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Discover the Beauty of the Russian Venice - St. Petersburg (CB-02)

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Discover the Beauty of the Russian Venice - St. Petersburg (CB-02)

Once the Imperial capital of Russia and now its cultural hub, the elegant city of St Petersburg is an entrancing city-break destination. Nicknamed the Venice of the North, the city is built on over a hundred islands linked by a series of beautiful bridges crossing a network of canals and rivers.
Packed full of aristocratic palaces, extravagant mansions and ornate cathedrals, this, the most European of Russian cities, can’t fail to impress. During your six day tour, a comprehensive sightseeing program will ensure you won’t miss highlights such as the Hermitage, the summer palace of Petrodvorets and the Peter and Paul fortress.

Day 1
Monday - St. Petersburg
Arrival Transfer to the Hotel
At St Petersburg airport, make your way to the arrivals hall where you’ll find our driver waiting to take you to your hotel. Look out for the Go Russia sign he’ll be carrying.
Day 2
Tuesday - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg City Tour
We’re confident you’ll fall head over heels with St Petersburg and today’s introductory tour is designed to immerse you in the city’s most famous areas to start that love affair. By car, we’ll travel to iconic sights including the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Christ's Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood). The order for the start of the Great Social Revolution was given by Lenin over 90 years ago and you’ll pay a visit to the cruiser Aurora, the ship from which the cannon signalled this historic moment.
Day 3
Wednesday - St. Petersburg
Yusupov Palace
The beautiful Yusupov Palace will always be associated with scandal, for it was here that Grigory Rasputin met his grisly fate. This influential figure, said to have wielded significant power over Tsar Nicholas II, was murdered here and the cellar where the crime took place now exhibits artefacts telling that gripping story. The splendor of the palace itself is a far cry from such horrors and you’ll delight in exploring its stunning interiors. Packed with sumptuous decor with the finest marble, gilded chandeliers and elaborate carvings dating from the 19th century, the palace offers an unrivalled glimpse into the life of a wealthy aristocratic family.
Day 4
Thursday - St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)
There’s almost no museum in the world that rivals the Hermitage for its collection of art. There are around 3 million pieces ranging from the artists of the Italian Renaissance to the French impressionists. With so much to see, you’ll be glad we include a guided tour so that you don’t have to make sense of it on your own. The Winter Palace, home to the museum, was not only the home of the Tsars but also the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions, making it one of the most significant buildings in the country. Commissioned by the Empress Elizabeth in the 18th century, its stunning Baroque facade is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, making this an unforgettable place to visit.
Day 5
Friday - St. Petersburg
Petrodvorets - Palace, Fountain and Park Ensemble
Our final day’s sightseeing takes us to the suburbs of St Petersburg to one of its magnificent summer palaces, Petrodvorets, also known as the Peterhof. This palace, set in extensive parkland, features marvelous fountains and exquisite interiors, making it justifiably popular with visitors.
Day 6
Saturday - St. Petersburg
Departure Transfer from the Hotel
Today marks the end of our tour. Our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby with a Go Russia sign board ready to accompany you to the airport for your flight home.

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All our hotels have been carefully selected and personally tested by Go Russia product development team. They have been chosen for their central location, available facilities, tastefully designed interiors, and friendly service and customers’ feedbacks. Please note all our hotels are recommended on Tripadvisor and have above average ratings. On all our city-break tours we also offer evening meals and early-check / late check-out option in hotels as well as extra nights.
Hotel Nevsky Grand St. Petersbrug 3*
Hotel Nevsky Hotel Grand is ideally located in the center of St. Petersburg, and within easy walking distance of the famous landmarks of St. Petersburg - such as Hermitage; Kazan, St. Isaac's and Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedrals; Russian museum. The hotel features elegant interior and cozy homelike atmosphere. The hotel’s 135 guest rooms and 5 suites are designed in the modern style with a touch of antique, complimented by the technological amenities, including telephone, free WiFi, interactive satellite television, safe, air-conditioning system. There is a hall on every floor with soft drinks, coffee and tea, open 24 hours a day.Learn more
M-Hotel St. Petersbrug 3*
Located in the Golden Triangle District, the 3 star M-Hotel is convenient for many of St Petersburg’s attractions including being just a twenty minute walk from the Hermitage Museum. In addition, it is well connected to public transport; the nearest Metro station, Nevsky Prospect, is only a two minute walk away. The hotel’s rooms and suites are bright and airy, furnished in a comfortable fashion. WiFi is available throughout the hotel at no additional cost.Learn more
Hotel Petro Palace St. Petersburg 4*
Petro Palace is a brand new, superior 4* hotel in St. Petersburg, established in 2005 which offers the best location and superb amenities. It occupies a building of historical and cultural significance, the former residence of Baron Von Schtaal. The hotel is renowned for its central location, just steps away from the major landmarks of the city: Hermitage and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. All standard rooms are designed in modern style and feature queen size, king-size or twin beds. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, internet, telephone, interactive and satellite TV, a safe and a mini bar. Swimming pool is free of charge: 07:00 – 11:00, outside these hours a fee applies.Learn more
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section.

