Why visit St Petersburg?

A beautiful city overlooking the Baltic Sea, St Petersburg contains some of the most intricate Baroque architecture, stunning palaces and awe-inspiring sculptures in all of Europe.

Engrossed in a complex and intriguing history that will satisfy even the most seasoned would-be historians, travelling St Petersburg is always a pleasure, and what better way to see it than on one of Scenic Eclipse’s ultra-luxurious adventure cruises?

If you’re craving history, culture and a life of indulgent luxury at sea, then read on for just a few fantastic reasons to visit this amazing and diverse destination.

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Experience the intricate, stunning architecture of St Petersburg

Until you’ve met the Grand Palace face-to-face, and marvelled at the ornate French-style interior, it’s hard to construct a mental picture of the wealth and power that is interwoven into the city’s historical tapestry.

But the architectural must-sees don’t stop there. Try basking in the glorious presence of the impressively colourful Church of the Savior on Blood. Constructed in the late 19thCentury, the Church of the Savior on Blood, built by Alexander lll as a memorial to his father, Alexander ll, is a must-see. By just strolling around this wonderful city, you’ll be able to take in sights that its former inhabitants left behind as glorious, architectural gifts from the past.

Taste the culinary delights, both on-land and on board Scenic Eclipse

As you’d expect from a city of its calibre, the food choices on-land in St. Petersburg are as pleasing to palettes as any other. From humble cafés providing local delicacies in an intimate, authentic environment, through to outstanding steak houses and fresh fish cooked in a Russian style – the options are endless.

On board Scenic Eclipse, the culinary journey continues, as guests can choose from a range of delectable dining experiences. Try Azure Bar & Café for flavoursome, bold, barista-style coffee and snacks. Or sit down with friends at Lumiere, home to classic French cuisine such as delicious beef tartar and duck a l’orange. Be amazed by our world-class chefs, as they prepare exciting Asian fusion at Koko’s Teppenyaki & Sushi restaurant.

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See the Marble Palace with Scenic Enrich

As part of our Scenic Enrich encounters, which let guests go further into the heart of a city’s culture than the ordinary traveller, guests on board Scenic Eclipse will be able to bear witness to an exclusive, private ballet performance at the Marble Palace – a truly unforgettable experience that is simply out-of-reach for the majority of luxury travellers and holiday-makers.

Experience 'White Nights' over St Petersburg in June

Scenic Eclipse visits St Petersburg in June, which is the perfect time to experience what's called 'White Nights' over the city. When the White Nights are in full effect, the sun barely sets over St Petersburg, which gives travellers a golden opportunity to take to the streets a little later, exploring the city in its magical, luminous, midsummer glow.

Unwind in style on board the World’s First Discovery Yachts

From ultra-luxurious Verandah Suites and indulgent Spa Suites with custom-designed Jacuzzis, through to world-class dining and your very own private butler service, embarking on a St Petersburg tour with Scenic Eclipse is an experience like no other. With as much to take in on board the World’s First Discovery Yacht as there is on-land, it could be time to start your adventure by ordering a brochure today.

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Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura Barlow-Edwards
Laura is Scenic's Digital Marketing Exec. She loves travel; her first river cruise was on the Danube, and she fell in love with Budapest at first sight. In her free time, Laura is usually reading, travel blogging, or planning her next adventure.