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St. Petersburg Holidays

Whether you plan to stay for a short break or for a while, St. Petersburg is an ideal destination.

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St. Petersburg Holidays

You will discover this spot about 630 kilometres to the northwest of Moscow. It's also around 18 kilometres to the west of Koltushi.

If you're looking to hit the road with the little tackers in St. Petersburg, you'll find heaps of places to go. The Horrors of St. Petersburg Museum, Divo Ostrov and the St. Petersburg Wax Museum are some great destinations that are sure to be among your first stops.

See some exotic and unusual animals on a day out at the Leningradskiy Zoopark, considered to be one of St. Petersburg's great sites.

St. Petersburg contains a couple of pretty botanical collections that gardening fans might want to discover. Breathe in the unique smell of crisp greenery at the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, or take a stroll in the Botanical Gardens.

Fed up with sightseeing? Take a break in one or two of this region's lovely green spaces. Mosey on over to Summer Garden or Petrovsky Park and take in the relaxing setting. On the other hand, Moskovsky Victory Park and Verkhniy Park could be more convenient depending on where you're staying.

Whether you and your little ones are old-time adventure seekers or you simply love the natural world, a visit to some of the environmental reserves won't disappoint. New Holland Island and Kirov Park are two of this region's most popular choices.

You can bet you'll never be wanting to sit still in this destination, if only because of the wide range of museums to explore. Two of the best options are the Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad and Naval Museum in Old Stock Exchange. If you have some more brainpower leftover, we suggest you also have a look around at the Folk Literature Museum and the Coffee Museum.

The majority of people find themselves taken aback by accounts of bravery and camaraderie out on the open waters. Feed your love of learning about days gone by at the C-189 Submarine Museum and the Icebreaker Krasin, where you can wander among the great exhibits and see some notable old vessels.

Are you a bit of an amateur scientist? If so, you'll find plenty of attractions that will interest you in St. Petersburg. Two places which will nurture your passion for science are Planetarium and Pulkovo Observatory. The Vasily Dokuchaev Museum of Soil Science and the LabyrinthUm are also excellent options.

St. Petersburg is filled with natural history museums, where the family can check out a wide range of historical objects and facts that are on display. Spend an afternoon exploring the well-organised and ever-evolving collections and exhibits at the Artic and Antartic Museum and the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. If you're keen for more, the Zoological Museum and the Russian Museum of Ethnography are also well worth checking out.

Keen to jazz up your life with a touch of culture? St. Petersburg has an assortment of art galleries that will spark your senses. To begin with, admire the beautiful pieces at the State Russian Museum and the Hermitage Storage Facility. Still want more? The Academy of Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Applied Art are a perfect way to end the day.

St. Petersburg has a bunch of fascinating historical museums that are sure to take you on an adventure through the mists of time. You are guaranteed to leave the Matyushin House and the Kirov Apartment Museum with a new wealth of knowledge. The Kirovsky Zavod Museum of History and Technology and the State Museum of the Political History of Russia are also well worth a gander if you have some extra time to kill.

This area has a heap of interesting historic destinations. Start your magical history tour at the Narva Triumphal Arch and Constitutional Court of Russia. Then conclude your day with a visit to either the Manege Central Exhibition Hall or Cabin of Peter the Great.

When exploring St. Petersburg, you'll likely pass by a few of the historic roads spanning the city's riverways, so hold your horses and appreciate these big old structures. The four worth checking out are Italian Bridge, Blagoveshchensky Bridge, Liteyny Bridge and Lions Bridge.

To all of the history fanatics, this one is for you! If you dare, come and visit one of the fortifications in St. Petersburg and imagine yourself as a hero battling to survive. If you're keen to get going, plan to start your day by surveying the perimeters of Peter and Paul Fortress. It's pretty highly regarded. Kronstadt Fortress and Gosudarev Bastion are also worth considering. When you can't get enough or if your camera's just getting started on the scenery, head on over.

St. Petersburg has a whole bunch of amazing mansions and palaces that have sheltered the region's more prestigious residents. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo are a couple of rather famous locations that you and your mates must make tracks to. Still keen as mustard? Make sure to visit Peterhof Palace and Garden and Alexander Palace before you fly home.

Visiting St. Michael's Castle and exploring all its historic rooms and halls is a great activity for people wanting to learn about the region's past

This region is renowned for its range of divine sites. Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral are the most visited of these old structures, with St. Isaac's Cathedral and Trinity Cathedral standing as two other good options.

If you're pressed for time but you still want some local activities, you have loads to choose from. Grab your itinerary and pencil in visits to the Loft Project Etagi, the National Library of Russia, and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library.

Top St. Petersburg Hotels

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg

Nevsky Prospect, 57, St. Petersburg
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

    This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Galeria, Russian Museum and Kazan Cathedral. Summer Garden ...

    from NZ$171

    AZIMUT Hotel St. Petersburg

    AZIMUT Hotel St. Petersburg

    43-1 Lermontovsky Prospect, St. Petersburg
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Admiralteyskiy, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fontanka River Embankment and Mariinsky Theatre. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and ...

      from NZ$67

      Petro Palace Hotel

      Petro Palace Hotel

      14 Malaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Admiralty Building and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Mariinsky Palace and Blue ...

        from NZ$153

        Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

        Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

        1/7 Mikhailovskaya street, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the business district, steps away from St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Great Gostiny Dvor and Mikhailovsky ...

          from NZ$315

          A Hotel Fontanka

          A Hotel Fontanka

          142, Fontanka river embankment, St. Petersburg
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Admiralteyskiy, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Choral Synagogue and Mariinsky Theatre. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and ...

            from NZ$37

            Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

            Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

            1 Voznesensky Prospekt, St. Petersburg
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              This family-friendly St. Petersburg hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Alexander Garden, Russian Admiralty and Palace Square. ...

              from NZ$565

              Lotte Hotel St.Petersburg

              Lotte Hotel St.Petersburg

              2, Antonenko Lane, St. Petersburg
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mariinsky Palace and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Mariinsky Theatre and Kazan ...

                from NZ$313

                Domina St. Petersburg

                Domina St. Petersburg

                99 Moika River Emb., St. Petersburg
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Bridge and St. Isaac's Cathedral. State Hermitage Museum and Winter ...

                  from NZ$145

                  Kravt Hotel

                  Kravt Hotel

                  Sadovaya Street 25, St. Petersburg
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                    Located in St. Petersburg City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Palace ...

                    from NZ$52

                    Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

                    Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge

                    Birzhevoi Pereulok 4, Building 4 lit.A, St. Petersburg
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in District No. 7, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Saint Petersburg State University and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. St. Isaac's ...

                      from NZ$116

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