The art treasures of St Petersburg: Legacy of the Tsars

04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018
From £2,180 with flights
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The beautiful city of St Petersburg, often known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ was founded by Peter the Great to demonstrate his wish that Russia was a major power with its roots firmly fixed in Europe. Accompanied by Professor Alexei Leporc, Curator of Western European Art at the Hermitage, explore this grandest of cities with its elegant buildings and unsurpassed palaces located both in the city and the surrounding countryside. The visit has been specially planned for March when the snow makes everything picturesque and the city looks magnificent. The theatres are open, the vodka and furs come out and the insides of the buildings are kept cosy and warm. More importantly one can enjoy the city’s wonderful architecture and superb museums without the crowds later in the year.


  • Enjoy two visits to the Hermitage to view its unrivalled collection of Western art
  • Immerse yourself in a ballet or opera in one of Europe’s grandest theatres
  • Your hotel is ideally located only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s main sights of interest such as the Palace Square, Tthe Hermitage and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Visit the newly opened and stunning Fabergé Museum
  • This journey can be extended to include a three day visit to Russia’s ‘Holy Mother’, Moscow

Trip scholar

Professor Alexei Leporc, Curator of Western European Art at the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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