From  £850
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Learn about the history of St Petersburg
  • Explore the State Hermitage Museum
  • Discover the Grand Palace in Peterhof
  • Admire fountains, statues & pavilions
  • Visit Catherine Palace
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St Petersburg Short Break

6 Day Tour, from £850 per person

Discover the highlights of St Petersburg on this tailor-made short break offering a combination of guided tours to some of the city’s most iconic attractions and plenty of free time for independent exploration. Visit stunning palaces in the small town of Pushkin, admire colourful churches and discover renowned theatres and museums including the incredible State Hermitage Museum. This short break can be tailor-made to suit your budget and requirements.

Choose to stay in a 3, 4 or 5-star hotel and enjoy the convenience of organised transfers and transportation to the city’s main sights during the day. Perhaps spend evenings dining in the city’s fine restaurants and be sure to enjoy a ballet performance at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre. Ask a Russia Specialist about booking tickets to this spectacular venue.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO ST PETERSBURG
FLY TO ST PETERSBURG
Arrive in St Petersburg and transfer to the hotel for five nights.
DAY 2
ST PETERSBURG CITY TOUR
ST PETERSBURG CITY TOUR
Depart on a morning sightseeing tour of St Petersburg visiting key sights including Peter and Paul Fortress, where Peter and Paul Cathedral, the original house of Peter the Great and the Royal Mint are located. Continue to Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’smain avenue, which is dotted with impressive buildings including Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Visit Admiralty building, the Summer Garden and the buildings of Marinsky Theatre. (B)
DAY 3
THE HERMITAGE
THE HERMITAGE
Enjoy a morning tour at the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum. Celebrating its 250th year in 2014, the museum houses over three million artefacts including paintings, sculptures and archaeological finds. Works of art are spread across several buildings with the heart of the collection located in the Winter Palace - former state residence of the Russian Tsars. Be sure to collect a free colour map at the information kiosk and continue exploring this incredible attraction at leisure after the guided tour. (B)
DAY 4
PETERHOF
PETERHOF
Visit St Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial Estate, Peterhof. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stunning complex of palaces, gardens and fountain cascades is one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions. Spend time exploring the elaborate interior of the Grand Palace where the highlights include the white and turquoise Throne Room and the richly gilded Ballroom. Be sure to discover the famous Grand Cascade, an ensemble of 64 fountains and other decorations including bronze states and bas-reliefs, which runs from the northern façade of the palace to Marine Canal. (B)
DAY 5
THE PALACES OF TSARSKOE SELO & PAVLOVSK
THE PALACES OF TSARSKOE SELO &  PAVLOVSK
Travel south of the city to the town of Pushkin to visit the palace and park at Pavlovsk, which was the former summer residence of the Russian Tsars. The romantic park that surrounds the palace is filled with pavilions, grottoes and ancient statues. Continue to the grand Imperial Estate of Tsarskoye Selo, where the main attraction in the area is CatherinePalace, the last resting place of Catherine the Great. Explore the elaborate interior of the palace including the Grand Hall, the largest state room in the palace, the Portrait Hall, where the walls are lined with portraits of Catherine I and Empress Elizabeth, and the beautifully restored Amber Room. (B)
DAY 6
FLY TO THE UK
Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £850 per person
(Single person supplement + £150)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in standard rooms in hotels as specified with breakfast (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing tours with English-speaking guide as specified
  • All entrance fees on sightseeing tours

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Regional add-ons from regional airports

Price Notes

Please note that the order of tours may change due to the various closing days of the museums included.

3-star hotel: £850
Single supplement: £150

4-star Hotel Ambassador: £875
Single supplement: £245

4-star Hotel Angleterre: £1015
Single supplement: £245

5--star hotel Astoria: £1145
Single supplement: £265

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, St Petersburg

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Reviews

We had a wonderful holiday. Our guide Sergei was helpful in the extreme. He was very interesting and informative. We really enjoyed his company. Our driver Alexei was courteous and helpful. As a result we were able to relax and enjoy the wonders of St Petersburg.

S. Mcully

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Dostoevsky in St Petersburg. We were very impressed by the service provided by our Tour Guide Tanya. Her knowledge and organisational skills made our holiday completely stressfree. The taxi drivers Regent Holidays provided were also very polite and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful holiday which I will always remember.

Mrs J Schubert
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