Winter Tour of St Petersburg and region

Russian Winter Tour (2 Options, 5 days / 6 nights)

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St Petersburg and Winter Activities in the Region

These tours are specially designed for those who visit St. Petersburg in winter and want to experience winter activities without going too far away. Really, there are plenty of opportunities near St. Petersburg – in the surrounding region.

Okhta Park Resort Hotel (30 min drive from St. Petersburg, Option 1) provides services of a luxury country club and recreation centre for winter outdoor activities: snowmobile tours, khaski dog sledding, skiing, skating at a fabulous forest skating rink (shaped as a winding path through the forest with a total length of 1,5 km). One can enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool and a traditional Russian Bathhouse with a special steaming process.

Mandrogi Village (3,5 hours drive from St. Petersburg, Option 2) stands on the bank of a picturesque Svir River surrounded with forest. The Mandrogi Resort offers accommodation in wooden cabins and all kinds of winter activities including horse drawn sleigh ride in the forest with picnic and shooting. Guests can tour the village, visit the Vodka Museum and take a culinary, or pottery, or matreshka painting master class.

If you are visiting St. Petersburg with e-visa it covers your trip to the surrounding region as well.

Option 1: St Petersburg and Toksovo, Okhta Park

DAY 1, Fly to St Petersburg

Transfer from airport to 4* Hotel in St. Petersburg with guide’s assistance

DAY 2, Hermitage and city-tour

10:00Drive to the Hermitage & visit the main complex of the Museum

13:00free time for lunch

14:15St. Petersburg city-tour with visits to Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Cathedral and Saviour on the Spilled Blood Church

17:30Return to Hotel

DAY 3, Catherine Palace in Pushkin and Yusupov Palace

09:00Drive 1 hour to the town of Pushkin (formerly, Tsarskoye Selo)

10:00Tour of the Catherine Palace, Amber Room and gardens

12:30Lunch at the Admiralty restaurant in the park (pre-booked)

Drive back to the city

14:45Tour of the Yusupov Palace, the former home of the aristocratic Yusupov family and the sight of Gregory Rasputin’s murder in 1916

DAY 4, Okhta Park

09:30Check out of Hotel with luggage and transfer to Toksovo, Okhta Park Resort Hotel (30 min drive)

11:00Rent ice skates for 2 hours skating at the forest skating rink with instructor

13:15Lunch (pre-set)

Free time for various winter activities (skies, sleighs, etc.). Access to swimming pools

19:30Dinner (pre-set)

DAY 5, Okhta Park

10:00After breakfast drive to the nearby Zubrovnik Preserve (6 km). Visit a Bison farm.

Arrive at the snowmobile station: get the equipment & briefing by an instructor on managing your snowmobile and safety rules.

Drive snowmobile through the forest accompanied by instructor (1 hour)

Transfer back to hotel

13:00Lunch (pre-set)

16:00 - 19:00Visit to a Bathhouse that offers a special steaming process

20:00Dinner (pre-set)

DAY 6, Okhta Park and transfer to St Petersburg

10:00 - 12:00Husky dog sledding on land adjacent to the resort with instructor

12:00Check out of the Hotel and drive back to St. Petersburg

13:00Lunch in St Petersburg (pre-set)

Transfer to Airport to catch your flight

Option 2: St Petersburg and Mandrogi Village

DAY 1, Fly to St Petersburg

Transfer from airport to 4* Hotel in St. Petersburg with guide’s assistance

DAY 2, Mandrogi

09:00check out of Hotel with luggage and transfer to Mandrogi (265 km, 3.5 hours with a stop)

13:00Arrive Mandrogi and check into the Mandrogi Hotel

13:30Lunch in the restaurant (pre-set)

Tour of the historic part of the village, visits to the weaving and pottery workshops, forge, and the Vodka Museum with vodka tasting.

Optional: pottery / matreshka painting / culinary master-class

19:30Dinner in the restaurant (pre-set)

DAY 3,Mandrogi

10:00Horse drawn sleigh ride in the forest and picnic

13:00Lunch in the restaurant (pre-set)

16:00 - 19:00Visit to a Bathhouse that offers a special steaming process

20:00Dinner in the restaurant (pre-set)

DAY 4, Mandrogi and transfer to St. Petersburg

10:00Arrive at the snowmobile station: get the equipment & briefing by an instructor on managing your snowmobile and safety rules.

Drive snowmobile accompanied by instructor (1 hour)

Free time for souvenir shopping

Check out of hotel

12:30Lunch in the restaurant (pre-set)

Drive back to St. Petersburg and check-in to hotel

DAY 5, St Petersburg

10:00Drive to the Hermitage, visit the main complex of the Museum

13:00free time for lunch

14:15St Petersburg city-tour with visits to Peter-and-Paul Fortress and Cathedral and Saviour of the Spilled Blood Church

Transfer back to hotel

17:30Return to Hotel

DAY 6, St Petersburg and departure

Check out of Hotel

09:30Drive 1 hour to the town of Pushkin (formerly, Tsarskoye Selo)

10:30Tour of the Catherine Palace, Amber Room and gardens

13:00Lunch at the Admiralty restaurant in the park (pre-booked)

Transfer to Airport to catch your flight