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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

St. Petersburg 6 nights Price from £2,798 per person
Departs: 22 Apr 2022
Departs: 22 Apr 2022

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Peter the Great was a man with a vision. He was determined to show the world that Russia was not a backward nation rooted in tradition but one that was modern and forward thinking, looking to the West, not the East for its inspiration and ideals. How better to do this than to build a new city on the Baltic Sea? Today, the legacy of his ambitions and achievements is displayed in abundance. Monumental buildings of state, great churches and cathedrals, ornate theatres, legendary art collections, all add up to create one of the most rewarding experiences for modern day visitors.

Our Art, Music & Literature in Moscow tour runs directly after our April & October St Petersburg tours, so why not book both for a comprehensive insight into Russian culture. Price from £4,924 for 11 nights (single supplment £796).

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Six nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Four dinners & one lunch
  • Russian visa (supplements may apply for fast track or non-UK passport holders)
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Fly to St. Petersburg

    We fly to St. Petersburg and transfer to the centre of the city where we stay for the duration of the holiday at the 4 star Angleterre, a Rocco Forte hotel overlooking St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
  • Day 2 - Panoramic tour

    We begin with an introductory panoramic tour of the city and see the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the simple log cabin where Peter lived as his city grew around him, the Menshikov Palace and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.
  • Day 3 - Pavlovsk

    Today we visit two sumptuous palaces built for members of the Imperial family. Pavlovsk, built for the son of Catherine the Great as a private residence and the Catherine Palace at Pushkin which is a Baroque showpiece. Lunch is included.
  • Day 4 - Museums

    We visit the wonderful collection of art and icons on display in the Russian Museum housed in the Mikhaylovsky Palace. Our day will also include visits to the Church on the Spilled Blood and a visit to the Fabergé Museum which is housed in the Shuvalov Palace.
  • Day 5 - Hermitage, the Winter Palace

    Today is devoted to the Hermitage, the great Winter Palace which houses one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings and decorative fine arts. Here we find Old Masters, Impressionists, antiquities, ceramics, porcelain and works by the court jeweller, Fabergé. Our guided tour will include a special visit to the Diamond Room.
  • Day 6 - Peterhof

    This morning we visit the glittering palace at Peterhof with its sensational gardens that tumble down to the edge of the Baltic Sea. Back in St Petersburg we have a tour of the Yusupov Palace.
  • Day 7 - Free morning

    The final morning is free to explore the city at your leisure.

Flight Details

Flights with Finair:

Depart Heathrow at 10.20 arrive Helsinki at 15.15
Depart Helsinki at 17.00 arrive St. Petersburg at 18.00

Depart St. Petersburg at 13.35 arrive Helsinki at 14.25
Depart Helsinki at 16.00 arrive Heathrow at 17.10


Departure Dates and Prices

22 Apr 2022

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Price from£2798

Single Supp.£398

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Included Hotels


St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

Under the same ownership and management as its neighbour the Hotel Astoria; the Angleterre offers comfortable and stylish accommodation in a superb location in the heart of the city.

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Tatiana Shulga

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Music Programme

We will write to you two months before departure with details of optional performances at the historic Mariinsky Theatre and other venues.

Recent Testimonials

The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mr & Mrs E, London, 07 February 2019

Your attention to detail was perfect with a well thought out schedule. Tatiana was so knowledgeable & helpful. Thank you for a really splendid & unforgettable holiday. 

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mr & Mrs D, Berkshire, 04 February 2019

It was a really well thought out itinerary, a great location for the hotel & an excellent guide. The group size was just about right too. 

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Ms B, London, 04 February 2019

We were extremely impressed by Tatiana's knowledge, courtesy, sense of humour and attention to detail. She is truly a gem and a lovely human being. Cannot recommend her highly enough.  

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mrs A, Oxfordshire, 11 October 2017

By any standards St Petersburg is the most fabulous city with an extraordinarily colourful history. We had a great guide in Tatiana Shulga whose knowledge and passion for her city was inspirational. I loved St Petersburg so much I’ve been twice. The highlight of the first visit was seeing the great blue, white and gold Catherine Palace at Pushkin shimmering in the snow. The second was looking…

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mrs M, Manchester, 18 November 2016

I would like to say how well organised the holiday was and how the experience was made so positive by the personality of the guide and escort.

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mrs L, London, 18 November 2016

The tour leader and the lecturer were an impressive and professional team who arrived everywhere on time, solved problems as soon as they arose and looked after the group cheerfully and sociably. A class act!

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The Palaces & Galleries of St Petersburg

By Mrs A, Belfast, 18 November 2016

The tour leaders looked after us very well and went over and above what we ever required.

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