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Things to Do in St. Petersburg This Spring

Things to Do in St. Petersburg This Spring

After the long winter months, St. Petersburg wastes no time in celebrating the warmer temperatures. Whether you want to stroll through the royal parks, attend a spring festival, or take a day trip—here are some ideas for things to do in St. Petersburg this spring.

  • Admire landmarks such as the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress from the water as you cruise along the Neva River.
  • Join the citywide celebrations and watch the fireworks displays and parades for Labor Day (May 1) and Victory Day (May 9).
  • Attend a ballet performance at the famous Mariinsky Theatre during the annual International Ballet Festival.
  • Make the most of the smaller spring crowds at attractions such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
  • Take a day trip to Peterhof Grand Palace and gardens, and watch the fountain show, which starts up in May.
  • Discover Russian cuisine in a cooking class with a professional chef.
  • Visit the Catherine Palace and Pushkin Palace on a day tour and enjoy a guided walk around the palace gardens.
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Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

Skip the Line: St. Petersburg: Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre Ticket

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Russia is home to some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious ballet companies. On this tour, experience an unforgettable evening at the famous Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. Attend a ballet performance by one of Russia’s top ballet companies and enjoy a magical rendition of a classic ballet such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, or The Nutcracker.
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  • 3 hours
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$235.90
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$235.90
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Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg

Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg

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Escape the tourist crowds and delight in the imperial majesty of the Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens on a half-day tour from St. Petersburg. With a professional guide, explore the opulent chambers and ornamented halls of Peterhof, declared the ‘Russian Versailles’, and delve into the rich history of the regal residence. Stroll amid the botanical grandeur of the garden, roaming past more than 100 fountains and swathes of exotic flowers. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

St. Petersburg Small Group or Private Walking City Tour

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Discover beautiful St. Petersburg by foot on a 3-hour, small-group walking tour of its architectural treasures. With a guide, set out to explore the signature sights of this spectacular city, Russia’s capital during the 1700s and 1800s, as you uncover its history. See top St. Petersburg attractions including St Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square, walk along Nevsky Prospect, and learn about the city’s present-day culture and life. Numbers are limited to 12 tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00
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City Sightseeing St Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing St Petersburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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For the ultimate in sightseeing flexibility, purchase a one- or two-day hop on hop off bus ticket and travel by double-decker bus among St. Petersburg's key attractions. You get on and get off at any of the 18 stops along the bus route. You may also choose to sightsee via boat on the city's canals. Buses and boats are equipped with on-board audio commentary to enhance your sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
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$16.54
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$16.54
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Saint Petersburg CityPass

Saint Petersburg CityPass

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The St. Petersburg CityPass is the ultimate in flexibility for your sightseeing in the city. Choose which museums and attractions to visit when you want. The CityPass includes admission to more than 20 different museums. Use the pass for complimentary bus tours, walking tours, or sightseeing excursions on the water. You also receive deals and discounts at participating restaurants. An included guidebook and city map help plan your days. Choose from 2-, 3- or 5-day passes.
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  • 2 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.99
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$87.99
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Diamond Room Private Tour with Curator including All Day admission to Hermitage

Diamond Room Private Tour with Curator including All Day admission to Hermitage

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Spend a day exploring St Petersburg's magnificent Hermitage and pay a private small-group visit to the museum's Diamond Room, renowned for its priceless gem collection. Enjoy over an hour within this renowned treasury in the company of a knowledgable art historian and curator. Marvel at jewels dating as far back as 3,000 BCE, see exquisite Fabergé works and learn about the Romanov's excessive wealth while discovering this unique collection. Afterward, tour the Hermitage's vast exhibition halls with an all-day admission ticket, taking in works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Van Gogh.
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  • 2 hours
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$410.00
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$410.00
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Segway tour St. Petersburg - Major route

Segway tour St. Petersburg - Major route

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It's a unique ability to see most significant sightseeings in St. Petersburg in a short time without getting tired.
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  • 2 hours
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$36.35
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St Petersburg: Half–Day Cathedrals Walking Tour

St Petersburg: Half–Day Cathedrals Walking Tour

Discover St. Petersburg’s remarkable cathedrals and churches on this private, half-day walking tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel, and walk or take public transit (own expense) to the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Next, continue to Kazan Cathedral (famed for its resemblance to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome) and the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood (renowned for its bright colors and distinctive onion domes). Learn all about the landmarks’ history from your guide, and save time with skip-the-line entry.
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  • 3 hours
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$109.04
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Private Cooking Class: Borsch & Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg (with transfer)

Private Cooking Class: Borsch & Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg (with transfer)

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Immerse yourself in the culinary techniques and traditions of Russian cuisine with a 3-hour private cooking class in St Petersburg. Join a skilled chef in preparing two well-known Russian dishes: beet borscht and beef stroganoff, and learn about the confluence of local cuisine and culture while preparing each dish. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the delicious fruits of your creation.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.00
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$276.00
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