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An essential guide to 24 hours in St Petersburg

An essential guide to 24 hours in St Petersburg

24 hours is not enough to absorb everything that St Petersburg has to offer, but you can certainly make a start on the major sights and get a feel for this elegant city and former capital of Imperial Russia. Even if you’re in St Petersburg on a short stay or layover, there’s still plenty to...
Explore the beautiful suburbs of St. Petersburg

Explore the beautiful suburbs of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is without a doubt an interesting city with a lot to offer. Yet you should also take time to explore some of the lovely suburbs, witnessing the greatness of the former Russian Tsars. The lovely suburb of Pushkin Start your day off with a trip to Pushkin, one of St. Petersburg’s most charming...
Experience winter wonderland in St. Petersburg

Experience winter wonderland in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg emerges from the winter darkness as the festive season approaches. The anticipation of Christmas brings the city to life, full of light and warmth during this truly evocative time of year Sometimes it is good not to follow the crowd, in this case, by travelling to St. Petersburg in the summer, as most...
Travelling from Pulkovo Airport to St Petersburg

Travelling from Pulkovo Airport to St Petersburg

Millions of tourists fly to St Petersburg each year to visit its historic landmarks, from the 18th century Peter and Paul Fortress to the Baroque Winter Palace. Take the stress out of getting there with our guide to travelling from Pulkovo Airport; you’ll be in the city less than an hour after touchdown. The year-round flood of...
10 Fun Activities in St. Petersburg

10 Fun Activities in St. Petersburg

The city is bubbling over with pretty streets, grand buildings and many educational museums. But let’s not forget that St. Petersburg also offers a huge variety of fun activities for all ages. St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, and known to be the country’s cultural heart. It is often referred to as...
Harley Davidson Festival Comes to St. Petersburg this August

Harley Davidson Festival Comes to St. Petersburg this August

First held in 2011, the Harley Days Festival is now one of the biggest and best Harley Davidson enthusiast events in the world. Come to the Venice of the North this August to see some rubber burn! Now in its fourth year, the Harley Days Festival should be the star attraction in the calendar of...
ExpoForum: St Petersburg's New Convention Arena

ExpoForum: St Petersburg’s New Convention Arena

Arguably Russia’s most fascinating city, St Petersburg’s arts and entertainment scene just got a whole lot bigger. From this October, visitors will be able to pay visits to the expansive ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre for business, pleasure and everything in between. Visitors heading to Russia’s capital now have everything they need under one roof,...
#Innsider’s guide to St. Petersburg

#Innsider’s guide to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the second biggest city in Russia, so choosing what to do can be tricky! Our Innsider guide unearths some of the more obscure activities as well as local delicacies and tips. Enjoy our innsight to this cultural gem. Starts of the White Nights Created in 1993, Stars of the White Nights One...
Discover Moscow Stars

Discover Moscow Stars

If you’re in Moscow during the end of April and find yourself pining for a healthy dose of creative arts, then a trip to the annual Moscow Stars International Arts Festival may be just the ticket. The festival aims to showcase the very best of the Russian arts scene, featuring a variety of categories including...
Celebrating the feast of Troitsa in Moscow

Celebrating the feast of Troitsa in Moscow

If you’re in Moscow in the weeks following Easter, you may notice a lot of extra greenery in places you wouldn’t normally expect. Many local houses, flats and churches will be decorated with fresh green branches, flowers and leaves in honour of Troitsa, or the Feast of the Trinity – more commonly known as Pentecost...
Best cafes with free WIFI in Krakow

Best cafes with free WIFI in Krakow

The former Polish capital of Krakow is full of charm and allure. Its historic city center is a UNESCO protected heritage site, but the coolest haunts are still modern enough to appeal to the tech savvy traveler. When you’re traveling on your own, top priorities are usually simple: a reliable WIFI connection and a drink...
Historic highlights of Astrakhan

Historic highlights of Astrakhan

Astrakhan is one of Russia’s most diverse cities, with cultural influences ranging from Persian cuisine to Chinese design. This southern centre on the shores of the Volga is jam-packed with historical gems for you to uncover.  Back in the days of the old Silk Road, Astrakhan was a thriving trading post thanks to an enviable...
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