We Love —
- Explore this former capital of Russia which is steeped in history and fantastic architecture.
- This tour includes a private guided tour of must see sights and 4* accommodation.
- Unearth the beauty of St Petersburg which will enchant you with its wealth of attractions.
Book Now, Pay Later —
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Your Destination —
The centuries have been kind to the former capital of the Russian Empire – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703. From his cabin on Petrogradskaya Storona, the Russian emperor invited Europe's leading architects to fill the streets with extravagant palaces and elegant Baroque cathedrals. Today, the historic centre is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the grand palaces of the Romanovs at Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Arrival in St Petersburg
Upon arrival in Russia you will be transferred to your hotel where you can check-in. Check-in is usually around 2pm so if you arrive before this time we cannot guarantee that you can check-in straight away.
After breakfast, embark on a panoramic 4hr tour of St Petersburg which will include a guide & vehicle. Enjoy a short walk in the Dostoevsky district, then visit to the Kouznetchny market, the Church of Our Lady of Vladimir and the Fortress Peter and Paul with its cathedral, pantheon of tsars Romanov *
Afterwards visit the exterior of the house of Peter the Great, followed by an exterior view of the cruiser "Aurore". The rest of the day is free.
* The Fortress of Peter and Paul is closed on Wednesday. If you are arriving on Tuesday, the scheduled visits on Day 2 will take place on Day 3
Day 3: Free Day
Today you can explore the city on your own, why not spend the day exploring the gilded interiors of Catherine's Palace?
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.
Our members can also choose to extend their stay by 1-3 nights.
Your Hotels —
You will be staying in a standard room with breakfast included throughout your stay, the exact hotel will be confirmed 10 days before departure.
This will be one of the following hotels or similar.
This literary themed hotel draws inspiration from Dostoyevsky's classic. Each room features colorful artwork and bohemian decor, while a the hotel's quirky restaurant continues the literary theme. This hotel is just 10-minute from a metro station so its perfect for exploring the city independantly.
This elegant hotel is just 15 minutes from a metro station, 2 km from the Peter and Paul Fortress, and 4 km from the Hermitage Museum. Dining options include Italian, French and Russian cuisine so its easy to find something that tickles your fancy, plus a rooftop restaurant with an open-air bar.
This hotel seeks to create a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the city with an especial affinity for gardens. Its peaceful style to accentuated by the hotel's location on the the quiet island of Vasilevsky, yet it is still close to the metro and therefore perfect for exploring. Guests can enjoy both European & Russian favourites in the hotel's elegant La Boutanique Restaurqant while the hotel's courtyard is perfect for balmy summer afternoons.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per the itinerary.
A visa is required for entry into Russia.
You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher)
The date of birth
Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.
We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office.
Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
Express Service – 2 working days - £210
(prices correct at time of print, subject to change)
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES. YOU MUST DO THIS IN PERSON BY VISITING THEIR OFFICE IN EITHER LONDON OR EDINBURGH
If you do require any assistance, it may be worth contacting the Russian National Tourist Office on 0207 985 1234 to discuss this further.
Voyage Prive cannot be held responsible for visas and full cancellation costs will be incurred in the event the visa is not granted or received in advance of your departure.
Special conditions mandatory: passport information of each client (for visa support and train ticket reservation)