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St Petersburg Tours Overview

Known as Russia’s cultural capital, our St Petersburg tours will prove full of cultural discoveries.

From summer nights where the Arctic sun never sets, to beautiful white winters spent enchanted by ballet and theatre, Saint Petersburg offers something new for each season. Formerly known as Petrograd or 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.

Hundreds of prominent museums, cathedrals, sculptures, squares, and places of interest await you in this glorious city.

  • As a city renowned for its fine arts, find St. Petersburg's stunning collections of artwork by world-famous artists in the Hermitage Museum or the State Russian Museum. Indulge yourself to theatrical art with a play in the Mariinsky theatre - the cradle of Russian Ballet in its classical tradition.
  • Marvel at the magnificent architectural jewels and churches of Saint Petersburg, including Saint Issac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood.
  • Take a stroll through Saint 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. Here, you can glide under photogenic bridges and take in some of St. Petersburg’s famous landmarks like the Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • Experience the beauty of White Nights in St. Petersburg- the incredible, luminous northern midsummer evenings bathe the city in a pearlescent all-night glow where festivals, concerts, and parties carry on into the early mornings.

A visit to Saint Petersburg's 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.

Our St Petersburg tours showcase 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 Saint Petersburg utterly delectable.

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St Petersburg tour Russia

Treasures of St Petersburg

Private tour | Set your own dates
St Petersburg * Hermitage * Peterhof * Tsarkoye Selo * Pavlovsk *Yusupov Palace

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) $1,695 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
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 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) $2,800 View Tour
Volga dream Russia river cruise

Volga River Cruise and Two Capitals

River cruise | M/S Volga Dream | From Moscow to St Petersburg (and reverse)
Moscow * Uglich * Yaroslavl * Goritsy * Kizhi * Svirstroy * 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) $4,695 View Tour
Russia river cruise Volga Dream

Volga River Cruise - Russian Odyssey

Group tour | Guaranteed departures
St Petersburg > Svirstroy > Kizhi > Goritsy > Yaroslavl > Uglich > Mosow > Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan > Samara > Saratov > Volgograd

Embark on a luxurious Odyssey from St.Petersburg to Volgograd aboard the deluxe MS Volga Dream. Discover the rich cultural side of Russia as you stroll through historic towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich, explore modern Moscow, and experience local traditions and cultures in Tatarstan.

18days From(USD) $6,045 View Tour
Moscow and St Petersburg winter tour Russia Christmas New Years

Moscow & St Petersburg Winter Escapade

Private tour | Set your own dates
Moscow > St Petersburg (or reverse)

Experience the romantic, winter wonderland atmosphere and festive city lights of Russia’s two biggest cities and celebrate the New Year! You’ll discover some of the cities' most iconic attractions and lesser-known gems.

8days From(USD) $1,990 View Tour
Northern lights in Russia

Northern Lights in Russia: Arctic Winter Magic

Private tour | Set your own dates
Moscow * St Petersburg * Karelia * Kola Peninsula * 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.

12days From(USD) $3,550 View Tour
Russian New years

Northern Lights & New Years Celebrations in Russia - Rail Tour

Imperial Russia private train | Group railway journey | Set departures
Moscow > St Petersburg > Petrozavodsk > Murmansk > Vologda > Moscow

We invite you to feel the atmosphere of the holiday and magic of winter St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Vologda and to celebrate the New Year beyond the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Barents Sea with a glass of sparkling champagne, joy and laughter. Truly, an unusual and colourful journey, like the elusive Northern Lights themselves!

10days From(USD) $4,950 View Tour

A custom tour made to order

We understand sometimes our set departure dates do not align with your ability to travel at that time, or you just want to travel bespoke. We got you covered.

Go custom — gives you the choice & flexibility of creating your own bespoke itinerary, using our tours for inspiration.

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