Free Petersburg: how to save money on excursions and explore the city

Free Petersburg: how to save money on excursions and explore the city

We often repeat that when planning a vacation, you can not save on housing. If you want to reduce your travel budget, save on excursions and expensive entertainment.

Let's look at several ways to explore St. Petersburg for free or inexpensively.

Free museums

There are several museums in St. Petersburg that offer free admission on certain days or times. For example, the Hermitage provides free admission on the third Thursday of each month for privileged categories of citizens, and on December 7, the museum's birthday, entrance to some halls is free for everyone. 

Also, many museums give discounts on entrance tickets, especially in winter. Study the schedule and promotions of museums to visit them for free or with a big discount.

Free guided tours

In search of free excursions, contact novice guides or look for information on the websites of travel companies. Firms often provide a 100% discount for schoolchildren, students and pensioners.

Free walks

St. Petersburg is a city that you can explore just by walking through its streets and parks. Some of the most beautiful places of the northern capital, such as Palace Square, Nevsky Prospekt and Peter and Paul Fortress, are available for free. 

Explore the city yourself using maps and information from the internet to learn more about its history and architecture.

Free exhibitions and concerts

Free exhibitions and concerts are often held in St. Petersburg, which allow you to enjoy art and music at no additional cost. Many galleries and cultural centers offer free events, especially during festivals and special events. 

Before the trip, be sure to study the information on the online billboard sites.

Free viewing platforms

There are several places in St. Petersburg from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the city:

- Neva Embankment;

- Troitsky Bridge offers a good view of the spit of Vasilievsky Island; 

- Semimostye;

- the shore of the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Saint Petersburg offers many opportunities to explore its culture, history and architecture at no great expense. Use these tips to save on excursions, and never skimp on accommodation. Book a comfortable room at the Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel. We offer our guests standard apartments and junior suites, delicious breakfasts and the possibility of settling in with pets.