St Petersburg – a dream made real

St Petersburg was created by a man with a dream – Peter the Great knew that one day this would be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Let us show you how right he was…

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    The Power of Dreams

    To sightsee in St Petersburg is to see for yourself the power of dreams – Rastrelli’s Winter Palace, Monferrand’s St Isaac’s Cathedral, the raising of the bridges during White Nights – and outside of the city there is the dreamlike Catherine Palace and Park; and Peterhof Palace and Park, with its amazing Golden Cascade…

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    Museums – the world’s cultural heritage

    A good part of the world’s cultural heritage is to be found in St Petersburg’s museums – in the Hermitage Museum you can admire the masters of the Renaissance and Impressionism, in the Russian Museum there are soulful Russian landscapes; Russia’s great literary heritage is celebrated in the Dostoevsky Apartment Museum and the Pushkin Apartment Museum.

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    Theatres and Concert Halls

    Tsarist Russia was famous for its Imperial Russian Theatres where Tchaikovsky presented his magical creations. Today, some of the most famous opera, ballet and classical music is still to be found in St Petersburg – the Kirov Ballet, Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra at the Mariinsky Theatre; classical music at the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

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    St Petersburg is the city of Fabergé, and the original shop is only a short walk away from the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22; so is Nevsky Prospect, fashionable since the early eighteenth century. In this most elegant of cities the shops are always an attraction by themselves…

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    St Petersburg is a sporting capital – come for the tennis during the St Petersburg Open, for the yachting during the Volvo Ocean Race… football fans can watch FC Zenit; and there is Spartak for basketball, world-class iceskating and ice hockey. Ask our concierge to get you tickets for the big game…

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    Restaurants, Nightlife and Getting Around

    In St Petersburg the old imperial world of a night at the opera followed by dinner and then on to a club is still the way of doing things – our concierge is a past master at getting best seats at the new Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, and dinner in one of the city’s many fine dining restaurants.