Wander around the city’s chic shops and interesting markets, enjoy gourmet caviar at a world-class restaurant, visit the historic Winter Palace and try some authentic Russian cuisine at a number of local, authentic restaurants
Day 1-4: Petro Palace Hotel, St. Petersburg
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, Petro Palace Hotel. After check-in, dinner can be organised at a traditional Russian specialty restaurant, serving dishes such as borscht and Siberian Pelmeni. It is also USSR-themed, with a rustic interior and 4 food halls, and has folklore or gypsy musicians for entertainment.
On your second day you will be taken on a guided tour of the flea market and the Church of Our Saviour of The Blood, passing numerous canals and beautiful palaces along the Neva River, built on the exact spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. After lunch a local restaurant you will visit the famous State Hermitage, a world-class museum based in the Winter Palace, residence of the Tsars. Dinner can be organised at a local kitsch, where you can even brew your own vodka. Your final day will be at leisure, allowing you to sight-see, go shopping or just have a leisurely wander around the city. The next morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
Info: Petro Palace Hotel & St. Petersburg
The Hotel occupies a famous, fully-renovated listed Staal’s building. All rooms have modern amenities and the hotel has a swimming pool, 4 bars, a massage and beauty salon, a snooker room, sports hall sauna and a Jacuzzi.
St. Petersburg is the 4th largest city in Europe, with 5.5 million inhabitants, and is the historical and cultural centre of Russia. The city was founded 1703 by Peter the Great and its architecture has been heavily influenced by its proximity to Europe. Formed by five major Islands, all major attractions are located around the centre, such as Marinsky Theatre, the Palace Square, Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the main Nevsky Prospect street. It is a great place for shopping, eating at world-class restaurants and night-life.