St. Petersburg was the capital of Russia for only 200 years but that was the time of Russia's greatest opening to Western culture. Visit St. Petersburg on one of our Russian tours. We also offer a selection of guided St. Petersburg tours that you can book individually or combine to create your own St. Petersburg travel package.
Peter the Great conceived the idea of a regularly planned city with well-defined layout developed to clear designs. It was Peter the Great's intention to move the Relics of Saint Alexander Nevsky from Vladimir City to this monastery to make a memorial that would always remind of the glory of Russian troops.
Petersburg, often referred to as Russia's "window on the west" is the most European of Russian cities and her great museum "Hermitage" holds a collection of Western art second only to the Louvre in Paris.
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St. Petersburg City Tour.
City tour with Peter and Paulís Fortress.
City tour with Alexander Nevsky Lavra.
State Hermitage Museum.
Hermitage Museum with one Treasure Gallery.
Three Cathedrals of St. Petersburg.
Museum of Ethnography.
Yusupov Palace Overview.
Yusupov Palace with Rasputin Murder.
Yusupov Palace with Rasputin Murder and boudoirs.
Lomonosov Porcelain Factory.
Alternative Accommodation in St. Petersburg
If you are traveling in a small group or do not mind sharing a room and are conscious of your budget you could not do much better than staying at the Nord Hostel. The Nord Hostel is located on Bolshaya Morskaya, 5 minutes walk from the Hermitage and a 2 minute walk from Nevsky Prospect. It is clean, secure and quiet and has a high speed internet station. The staff are young and friendly.
Apartment rentals are an economical way to stay in Petersburg. that offers very modern and well appointed apartments with full kitchens, washing machines, satellite television and reasonable prices. Their apartments are clean, secure and centrally located.
Despite the number of options available in Petersburg most hotels fill rapidly for the summer and it is necessary to book hotel accommodation months in advance. Apartment rentals offer a little more flexibility
RUSSIA TRAVEL PACKAGES
A selection of Russian tours and Russia travel packages
THE GOLDEN RING
Visit the heart of ancient Russia. What is the Golden Ring?
What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
Get out of Moscow and take a relaxing trip to some of these places
ST. PETERSBURG TOURS
A large selection of the most popular St. Petersburg tours
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
Hiking and trekking around the world's deepest lake in the heart of Siberia
Come and work in the field on a Russian Archaeological dig. Full training given on site.
TRAVEL TIPS & SERVICES
Getting around in Russia
The ultimate witch:
Saviour on the Spilled Blood
St. Isaac's and the Academy
Home of the Baltic fleet
The New Hermitage