St Petersburg Short Break
- Explore the wonders of Russia on this 5-night guided holiday to St. Petersburg.
- Hear the history of Russia’s imperial capital on a guided full day tour of St. Petersburg.
- Walk in the footsteps of Catherine the Great on a full day excursion to Catherine’s Palace.
- Experience one of the world’s oldest museums on a half day tour to the Hermitage.
- Visit the “Versailles of Russia” on a half day guided tour of Peterhof Palace.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To St Petersburg
Travel with us on this 5-night group holiday to St Petersburg, the city where some of the world’s most famous art, literature and history was created. St. Petersburg, located by the Baltic Sea, has more of a Scandinavian feel than the country’s capital Moscow and is home to the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian monarchs. Today, the Winter Palace is part of the Hermitage Museum, which houses the largest collection of paintings in the world. On this holiday to St. Petersburg, we’ll visit the Hermitage on a half day guided tour and see two other magnificent former royal residences: Catherine’s Palace & Peterhof Palace. We’ll also enjoy free time to explore St. Petersburg at leisure, with helpful tips from our local guide.
Please Note: Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Russia
Arrive in St. Petersburg
Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Guided Tour of St. Petersburg
Begin your holiday with a half day guided tour of St. Petersburg, Russia's most picturesque city. Gaze upon the splendid Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian Monarchs. See yet more famous sights, including the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress and the elegant boulevard, Nevsky Prospekt.
Catherine's Palace & Park
Visit Catherine's Palace & Park
Today, enjoy a half day guided tour to Catherine's Palace in the town of Tzarskoye Selo. This stunning Rococo palace boasts manicured lawns, a magnificent ballroom, an ornate chapel, and some of the most detailed and beautiful architecture you will ever see. Stroll through the lovely gardens before enjoying the rest of your afternoon at leisure in St Petersburg. This evening, dinner is included at a local restaurant, with return transfers from your hotel.
Visit The Hermitage
Spend your morning on a guided visit of the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world. Containing over two million works of art, this museum showcases Russian and Italian Renaissance art, French impressionism, Egyptian antiquities and much more.
Following the tour, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Free Time at Leisure
Tickets for ballet in the Hermitage can be requested from 3 months before travel (when the show schedules are released), with prices starting at approximately €200 per person
Free Time in St. Petersburg
Enjoy a free day in St. Petersburg and take in some independent sightseeing. Your guide can make suggestions on places to see and things to do in this great city.
Peterhof Palace & Return Home
Discover Peterhof Palace & Depart Russia
On your final day in Russia, enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant and a visit to Peterhof Palace. Often called the 'Russian Versailles,' this palace does not disappoint! Cascading fountains, extravagant chandeliers, rolling lawns, and beautiful baroque architecture are just some of its impressive features. Later, you will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your evening flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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