St. Petersburg City Break

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Visit the sights of St. Petersburg on this 3 night city break with a city sightseeing tour included & excursions to the famous Hermitage Museum and the impressive Catherine’s Palace.

St. Petersburg has provided a historic stage since the day Peter the Great ordained its construction on the banks of the Neva. In its relatively short history – the city is younger than New York – St. Petersburg has witnessed the rise and fall of Imperial Russia, three shattering revolutions, and civil war. The city survived a long and tragic siege during World War II – indeed St. Petersburg became a symbol of Russian resistance to Nazi invasion.

Russia’s “Window on the West,” St. Petersburg remains one of the world’s most beautiful metropolises. Perched on the banks of the Neva, the city is crisscrossed by canals. Two great architects helped bring Peter the Great’s vision of St. Petersburg to life: Rastrelli and Carlo Rossi. The rich architecture that resulted features a mixture of styles from ornate Russian Baroque churches to neo-classical palaces. St. Petersburg has also been the cultural soul of Russia, a repository of priceless art and a home to poets, musicians and composers ranging from Pushkin to Shostakovich.

Peter the Great instilled his near-mania for architecture and building in his successors, making the then capital of Imperial Russia one of the architectural treasures of the world.

Inclusions

  • Return indirect flights from Dublin to St. Petersburg
  • Return transfers from airport to hotel
  • 3 nights in 4-star Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky with breakfast daily
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • 3-hour St. Petersburg sightseeing tour, visit to Hermitage Art Museum and visit to Zarskoe Selo with a visit to Catherine’s Palace
  • Service of English speaking local guide
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Your visa included, arranged by Travel Escapes*
  • Taxes, Charges, & Hotel registration fee in St. Petersburg
  • One carry-on bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 St. Petersburg, Russia

Upon arrival in St Petersburg, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

Day 2 St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. When the city is covered in snow it has a special romantic atmosphere. During the morning sightseeing tour, we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: The Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Saviour, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum.

Day 3 St. Petersburg, Russia

The morning offers excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room, which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg’s tri-centennial celebrations. Afternoon is at leisure in the city to explore it on your own hand.

Day 4 St. Petersburg, Russia

The day is yours to enjoy until your arranged transfer to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

Accommodation

SOKOS HOTEL VASILIEVSKY

Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky can be named as the first gallery hotel in St. Pe­ters­burg, which is sit­u­ated on the Vasilievsky Is­land, close to the Neva river em­bank­ment and Blagoveshchen­sky bridge. You will reach the Her­mitage and Nevsky Prospect in 5 min­utes by bus. Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is not just about high de­signed rooms, soft beds and con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion, but per­ma­nently up-to-date ex­hi­bi­tions as well, which are tak­ing place in the hotel in­te­ri­ors.

Mikhailovsky the­atre, the biggest con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum in Rus­sia Er­arta – the best art rep­re­sen­ta­tives in St. Pe­ters­burg are the hotel part­ners. The key con­cept of Solo Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky is “The House of Arts & Cul­ture”. By stay­ing in Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, you will begin your own art jour­ney, where each guest will get his or her own in­di­vid­ual route. Bal­let or opera in the best city the­atres, the most in­ter­est­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, shows and par­ties – every Soloist is your concierge and we know every­thing about the rich and sat­u­rated life of St. Pe­ters­burg.

At the end of the day have a pleas­ant din­ner at Repin restau­rant where the art of northern cui­sine is per­fectly pre­sented in di­ver­si­fied com­bi­na­tions of breath­tak­ing aro­mas and tastes. Do not miss your fa­vorite sports events – in the 8th Line Pub where you can watch all the broad­casts on the big screen in Full HD qual­ity. The best draft beer and whisky col­lec­tion will com­plete the tri­umph of a win­ner team.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • *Visa arranged for Irish Passport holders only
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €250 per person
  • Full payment due 16 weeks before departure
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Single room supplement €75
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares
  • FLIGHT TIMINGS are subject to change at any time until air tickets are issued.

  Cost per person: €699pp
  Number of nights: 3

14 Nov 2019 €699
21 Nov 2019 €699
28 Nov 2019 €699
05 Dec 2019 €699
12 Dec 2019 €699
16 Jan 2020 €699
23 Jan 2020 €699
30 Jan 2020 €699
06 Feb 2020 €699
13 Feb 2020 €699
20 Feb 2020 €699
27 Feb 2020 €699
05 Mar 2020 Solo Travellers Exclusive €774
12 Mar 2020 €699
19 Mar 2020 €699
26 Mar 2020 €699

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