Travelling to St Petersburg just got easier
Staying at Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte hotel in St Petersburg just became easier for travellers allowed to use the new e-visas when landing at Pulkov airport in Russia. Now is the best time to plan a trip, whether spontaneous or for a special occasion without the hassle of applying for a visa.
Single entry e-visas are issued free of charge and valid for 30 days allowing guests to stay in St Petersburg and the Leningrad region for up to eight days, starting from the date of entry. Visa applications are done through the Foreign Ministry website and need to be completed a minimum of four days before the planned trip.
The new ruling for e-visa is perfect timing for this winter when St Petersburg hosts a whole range of cultural events that include:
Premiere of ‘Aida’ at Mikhailovsky Theatre
Rembrandt’s ‘The Fall of Haman’ will be revealed as part of celebrating The Year of Rembrandt at the State Hermitage
Exhibition of the iconic realism painter Ilya Repin takes place at the Russian Museum
The New Holland Island continues its concerts, contemporary art exhibitions and lectures on a variety of subjects and prepares to open its Christmas Market and skating rink
Erarta Gallery invites to admire Augmented Reality by Zulkarnain Ismail
Do not miss a visit to Faberge Museum, which boasts the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jewelled works of art, but also as unique historical artefacts Explore the great city of St Petersburg when staying at Astoria and book the Hermitage Museum experience
A minimum 3-night stay
Daily breakfast at Astoria Restaurant
Russian afternoon tea at Rotonda Lounge
Hermitage Museum entrance ticket
To book: Astoria's Cultural Package
There is no excuse to delay a visit to one of the most beautiful cities of the world – and winter is one of best seasons to explore it! For more ideas on how to make the most of a visit to St Petersburg, Astoria’s concierges are on hand to recommend an ideal itinerary and recommendations can be viewed here
Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is a luxurious contemporary property in St Petersburg, Russia. Located in the very historical center of the city, the hotel boasts an illustrious biography and elegant traditions, fashionable interiors and dynamic service. It is the preferred hotel for cinema stars and musicians, politicians and famous artists. The most popular museums and theatres, galleries and shops, trendiest bars and restaurants are located within just a short walk from the hotel, allowing the guests to be in the epicenter of events and feel the pulse of the big city. The rooms and suites of Astoria combine ultramodern design elements with classic interiors and great views, creating cozy residential atmosphere, ideal for relaxation after an intense day of exploring St Petersburg.