Campaign in honor of the World Tourism Day "Unique charm of hospitable St. Petersburg" 2020

Campaign in honor of the World Tourism Day

St. Petersburg is the most beautiful Russian city that has held the status of the capital of a great power for 200 years. Thousands of tourists flock here every year, because the city has something to show. Hermitage, Kunstkamera, Mariinsky Theater, Peterhof….

St. Petersburg is famous not only for its amazing architecture. Celebration of events, one way or another connected with the history of the city, attracts the attention of residents of various corners of our endless homeland. What events can you watch in St. Petersburg, and which of them are considered the best?

Interesting events in St. Petersburg

Festival of Light

The First Festival was held in St. Petersburg in April 2016. The festival features multimedia performances played on the facades of the city's world-famous architectural creations. Thus, in autumn 2017, the Festival covered three largest sites - the General Staff Building, the Winter Palace, and the cruiser Aurora. The light performances were timed to coincide with various dates and revealed various themes - the history of the Russian Empire, revolution, football.

The techniques used by the organizers are striking in beauty and skill - light, laser installations, 3D-mapping, pyrotechnic show.

Date: Usually November 4-5. There is no exact date in 2020 yet.

City Day

The foundation day of St. Petersburg is celebrated annually on May 27. The holiday is celebrated on a large scale - the city is decorated with compositions of flags, banners and banners; grandiose fireworks are arranged; water and light shows and other performances. One of the main concerts is held on Palace Square - "Classics on Palace Square". This concert, due to the highest culture of performance of works, has a special charm and aesthetic value.

Date: May 27

September 26 and 27, 2020, an action in honor of the World Tourism Day "The unique charm of hospitable St. Petersburg" will be held. On the last weekend of the first month of autumn, the tourist capital of Russia will present its residents with a number of cultural events, and most importantly - an unforgettable experience of travel and new discoveries.

Campaign in honor of the World Tourism Day "The unique charm of hospitable St. Petersburg" 2020

The action "The Unique Charm of Hospitable St. Petersburg" is organized for the city residents and is designed to draw attention to the importance of the tourism industry, the need for an early recovery of the industry and the popularization of the city on the Neva as an open and safe destination.

The initiator of the action was the Committee for the Development of Tourism of St. Petersburg together with the St. Petersburg enterprises of the tourism industry and the hospitality industry.

The program includes a sound show "Singing Bridges", free city tours, "Visit Petersburg Restaurant Festival", a motorcycle race, the opportunity to visit cultural institutions and much more.

Dozens of enterprises of the city's hospitality industry have already joined the event - museums, travel companies, water and transport carriers, hoteliers and restaurateurs.

On the main days of the action - September 26 and 27 - everyone who wishes, by appointment, will be able to go on free walking tours of the Petersburg Kaleidoscope project and visit the cultural monuments of St. Petersburg within the framework of the Open City project.

Campaign in honor of the World Tourism Day "The unique charm of hospitable St. Petersburg" 2020

At the moment, about 5 thousand various excursions have been prepared within the framework of the action. There will also be an opportunity to ride on retro transport, river trams along rivers and canals and take part in thematic sightseeing tours of the city on double-decker buses.

The famous Russian 54-gun sailing battleship "Poltava" will also be available on weekends. On September 27, the results of a special competition, which starts in mid-September on Instagram and TikTok, will be announced.

The Visit Petersburg Restaurant Festival will take place for several days. Participating establishments will develop a special set menu for their visitors.

The last day of the action will end with the sound show "Singing Bridges", which is included in the TOP-6 of the best urban projects and is the hallmark of St. Petersburg.

We introduce you to the full list of bright promotions for the Day of Tourism in the city on the Neva:

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