Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

Music and Art

St Petersburg - Palaces and Art


7 days From £3,495

1 September 2019

The dazzling art and architecture of St. Petersburg make for a truly captivating and cultural city break. Gaze at iconic paintings created by the masters at the State Hermitage Museum, tour opulent residences - including the legendary Peterhof Palace, often referred to as the “Russian Versailles” - and even take part in a traditional Matryoshka Doll workshop on this magnificent Russian adventure.

St Petersburg is an intriguing city and this tour allows us to enjoy a diverse range of authentic encounters, from rousing stage performances and visits to royal palaces with their impressive interiors, to immersive experiences that bring us closer to Russia’s distinctive traditions. Folklore and culture will be explored throughout this fascinating week, as will architecture and regional cuisine. No stone is left unturned on this enchanting tour and we will return home with vivid memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

What's included?

  •  Flights
  •  Local transport
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Accommodation
  •  Expert guide
  •  Professional tour manager

Led by...

Isabel Stokholm

Isabel Stokholm

Isabel is completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge on intergenerational relationships between realist and modernist painters in late imperial Russia.

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £495

Tour highlights:

  • Pay a visit to the Monplaisir Palace at Peterhof
  • Take a canal trip to Yusopov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered
  • Experience tradition during a folk-dancing evening at the Nicholas Palace
  • Accept an invite to a private champagne recital at the Brodsky Palace

Tour details

Dates 1 September 2019 - 7 September 2019
Duration 7 days
Cost £3,495 Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £495 Balance due by 9 June 2019
Activity Level Moderate
Tour code ZAP19A

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1 September 2019: Itinerary

We fly from London to St. Petersburg and transfer to our centrally located hotel. After an introductory lecture, we enjoy our first group dinner.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

After breakfast, we visit the State Russian Museum in Mikhailovsky Palace. Our next stop is St. Isaac’s with its glistening golden interiors. This evening we go to the Brodsky Museum for a very special champagne recital.

All meals included

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

Our day is spent at the State Hermitage Museum, where our early entrance allows us to get the most out of our visit. Lunch is at the on-site café and then we continue our tour here. An early dinner is followed by a traditional folklore show at the beautiful Nikolaevsky Palace, which is the perfect setting for an evening of authentic culture.

All meals included

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

Today we tour the majestic Peterhof Palace and gardens, just outside of the city. Early entrance awaits here and we spend ample time exploring it. After lunch, there is some free time. Dinner is followed by an evening performance.

All meals included

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

We visit Menshikov Palace, where palatial grandeur is mixed with domestic apartments, and then we have lunch at its on-site restaurant. Next, we visit the Peter and Paul Fortress – once home to a notorious Bolshevik prison – and dinner follows later.

All meals included

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

A private canal ride starts our day and a tour of Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered follows. Free time and a group dinner at the renowned Palkin restaurant ends our day.

All meals included

Hotel: Angleterre, St Petersburg

After some leisure time to further explore the city, we make our way to the airport for our flight back to London, where the tour ends.

Meals include: Breakfast

1 September 2019: Additional Info

1 September 2019: Accommodation

Angleterre Hotel is located in the heart of St Petersburg next to St Isaac’s Cathedral and situated close the famous Hermitage Museum. The hotel is within walking distance of the Nevsky Prospect and all major sights and shopping. Angleterre Hotel's facilities include a gym, swimming pool, sauna and turbo-solarium.

1 September 2019: Enquiries

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