Explore the Russian city that sparkles
St Petersburg will enchant you in unexpected ways. It’s a colourful city that sparkles, particularly in winter when the festive spirit reverberates down its narrow, cobbled streets. Explore the best of the city on one of our tailor-made St Petersburg holidays, taking you down winding canals and past multihued buildings of historical import.
Escape on a St Petersburg city break during the winter months and you’ll find the city in full swing. The ballet and opera are in their prime season, and there are festivals and revelries aplenty. A traditional shot of vodka is sure to keep you warm, while the exuberance of the city's architecture, the richness of its history, and the wealth of its treasures are enough to brighten the darkest of days. When daylight breaks to a clear blue sky, the contrast of the vibrantly coloured buildings against snowy roofs, frozen canals and naked silver birch trees is utterly magical. Venture to the bustling local flea markets to hunt for bargains, or go ice-skating on the River Neva.
St Petersburg is an art lover’s haven. With three million significant works at the Hermitage Museum alone, it is often hard to know where to begin. A good guide is key. We work with the most knowledgeable local guides, taking you to the front of long queues and educating you on the history before you.