Holidays to St Petersburg

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

£444 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


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February 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.

Things to see and do in St Petersburg

DEMIR YOSUN | Trip by SkyscannerThe State Hermitage Museum
The State Hermitage Museum
Stuart Scott | Trip by SkyscannerChurch of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood
Va Dim | Trip by SkyscannerCatherine Palace
Catherine Palace
Steve DeAngelo | Trip by SkyscannerPeterhof
tetrabrain | FlickrSt. Isaac's Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral
DEMIR YOSUN | Trip by SkyscannerPeter and Paul Fortress
Peter and Paul Fortress
DEMIR YOSUN | Trip by SkyscannerKazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral
yasmapaz & ace_heart | FlickrPalace Square
Palace Square
FtnLaila | Trip by SkyscannerNevsky Prospekt
Nevsky Prospekt
Alena G | Trip by SkyscannerNeva River
Neva River

Reviews of St Petersburg

Russell Houchin
Russell Houchin

Stunning well maintained architectural gems everywhere, Peter the Great - and its not Moscow!

Keith D. Wyss
Keith D. Wyss

Saint Petersburg has so much to offer! It’s full of stunning palaces and rich museums! During summer the White Nights give the northern capital a unique touch!

George Markovsky
George MarkovskySt. Petersburg

This is the most beautiful city on earth! Its architecture, history and people are amazing.But if you come here for 2-3 days, then you definitely need a guide! I booked a tour with St Petersburg Best Guides and I recommend this company.

Diana Bogoslovskaya
Diana BogoslovskayaSt. Petersburg

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.

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