Hotel and Tours in Saint Petersburg

How much time you spend in Moscow and St. Petersburg is entirely up to you, but from experience we recommend to spend at least 3 days in Moscow and 4 days in St. Petersburg, you could stay much longer if budget is not an issue.

We recommend you include some of the very interesting and specialised tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg, especially the Introductory City tour which you can book as a special extra in St Petersburg.

  • Hotels
  • City Tours


We offer a range of mid-range Hotels as well as a Hostel. All these hotels are centrally located, close to the Nevsky Prospect which is the main thouroughfare with shopping and main sites. The Moskovsky Station with trains to/from Moscow is at one end of Nevsky Prospect, while the Hermitage Art Gallery and 'Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood' in the middle and St Isaac's Cathedral at the other end along with expensive hotels such as the Astoria. You will spend a lot of your time wandering the streets of Nevsky Prospect and so to be staying so close by is ideal.

Price List PopupEngecon Hostel
Engecon Hostel is more like a hotel than a hostel, it is spotless, brilliant, great location

Joan Stothard, May 2008

Engecon Hostel is in a good location about a 20 minute walk to the south of Nevsky Prospect in a historical area of St Petersburg. It is a 10 minute walk from Vladimirskaya Metro. Very busy so *BOOK EARLY*s

€ 34 - Double room with shared facilities
€ 55 - Double room with private bathroom

All prices per person, including buffet breakfast.

Price List PopupDostoevsky 3* Hotel
View of St. Vladimir's Cathedral from Dostoevsky Hotel

View of St. Vladimir's Cathedral

The Dostoevsky 3* Hotel is well located 200 metres from Nevsky prospect. It benefits from good design and modern facilities set in a historic environment. It is very close to the metro, there is an extensive and good breakfast as well as food mall and supermarkets on the lower floors. Each room has Internect, cable TV and a minibar.

Hotel Rates

Prices start at € 67, but room rates are banded depending on season. Please see the Price List for details.

All prices per person, and includes buffet breakfast.

Price List PopupIbis Moskovsky 3* Hotel
Ibis Hotel, St Petersburg

Ibis Hotel typical room layout

The Ibis Hotel opened in 2008 and is an excellent location 500 metres from Moskovsky Station (Trains to/from Moscow) and close to Nevsky Prospekt (the main shopping avenue of the city).

All rooms have WiFi access and air-conditioning in a typical Ibis layout, with a clean but small bathroom. Staff are friendly and speak English.

Breakfast is very good and the restaurant / bar also receives good reviews. It is not right in the centre of town, but easy to walk and next to the train station so very convenient!

Hotel Rates

Prices start at € 52, but room rates are banded depending on season. Please see the Price List for details.

All prices per person, per night and includes buffet breakfast.

Price List PopupNevsky Sky 3* Hotel
Bedroom at Nevsky Sky Hotel

Twin Room at Nevsky Sky Hotel

The Nevsky Sky Hotel is a budget mini-hotel part of the Nevsky Group, which opened in 2008. It is classed as a 'mini-hotel' as it has only 7 double rooms with shared facilities and 8 double rooms en-suite and small public areas. Every room is equipped with TV, telephone, Internet access (including Wi-Fi).

It has a great central location just a few steps from Nevsky Prospekt and within five minutes' walk of the Hermitage and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

The rooms are simply designed, but are clean and comfortable and the public bathrooms are also well maintained. We advise you to book early.

A good choice of breakfast is available at the sister hotel Nevsky Grand, across the road.

Hotel Rates

Prices from € 37, but are seasonal so please refer to the full Price List

All prices per person, per night and includes buffet breakfast.

City Tours

Our local partners in Moscow and St Petersburg have constructed a range of short tours. You should pre-book these tours with the rest of your itinerary to ensure availability of your guide and entrance tickets. Simply add the code of the tour onto your booking form. The 3 hour introductory tour is especially recommended.

The tour will generally be held on your first full day in the city (the day after your arrival day), depending on your schedule and opening hours. Your guide will normally travel with you from your accommodation, using public transport which is not included in the tour price. You will part ways at the end of the tour. The price includes English Speaking Guide.

City Sightseeing - 3 Hour Introductory Tour

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide
Available all year round

3 Hours, incl travel time from meeting place.

Does not include transport costs.

Highly Recommended

This tour will give you a great orientation of the City, so you'll know where to visit during the rest of your stay, but more importantly you will learn tha background to the City and it's history with some interesting tales and facts.

The tour will normally start on the Nevsky Prospect, which dates back to the 18th-19th century and you'll have an impression of St. Petersburg as it was at the time of Peter the Great.

You will visit the main cathedrals including Kazan Cathedral, the Church of Spilled Blood, the Catholic Cathedral of St. Catherine, the Lutheran Peter and Paul's Church and Armenian Church.

