Saint Petersburg

Welcome to the majestic and truly tourist-friendly city – Saint Petersburg! Touch its history, taste the spicy mixture of cultures, breathe in the Northern crispy air, listen to the music of Neva river waves, contemplate white sleepless nights! Both headlong entertainment and total cultural exposure await you here! Day in and day out brand-new developments in infrastructure and event venues keep changing the city’s image due to cutting-edge technologies and innovations. Come here by yourself and discover your own Saint Petersburg!

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Do and see things you’ve never done or seen before in your life! Visit a soviet-time apartment with sovietic relics and learn about lives of plain soviet factory workers, pioneers and farm workers. Walk along the pages of Dostoevsky somber novels and meet its heroes on the dusky embankments or shaded parks. Dress up for masquerades and ballrooms, get ready to waltz in the same magnificent dancing halls as Pushkin in the 18 century. Not only learn but also take an active part and interact!

Top attractions in Saint Petersburg

Planning Your St. Petersburg Visit

Getting around

The St. Petersburg Metro is a good way to get around the city, particularly in winter, when it can be bitingly cold. Tickets are available at the stations from the toll booths, and a smart card that you can top up is the easiest option if you’re staying more than a couple of days.

Do I need a visa?

Most international visitors to Russia will need a visa, so check well before you travel and apply early to avoid disappointment.

What is the weather like?

It’s said the weather in this city has character – in others words, be prepared. By Russian standards, it doesn’t get too cold – never really below minus 10 degrees – and in the summer highs can reach 30 degrees. However, a jacket and umbrella are always handy to have in your luggage!

What people are saying about St. Petersburg

★★★★★ Great tour guide and great place to visit!

I would highly recommend visiting Catherine Palace! TJ Travel was easy to book through and everything was as advertised. Eleana was a fantastic guide with great knowledge of the location as well as the history of Russia. 10/10 recommend

★★★★★ Tim was warm, hugely informative with the lightest of touches.

The 3 hours passed so quickly, we left deeply satisfied with the delight, wonder and enrichment we had experienced. Tim was a first class guide: friendly, full of fascinating insights into the amazing things we were seeing and charming. The variety was breathtaking, from a sumptuous gilded palace, through some of the world's greatest paintings to a perfectly preserved mummy from thousands of years ago.

Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour reviewed by Christine,

★★★★★ Great experience with tour guide Alexander!

I’ve had a lovely experience visiting the city of Pushkin! The tour guide was excellent, he (Alexander) had a great knowledge about the St. Petersburg and specifically about the Cathrine Palace. He explained everything in detail fluently. I really enjoyed it! Also, on the way going to Pushkin, he gave us a great information about the city and it’s major buildings. Moreover, the mini bus was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended!

Other Sightseeing Options in St. Petersburg

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