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Saint Petersburg

Known as Russia’s cultural capital, a trip to Saint Petersburg will prove full of cultural discoveries. From summer nights when the Arctic sun never sets, to beautiful white winters spent enchanted by ballet and theatre, the city offers something new for each season. Formerly known as Petrograd, Leningrad, and fondly nicknamed “Peter” by the locals, the Venice of the North is simply a must see. The cultural impact of this metropolis cannot be overstated. It’s so packed with world-class establishments that UNESCO declared the entire city centre a World Heritage Site, featuring hundreds of prominent museums, cathedrals, sculptures, squares, and places of interest to explore.

Why travel to Saint Petersburg:

  • As a city renown for its fine arts, explore St. Petersburg's stunning collections of artwork by world-famous artists in the Hermitage Museum or the State Russian Museum, and indulge yourself to a play in the Mariinsky theatre - the cradle of Russian Ballet in its classical tradition
  • Marvel at the magnificent architectural jewels and churches of St. Petersburg, including Saint Issac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood
  • Take a stroll through St Petersburg’s picture-perfect European streets and admire its majestic palaces such as the Winter Palace, Catherine Palace and the iconic Peterhof Palace
  • Enjoy a romantic boat tour or river cruise along picturesque rivers and canals crisscrossing through the magnificent city, and glide under photogenic bridges while taking in some of St. Petersburg’s famous landmarks like the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Experience the beauty of White Nights in St. Petersburg - when the incredible, luminous northern midsummer evenings bathe the city in a pearlescent all-night glow and festivals, concerts and parties carry on into the early mornings

A visit to the Hermitage is essential – you’ll feast your eyes on a collection of over three million pieces from masters like Rembrandt, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, and thousands of others from every period. Showcased in the beautiful Romanov Winter Palace, art lovers will be overwhelmed by the exhibition's scope, selection, and setting, in one of Russia’s grandest, most iconic buildings.

Afterwards, satiate your cultural appetite with the precision and perfection of Russia’s premier ballet and opera companies at the Mariinsky Theatre. Anyone with even the slightest interest in Russia’s cultural and artistic riches will find a visit to St Petersburg utterly delectable.

Tours in Saint Petersburg

treasures of St Petersburg tour

Treasures of St Petersburg


This in-depth tour is a fun and fascinating discovery of the legacy of Imperialist Russia, just in one week. A showcase for the wealth and tastes of the Emperors of Russia from Peter the Great onwards, this tour will guide you through iconic estates, sumptuous palaces, extensive landscape gardens, and a treasuries of art and history.

7days From(USD) $1,970 View Tour
Moscow St Petersburg Golden Ring Tour Russia

Moscow, St Petersburg and Golden Ring Rendezvous

Private tour | Choose your own dates
Moscow * Vladimir * Suzdal * Sergiev Posad * St Petersburg

This tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring explores the places that shaped Russia’s history – past, present and future. Uncover Moscow’s ongoing revolutionary spirit, before journeying back in time to rural, medieval Russia. End in St Petersburg, a city of royal splendour and undeniable romance.

11days From(USD) $2,620 View Tour
Moscow and St Petersburg tour

Moscow and St Petersburg in Style

Private tour | Departure dates of your choice
Moscow * Sergiev Posad * St Petersburg

This carefully crafted 9-day itinerary tells the tale of two cities – Moscow, the source of Eastern political, economic and spiritual influence, and St Petersburg – Russia’s cultural epicentre and window to Western Europe.

9days From(USD) $3,250 View Tour
Moscow to St Petersburg Tour

Highlights of Moscow & St Petersburg

Private tour | Departure dates of your choice
Red Square * Kremlin *Tretyakov Gallery * Hermitage * Peterhof *Tsarskoye Selo

Immerse yourself in the art, history and culture of Russia and explore the contrasting styles of Moscow and St Petersburg in just one week. Experience the iconic landmarks of Moscow, then, take a fast train to Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

7days From(USD) $1,950 View Tour
Russia river cruise Volga Dream, Moscow to St Petersburg river cruise

Volga River Cruise

5 STAR | River cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg (and reverse)
Moscow * Uglich * Yaroslavl * Goritsy * Kizhi * Mondrogi * St Petersburg

This glorious journey combines the best sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a deluxe cruise on the iconic Volga River. An ideal journey for individual travellers and small groups who want to explore both the Russian countryside and the treasures of Russia's grandest cities.

13days From(USD) $4,195 View Tour
Northern lights in Russia

Northern Lights in Russia: Arctic Winter Magic

Group tour | Guaranteed departures
Moscow * St Petersburg * Karelia * Kola * Murmansk

Explore main sights of mighty Moscow and cultural capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. Head to Karelia, where we’ll stop to admire the Ruskeala Mountain Park and historic Kizhi Island. Discover the customs of the indigenous Saami in Kola Peninsula and observe Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky.

13days From(USD) $3,550 View Tour

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