Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - St Petersburg

Upon arrival in St Petersburg, you will be taken to your hotel. Along the way, you'll get your first chance to glimpse the incredible sites the city has to offer.

Day 2 - Sightseeing tour

Crammed with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, tree-lined avenues and beautiful bridges, it's no wonder St Petersburg is known as Russia's cultural capital. A relatively young city, it was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, but it's still managed to pack a lot into its rather short life. From the early days of its inception, to the 1991 coup d'etat, the city has always felt alive with mysterious intrigue and bloody revolution.

The tour will take you to the city's major attractions, including the impressive Kazan Cathedral, and the Stroganov Palace, which houses a waxwork museum. The Peter and Paul Fortress, which is the city's original citadel, and the Bronze Horseman, a monument to Peter the Great, are also on route.

Along the way you'll also be able to admire views of Vasilievsky Island from the Palace Embankment and take a stroll down Nevsky Prospect. Religious icons such as the golden-domed St Isaac's Cathedral and the distinctive Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood are included too.

Day 3 - The Hermitage State Museum

Absolutely enormous, the Hermitage is the biggest museum in the world. Consisting of five main buildings, it's visited by several million people every year.

Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the bulk of the museum's 3 million artefacts is housed in the Winter Palace, formerly the official residence of the Romanov Tsars. Only a small part of the museum collections are on display, but you're not missing out – works by Titian, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt as well as a whole host of others are on view for all to see.

Our guided tour is designed to help you find your way around this huge building and its exhibitions, including a detailed tour of the main site.

Day 4 - free time or trip to Tsarskoe Selo

Today you’re free to make an independent exploration of beautiful St Petersburg, or take a guided day trip to nearby Tsarskoe Selo.

Tsarskoe Selo is a suburban Tsarist estate about 25 km outside St Petersburg. Built for Empresses Catherine I, Peter the Great's second wife, and Elizabeth I, their daughter, it offers a fascinating glimpse into imperial country living.

Decorated externally in distinctive pale blue, white, and gold, all the buildings are impressive, but the Catherine Palace is perhaps the most so. An astonishing example of baroque architecture, its striking interiors include the legendary Amber Room. A hall decked with slabs of real amber, it paid the price for its ostentation during World War II, when looters stripped it of its glory. It took until 2003 for it to be fully restored, a painstaking process which took over 20 years and cost more than $12 million.

This optional excursion will cost £95 per person, and includes an English-speaking guide, transfer to Tsarskoe Selo, and the entry fee to the Catherine Palace.

Day 5

Our driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you to the airport.

If you would like to include Moscow in your trip, we also offer combined Moscow and St Petersburg tours. Call for details.

All our tours are carefully designed for you to have a free time to explore cities on your own after guided excursions. You will have a guide with you for a half a day and have chance to discover St Petersburg independently afterwards.

Departure Dates and Prices 2017

Russian National Tourist Office price in Black

Travel 55 discount price in Red

Tel Russian National Tourist Office on 0207 985 1234 quote Travel 55 ref: RU55

Date

Prices from

excl. flights

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incl. flights*

Single supp

29 March

£400
£380

£700
£665

£135

5, 12, 19, 26 April

£400
£380

£700
£665

£135

3, 10 May

£400
£380

£700
£665

£135

17 May

£570
£542

£870
£827

£175

24, 31 May

£570
£542

£870
£827

£185

7, 14, 21, 28 June

£570
£542

£870
£827

£195

5 July

£570
£542

£870
£827

£185

12, 19, 26 July

£460
£437

£760
£722

£165

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August

£460
£437

£760
£722

£165

6 September

£460
£437

£760
£722

£165

13, 20, 27 September

£460
£437

£760
£722

£145

4 October

£460
£437

£760
£722
£145

11, 18, 25 October

£400
£380

£700
£665

£145

1 November

£400
£380

£700
£665

£165

8, 15, 22, 29 November

£400
£380

£700
£665

£145

6 December

£400
£380

£700
£665

£145

Prices are per person, based on two sharing. *The price including flight is approximate and may vary up or down. We will confirm final price of your flight after we receive your booking.

All holidays subject to Russian Nartional Tourist Office Terms and Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Russian National Tourist Office
St. Petersburg

5 Days - 5% Discount

Prices from £380

Prices from £380

St Petersburg's history is an exceptional one, a unique mix of traditional Russian and modern European It's inspired a myriad of poets, artists and revolutionaries and over time, has combined three different cities into one. St Petersburg for the Tsars, Petrograd for a nation at war, and Leningrad for the Bolsheviks.

Impossible not to fall in love with the place, its attractions are many. The Hermitage State Museum, which is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, cannot fail to impress. The distinctively decorated Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood also make for an impressive visit.

Or just take a walk around the city's beautiful canal network to understand why the city is nicknamed Venice of the North.

To book this lovely 5 day St. Petersburg holiday telephone the Russian National Tourist Office direct on 0207 985 1234 and quote Travel 55 code RU55.

The Travel 55 discount of 5% is applicable for all Russian National Tourist Office holidays and tours. To book call direct on 0207 985 1234 and quote Travel 55 code RU55.

Highlights

  • Take a walk along Nevsky Prospekt which, running through the heart of the city, is flanked by some of the city's most incredible buildings, bridges and squares
  • If you're lucky enough to visit over the summer, take a boat trip around the city's rivers and numerous canals
  • Climb to the top of St Isaac's Cathedral for a wonderful view over this astonishing city
  • Explore the Hermitage which featuring 3 million artefacts, is absolutely huge. Composed of five main buildings and exhibiting works from the Stone Age to the modern day, remember to stock up on hearty breakfast and wear your best walking shoes!

Hotels

St Petersburg : Demetra Art Hotel

This design hotel is located in the centre of St. Petersburg, 150 metres from Chernishevskaya Metro Station. The Demetra offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception with tour desk and ticket service.

The individual interiors at the Demetra Art Hotel were designed in Italy, and all feature a theme representing a different period in the history of St. Petersburg. All rooms include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and are soundproofed.

The hotel restaurant serves either a buffet or an à la carte breakfast each morning. The shops, cafés and restaurants of Nevsky Prospekt are just a 15-minute walk away.

Moskovsky Train Station is 1.5 km away, and Pulkovo Airport is 22 km from the hotel.

What's Included

  • Flights: package price includes flights from/to London *
  • Accommodation: 4 * Demetra Art Hotel in St Petersburg
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts
  • Transport: for transfers and sightseeing tours we use a comfortable coach, car or minibus; on our sightseeing trips we may also go on foot or use public transport (mainly Underground, which is very efficient and helps to avoid traffic congestion)
  • Tour staff and support: English-speaking guide, transfer driver
  • Guided sightseeing city tour
  • Guided tour to the Hermitage

Visas - 7% discount off full visa service

All UK residents need a visa to enter Russia.

A visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time. Visa lists entry/exit dates, your name, passport details, and a purpose of travel.

Please note, that your Russian visa is an exit permit just like it’s an entry permit: if you lose it or stay over your designated departure date, leaving the country could be more troublesome than entering it.

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