Saint Petersburg - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tsar Peter the Great
For European standards, St. Petersburg is a relatively young city, founded only in 1703. Its name changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd (1914), to Leningrad (1924), and back to Saint Petersburg (1991). Peter the Great founded the city with the aim to turn St. Petersburg into the Russian capital, once construction was to be completed. He wanted to create a “window to Europe” and a port and a fleet that could compete with the most powerful countries of that time. The Tsar invited architects and engineers from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and northern Europe.

Revolution and war
The city developed quickly and in the 19th century it became a European metropolis equal to Paris, London, Vienna and Berlin. It witnessed the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 and the horrors of Wold War II. The 872-days siege by the German troops between 1941 and 1944 dealt the city an almost fatal blow. But St. Petersburg was never taken and it raised again slowly during the Soviet Union and worked hard to reclaim its former importance.

Rebirth
And so it did! Today, just over 5 million people live in this vibrant and alluring city that offers an incredible amount of events related to any aspect of cultural life. The cultural richness of St. Petersburg is visible in every corner of its vast centre. When you walk down Nevsky prospekt, you find yourself completely surrounded by history, art and culture. In the vast historical centre you will discover beautiful buildings in baroque, classicist, eclectic and art nouveau style that harmonise perfectly with each other.

White Nights
One of the most exciting times to be in Saint Petersburg is during the white nights: when the sun rises around 3:00 am and sets around midnight, starting mid May. Residents and tourists alike gather on the Neva banks late night to witness the opening of all bridges crossing the Neva river.
A must-see!

Weather
Temperatures in St.Petersburg range between -10 and +25, but because of its cold and strong wind it’s important to be well dressed in winter. The best time to be in Saint Petersburg is from late spring to summer and late autumn; however any time of the year will be great to catch the unique atmosphere of this astonishing place! If you’d like more information, please check our blog entries on St. Petersburg!

42 islands
800 bridges
93 rivers and channels
300 museums
5 mio citizens
1439 square km

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Walking city tour

The sightseeing tour of the city centre is a great opportunity to get familiar with the city fro your first day in Saint Petersburg. You will get to know where the most popular cultural an historical attractions are located, you will learn about Russian traditions and study new word and phrases that are essential in your day-to- day life in the city. You will get to know th opening times of numerous museums which you will most definitely be interested in visiting i the near future. You will enjoy the beauty of the city’s cathedrals, squares and palaces. The tou has an interactive character – we will make few short stops during which the guide will provid you with interesting facts about our city and will be happy to answer any questions that migh have arisen.  

The duration of the tour may vary from 1 hour to 1 hour 40 minutes depending o the time of the year and the weather. Although the tour is given primarily in Russian, in certai cases it would also be possible to provide English and German translations.

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Starts On:
January 23, 2017
2:30 PM
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January 23, 2017
4:00 PM
Walking city tour
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January 23, 2017
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Dostoevsky’s Saint Petersburg tour

Starts On:
January 26, 2017
4:40 PM
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January 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Dostoevsky’s Saint Petersburg tour
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January 26, 2017
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The siege of Leningrad

The Siege of Leningrad also known as the Leningrad Blockade was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German, Finnish and Spanish  forces against Leningrad (later renamed Saint Petersburg) during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). The siege started on 8 September 1941 and was finally lifted on 27 January 1944, 871 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties. Almost 900 days filled with pain and suffering, valour and self-sacrifice. We invite you to see the most important and interesting historical places of this page of Russian history. Join us and learn the breathtaking story of the Hero-City!

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January 27, 2017
5:00 PM
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January 27, 2017
7:00 PM
The siege of Leningrad
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April 19, 2017
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April 19, 2017
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