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 that visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Russia
Depart for St. Petersburg, Russia.
Upon arrival at St Petersburg Airport, meet our local representative and transfer to your hotel.
Guided Tour of St. Petersburg
Join us on a guided tour of Russia's most fascinating and delightful city, St. Petersburg! We’ll gaze upon the splendid Winter Palace, former residence of the Russian Monarchs. We’ll go on to savour yet more famous sights, including the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the elegant boulevard, Nevsky Prospekt.
Afternoon at Leisure
After some exciting hours of discovery in this unforgettable city, we can return to our hotel in the afternoon to relax and unwind. For those of us who have not had enough sightseeing, there is still plenty of time to explore more, and our guide will be happy to offer recommendations.
St. Petersburg - The Hermitage
Guided tour of The Hermitage Museum
Let's see more! Spend the morning on a guided visit to the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world! Containing over two million works of art, this remarkable complex showcases Russian and Italian Renaissance art, French Impressionist works, Egyptian antiquities, and much more.
After our guided tour, let’s take some free time to rest and reflect on our visit to St. Petersburg’s vast and beautiful storehouse of art treasures.
Join us at a local restaurant this evening and take advantage of some time at leisure in the city before dinner.
Catherine's Palace & Park
Visit Catherine's Palace & Park
Let’s enjoy a leisurely morning, before discovering another St. Petersburg highlight on a 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. We can stroll through the lovely gardens before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at our ease in St. Petersburg.
Free Time in St. Petersburg
Explore St. Petersburg at your own pace.
Spoilt for choice! Let’s take time out to browse one of the city’s many museums, with their abundance of historical treasures, and to admire the ornate monuments, buildings, and squares.
Drink a coffee in one of the traditional cafes, where writers, poets, and many political figures have gotten their inspiration.
Our guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit.
Peterhof Palace & Return Home
Discover Peterhof Palace & Depart Russia
Let’s experience even more on our final day in Russia, with 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, with fond memories, we say goodbye to St. Petersburg and transfer to the airport for our 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 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.