Romantic Weekend in Saint Petersburg

Price upon request

4 Days

Traditional Russian food
Sunset Saint Petersburg
Saint Isaac Cathedral

What you will do

This gastronomic weekend gives you a whole new perspective on the history of St. Petersburg. It is above all a personal experience to cook an old dish according to a classic recipe. Let yourself be seduced by unusual cuisine in the best modern restaurants, where the traditions of St. Petersburg are however respected.

What's included

Stay

Food

Transport

Your itinerary

Day 1
Peter and Paul Fortress

 

Welcome to Russia!

Meet your driver at the airport…

Arrival in Saint Petersburg in the evening, welcome by your driver and transfer to the hotel. Installation at the Sokos Palace Bridge 5 * hotel (Luxury Option: for those who would like to add a touch of luxury, come and savor the splendor of a stay at the Grand Hotel Europe 5 *.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Nevsky prospekt

 

Food city tour

Meeting with your guide at 10 am in the hotel lobby…

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meeting with your guide at 10 am in the hotel lobby, then transfer to “Russkaya Rumochnaya №1”. In this restaurant, you will discover the famous dish born in Saint Petersburg in the 19th century thanks to Count Stroganov (who gave it its name). You first visit the Vodka Museum since it is also in Saint Petersburg that modern 40 ° vodka was born. Then you participate in a cooking workshop to learn how to make a Beef Stroganov under the instructions of a chef.

Lunch on site, and tasting of homemade spirits (included in the price).

Around 1 p.m., transfer to the famous Nevsky Prospect: you will find the best desserts in the sublime Eliseevsky merchant shop. Stained glass, moldings, fine chandeliers and exotic fruits, marzipan with corn and garlic, this shop is a true gastronomic kingdom. With a cup of tea or coffee, you enjoy a dessert from the chef of the shop (included in the price).

You then walk on Nevsky Prospekt and continue your discovery of the sweet delicacies of the city: You glance at the pastries in the windows that Nevsky Street has housed since Leningrad’s time, and discuss the sweets tasted by the inhabitants for 3 centuries. You can buy your walk in the pastry shop “Zhelyabova 25” which dates from 1958. A real institution among the inhabitants, you will eat the famous local “donuts” there (not included, to be paid on the spot).

Free time. Dinner on your own (you can provide you with a list of recommended restaurants and reserve a table in your name) and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Peter and Paul Fortress

 

Free day

Free day for a personal discovery of Saint Petersburg.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day for a personal discovery of Saint Petersburg.

Optional visits (price on request):
1 / Dog sled experience around Saint Petersburg
2 / Transport tour on the theme “The French in Saint Petersburg”
3 / Walking tour on the theme “Musical district”

Meeting with your guide at 7 p.m., and transfer to the island of New Holland for a guided tour: New trendy place in Saint Petersburg, New Holland is evolving very quickly and sees the opening of many places and restaurants within it. The most recent opening is that of the brand new Coco Couture restaurant.

At 8:30 p.m., dinner at the Coco Couture restaurant, renowned as one of the best gourmet restaurants in the country. The interior is very sophisticated (gold, mirrors, velvet), and the chef an amateur of delicate combinations and complex techniques (reservation of a table, menu to be chosen in advance, payment on the spot, not included in the price).

Around 10:30 p.m., transfer back to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 4
Church of the Savior on Blood Saint Petersburg

 

Walking Tour

 A guided walking tour on the theme “Saint Petersburg: tradition or modernity?

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet your guide at 10 am in the hotel lobby for a guided walking tour on the theme “Saint Petersburg: tradition or modernity?” : You stroll in one of the districts where the duality of Saint Petersburg is most visible, between architecture, gastronomy, history and modernity. You will probably see the city in a different way, you will feel its contradictory spirit and its openness to novelty. You will discover the most “noisy” and lively street in the city, rue Rubinstein.

Around noon, lunch with your guide in the Social Club restaurant (payment on site, not included in the price). (Alternative: brunch at the Grand Hôtel Europe 5 * between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – price on request).

Free time, then transfer to the airport or station.

The price includes
The price does not include
General terms and conditions
  •  30% deposit upon reservation
  • Balance payment one month before departure
  • The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons 
  • Non-binding pictures 
Cancellation Policy
  • If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 
  • Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price
  • Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %
  • Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %
  • If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount
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