Posts tagged "St.Petersburg"
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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