Itinerary Highlights
  • Stay in one of the city's legendary palaces, with a Belle Epoque ambience and room with a view
  • Included: the Hermitage and Catherine's Palace in private, evening showcase at the Mariinsky Theatre
  • Marble palaces, rich museums, canals for strolling along, and trendy cafes
  • Direct flights, airport lounge and private transfers: seamless logistics

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Your long weekend

Behind the impeccable contours of its palaces, St Petersburg is a young bustling city. Designed as a theatre of power, it is also home to intellectuals and the arts. It is best discovered by foot; walking through its many palaces, along the lattice of canals, sumptuous museums, peaceful parks and a thousand corners where the spirit of the Russian Enlightenment is still hidden.

Included in the itinerary

To make this getaway memorable, we have already punctuated the itinerary with highlights: a welcome at the airport, a guided tour of Catherine's Palace in Pushkin , a magnificent imperial summer residence built by Peter the Great for his wife. Another guide will accompany you through the Hermitage Museum, one of the world's finest museums.
The size of the art collections on display here is literally staggering. We've also organised an evening at the Mariinsky Theatre and our local Concierge is available to cater to your every whim, to make this stay even more special.

Your accommodation in the Astoria Hotel

The guiding principle of this journey: staying at a legendary hotel to experience the best of your destination. Next door to the Hermitage Museum, the Hotel Astoria is a Belle Epoque building emblematic of St Petersburg's rich past. The accommodation proudly claims to count royalty and celebrities among its past guests. Today it's also one of the places to be 'seen' in the city: at a caviar/vodka tasting at the Davidov restaurant, among the elegant woodwork carvings in the Kandinsky Bar or in the very relaxing spa. Luxury is also available in the beautiful rooms furnished with classic antiques and marble bathrooms.
The lounge takes you back in time; enjoy Russian or English afternoon tea with a good book and admire the views of St Isaac's Cathedral and the Hermitage.

Route

Everything is 100% tailored to you

A la carte

St Petersburg seen from the rooftops

St Petersburg does not lack tourist and cultural attractions, with world-famous monuments. But there are also some hidden secrets that can be discovered by browsing the rooftops of the city. Take a step up to discover new views across the city. To begin with, you will go up to the roof of an old factory to discover the fascinating panorama of the imperial capital. A few indoor courtyards take you through a secret world, away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, before reaching the roof of a modern building in the historic district for a 360-degree view of the city.
Optional -Approx. two hours

Private cruise on the canals of the Venice of the North


Along the river you can admire the architectural wonders of the city of the Tsars and its many bridges, then discover the city in its most romantic setting, that of the majestic Neva, with a stop in the architectural ensemble of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Optional - Half day (May to September)

On return, we take care of returning the router, so that it can be recycled.
Optional

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £2,000 to £2,500 per person. and the final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary according to several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be shown on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £2100 per person.
  • Direct return flights to St Petersburg
  • Welcome at the airport
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Airport/hotel private transfers, there and back
  • Three-night stay at Hotel Astoria in a deluxe superior double room (view of St Isaac's Cathedral), breakfast included
  • Half-day visit to the State Hermitage Museum with a private guide
  • Half-day visit to Pushkin Palace with a private guide
  • An evening at the Mariinsky Theatre in the first category - according to the programme
  • Local mobile phone provided
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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