St. Petersburg Cultural Holiday


7 Days / 6 Nights

Tourist activity

Cultural tours

Tourist destination

St. Petersburg Tours

Discover St. Petersburg, one of the world’s most fascinating cultural destinations.

  • Wander the UNESCO World Heritage historic centre
  • Visit the best museums
  • Explore Royal palaces and gardens
  • Learn about Russian culture

Day 1. Welcome to St. Petersburg

  • Included meals: No
On arrival at St. Petersburg airport, you will be met and greeted by our local representative who will transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 2. St. Petersburg panoramic city tour

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We start the day with a panoramic tour of the city where your guide will show you Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac Square, Palace Square, the Spit of St Basil Island and other landmarks of the city.
Visit Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra Monastery, including the cemetery with graves of Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky.

After a traditional Russian lunch with an optional shot of vodka, we continue to Peter & Paul Fortress where we visit the Cathedral, the final resting place of Peter the Great along with many of his descendants.

Proceed to the Cabin of Peter the Great. Built in 1703, this small log house was Peter’s home for five years. Among the items on display are the scarlet tunic worn by the Tzar, his books and furniture.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 3. Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we drive to Tsarskoe Selo where we visit two magnificent palaces of the Russian Royal family.
The favorite residence of Catherine the Great, the Baroque Catherine Palace is known for its wonderful Amber Room.
The Neoclassical Alexander Palace was the home of Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children.
Between visiting the palaces, you will have a chance to enjoy a scenic walk around the Catherine Park and see its ponds, alleys and pavilions.
Lunch is included.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 4. Art museums and the Church on the Spilled Blood

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Our first visit this day is to the Russian Museum, home to exceptional collections of Russian art, including icons of the 12th–17th centuries.
Later we visit the Church on the Spilled Blood. Built in the Russian Revival style, the cathedral features lavish interior and exterior design, including remarkable mosaics and frescoes.
The Faberge Museum is also among the highlights of the day. Its collection features nine authentic Faberge Easter eggs, icons, Objets de Fantaisie, silver and enamel items.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 5. Petergof Park and Gardens

  • Included meals: Breakfast

This morning we travel to the charming royal residence Petergof, where we walk around the Lower Park, enjoy the view of fountains and palaces and visit the Grand Palace.
Return to the city centre by car or by hydrofoil boat (in summer) and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 6. The Hermitage

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Today is devoted to the Hermitage Museum, which holds one of the world’s biggest collections of art and antiquities. The guided tour includes staterooms of the Winter Palace, the Small, Old & New Hermitage with artworks of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.

Upon request, a visit to the Gold Room Treasury with unique golden items made by Scythians and Greeks in the VI-IV centuries B.C. can be arranged on an extra fee.

A short walk away, we continue to the General Staff building with its important collection of French Impressionists.
Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 7. Goodbye Saint Petersburg

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Transfer to the airport or train station in time for your plane or train.
Dates and prices

St. Petersburg Cultural Holiday tour price until 16 April 2024.

2 people (3* central hotel) – 95.000 RUB (~1000 EUR) per person.
2 people (4* central hotel) – 110.000 Rubles (~1160 EUR) per person.


1. Six nights with breakfasts at a central hotel, such as Dashkova 3*/ Rossi 4*.
2. Two lunches.
3. Transportation by a private car as per the itinerary.
4. English-speaking guide.
5. Museum visits as per the itinerary.

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Questions & Answers
What kind of vehicles do you use?

We use comfortable vans like Mercedes Vito and Mercedes Viano. For smaller groups we use suitably sized cars, such as Skoda Octavia and Kia Sorento. For bigger groups we hire Mercedes Sprinter buses and 29 – 49 seat coaches.
First class vehicles like Mercedes S-class are available on request.


We are now back at our home in Wales after travelling on from St Petersburg to Turkey for some (more) sunshine.
i would like to say thank you for a very enjoyable experience in Russia.  Everything went very smoothly from the moment we were met at the Airport.
Natalia was splendid - she gave us a very well informed 3 days of cultural experience whilst being very companiable - we felt we were sharing St Petersburg with a friend!  Please pass on our appreciation to her
Thank you again for arranging the experience - i will certainly be recommending your services to friends and colleagues
Very Best Wishes