Our comfort package is the best value for money for budget-conscious travellers, staying at our recommended 3* hotels. Please note, the hotels we book on our comfort package are well-located within the city with easy access to public transport. In St. Petersburg you will be staying at the Nevsky Grand (ideally located in the centre of the city, near Kazan cathedral and very close to the main street of St. Petersburg - Nevsky prospect).
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/25/2018 - 06/30/2018 $1,045 $295 book now
07/02/2018 - 07/07/2018 $1,045 $295 book now
07/09/2018 - 07/14/2018 $1,045 $295 book now
07/16/2018 - 07/21/2018 $995 $225 book now
07/23/2018 - 07/28/2018 $995 $225 book now
07/30/2018 - 08/04/2018 $995 $225 book now
08/06/2018 - 08/11/2018 $995 $225 book now
08/13/2018 - 08/18/2018 $995 $225 book now
08/20/2018 - 08/25/2018 $995 $225 book now
08/27/2018 - 09/01/2018 $995 $225 book now
09/03/2018 - 09/08/2018 $995 $225 book now
09/10/2018 - 09/15/2018 $995 $225 book now
09/17/2018 - 09/22/2018 $995 $225 book now
10/01/2018 - 10/06/2018 $895 $85 book now
10/15/2018 - 10/20/2018 $895 $85 book now
10/22/2018 - 10/27/2018 $895 $85 book now
10/29/2018 - 11/03/2018 $895 $85 book now
11/12/2018 - 11/17/2018 $895 $85 book now
11/26/2018 - 12/01/2018 $895 $85 book now
12/10/2018 - 12/15/2018 $895 $85 book now
When you choose to travel with Go Russia, you are assured of the highest standards of service for every element of your holiday, with the class of hotel as the only difference between our packages. Our premium package is specially designed for customers who prefer to travel in style, and to have additional comfort in their accommodation. We have carefully selected for your stay our preferred 4* hotel which is central, and well located: you will be staying at the Hotel Petropalace in St. Petersburg.
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/25/2018 - 06/30/2018 $1,445 $545 book now
07/02/2018 - 07/07/2018 $1,445 $545 book now
07/09/2018 - 07/14/2018 $1,445 $545 book now
07/16/2018 - 07/21/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
07/23/2018 - 07/28/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
07/30/2018 - 08/04/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
08/06/2018 - 08/11/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
08/13/2018 - 08/18/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
08/20/2018 - 08/25/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
08/27/2018 - 09/01/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
09/03/2018 - 09/08/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
09/10/2018 - 09/15/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
09/17/2018 - 09/22/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
10/01/2018 - 10/06/2018 $1,195 $425 book now
10/15/2018 - 10/20/2018 $995 $195 book now
10/22/2018 - 10/27/2018 $995 $195 book now
10/29/2018 - 11/03/2018 $995 $195 book now
11/12/2018 - 11/17/2018 $995 $195 book now
11/26/2018 - 12/01/2018 $995 $195 book now
12/10/2018 - 12/15/2018 $995 $195 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US Dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the right-hand side column, section “Included”.
  2. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote an airfare for you. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
We thrive on feedback! We are very happy to have served thousands of happy customers who travelled with us. Please browse our guestbook below, read our clients' feedback on Tripadvisor and also watch a short customer's interview sharing her travel experience with Go Russia. To respect our clients' privacy all names are encoded.
Natasha our tour guide in StPetersburg was excellent, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The Petro Palace Hotel was a very good base for our tour
Peter Bowden
The free time and guided time was well balance and flexible so you could opt out if you found it to intense at any time, Our main guide was excellent and her knowledge in all departments was amazing,
Stephen Ellis
Well executed programme. Special thanks to Natasha our guide in St Petersburg was exceptionally excellent, wealth of Knowledge and professionalism.
Phillip Boyle
For us it was the excellent customer service from you. We stayed at Petro Palace which is incredibly central. The staff were kind and helpful. We had a fantastic time and already planning a return visit.
Hillary Scott
This is just to say a big thank you for organising our trip to St Petersburg. It all went perfectly and St Petersburg in winter was all that I had hoped for- and more.
Antoinette Jenkins
Visa assistance greatly appreciated. Our exceptional guide, Natalia. She was charming, organised, spoke perfect English, had incredible knowledge, and lots of historic and personal anecdotes to enrich her descriptions.
Diane Gardner
Knowledgeable and friendly guides, efficient transport, everything on time. I liked the half day tours as this gave me plenty of time to explore the rest of the day...
Sherry Ryan
Knowledgeable, friendly guides. Really liked Gosti restaurant where we had our evening meals. Loved the central position of the hotel.
Cecilia Parsons
The trip to St Petersburg was absolutely fascinating and we enjoyed everything.
Lila Fields
The standard and city centre location of the hotel which was very good. But even more than that the standard of the guides. Natasha who was with us for three of our four days was truly excellent. Her English was superb and she gave us so much information over and above commenting on what was in front of us.
Christine Tyler
Please note all prices are per person based on a minimum of two people travelling together. Read more about prices for solo travellers.

