Fabergé Museum is located in one of the most beautiful palaces of St. Petersburg – Shuvalov Palace. The collection contains more than 4,000 works, and in terms of its size and the superlative quality of its works is one of the best collections in the world. The most valuable items in the Fabergé Museum collection come from the 9 Easter Eggs created by Carl Fabergé for the last two Russian Tsars, Alexander III and Nicholas II. The collection includes all the mediums in which the House of Fabergé worked, including “objects de fantasie”, jewelry, silverware, and interior and cult objects.
The Mariinsky Theatre has a global reputation for opulence, the best of ballets and operas. Take a seat in the Hotel Astoria’s private box and watch the curtain go up on an unforgettable performance.
The Winter Palace is home to the world famous Hermitage Museum. Stroll room to room and marvel at the wealth of precious artworks. It would take years to see them all.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOR ON SPILLED BLOOD
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg. Known for its golden and colourful enamel domes and spectacular mosaic interiors, it was built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated. A must for fans of Russian history and culture.
ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL
Cross the square and admire the cathedral's marble and mosaic interiors. Climb the cathedral's 43-metre colonnade for breathtaking views of the city.
Not your first time to St Petersburg? We'll help you explore a different side the city. Take a ride in our cabriolet, learn about peculiar details of the Romanov family's lives or just enjoy an authentic Russian Banya. Our Concierge will design an exclusive tour just for you.
PRIVATE BOAT TOUR
Discover charming St Petersburg on water. Admire famous bridges in the "City of 101 Islands", enter the Gulf of Finland, visit the beach restaurants, and experience the fastest and most beautiful way to Peterhof. All this can be enjoyed on the Astoria's private boat "Four Winns".
A temple to Russian culture, the stately Hermitage Museum harmonises the country’s fascinating heritage with the finest works of art from around the world. Housed in the captivating Winter Palace, it’s one of Russia’s most iconic landmarks. Allow yourself a full day to explore its vast collection, which is home to many of the great masters as well as ancient artefacts and antiquities. Discover majestic works by Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt alongside Byzantine icons and contemporary exhibitions.
ST PETER BOTANICAL GARDEN
One of Russia’s oldest botanical gardens, St Peter Botanical Garden was created in 1714 as an apothecary garden for medicinal herbs. Today, it houses myriad exotic plants from all corners of the world, and presents a rare chance to see unusual species in enchanting surroundings. One of the best things to see in St Petersburg, take in giant water lilies, beautiful orchids, tropical ferns and the extraordinary Queen of the Night flower, which blooms for one night only in May.
Affectionately dubbed the ‘Venice of the North’, St Petersburg is home to a network of charming interweaving canals and waterways. Snaking through the heart of the city, the Neva River offers an enchanting perspective, whether you walk along its banks or take a river cruise for fantastic views of St Petersburg’s incredible architecture.
CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR ON SPILLED BLOOD
With its brightly-coloured globular domes and ornate construction, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is an iconic St Petersburg attraction. Built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, the 19th century church is truly one of the city’s architectural masterpieces, blending Baroque, Classical and Modernist styles. Admire its elaborate façade before gazing in awe at the exquisitely detailed, colourful mosaic frescos inside.
Home to the Bolshoi Ballet, the renowned Mariinsky Theatre has been showcasing St Petersburg’s finest opera and dance displays since 1860. It has seen premiere performances of classical masterpieces from the likes of Tchaikovsky, while many celebrated ballet dancers began their careers on this stage. Catch a romantic show in its striking gilded concert hall, and immerse yourself fully in Russian culture.
The opulent Peterhof Palace was built by Peter the Great in 1720, and is located in the suburbs of St Petersburg. Proudly overlooking on the Gulf of Finland, its elegance and nobility is equal to that of Versailles, though perhaps with a little more gold leaf. Explore the grandeur of its marvellous ballrooms and hallways, Rococo furniture, picture galleries, splendid fountains and picturesque gardens.
While St Petersburg is blessed with a rich artistic history, its contemporary art scene thrives at Erarta Gallery. Presenting cutting-edge works from established and emerging Russian artists, the gallery is the perfect destination for collectors to peruse paintings and sculptures to add to their private collections. Art aficionados will also enjoy the frequently-rotating programme of exhibitions.
New Holland is a hand-made island that arose in 1719, when the Admiralty and Kryukov canals were dug between the Neva and the Moika. Almost immediately, construction of timber shipments was started here, architectural projects were changed three times, as a result of which the complex got its usual form only by the end of the 18th century. Today New Holland is becoming an important point on the cultural map and most importantly an exceptionally pleasant place for walking - despite its compact size, the project should be considered a model for the organization of space and the modest beauty of the northern parks.