- Enjoy the pleasures of a city break to St Petersburg - historic buildings, marble palaces, canals, museums and much more
- Explore the imperial legacy of St Petersburg, and learn about its modern influences
- Included in the itinerary: the city as it was originally, accompanied by a local guide, and a private visit to St Isaac's Cathedral!
- Fast-track airport services, local Concierges and private transfers: all reasons to travel with us
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Your cultural escape
Included in the itineraryTo take full advantage of your time here, this long weekend provides a welcome at the airport, private
Your accommodation in the cityforms part of a new generation of hotels in Russia that focus on people-centred hospitality and intimate surroundings right in the heart of historic St Petersburg. It's just a few steps away from the Moyka River, the Blue Bridge and the monument to Nicholas I. A short 15-minute walk takes you to the second largest museum in the world, the State Hermitage Museum. The entrance hall of the hotel recalls the atmosphere of St Petersburg in the 19th century - carved wooden caissons and columns, wall frescoes, a large marble staircase, wall mouldings, sculptures and hanging candelabras make up this tableau. During the famous 'White Nights' you can walk down to the quays and take in the scenery from the numerous bridges.
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Mariinsky Theatre Show - Tickets
The Mariinsky Theatre is the city's largest opera and ballet theatre. A hub for music and dance, it has welcomed the greatest Russian choreographers and dancers such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev, Pavlova, Nijinsky and Baryshnikov. The theatre's extraordinary reputation stems from the extraordinary quality of its artistic programming.
This ticket gives access to reserved seating for a performance.
The State Hermitage Museum - Entrance tickets and private tour
This ticket gives access to the Hermitage Museum one hour before the museum opens to the public and allows you to enjoy a viewing of the great masterpieces on display there, in relative privacy. A symbol of the 'northern capital', the Hermitage Museum is a huge temple dedicated to art, a suite of sumptuous palaces and a collection of historic buildings, and is sufficient reason in itself for a trip to St Petersburg. This gigantic museum, with a wealth of nearly three million works, only some of which are exhibited in its innumerable rooms and annexes, is like an enchanted palace from the Thousand and One Nights where one move, fascinated, from space to space, no longer knowing where one is going. This three-hour tour includes the services of a private guide.
A Scandinavian escape
From St Petersburg, Helsinki is just a three and a half-hour train ride away. Take advantage of its proximity to extend your stay and discover the Finnish capital, a veritable garden city (more than 30% of the surface area is devoted to green spaces). Like the whole of Finland, it is a vibrant, safe and nature-friendly city. Included in the itinerary: your round-trip train tickets, a Helsinki Card that gives access to transport and a few museums, a traditional sauna session in legendary city accommodation, and two nights in one of Helsinki's few charming hotels, close to the port and shopping district of Esplanadi. The rooms share lovely views of the pier, the market square and the Presidential Palace. The seafood restaurant and the pleasant fire crackling in the lounge after a day of exploring the city (on-site bicycle hire available) make this hotel particularly special.
Optional - three days, two nights
On return, we take care of returning the router, so that it can be recycled.
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