Organize your special trip to St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a fascinating metropolis, the most romantic and most European city in Russia. Founded in 1703 at the behest of Tsar Peter the Great, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for two centuries and has always been at the centre of the country’s main historical events.Read more
Whether under a glistening white cover of snow or in the hazy light of the White Nights, St. Petersburg is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Ask any Russian or foreigner who has been there, and he/she will tell you that Petersburg is special, a city that does not look like any other Russian city. Each building is an architectural masterpiece or museum. For hundreds of years, this city has inspired poets and artists. St. Petersburg is truly the creative epicentre of Russia.
Here, the historical past coexists harmoniously with the present. The main avenues are lined with magnificent palaces, sumptuous manors, and museums with priceless collections of historical art and artifacts. The city also has many youth centres, exhibition spaces, theatres and restaurants, amazing places where you can feel the pulse of the northern capital. Here, besides being surrounded by fascinating historical wonders, you can also enjoy everything that the modern world has to offer.
According to the latest data, more than 3,700 cultural heritage sites are located in St. Petersburg, many of which are listed as world heritage sites. The city has won the prestigious tourist award “World Travel Awards” in the “Best Cultural Destination” category three times in a row.
Get to know Russia by visiting St. Petersburg first! The “Another Russia” team is ready to help you organize an exciting and comfortable trip. Below, you can find several tour options. So, just sit back and let us deal with all the organizational problems for your upcoming trip: from applying for a visa to drawing up an excursion program.
WHAT MAKES ST. PETERSBURG SO IMPRESSIVE?
Stroll along Nevsky Prospekt and feel the rhythm and atmosphere of St. Petersburg! This is the main street and one of the main attractions of St. Petersburg, because many important cultural monuments are located here. Wander along the central part of the avenue and you’ll discover the curious architectural style of the northern capital: it’s a particular blend of different European styles (Baroque, Classicism, Empire) and the unique Russian style. It’s with good reason that the entire historical centre of St. Petersburg has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Rivers and Canals
St. Petersburg is located on the banks of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland. Three hundred amazing bridges criss-cross the many rivers and canals. Most of them are real architectural masterpieces, such as the Trinity Bridge or the Anichkov Bridge.
One of the favourite local and tourist pastimes in St. Petersburg is watching the drawbridges being raised and lowered over the Neva. There’s also a fantastic sound and light performance! During your trip to St. Petersburg, you really must take a ride on one of the many river boats. The most breathtaking views of the magnificent waterfront promenades can be viewed from the rivers and canals!
There are more than 200 museums in St. Petersburg. The most famous is the Hermitage. This is one of the most visited museums in the world; its collection includes about 3 million works of art.
St. Petersburg boasts the world’s largest museum of Russian art - the Russian Museum. The Peter and Paul Fortress is a complex of the very first historical buildings constructed on the territory of St. Petersburg. It was here that the glorious history of the city began. The famous spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral with its angel weather-vane is one of the most recognizable landmarks of St. Petersburg.
The legendary Church of the Saviour on Blood stands as the main landmark on the embankment of the Griboedov Canal. Its distinctive façade and fabulous multi-coloured domes can be seen from a distance. The interior is decorated with unique mosaics (more than 7,000 square metres).
The largest Orthodox church in St. Petersburg is St. Isaac’s Cathedral. This monumental structure with its golden dome features angel sculptures on the exterior façade, while the interior is covered with marble. Another outstanding monument of Baroque architecture is the Smolny Cathedral with its beautiful blue-and-white lace faсade.
Palaces and Parks
The most fascinating palace and park ensemble is located in Peterhof. Discover 150 fountains, each of which represents a remarkable feat of engineering: natural pressure supplies water to the fountains; there are no special water supply systems.
The Catherine Palace, located in Tsarskoye Selo, is a grandiose monument of Russia’s imperial history. There are hardly words to describe the Amber Room, a masterpiece of 18th century art.
When in St. Petersburg, you must take a leisurely walk in the Summer Garden, a lovely park adorned with elegant fountains and 92 marble sculptures.
St. Petersburg is the theatre capital of Russia.
On the stage of the renowned Mariinsky Theatre, you can always enjoy the best ballet classics performed by artists of the legendary Russian Ballet School. There’s no doubt that an evening at the theatre with Swan Lake or Nutcracker will leave a lasting impression of your trip to St. Petersburg.
Take a look at the theatre billboard during your stay in our city. You might be among the first to see a premiere production of contemporary drama.
White Nights - a unique natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer. Just after sunset, the light filters through the city streets as vibrant hues of yellow and pink appear in the sky.
White Nights is one of St. Petersburg's many landmarks. Many tourists come here just to admire the fascinating beauty of the night skies from the banks of the Neva.
The high point of all the White Nights revelry is the Scarlet Sails event – the biggest public celebration in Russia, followed by a dazzling firework show.
We specialize in individual tours. All our programs are tailored to fulfill your wishes and suit your pocket. We have prepared the best travel options to St. Petersburg at the best price-quality ratio. After you have selected what suits you best, our manager will be ready to make any changes at your request. We will help you organize an unforgettable holiday in St. Petersburg!
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White Nights Trips
Our experienced guides will share their love for St. Petersburg with you, as well as interesting information that you will find useful when you decide to explore the city on your own. All our excursions are tailored to your personal needs and wishes, and can also be organized in English. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about St. Petersburg and ask the guide additional questions about the sights, museums and everyday life in the city.
Given our strong partnerships with the best hotels in St. Petersburg, as well as with owners of private apartments, we can offer you the most comfortable accommodation at bargain prices. The hotels and apartments on our client list are conveniently located and equipped with all necessities. Do you want to plunge deeper into the lives of Petersburg residents and feel like a local? Our hospitable friends have prepared cozy rooms in their apartments, a great chance to get to know Russians better and see St. Petersburg through the eyes of its inhabitants.
Additional services in St. Petersburg
Would you like to complement your trip with a night at the theatre or in a restaurant specializing in Russian cuisine, or maybe you would like to book a transfer through our company? We are happy to offer you a variety of entertainment options and help you find a comfortable and safe means of transport.
Benefits of traveling to st. petersburg with “Another Russia”
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