TRIP TO ST PETERSBURG RUSSIA
LET US HELP YOU PLANNING YOUR NEXT VACATION!


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Need help planning a trip to St Petersburg Russia? If so, you're in the right place! Here you can ask the help of two locals to plan a simple and stress-free Russian vacation of a lifetime. 

Most of you will agree with me that travel planning can be overwhelming and time-consuming regardless of which country you choose to visit, especially when you haven’t done something like this before. Searching for information online on where to go, what to see, where to stay, and put it all together and then booking is really a daunting task.

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We know that because, Anastasia and I, love travelling and have planned countless trips in and out of Russia for ourselves (and even some for our friends and family).

And, since we have started our travel website, the one you’re visiting now, we understand that even more because on daily basis we receive a lot of emails from people all over the world feeling frustrated by the bulk of information they have to handle in order to plan their own journey.

If you’re thinking to visit the cultural capital of Russia (and you should), there is a lot of information on this website you can use for free to plan and book your trip on your own.

But if you're a first-time traveler and are not sure where to begin, or you have multiple questions and need more detailed advice, or simply you don’t want to spend the time making that perfect itinerary, then get in touch with us and let us help you get on your way to having the Russian vacation of your life. 

We can help you plan a custom itinerary tailored exactly to your time, budget and preferences, as well as we can answer any itinerary planning questions or arranges a number of travel services in St Petersburg prior to your arrival. However, keep in mind that there are certain things we cannot do such as booking a flight or a hotel because we are not a travel licensed agency, but rather a travel planner.

If you choose to work with us we'll help you book your trip to St Petersburg Russia as if it was a trip we were booking ourselves and provide recommendations as we would for our closest friends and family members. But, please understand that in order to help you with the planning of your Russian vacation we have to charge a fee for it, because time spent consulting is time spent away from our daily life.

PLAN YOUR TRIP TO ST PETERSBURG RUSSIA


Ready to plan? If so, learn how we work and how you can benefit from our service by clicking on the links below, or simply by scrolling down.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US


Wondering what do you get from us? Here you go...

Our travel planning consultation includes:

  • General trip consultation – We are happy to discuss your goals and interests, as well as review and/or amend your rough itinerary, and answer any questions related to your trip to Russia.
  • Planning your daily activities in the city based on your budget, time, and likes.
  • Giving first-hand recommendations for places to visit and things to do in the city, such as best sightseeing, cafes and restaurants, theatres and nightlife, or local events.
  • Airport, train, and port transfer booking, including car rental options with driver for your itinerary.
  • Help with restaurants and tickets reservation in the city.
  • Planning and arrangement of a guided tour based on your special interest, budget, and time constraints.
  • Help with Visa support and Tour Vouchers, if you need a visa.
  • Hotel suggestions tailored to your budget and preferences as well as requesting, developing, or organizing special arrangements for honeymoons, anniversaries, or weddings.
  • Flight booking advice for the best and cheapest routes and/or least time in layovers.
  • Travel insurance recommendations.
  • Travel tips.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS


Wondering why should you consult with us? Here's why...

By working with us you...

  • ...will get the right answers and assistance from two local experts who live and work in the city, and have been travelling almost all over the world.
  • will avoid headaches, feel less overwhelming, and spend a fraction of what you'll pay if your trip goes wrong.
  • will save time, not only in the initial planning of your trip (where most people usually spend weeks researching) but also with the trip itself, by looking at the best travel options and tour itineraries.
  • will be sure to travel efficiently, stress-free, and maximize your experience.
  • will you get peace of mind by knowing that you can call or text us while you're in Saint Petersburg at any time, and you can even meet with us if we are available. Basically, if something goes wrong a backup on the spot is guaranteed.
  • will get the most out of your trip because we will share with you our deep local knowledge of Russia's Cultural Capital and global expertise.

Lastly, you should know that we speak fluent English, Russian, and Italian.

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how does it work


Wondering what is the process for consulting with us? Read on...

We offer several consultation services designed for travelers of different levels of preparedness, who are planning a trip to St Petersburg Russia. Check out the summaries below, and choose what travel plan consultation suits you best.

general travel planning consultation

This service is ideal for those who have general concerns about travelling to St Petersburg Russia and would like to talk with a local expert before going. You'll send us your questions upfront per email, and later we'll go over each question via Skype answering all your questions.

This package includes the following services:

  • A 45mins one to one Skype session to be scheduled with you in order to answer some of your questions (You can send up to 6 questions to be reviewed before starting our Skype chat).
  • A final "wrap up" email with answers to your questions along with some personal suggestions.
  • Accommodation and transportation suggestions, if you need.
  • Travel services assistance in St Petersburg, such as airport/train pickup transfer, guided tours, admission tickets, entertainment and restaurants, or visa support, if you ask.
  • Support during your trip to St Petersburg Russia, if you book one or more of our travel services.

COST €45/52$

TRAVEL ITINERARY REVIEW CONSULTATION

This service is ideal for those who have a current or rough travel itinerary with all the details already in place, and simply wish to have our expert review. When you choose this package we'll review your plan in detail with an eye toward smoothing out logistics, identifying optimal alternative things to see and do during your visit, and offering suggestions for additional activities that align with your interests.

