Discover the beauty of one of the world’s most captivating cities on this luxury short break to St Petersburg and stay at one of the most opulent and luxurious hotels in St Petersburg - Astoria Hotel. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 to introduce Russia to the culture of Western Europe, today St Petersburg's palaces, colourful churches, monasteries and renowned theatres and museums provide a window into the artistic, cultural and political life of Russia. Explore the main highlights of this wonderful city on this individual city break and enjoy the elegance of the grand Hotel Astoria.
Fly to St Petersburg. Transfer to the Astoria Hotel and check in for four nights.
Enjoy a private city tour of St Petersburg including Peter and Paul Fortress. Founded in 1703, to defend St Petersburg against enemy raids, this fortress from the middle of the 18th century held Russia’s political prisoners. This complex includes the Peter and Paul Cathedral, designed by Trezzini, which is the city’s tallest building, the original house of Peter the Great, (the founder of the Russian Navy), the Royal Mint and other buildings (4 hours). (B)
Explore the State Hermitage Museum with a private guide and driver (3.5 hours). This incredible museum, which celebrates it's 100th anniversary in 2014 is one of the world’s greatest museums. Occupying the buildings of Winter Palace and Small, Old and New Hermitages, the museum’s collection now has more than three million artefacts including – paintings, graphic art and sculptures. (B)
Free day before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
* Includes the £150pp saving. Normal price £1049pp twin-share
This is an example itinerary staying in our favourite five-star hotel in St Petersburg, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying in our preferred three, four or other five-star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1290 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.