St Petersburg HolidaysRussia
Erected under the watchful eye of Czar Peter the Great in 1703 as the new capital of Russia, St. Petersburg was designed with defiance of everything Russian and alignment with everything European in mind. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sometimes St. Petersburg feels like …

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How to get to St Petersburg

Here's what you need to know about getting to St Petersburg. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to St Petersburg takes 3 hours, 35 minutes.

When to go to St Petersburg

Typical Holiday Price

£384 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in St Petersburg varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

November

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to St Petersburg.

Where to stay in St Petersburg

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in St Petersburg, according to other travellers.

Reviews of St Petersburg

George Markovsky
George MarkovskySt. Petersburg
27/06/2018

This is the most beautiful city on earth! Its architecture, history and people are amazing.

Diana Bogoslovskaya
Diana BogoslovskayaSt. Petersburg
23/01/2018

Room temperature! It was like 50 deg. celsious. It was cold (it was winter and windows were leaky) and we only got thin blankets. Receptionist was unfriendly. A bit away from the city center. Noisy, very basic and no conveniences offered - but to be expected for the price you're paying. The bathroom sink seemed to always have hairs in it.

Krista Canfield McNish
Krista Canfield McNishSan Francisco
08/06/2016

We loved St. Petersburg and had perfect weather when we went in late May. If you're looking for good coffee, head to Smalldouble. We had an incredible dinner at Dom and don't miss the Faberge Museum. If you want to try a squid ink burger (all black burger including the bun and cheese) Wave is pretty fun and the owners are so incredibly nice. Loft Project is neat (it's little tiny shops in shipping containers and lots of cool local artists and designers).

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City
29/08/2015

The central part of the city is gloriously beautiful. Try to go during the summer when you can experience the soft light up till midnight. It is a magical feeling to glide through the canals on a boat (see photo) off the Neva taking in the old ornate pastel colored buildings.For art lovers, it is a treasure trove of riches in the Hermitage, and you have always something in the performing arts; ballet, opera. Try to get out to Peter the Great's Imperial Estate of Petrodvorets about an hour ride by boat - like a Russian version of Versailles.

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