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8 fantastic St. Petersburg attractions and one surprise [with map]

8 fantastic St. Petersburg attractions and one surprise [with map]

If you are planning a trip to St. Petersburg, this is the ultimate list of what you need to see, with a handy map. Let the buildings astound you as you explore the rich culture of the Venice of North. Plan your trip to make sure it includes the most incredible and memorable attractions of...
Celebrate the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg

Celebrate the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg

Every summer a strange phenomenon occurs in St Petersburg. From early June to late July the city doesn’t get dark, even during the night. This gives the residents plenty of reason to celebrate. Due to this phenomenon, the White Nights Festival began. It’s a collection of events including art, music, opera, ballet, film, and huge...
How to avoid a spot of bad luck in Russia

How to avoid a spot of bad luck in Russia

Ever wonder how to avoid bad luck when travelling? Read our 9 favourite Russian superstitions. Russia, like every country, has its fair share of quirky traditions and superstitions. Before visiting, check out this list of some of our favourites. 1. When heading on a trip Before you even arrive in Russia, get in tune with...
Culinary exploration with the Ginza Project

Culinary exploration with the Ginza Project

What do you get when a group of creative innovators gather to ensure that some of the great cities of the world has a restaurant to please any palate and preference? The Ginza Project. On a culinary mission The rapidly expanding, international restaurant group, Ginza Project, owns more than 100 restaurants in various big cities...
Exploring St. Petersburg’s wonderful winter on a budget

Exploring St. Petersburg’s wonderful winter on a budget

Visiting St. Petersburg in winter is a magical experience. You don’t have to have pockets full of cash to make the most of your stay in this beautiful city, as we found a local to share some great tips. Anna Avdeyeva is one of the co-owners of Best-Guides St. Petersburg and has been working as...
A beginner’s guide to the Hermitage Museum

A beginner’s guide to the Hermitage Museum

In true imperial style, Russia’s most exquisite art gallery can be quite intimidating. Housing over three million items dating from the Stone Age to the present day, it’s wise to arrive with a plan of action. The Hermitage saw the dawn of light in 1764, when Catherine the Great bought a collection of over 200...
How to spend the most perfect weekend in St Petersburg

How to spend the most perfect weekend in St Petersburg

Attractions, must-sees and must-do’s are scattered all over the wonderful Russian port city of St. Petersburg. In order to get the best of the city, make sure you plan ahead. Here are the top tips on what to see and do while in “the Venice of the North”. In a city with more than 5.2...
Check out the cool draw-bridges in St. Petersburg

Check out the cool draw-bridges in St. Petersburg

Built over 42 islands and connected by over 300 bridges, St Petersburg is a city of waterways. It is particularly famous for its beautiful drawbridges, which were installed to allow both waterborne and pedestrian traffic to come and go as it pleases.  Perched at the western edge of Russia’s vast territories, St Petersburg’s waterways play...
Join a whirlwind adventure of St. Petersburg

Join a whirlwind adventure of St. Petersburg

If you only have a few hours to spare in St. Petersburg, you can still discover the city’s must-see marvels thanks to these super convenient bus and boat tours, both of which run all year round. St. Petersburg is not described as the ‘Venice of the North’ for nothing. The city exemplifies Russia’s European heritage,...
A visitor’s bucket list to St. Petersburg

A visitor’s bucket list to St. Petersburg

Start checking off those St. Petersburg bucket list items on your next trip to Russia. First time traveler? Here are 6 items that should be at the very top!   1: Hermitage Museum © The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg The number one stop when in St. Petersburg for the first time traveler is the...
St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

Exploring the local cuisine is a big part of travelling somewhere new. If you are among those who always look at the dessert menu first, make sure you keep reading. Russian cuisine has plenty of tasty cakes and pastries to offer for every palate so for the ultimate sweet culinary experience in St. Petersburg. Take...
An innsider’s best St. Petersburg tips

An innsider’s best St. Petersburg tips

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