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Your extension to St Petersburg…
Pricing starts from AU$725 per person twin share and includes*
- Sapsan high speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg vice versa
- Standard hotel in central St Petersburg, 3 nights twin/double including breakfast
- Two-Day entrance ticket to the Hermitage Museum and its branches
- 1 Day City Sightseeing St Petersburg Bus Tour (hop on/hop off)
Getting to St Petersburg
Getting to St Petersburg is an easy part of your journey to St Petersburg. Take the “Sapsan” high speed train from Moscow. It only takes 4 hours, watch the cityscape make way for country scenery then back again on this comfortable and quick journey whilst enjoying a tea or coffee and small snack.
Your central Hotel
Helvetia Hotel, St Petersburg
Located in the charming early 19th century building that until very recently housed the Swiss Consulate in St. Petersburg, the four-star Helvetia Hotel Suites is an up-market hotel offering elegant and comfortable accommodation in the very centre of the city. Opened in 2003, the Helvetia Hotel Suites has 59 spacious and stylishly furnished guest rooms, including several options with kitchen facilities for self-catering. The hotel’s large Family Suites provide some of the best accommodation in St. Petersburg for guests traveling with children. Also on offer at the Helvetia are a good range of business services and the pleasant Marius Pub and Restaurant, serving a wide selection of draught beers and quality Swiss cuisine. The hotel is entered through a pretty guarded courtyard that is used in summer for classical music concerts and other Swiss-themed cultural events. The Helvetia Hotel is located on Ulitsa Marata, only 200m from Nevsky Prospekt. It is possible to reach most of the city’s major attractions, including the Hermitage and the State Russian Museum, on foot, and there are also three metro stations within five minutes’ walk of the hotel, providing fast access to all corners of St. Petersburg.
A combined entrance ticket to the State Hermitage allows you in two consecutive museum working days to visit all the museum facilities operated by the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, including:
- the main displays located in the five interconnected buildings of the museum on Palace Embankment (including Winter Palace).
- the displays in the General Staff building on Palace Square and the Menshikov Palace on University Embankment
- the Winter Palace of Peter the Great down the Palace Embankment from the main complex
- the Porcelain Museum on Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony
St Petersburg Bus Tour
St Petersburg is the famous Russian port on the Baltic connecting Russia with the rest of Europe for centuries. Let City Sightseeing St Petersburg show you around Russia’s imperial capital and experience panoramic views of this dazzling metropolis from the top of our famous bright red double decker buses, hopping on and off at 19 conveniently located stops around the city over 1 or 2 days.
Your City Sightseeing tour will show you the many impressive buildings, statues, parks and canals that gives this city its uniqueness. Hop off and rub the toes of the 7 Atlantian Statues for good luck or explore the Nevsky Prospekt, that. as well as having numerous Palaces, Theatres and Museums, is the centre of the city’s social and cultural life with countless bars, restaurants, shops and cafes along its 3 mile stretch.
There are a number of other exciting attractions in the city including Kazan cathedral , summer garden and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, so make sure you take time to explore all St Petersburg has to offer and let City Sightseeing inform you through our exciting multilingual audio guide.