St. Petersburg City Break
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.
DEPARTS: November 2019 – March 2020
3 night city break with guided tours
From only €699 pp
Exclusive Solo Travellers departure 5th March 2020 just €774
- 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 with visit to the Hermitage Art Museum
- 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
- Taxes, Charges, & Hotel registration fee in St. Petersburg
- One carry-on bag per person
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.
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.
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