Russian winter in St. Petersburg

 (November - March)

7 Days / 6 Nights

St.Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is admirable all year round, but every season has its own attractions. There are many reasons to visit it during the winter season.

It is in the winter when the city looks especially charming in its snow attire.

It is in the winter when it you won’t feel rushed, as you may in summer, standing in long lines to enter a museum and forcing your way through the crowds of people in the streets.

It is in the winter when fantastic museums and celebrated theatres are easily accessible and the hotels are ready to offer the most attractive prices.


Program of the tour:


Arrival in St. Petersburg, transfer to the hotel, welcome cocktail, check-in, dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing tour of the cities most famous landmarks (Nevsky prospect, the Palace Square, The Spit of the Basil’s Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Smolny Cathedral, etc.) including a visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress, the place where the city has got its start, and to the Cathedral of St.Peter & St.Paul, a burial ground of the Romanov royal family. Afternoon free to spend it at leisure or wander aroung cities streets and attractions. Dinner and a folk show at the former Palace of the Grand Prince Nicholas. Return to the hotel.

Day 3

Visits to the St.Petersburg Cathedrals: The Marine Cathedral of St.Nicholas  (This is a functioning Russian Orthodox Cathedral built in the sumptuous baroque style in the 18th century), St.Isaac’s Cathedral (The interior of the Cathedral strikes imagination with the abundance of gold, semiprecious stones and minerals. The walls are richly decorated with frescoes, icon paintings and mosaics by the best Russian artists), Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood, one of the city’s most beautiful, lavishly ornamented, modeled on the Church of St.Basil in Moscow, The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (built in the beginning of the 19th century, it is a masterpiece of the neo-classical style, modeled on St.Peter’s in Rome), The Chesma Church dating back to the 18th century, one of the few neo-gothic buildings in the city, The Trinity Church (built in the 19th century, it is known among its parishioners as Kulitch and Paskha, which is Russian for Easter cake, curd and raisins mixture traditionally eaten at Easter). Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

Visits to the residences of the Russian Tsars in Pushkin and Pavlovsk. Named after the great Russian poet, the town of Pushkin is renowned for Great Catherine’s Palace designed by architect Rastrelli in the 18th century in the Russian Baroqque style. Over hundred metres long façade of the Palace is richly decorated with baroque mouldings presenting a spectacular and overwhelming sight. The more so is the exquisite interior of the Palace with the endless suite of formal and living rooms, including the famous Amber room. The Palace in Pavlovsk, which is probably the most elegant of the Tsars’s summer residences, features exquisitely designed gala and private rooms full of the authentic rare objects: furniture sets, tapestries, gifts by the European Royal Courts, a rich collection of clocks and china. Another attraction of the place is a large serene park, the second largest in Europe. Lunch at the Podvorye restaurant, known for excellent Russian cuisine.

Day 5

Tour of the world famous Hermitage museum, former royal residence of the Russian emperors (nowadays featuring West European Arts and Oriental collections, the marvellous state and private rooms of the Winter Palace, etc.), In the afternoon we attend the ballet master class. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 6

We arrange a walk along the Nevsky prospect, visit to one of the Russian farmer’s markets and shopping, then return to the hotel.

Day 7

Check-out. transfer to the airport.


The price of the tour is quoted by request.