St Petersburg City Break
St Petersburg City Break

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St Petersburg City Break - Classic Group Tour
5 days, 4 nights from 510 £

A city break to St Petersburg is a taste of true Russian elegance. The former capital has everything from the world renowned Hermitage with its hidden treasures to the impressive Pushkin Palace, one of the most striking palaces in Europe. This five day city break allows you to embrace the best of St Petersburg and is sure to spark the desire to come back for more!

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Highlights of the tour:

St Petersburg
St Petersburg
St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.
Hermitage
Hermitage
Lose yourself amongst the treasures of one of Russia’s best known sights and arguably the largest collection of fine art in the world. Masterpieces from artists such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Kandinsky make the Hermitage an unforgettable visit.
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
In the quaint village of Pushkin, on the outskirts of St Petersburg, lies one of the most impressive and iconic buildings in Russia; Catherine’s Palace. The pastel exterior is flamboyantly embellished with gold accents and the interior is far from modestly decorated! The palace is home to the famous Amber Room with its mysterious past which our guides will tell you all about. The residence was destroyed in World War II and has been under construction ever since.
Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg. For more than two centuries the Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes, such as Fyodor Chaliapin, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many more. Please get in touch with our Destination Experts to order tickets for one of its illustrious ballet and opera performances.
Peter & Paul Fortress
Peter & Paul Fortress
The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, it never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Peterhof
Peterhof
Known as the “Russian Versailles”, Peterhof Palace and Park is a must see at any time of the year. Famous for its myriad of fountains, the grounds of the palace become a haven for tourists in the peak summer months. Look out for the ‘Joke Fountains’ – if you step on the wrong paving stone, you will get wet! If you’re not travelling in the summer, never fear; the parks foliage is beautiful in the autumn and the grounds transform into a striking crystallised wonderland during winter months so there’s never a wrong time to visit.

ST PETERSBURG CITY BREAK 

DAY 1, FLY TO ST PETERSBURG

On arrival in Russia’s second capital you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Relax or begin your adventure with independent exploration.

DAY 2, ST PETERSBURG

peter and paul fortressAfter breakfast meet your guide at the hotel reception and get your bearings on a morning city tour to explore the best of Russia’s former capital. Your city tour will include a ride along Nevsky Prospect lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century; the Admiralty; the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky (one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried); St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square; the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood, one of the most unusual monuments of Russian Orthodox architecture built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated and many more.

Explore onward to the Peter and Paul Fortress and uncover its intriguing history.

DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG
hermitageToday is the day of great experiences: you will visit the Treasury of the world culture - the Hermitage. Stand back and surround yourself with one of the world’s largest art collections and view masterpieces from all time greats including Da Vinci, Monet and Michelangelo.
DAY 4, ST PETERSBURG

Catherines-Palace-Russia-Sankt-Petersburg.jpgLet’s leave St Petersburg for a while and enjoy an out-of-town excursion to Pushkin to admire the golden domes and the Amber Room of Catherine’s Palace.

DAY 5, ST PETERSBURG

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home as you wave goodbye to Russia, until next time!

 

If you would like to extend your travel and see the magnificent Peterhof, visit a theatre or just spend more time independently exploring the city, please let us know and we will arrange it for you! For more excursions click here.

Radisson Sonya Hotel

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Radisson Sonya Hotel Radisson Sonya Hotel Radisson Sonya Hotel

Address

Liteyny Prospekt 5/19, Tsentralny district, 191187 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The only hotel designed to reflect Feodor Dostoevsky's masterpiece “Crime and Punishment”. All the interiors are connected to the book and the author, even signs on the doors have quotes on them so that while walking along any corridor one can read a piece from the book. The hotel is named after Sonya Marmeladova (one of the book's characters).

Accommodation

“Radisson Sonya” offers 173 rooms of four categories that have special names that correspond the hotel philosophy: Standard — “Conscience”, Reval — “Gгасе”, Executive — “Rebirth” и Suite — “Еgо”. All rooms have: Wi-Fi Internet, individual climate-control, telephone, safe, tea/coffee set, mini-bar, desk, make-up mirror, satellite TV.

