How to book a hotel room and prepare for a trip to St. Petersburg in winter

How to book a hotel room and prepare for a trip to St. Petersburg in winter

A trip to St. Petersburg in winter can be a pleasant and unforgettable experience if you prepare carefully for it.

How to book a hotel room and whether it’s even worth going to St. Petersburg in winter - we’ll tell you in the article.

Weather forecast

Weather conditions in winter in Russia are not the most comfortable for tourism. However, even they should not stop you from traveling, especially to such a beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

The weather in St. Petersburg in winter, like in any other city, is unstable. The average air temperature ranges from -5 to -12 degrees. There are both thaws with sunshine and frosty days with temperatures ranging from -25.

Preparing clothes

Winter in St. Petersburg is characterized by cold and wet weather, so it is important to choose warm and waterproof clothing.

Include thermal underwear, warm jackets, hats, scarves and insulated shoes in your wardrobe. Don't forget gloves and a soft sweater.

Booking a hotel

If you decide to book a hotel room in St. Petersburg in December, be prepared for increased prices due to the New Year holidays. In the second half of January, demand for tourism in the city falls, as do accommodation prices.

February is the most unpopular winter month in St. Petersburg, so you will definitely be able to find an inexpensive room in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

Route preparation

In winter, it is better to avoid long walks. Of course, a visit to the Christmas market or ice skating rink is a must during the winter months. However, we kindly ask you to alternate walks outside with warm cafes or museums.

Keep in mind that in winter there is shorter daylight, so plan your walk so that you have time to see everything that interests you.

Preparation of a cultural program

But museums, theaters, various exhibitions and master classes are open all year round. St. Petersburg is famous for its cultural program, and we recommend visiting in winter:

- ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Mariinsky Theater;

- exhibition “Christmas” in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Anne;

- master classes on chocolate or Christmas wreath;

- Museum of Emotions or the exhibition “Magic Beyond Hogwarts”.


If in summer we suggest you walk more, then in winter you can actively use public transport and taxis. If you want to save on bus and metro travel, buy a Podorozhnik card. Traveling with her will be cheaper.

Proper preparation will help you enjoy all the beauties of winter St. Petersburg, despite the cold and snow. And the Teatralnaya Ploshchad hotel will provide you with comfortable living conditions and first-class service.