Need to Know

General Information

Founded in 1703, St. Petersburg is the largest city in Russia, second only to Moscow. Located on the 60th parallel in the Northwestern region of Russia, St. Petersburg is the world’s largest most northern city and the largest city in Europe that is not a capital.

St. Petersburg benefits from direct flights to 102 international destinations, including to major hubs. It is only 1h10m away by plane and 3h45m by speed train from Moscow, with 60 flights and 15 trains daily. Speed trains (4 daily) also run from Helsinki and will get you to St. Petersburg in 3h27m. Still, bear in mind that September is relatively high season in St. Petersburg that is why we encourage you to book your travel options in advance.

Known as the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg boasts 221 museums, more than 80 theatres, 100 concert venues, 45 art galleries and exhibition halls, and etc. The city hosts around 100 festivals and competitions annually, of which more than 50 are international. The historical centre of St. Petersburg, as well as the palaces in the vicinity are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

To learn more about St. Petersburg as a destination for your travels, kindly refer to the Official tourist information portal – Visit Petersburg. Information on sightseeing, cultural events, dining and shopping can be found there. We encourage you to check out the Tourist guidebook section of the portal to get all the essential information for a comfortable stay in St. Petersburg. Please be advised that tickets to major museums and theatres normally need to be booked well in advance.


Transfers will be provided on your arrival to St. Petersburg and will get you to the recommended hotels from Pulkovo Airport and Moskovsky railway station. Please make sure to update your registration form once you know, whether or not you will need an inbound transfer. Kindly note that we will not be organizing the outbound transfers and delegates shall make their own arrangements through hotel reception or by using mobile apps such as Yandex Taxi, Gett or Uber Russia.

We will also provide transfers to the social events venues each day. More information will be available closer to the event date. 

Optional Tours

Detailed information coming soon.