenfilm (once known as ‘Russian Hollywood’), where some of the country’s best movies were made. See its fascinating collection of historical props and costumes, as well as the makeup studio and technical equipment.

Overnight in St. Petersburg

Classic: Dostoevsky Hotel

Premium: Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky

Deluxe: Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Five: Home time!

After breakfast, you’ll have time to catch your last glimpses of the city as you take a stroll along the city’s main street, Nevsky Prospekt. Then see some of the ornate ‘peoples’ palace’ metro station created by Stalin on a metro ride to explore St Petersburg’s vast farmers’ markets, packed with produce from Russia and beyond. Enjoy your final lunch in the city (not included), before your private transfer back to the airport, ready for your flight home.  

Meals included: Breakfast


Overall meals included: 4 breakfasts


What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience:
    call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry
  • Optional Extras


SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids


If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


GETTING THERE 

Direct flights from London to St Petersburg and return are around £500pp, and takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. 

Experience start point: St. Petersburg

End point: St Petersburg


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Extras

 

 

Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Night boat ride

Regular boat ride, additional supplement for private boat

Ballet Performance

Ballet Performance at the Mariniinsky or Mikhailovsky Theatre. The rate is based on seats in the stalls (middle row)

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