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.
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 Catherine Palace, 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)
Please note that the order of tours may change due to the various closing days of the museums included.
This is an example itinerary staying in our favourite three-star hotel in St Petersburg, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying in our preferred four or 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.
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.
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.