Taleon Imperial Hotel, Nevsky Avenue, Sankt Petersburg, Rusia
Fireworks, lavish dinners and extravagant parties – St. Petersburg offers the dedicated traveller many highlights on New Year’s Eve.
New Year in St. Petersburg means taking a dive into the fantastic atmosphere of the city, walking around its snowy streets, admiring fairy decoration and illumination of the palaces, visiting christmas markets where you will have the possibility to buy russian worsted mittens and socks, to try russian traditional food and drinks and also take a sledge ride with legendary Troika.
There is a wide range of things to do on the night from Dec 31 to Jan 1 in St. Petersburg: dinners in the cozy restaurants of the city center with the new year entertainment programs, concerts and open air celebrations on the Nevsky prospect, the mail avenue of St.Petersburg, dancing in the numerous clubs of the city and if you want to welcome in the New Year the way St. Petersburgers do – go on the Palace square opposite the Hermitage, and there under the biggest New Year’s tree in the city you will blend into the festive crowd, take part in the main New Year’s concert, hear the president’s congratulatory speech 5 minutes before midnight, make a wish, then a toast and you will celebrate the New Year with a glass of legendary Soviet Champagne!
Saint Petersburg is a world-class destination and Russia's second largest city, with a population of more than 5 million perched at the eastern tip of of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River.
The city was formerly known as Petrograd and later Leningrad.
This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and virtually any building in the large historic centre, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's greatest and oldest collections of art, treasure, and antiquities, and one of its most beautiful buildings.
Once a desolate swamp, Russia's imperial capital is today a dazzling metropolis whose sheer grandeur never fails to amaze.
Whether you’re cruising the elegant canals, crossing one of the 342 bridges in the city, or just watching them being raised over the mighty Neva River at night to allow ships to pass through, you’re never far from water in St Petersburg, which has earned the city unsurprising comparisons to Venice. The similarities don’t stop there, though: any wander in the historic centre will reveal canals lined by Italianate mansions and broken up by striking plazas adorned with baroque and neoclassical palaces.
St Petersburg is an almost unrivalled treasure trove of art and culture. You can spend days in the Hermitage, seeing everything from Egyptian mummies to Picassos, while the Russian Museum, spread over four sumptuous palaces, is perhaps the best collection of Russian art in the world. Add to this world-class ballet and opera at the Mariinsky Theatre, classical concerts at the Shostakovich Philharmonia and a slew of big-name music festivals over the summer months, and you won’t be stuck for cultural nourishment. If contemporary art is more your thing, there’s also the fantastic Erarta Museum, showcasing the best in modern Russian art, and a small but buzzing gallery scene.
Built from nothing by westward-looking Peter the Great, St Petersburg was from its inception to be a display of imperial Russia’s growing status in the world. Fine-tuned by Peter’s successors, who employed a host of European architects to add fabulous palaces and cathedrals to the city’s layout, St Petersburg grew to be the Romanovs’ showcase capital and Russia’s first great, modern city, a status it has retained despite the capital moving back to Moscow following the revolution. Despite all that history has thrown at it, St Petersburg still feels every bit the imperial capital, a city largely frozen in time.
The city’s White Nights are legendary: those long summer evenings when the northern sun barely dips below the horizon. Revelry begins in May, when spring finally comes to the city and parks are filled with flowering trees, and peaks in mid-June, when the sky doesn’t get dark, festivals pack out concert halls and the entire city seems to be partying over the brief but glorious summer. But don’t worry – even when the skies are grey and the ground covered in snow, St Petersburg’s rich culture still dazzles and delights.
Taleon Imperial Hotel, situated in the heart of historic St.Petersburg, is the only luxury palace hotel in St.Petersburg, where Tsarist grandeur meets XXI century service.
Taleon Imperial Hotel is the ideal starting point for your visit to Russia’s old imperial capital.
The hotel dominates the intersection of the Moika River and Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main throughfare, and is a 5-minute walk from the world-famous Hermitage Museum in Palace Square and very close to many other must-see sights.
Some of the city’s finest shopping, including exclusive clothes boutiques and jewellery salons are situated near the hotel. In summer water taxis and pleasure craft wait at the quay in front of the hotel and offer a memorable city tours by water.
Taleon Imperial Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and Virtuoso. The Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named the Taleon Imperial Hotel among 100 best hotels in the world. Hotel is a winner of the World Travel Awards in nomination Russia’s Leading Hotel Suite in 2014, 2015, 2016.
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