The Best Things to Do in St. Petersburg

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Popular things to do in St. Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum ©
World heritage site
The State Hermitage Museum
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Russian Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Russian Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great. Today called simply "Peter" by its residents, for much of the 20th century the city bore the name of the country's first communist leader, Lenin. With its ornate mansions and tremendous cathedrals lining the riverbanks and winding canals, this dazzling metropolis seems almost frozen in time. The historical palaces are home to many museums, including Russia's largest collection of art and memorabilia from the country's political history. The birthplace of the Russian ballet and home of many celebrated composers, today the city has a growing underground art and music scene to offer. In early summer the legendary "white nights," when the northern sun barely dips below the horizon, add to the romantic atmosphere of the city aptly called the "Venice of the North," due to its network of canals crossed by more than 300 bridges. A full and diverse itinerary awaits visitors who choose to stay in the city more than just a few days. To personalize your trip to St. Petersburg, create itinerary details specific to you using our Russia trip itinerary planner.

Museums in St. Petersburg

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Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens ©
History Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens Peterhof
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Peter and Paul Fortress ©
History Museum
Peter and Paul Fortress
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Catherine Palace and Park ©
History Museum
Catherine Palace and Park Pushkin
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Kazan Cathedral ©
History Museum
Kazan Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in St. Petersburg

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Palace Square
Historic Site
Palace Square
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Church
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas Kronshtadt
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Church
Sobor Petra I Pavla Peterhof
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I ©
Historic Site
Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in St. Petersburg

Summer Garden ©
Garden
Summer Garden
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Yelagin Island ©
Island
Yelagin Island
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Anna Akhmatova Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Anna Akhmatova Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Divo Ostrov ©
Theme Park
Divo Ostrov
4.1
Duration: 8 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in St. Petersburg

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Cruiser Aurora ©
Ship
Cruiser Aurora
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
The Shadow Museum ©
Children’s Museum
The Shadow Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Military Historical Artillery Museum ©
Military Museum
Military Historical Artillery Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Geological Museum F.N. Chernyshev
Science Museum
Geological Museum F.N. Chernyshev
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in St. Petersburg

Aleksandria Historical Park ©
Park
Aleksandria Historical Park Peterhof
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Park Zayachiy Remiz
Park
Park Zayachiy Remiz Peterhof
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lugovoi Park
Park
Lugovoi Park Peterhof
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Olton Travel Tour Company - Day Tours in St. Petersburg ©
Sightseeing Tour
Olton Travel Tour Company - Day Tours in St. Petersburg
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Petersburg Tour Guide - Anya ©
Private Tour
St. Petersburg Tour Guide - Anya
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Happy Way Segway ©
Segway Tour
Happy Way Segway
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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