River with Boats, Saint Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a vibrant and bustling Russian city of ideas which has firmly established itself as one of the major cultural centres of the world.

The city has a striking array of neoclassical and baroque architectural delights in the form of its many spectacularly designed palaces and museums, most of which were renovated for its 300th anniversary in 2003.

It was here the Russian Revolution was instigated and it was here that democracy was encouraged when a change was required. The city has a different feel from that of Moscow; it takes on more of the western perspective, allowing the feeling of a more European styled city.

Interior of Peter and Paul cathedral in Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Alexander Column in front of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russia
St. Petersburg St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russia

A rich heritage in exploration

Steppes Travel’s roots lie in Russia which is where it all began for us. As such, we have a wealth of knowledge and passion for this vast country – and a whole host of ‘must-visits’ to suggest.

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Winter Palace, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

The Hermitage Museum

Explore hidden treasures of the Hermitage on a private tour.

Aerial view of Kirillo Belozerskiy Monastery, Goritsy, Volga Dream Cruise, Russia

The Volga River

Cruise the Volga River between Moscow and St Petersburg.

Egg faberge, St Petersburg, Russia

Fabergé Museum

Marvel at the rare and unique artworks of the Fabergé Museum.

Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

The Peterhof Palace

Visit the Peterhof Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches along the St Petersburg seafront.

Interior of St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg, Russia

St Isaac’s Cathedral

Look upwards toward the frescoed ceilings of St Isaac’s Cathedral.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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