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St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Draw Bridges Night Tour by Car Like Venice, St. Petersburg is spread across a lot of big and small islands and it's hard to walk more than a few hundred meters without crossing a bridge! St. Petersburg has the largest number of bridges of any city in the entire world. With a total of 539 bridges (315 in the historical centre alone), not even Venice, Stockholm or Amsterdam can beat the city’s total! And more than 20 of all bridges are drawbridges. The elegance of some bridges can be compared only to the beauty of the city architectural ensembles. The bridges of St. Petersburg have become an integral part of the city.


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3 hours

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Half day Guided Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace & Amber Room) Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) located 25km south of the city. This small town has two gigantic palaces, set amidst huge and beautiful parkland: the glorious Catherine Palace, a Baroque masterpiece by the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and the Alexander Palace, where the last tsar family dwelt. We will visit the Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. It features splendid interiors, designed by eminent architects Rastrelli, Cameron, Stasov and Monighetti.


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5 hours

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Russian Museum Guided Tour Russian museum features the largest collection of Russian art no other museum in the world can boast of. Over 400,000 exhibits reflect history of Russian fine art from the ancient icons to the 20th century avant-garde, presenting all the stages, schools and genres. The permanent exhibition of the State Russian Museum presents the works of Russian and Soviet artists and covers the period from the 11th century till nowadays. Along with paintings, the museum boasts unique collections of works of folk art, decorative and applied art, and numismatics.


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4 hours

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Folk Show at Nikolaevsky Palace The folk show "Feel Yourself Russian" is comprised of the bright performances of St. Petersburg professional folk companies. During two hours of this dynamic colourful and picturesque show you will hear tuneful folk songs - romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia, and learn that some items - such as saws, wooden spoons, and other traditional household appliances - can also be used as musical instruments! The national colour of the performance is enriched with the bright dresses made in accordance with Russian traditions.


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2 hours

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St. Petersburg Boat Trip with an Audio-guide A new perspective on St. Petersburg can be gained from water-level and the boat trips visit some areas of the city that might not be reached on ground. The looming silhouettes of the bridges, the grandeur of the waterways, the granite embankments with their various piers and slipways, the 18th and 19th century palaces and parks on the banks of the Neva and the canals, architectural landmarks in the form of the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals, visible from a long way off - all this contributes to the unique appearance of the "Venice of the North".


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1 hour

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Museum of Political History of Russia Guided Tour The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, former the State Museum of Revolution, was created on October 9, 1919, by decree of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and the Red Army Deputies. Among the initiators were prominent figures in the Bolshevik Party and the narodnik (populist) movement, and representatives of the intelligentsia. By the mid 1920s it had a unique collection of revolutionary banners, an extremely valuable collection of leaflets of the different political parties, posters, and objects from that period.


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3 hours

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Starts Ends St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Departs Duration Monday 6 days
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