Learn about Russia’s ‘black gold’ with our exclusive classes, led by undisputed caviar and vodka master Alexander Dmitriev. Find out how to discern different varieties’ nuances to pair with the perfect vodka. Explore how Russian vodka was first crafted and—perhaps most importantly—how to drink it without suffering the next day.Contact us
An education in Russian Avant-Garde art
Indulge in a tour of the ‘One step to Malevich’ exhibition, conducted by the Russian Museum’s curators.
Tour No.1 explores the works of P. Konchalovsky, V. Kandinsky and K. Malevich. Tour No.2 features main halls of Mikhailovsky Palace, Andrey Rublev’s medieval icons, 18—19th century portraits and mosaics.
Visit on a Tuesday for exclusive access.Contact us for more details
Private Box at Mikhailovsky Theatre
In 1866 Johann Strauss II performed the Gypsy Baron at the Mikhailovsky, occupying room No. 26 at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe during his stay—and he’s not the only world-famous musician to have graced the hotel.
Today, guests have the opportunity to view Mikhailovsky Theater performances from the best seats in the house—the hotel’s private box.Reserve our private box
Explore Catherine Palace
A staggering 100kg of gold was used to adorn the façade of this iconic St Petersburg palace. Wander the halls to soak in the grandeur of architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli’s ‘Golden Enfilade’ of chambers, including the dazzling Amber Room.
A half-day tour of the palace’s enchanting Rococo interiors is sure to leave you spellbound.Book your tour
St Petersburg tour
Where can you explore the world’s largest collection of Fabergé works? How did 3,500-year-old Egyptian sphinxes emerge in St Petersburg? Which street is built according to the ancient rule that its width should equal the height of the buildings lining it?
Our expert guides will divulge all this and more on a fascinating city tour.Book your tour