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Discover the Magic and Beauty of St Petersburg with Scandi Travel

Sightseeing tour during the Baltic cruise

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One of our favourite destinations here at Scandi Travel is St Petersburg. Known by many as “Venice in the North”, it is a timeless city which offers a unique taste of imperial Russia, the traditional land of the Tsars. In 2019, Scandi Travel’ Russia visa-free cruises to visit St Petersburg will commence operating from March […]

Hotel Domina St Petersburg

Visa free travel to St Petersburg

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Are you looking for a five star St Petersburg Russian hotel situated centrally and right beside St Isaac’s Square? Domina St Petersburg is a luxury hotel in the heart of Admiralteyskiy on the Moika River Embankment and within close walking distance to St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Bronze Horseman, and Blue Bridge. It is also within […]

St Petersburg: Europe’s Leading Destination

Travel to St Petersburg

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In very exciting news for all of us here at Scandi Travel, St Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for travel. At the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, held in Sardinia on September 4th, 2016, the Russian Imperial city was the winner of this prestigious award for the second consecutive year – testament […]

Golden Triangle Hotel St Petersburg

Hotel room of the Golden Triangle boutique hotel St. Petersburg

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Discover the beauty and charm of St Petersburg from your comfortable accommodations in one of the finest St Petersburg hotels, the Golden Triangle Hotel Nevsky 22-24. Situated overlooking the Nevsky Prospekt, this elegant boutique hotel is an oasis of calm in the very heart of this imperial Russian city. Hotel features and services include: There […]

W Hotel St Petersburg

W hotel St. Petersburg outside view

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The 5* W Hotel St Petersburg is really something special. Part of the Starwood Chain, the W Hotel combines sophisticated and elegant luxury with cutting edge contemporary cool right in the heart of Russia’s St Petersburg. Architecturally designed, the W Hotel St Petersburg is situated next to St Isaac’s Cathedral and close to the Winter […]

Rossi Hotel & SPA, St Petersburg

Hotel view

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Located on the Fontanka River in heart of the Russian Imperial city of Old St Petersburg, Hotel Rossi is a boutique hotel that exudes romance and opulence in one of the city’s most intimate corners. The Hotel Rossi is located in a lovingly restored landmark historical building. It is situated on land that was once […]

Hotel Pushka Inn, St Petersburg

Pushka Inn St Petersburg

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Situated in heart of the Russian Imperial city of St Petersburg, Hotel Pushka Inn is but a very short stroll from top attractions including the Palace Square, Kazan Cathedral, St Isaac, Church of the Saviour on the Blood, and The Hermitage. Comfortable and very welcoming, the Hotel Pushka Inn is located in a noble mansion […]

Unusual Attractions in St Petersburg

St Petersburg visa free tours

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St Petersburg has many well-known and well-trodden tourist attractions, but what if you are looking for something a little different to see and do in this Imperial city?   Here are just a few unique and hidden attractions in and nearby St Petersburg – get off the beaten path and explore something a little different… […]

St Petersburg Attractions: The Russian Museum

Russian Museum St Petersburg

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One of the premier tourist attractions in St Petersburg is The Russian Museum. Formerly called the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, it is now simply the State Russian Museum, and has the largest collection of Russian fine art on the city. The museum was established in 1895 by Tsar Nicholas II in […]

Romantic St Petersburg

St Petersburg

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There is nothing quite like a romantic getaway for two, and St Petersburg in Russia is filled with an atmosphere of romance. Imperial architecture, blooming gardens, a maze of canals, fine dining,  and many other aspects of this beautiful city lend themselves to special times for couples. (more…) From Our Tour BlogHotel Domina St PetersburgDiscover […]

A Family Day Out at Peterhof Fountains

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Peterhof Fountains

There are still a few warm months left for the year in the North, and no trip to St Petersburg, whether for a weekend or a month, is complete without a day trip to the Peterhof Fountains.   Millions of visitors to Russia take the time to see the Peterhof Fountains every year, and to […]

St Petersburg – Things to Do with Kids

Travelling and vacationing with children can be one of life’s great joys, but there are times it can also prove somewhat challenging. Children are often not as intrigued by those things that interest adults, and their attention spans aren’t as high as that of parents either. If you’re taking a Baltic Sea cruise with your […]

St Petersburg’s Opulent Peterhof Palace Complex


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No trip to St Petersburg, whether for a day or a month, is complete without a visit to the Peterhof Palace complex. Translating from its Dutch origin to “Peter’s Court”, Peterhof is a complex of gardens and palaces in this Imperial city, and was constructed on the orders of Peter the Great. It is today […]