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St. Petersburg


Peter the Great built his Baltic city to drag Russia into the modern age. Today, St.Petersburg remains Russia’s window to the West and you can feel the energy of change as well as the sense of history on the streets. It is a city of stunning vistas and grand buildings. The breathtaking Hermitage, the old Winter Palace, is one of the world’s great art museums and is one of many examples of the wealth and opulence of the Romanov Empire. The Kirker Concierge can arrange excellent private excursions with English speaking guides to the Hermitage and to the three sumptuous palaces built for members of the Imperial Family; Pavlovsk, the Catherine Palace at Pushkin which is a Baroque masterpiece and the Alexander Palace. After such a cultural feast, relax with an iced vodka and caviar before heading off to the Mariinsky for a sublime evening of ballet.

Update re: travel to Russia

In light of the continuing situation in Ukraine, Kirker has suspended all holidays to Russia until further notice. We continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the latest FCDO travel advice. If you have an existing booking to Russia we will contact you in due course, but please call the Kirker office on 020 7593 2288 for advice or if you have any questions.


St. Petersburg Private Excursions

All Kirker excursions are by private car and include an English-speaking guide. Prices are per person and are based on a minimum of two passengers taking the tour. 

St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour
Duration three hours max. Panoramic tours of the city by car – a perfect way to get your bearings: £84 (entrance fees to be paid locally).

The Hermitage Museum
Duration three hours max (closed on Mondays). They say that you need a whole year to see all the exhibits. This tour will take you through the main rooms and halls ofthe Winter Palace, seeing some of the most outstanding masterpieces: walking tour £54.

The Palaces of Pushkin and Pavlovsk
Duration six hours max (not available Tuesdays, Fridays and the first and lastMonday in the month). Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin built in 1752 with its famous Amber room and the palace at Pavlovsk, with its magnificent royal park, both offer unique insights into the life and times of the Romanovs: £185 (May – September) £135 (October –April) including entrance fees.

The Palace of Peterhof
Duration five hours max (closed Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month – fountains closed October to April). A magnificent palace overlooking the Baltic Seawith a sensational terraced garden that leads to the water’s edge: £178 (May – September) £120 (October – April). Supplement to take hydrofoil from St. Petersburg to Peterhof across the Gulf of Finland: £20 per person (Summer only).

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