Experience the majestic St Petersburg
- City trip
- 3, 4, 5 or 7 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover regal St Petersburg with a 4 or 5 star hotel, breakfast, excursion, flights and transfers!
The spectacular city of St Petersburg feels like something straight out of a Russian literary epic. Filled with regal palaces, magnificent cathedrals, classical sculptures and dramatic architecture, it's hard not to feel awed at every turn. Discover the picturesque city, and soak up the centuries of history, tradition and culture here, including the opulent Church on Spilled Blood, while the Hermitage Museum shows off one of the world's biggest art collections. The Peterhof Palace and surrounding gardens and fountains are the perfect place to feel like a Russian aristocrat. An included visit to the illustrious Fabergé Museum gives you a closer look at the exceptional jewelled pieces made for the Russian royalty, while during summer months, a river cruise is the perfect way to admire the magnificent city panoramas and romantic bridges.
After exploring this rich and fascinating city, make sure you sample some local delicacies, including delicious blini pancakes, hearty stews and dumplings, followed by a fragrant cup of traditional Russian tea. St Petersburg is known in Russia as the city of love, so prepare to have your heart stolen here!
- 3, 4, 5, or 7 night stay in a 4-star or 5-star hotel in St Petersburg
- River and canal cruise (between 20 April - 15 October)
- Fabergé Museum tour (between 16 October - 30 April)
- Private return airport transfer
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester to Saint Petersburg
The imperial wonders of St Petersburg...
It’s hard not to fall in love with the majestic city of St Petersburg at first sight – with historic architecture and monuments everywhere you turn, taking you back in time to Imperial Russia. As the former capital of the Russian Empire, the city is filled with illustrious sights. The Peterhof Palace and gardens are a place of fairy tale romance, while the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum are great places to see classical and modern art. The city is also home to some must-see churches and cathedrals, including the breath-taking Church on Spilled Blood, built to commemorate the assassination of Emperor Alexander II, and the exquisite Smolny Cathedral.
As well as all its impressive history and architecture, St Petersburg also has a mouth-watering culinary scene. Enjoy delicious Russian dishes including stuffed sweet or savoury Pirozkhi buns, Borscht soup, and the classic Beef Stroganoff, named after one of Russia’s wealthiest noble families. It’s also worth visiting a traditional tea room, to experience spiced Russian tea, served with blini pancakes, caviar, and plenty of indulgent sweet treats. By night, the bars and restaurants of the city often come alive with live music, serving up great food, craft beers and cocktails!
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When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotel you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- 24 hours front desk
Discover the charms of St Petersburg with an included excursion. Between April - October, you can enjoy the city sights with a leisurely cruise, while between October - April, you can explore the regal treasures of the iconic Fabergé Museum.
• River and canal cruise •
Take a relaxing cruise down the river and canals, while you get to see the grandeur of the city from a different perspective. Admire its many romantic bridges, and the panoramic views of St Petersburg.
Inc. River cruise tickets and audio guide (available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese)
Duration: 1.5 hours
(River cruise is available between 20 April - 15 October)
• Fabergé Museum tour •
Visit the legendary Fabergé Museum, the most well-known private museum in Russia. The museum is home to the largest collection of treasures produced by the jewellery house, including 11 iconic Fabergé Easter eggs, that once belonged to the Romanov family, as well as many other beautiful items.
Inc. Museum entrance tickets
Visit any time between 10.00 and 19.30.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
(Museum tour is available between 16 October - 30 April.)
To make your trip even more memorable, a variety of optional excursions are also available in the booking process.
- Visa charges
- One-off mandatory registration fee (approx £3 - £4 payable in hotel during check in)
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Maximum 3 people per room (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child).
Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 11 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
The third-person discount is based on the departure date and duration of the trip. You will see the final price in the booking process.
It is possible to arrange a cot during this trip for free. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Russia. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
For travel in Russia, a visa is required. Travellers need to apply for a visa with the Russian Embassy and processing time is up to 20 business days. For up to date information, visit the official gov.uk website.
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Russia include Diphtheria; Tetanus. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.
The national currency of Russia is the Russian ruble (RUB).
During this trip, transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
In case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.
You will receive all information regarding the return airport transfer to and from St Petersburg with your travel documents.
Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
You will receive tickets for your excursions upon your arrival in St Petersburg. You will need to present them before going on the excursion, so please keep them safe.
You will need a world travel adapter to use your electronic items in Russia.
Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.