You will also visit the famous Senate Square with the Bronze Horseman, which is considered to be the guardian of St. Petersburg and you'll learn about the buildings of Senate and Syonod as well as the Constitutional Court of Russia located in one of these buildings, as well as the unforgettable Isaac's Square with Isaac's Cathedral. You'll also learn about the Mariinskiy Palace and the monument to Nicholas I.

Apart from the main sites, you'll walk around the Square of Three Gods and the square of Arts with the oldest hotel and theatres.

You'll stand on the famous Anichkov's bridge and wander along Groboedov's channel (fomer Catherine's channel) where the 18th century masterpieces and where the 18th century elite lived. You'll go to Moika river embankment to look at Stroganoff Palace, Pushkin's last apartment and the cosy villas of Imperial Petersburg.  You'll pass the Konyushennaya Square and then you'll reach the Palace Square which was the main square of the Russian Empire and a unique view of the Neva river and its banks with a majestic panorama of the oldest building in St Petersburg - the Peter and Paul's Fortress and from where the Spit of Vasilievsky Island lies.

All our guides have their own itineraries but you will visit the main places, and will normally include these sites – the actual route will depend on your choice, and the guide's!

Yusupov Palace including Rasputin Rooms

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, Admission Fee
Available all year round

2,5 Hours, incl travel time

Does not include transport costs.

For those interested in Russian architecture and interior design the Yusupov Palace is not to be missed. It showcases architectural trends from the 18th through to the 20th centuries. The palace and surrounding estate dates back to the epoch of Peter the Great, who founded St. Petersburg. The palace and estate took nearly 200 years to acquire its present shape with contributions from the best architectural talent of the time: J.-B. Vallain de la Motte, A.M. Mikhailov 2nd, B. Simone, H. Monigetti,  W. Kennel, A. Stepanov, A, Vaitens, and A. Beloborodov. The palace still serves as a Palace of Culture for educators. The palace's magnificent interior decorations, restored through the hard work of St. Petersburg's best restoration artists, welcome Russian and international fans of history, art, music and theatre. The price includes entrance and an English speaking guide.

Secrets of Russian Cuisine (incl. Meal)

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, Cooking Lesson, A meal
Available all year round

4 Hours, incl 1 hour travel time

Does not include transport costs.

Enjoy an afternoon with a Russian Family.
We offer you lunch with a family, who live in the historical centre of the city.
A good hostess will welcome you. Not only will you enjoy a amazing Russian meal but you will also be entrusted with the preparation secrets of some traditional Russian dishes. You'll taste Russian Borsch, mushroom soup, stewed vegetables or Russian pan-stew. You'll be offered special home-made salad and for dessert a home-baked pie cooked under secret family recipes.
Also you'll find Russian fruit compote, tea, juice and, of course, icy Russian vodka on the table.

State Memorial Museum of Leningrad

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, Admission Fees
Available all year round, except Wednesday and Thursday

3 Hours, incl travel time

Does not include transport costs.

The display is dedicated to the residents of the heroic city who defended it in the severe war years.
Its collection consists of private diaries of St. Petersburg residents, newspapers of wartime, soldiers' letters to their families, photos and painting by front-line artists. The exhibits tells about hard life of people who lived and work in blockaded city. In one of the halls visitors can look through samples of food from those years and plunge into atmosphere of a small flat which was typical for blockade period

Museum of Political History

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, Admission Fees
Available all year round, except Thursday

3 Hours, incl travel time

Does not include transport costs.

It's the only St. Petersburg museum that reflects the country's history as regards the upheavals in society in 19th and 20th century. It is located in two unique old mansions of the ballerina Matilda Kseshinskaya and of Baron V. Brant. The Museum collection counts over 460,000 items. Among the most remarkable exhibits there are documents concerning the legislative activities of Catherine the Great and S. Vitte's and P. Stolypin's reforming activities, items referring to the epoch of the Great Reforms carried out by Alexander II and objects telling about three Russian revolutions. A big volume of unique materials reveals the activities of supreme state organs of the Russian Empire, the USSR, and the Russian Federation. Documents also remind us of central state, legislative and executive branches of power: the State Dumas of all 7 convocations, State and Supreme Councils and Soviets, local governments.

Tea at Russian Home

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, snacks
Available all year round, except weekend

3 Hours, incl travel time

Does not include transport costs.

Your guide will meet you at the hotel, travel with you on the metro to the homestay and help with translating, while you are looked after by your generous host, who will offer you several sorts of tea and also bake a pie and cakes from her family recipes. You'll enjoy unforgettable taste of home baked meals and sample Russian sweets. During tea-drinking the hostess will tell you about her family. It's a good chance for you to see how a typical Russian family live. It is your opportunity to see how a typical Russian family live and your chance to ask questions about life in Russia with the aid of an expert translator.

River & Canal Boat Trip

Price List PopupIncludes: Guide, Admission Fees
Available all year round

2,5 Hours, incl travel time

Does not include transport costs.

Full Itinerary and Tour Details to be announced.




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