We open our historical itinerary by staying in the very heart of all Russian culture, at one of St Petersburg’s treasured historic monuments, the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, following in the footsteps of Debussy, Gorky and Strauss. This miracle of an hotel is a restored reincarnation of the former Europeiskaya, opened in 1875, and thus St Petersburg’s oldest hotel.
Within an aura of aristocratic ambience you will enjoy five-starred, white-gloved service and sophistication. Just barely off the bustling Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg’s Champs Elysées, and minutes from the Heritage Museum and Winter Palace, the Grand Hotel Europe could not be more central, both in location and spirit. It has character in plenty, as might be expected, and oozes history in every detail. Once a gleaming symbol of the City of the Czars’ prosperous days as Russia’s capital from 1712 until 1918, once again it is the pulse of a reawakened city: the elegant Caviar Bar is the rendezvous of choice, and the prestigious L’Europe offers a level of luxury and fine dining not often seen.
It is in L’Europe that we start our celebrations in style with a delicious six-course gourmet dinner beneath the exquisite Art Nouveau stained-glass ceiling, enjoying timeless classic music by the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky, and a performance by dancers and a chamber orchestra. On the following morning, after an exquisite breakfast at L’Europe, we shall have the day to ourselves until the evening, when a night at the Ballet beckons. On the following day there will be the chance for a Sunday brunch accompanied by live jazz, after which we have the day to ourselves, to explore and to dine on whatever we please at some of St Petersburg’s excellent restaurants—or return to the Grand Hotel Europe for a Russian afternoon tea—or a vodka or caviar experience.
The rooms are glittering, as befits this historic and spectacular palace. There are 266 suites and rooms, including historic and avant-garde suites. You can do evertying here, from a special night in a gorgeous Suite with a performance of the Ballet and a Caviar feast, to a full-blown Banquet for 300 guests. It’s a wonderful hotel—and the service is simply marvellous—impeccable, and yet with a warmth which is above the usual. This is an hotel which will care for your creature comforts in every way possible.
Club rates start at savings of up to 45% off rack rates.
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Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
1/7 Saint Petersburg
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