Leisure

The Metamorfos restaurant The restaurant is gorgeously decorated in the common conception of the hotel. The menu (that looks like a book) includes a great variety of dishes from Russian (incl. traditional and historical recipes) and European cuisines. There is also a Fitness Center and Turkish baths on the territory.

Business facilities

Radisson Hotel Sonya has all the necessary facilities for hosting seminars, meetings and conferences. There are four conference halls that can sit from 8 to 65 people and a court-yard for official dinners and banquets. All halls are fully equipped. Hall Prologue — Meeting room (11,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 8 people. Hall Chapter I — conference hall (20,9 sq.m.). Sits from 10 to 15 people. Hall Chapter II — conference hall (25,8 sq.m.). Sits from 15 to 20 people. Charpte I and Chapter II Can be transformed into one hall (46,8 sq.m.) to sit up to 40 delegates. Epilogue — conference hall (83,6 sq.m.). Sits up to 60 delegates.

Other services

24/7 room service Early breakfast from 4.30 a.m. ATM Taxi service Wake-up calls Dry cleaning

Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.

St Petersburg City Break Departures and Prices

2018 prices are available on enquiry basis. If you are a group, want to add on extra days or excursions, or are looking for a little more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package


2018 Departures and prices

TOUR DATES 2018  PRICES PER PERSON STARTING FROM
 EXCLUDING FLIGHTS  INCLUDING FLIGHTS* SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

January

16 TO 20 574.01 £ 774.01 £   178.98 £
30 TO 3 FEB 574.01 £ 774.01 £   178.98 £

February

13 TO 17   589.01 £ 839.01 £   178.98 £
27 TO 3 MARCH   570.51 £ 770.51 £   177.79 £

March

13 TO 17   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
20 TO 24   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £

April

3 TO 7   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
10 TO 14   589.01 £   839.01 £   178.98 £
17 TO 21   589.01 £   839.01 £   178.98 £
24 TO 28   589.01 £   839.01 £   178.98 £

May

1 TO 5   697.32 £   997.32 £   286.37 £
8 TO 12   697.32 £   997.32 £   286.37 £
15 TO 19   697.32 £   997.32 £   286.37 £
29 TO 2 JUNE   712.32 £   1062.32 £   286.37 £
June 5 TO 9   697.32 £   997.32 £   286.37 £

July

17 to 21   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
24 to 28   694.82 £   1044.82 £   238.64 £
31 to 4 Aug   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £

August

7 to 11   679.82 £ 979.82 £   238.64 £
14 TO 18   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
21 to 25   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
28 to 1 Sept   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £

September

4 to 8   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
11 to15   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
18 to 22   679.82 £   979.82 £   238.64 £
25 to 29   664.82 £   914.82 £   238.64 £
October 2 to 6   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
9 to 13   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
16 to 20   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
23 to 27   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
30 to 3 Nov   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £

November

6 to 11   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
20 to 24   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £

December

4 to 8   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £
25 to 29   574.01 £   774.01 £   178.98 £

* The best availble indirect or direct flights from London

Included in price:

  • •  Arrival and departure transfers
  • •  Accommodation at the Radisson Sonya Hotel on bed and breakfast basis. Please note that hotels may be subject to change to others of similar category
  • •  Sightseeing with English-speaking guides as specified
  • •  Meals as specified in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • •  Full Russian visa support

 

Not Included:

  • •  Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
  • •  Travel insurance
  • •  Regional add-ons

 

Add to your tour:

  • • Return international flights 
  • •  Theatre tickets
  • •  Mini river cruise along the Neva river
  • •  Visit to Peterhof
  • •  The opening of the bridges nightly cruise

Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage 

These are guaranteed departure tours operated with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that we reserve the right to change the hotels to similar hotels of the same standard or change the order of excursions.

Contact us by phone or email today with any queries, to book, or for excellent rates and service on add-ons to your trip.

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