This package includes the following services:

  • Itinerary review taking into account your budget, your interests, and time with suggestions or changes to enhance your trip to St Petersburg Russia and make it the best experience possible.
  • Up to 1 round of trip revision.
  • A one to one Skype session to be scheduled based on your time zone.
  • One week email support as a follow up to our Skype consultation in order to answer any questions or doubts you may have about your trip to St Petersburg Russia.
  • Accommodation and transportation suggestions if you ask.
  • Travel services assistance in St Petersburg, such as airport/train pickup transfer, guided tours, admission tickets, entertainment and restaurants, or visa support, if you need.
  • Support during your trip to St Petersburg Russia, if you book one or more of our travel services.

COST €108/$125  

TRAVEL PLANNING CONSULTATION

A travel planning consultation is ideal for those who have some idea of what they’d like to see and do in Saint Petersburg but require some hands-on help and advice putting it all together. We prepare our recommendations for your trip based on an online form you submit as well as additional questions we may gather from you during the process. Then, during our Skype session call, we go over our recommendations and answer any questions you might have before sending you the information via e-mail.

This package includes the following services:

  • Itinerary review taking into account your budget, your interests, and time with suggestions or changes to enhance your trip to St Petersburg Russia and make it the best experience possible.
  • Up to 1 round of trip revision.
  • A one to one Skype session to be scheduled based on your time zone.
  • One week email support as a follow up to our Skype consultation in order to answer any questions or doubts you may have about your trip to St Petersburg Russia.
  • Accommodation and transportation suggestions if you ask.
  • Travel services assistance in St Petersburg, such as airport/train pickup transfer, guided tours, admission tickets, entertainment and restaurants, or visa support, if you need.
  • Support during your trip to St Petersburg Russia, if you book one or more of our travel services.

This package includes the following services:

  • Itinerary construction and travel pacing to mesh with your personal needs and desires, including what to see and do in the city and how long to spend there.
  • Up to 2 rounds of trip revisions.
  • A one to one Skype session to be scheduled based on your time zone.
  • Two weeks email support as a follow up to our Skype consultation in order to answer any questions or doubts you may have about your trip to St Petersburg Russia.
  • Recommendations for activities and sightseeing, including entertainment and restaurants, aligned to your tastes and style.
  • Advice on common questions like expected weather, packing tips, transportation options, and which passes to purchase.
  • Guidance and cultural pitfalls for first-time visitors.
  • Accommodation and transportation suggestions, if you ask.
  • Travel services assistance in St Petersburg, such as airport/train pickup transfer, guided tours, admission tickets, entertainment and restaurants, or visa support, if you need.
  • Support during your trip to St Petersburg Russia, if you book one, or more of our travel services.

COST €216/$250  

Custom itinerary & travel planning

The custom itinerary and consultation is perfect for those who want to go to Russia and visit St Petersburg but are happy to have an expert like us put together the whole itinerary, day-by-day, built with their interests and needs front and centre. This bespoke package will be delivered to you via e-mail so you’ll have time to look it over before we hold our call to walk through the details and answer questions.

This package includes the following services:

  • We will take care of the whole planning of your trip to St Petersburg Russia. From logistics and lodging to guided tours and restaurants or entertainment, including airport pickup transfer and more, we will set up a detailed daily itinerary with suggestions and recommendations taking into account your budget, time and tastes.
  • Up to 3 rounds of trip revisions.
  • A one to one Skype session to be scheduled based on your time zone.
  • Three weeks email support as a follow up to our Skype consultation in order to answer any questions or doubts you may have about your trip to St Petersburg Russia.
  • Must-see sites, can’t-miss activities, and essential visits we’ve discovered from many years living in Saint Petersburg.
  • General travel tips and advice on common questions like expected weather, packing tips, transportation options, and which passes to purchase.
  • Support before and during your trip to St Petersburg Russia.

COST €324/375$  

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additional information


Having doubts? We all have some thoughts before booking a service online. Hope the below points may help you clear up your mind.

As much as we would love to help everyone plan their trip to St Petersburg Russia, we don’t always have the time to answer each and every single one to the best of our ability. Thus, if you want to get some high-level advice right away and avoid to worry about the details, booking a dedicated consultation with us is the way to go.

But before contacting us, keep in mind the following:

  • Start your planning, and contact us, well in advance of your trip. We're very busy, and we may not be able to help you with short notice.
  • To get started, first thing first, you must submit the form below and fill out all the fields. By filling out our form you'll help us to better understand your travel style and any special requirements you may have.
  • Once we've received your request, you'll get an automatic follow-up email, informing you that your message has reached our inbox email. Within 48 hours, you'll receive a new email from us with details on how to move forward with the consultation.
  • Please note that payment must be made via PayPal, Wire Transfer, or Western Union before the work commences. Any payment transactions fees are on you. For instance, if you pay via PayPal a 5% fee applies.
  • Once the payment has been finalized, we'll start working with you, and send you further details.
  • Payment by credits cards directly through our site is currently not available, but you can use PayPal.
  • If you need an invoice, we can provide you with one at the end of our consultation.
  • Please note that we don't offer hotel or flight booking but only provide you with links to make a booking. We will do the research for you, but you are responsible for purchasing the travel yourself.
  • Please note that completing the online form on this site does not obligate you to make any purchases or move forward with our services.
  • Please note that if at any time you are genuinely unhappy with the service provided, we will refund you half of the money paid within the first 30 days. The refund only applies for the two following options: travel plan consultation and custom itinerary & travel plan consultation.

plan & book your trip with us


We’ve helped hundreds of people plan their trip to St Petersburg Russia and you can be the next. If Russia's Northern Capital is your next travel destination, and you want someone to plan your vacation, then fill out the form below and submit your request today.

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