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A guide to spring and summer events in St. Petersburg

A guide to spring and summer events in St. Petersburg

With a wide range of happenings in St. Petersburg, it might be wise to plan your trip in good time. Take a look at this guide to the best events the city has to offer coming spring and summer.  The vibrant city of St. Petersburg has a lot going on when it comes to events...
Olympic splendour: How to enjoy the perfect day trip to Sochi

Olympic splendour: How to enjoy the perfect day trip to Sochi

Located in the southern region of Krasnodar Krai, the city of Sochi is one of Russia’s busiest destinations. Although the rest of the world knows it as the location for the 2012 Winter Olympics, its nickname at home is Russia’s Summer Capital, making it clear that the Black Sea City’s appeal lasts all year round. ...
An insider’s best St. Petersburg tips

An insider’s best St. Petersburg tips

Planning a trip to St.Petersburg? Have a look at these insider’s tips revealing the best places to go and what to see and do to make the most out of your trip. Enjoy! The insider Lindsay Comer is 32 years old, American, self-employed as a photographer and freelancer, and she’s in love with Russia. From...
The top 5 reasons ski fans need to visit Rosa Khutor

The top 5 reasons ski fans need to visit Rosa Khutor

Although the 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone, the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort is still a top draw for visitors to the Sochi region. Tucked into the Western Caucasus Mountains but only 31 miles from the Black Sea, this resort offers the best of both worlds. If you’re a ski fanatic, you won’t want to miss a trip...
Must do’s of Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg

Must do’s of Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg

Let this guide be your map to the best food, attractions and shopping, as you enjoy your day strolling along Nevsky Prospekt. When arriving in St. Petersburg, you should make your first stop the Nevsky Prospekt. This stunning 2.5 mile avenue is adorned with Russian History. Beautiful buildings, breath-taking bridges and powerful palaces become only...
Sample traditional Russian cuisine in St. Petersburg

Sample traditional Russian cuisine in St. Petersburg

Explore the many exciting flavours of traditional Russian cuisine at one of these reccommened restaurants in St. Petersburg. While St. Petersburg is a city packed with restaurants offering food from every corner of the world, you might want to try some of the country’s own cuisine. These three Tripadvisor-recommended restaurants have set up menus full...
#Innsider's guide to Moscow

#Innsider’s guide to Moscow

Image credit: “Moscow Low (Street Level through the Grass)” by Geraint Rowland, used under CC BY / colour balance from original Moscow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and non-stop cities. Brimming with modern culture and fascinating history, spring or autumn are the best times to visit, when the crowds aren’t quite so big and the temperatures not...
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...
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