St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural capital; nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, it draws all of the romantics. The sheer number of museums, palaces, parks and theatres is overwhelming. The abundance of apartments-turned-museums, where the country’s cultural heritage was created, could lead one to believe that all of the country’s writers, poets and musicians lived exclusively in this city. You can buy tickets to and from St. Petersburg on Aeroflot’s website or at any of our offices.
Not just part of the city, but the whole historical centre is protected by UNESCO. Among the few other cities that enjoy that privilege are Venice, Rome, and Paris.
St. Petersburg is perfect in sunny weather (and yes, despite all of the legends about its gloomy climate, the city does enjoy plenty of sunny days), but given its abundance of museums, you’ll never get bored, even if it starts to rain. Not to mention the countless cozy cafes and famous bakeries that will make your journey pleasant, no matter what time of the year you visit.
The fastest and easiest way to get to St. Petersburg is to fly. Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow(duration: only 1h 30m). The plane lands at Pulkovo Airport, 15 km from the centre of the city. The best way to save money is to buy round-trip plane tickets. The best fares sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.