2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
What can one say,just breathtaking the opulence of Peterhof palace alone was worth the journey
What can one say,just breathtaking the opulence of Peterhof palace alone was worth the journey Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Exceptional, gold leaf everywhere,sumptuous apartments ,not rushed through and really enjoyed the visit
Exceptional, gold leaf everywhere,sumptuous apartments ,not rushed through and really enjoyed the visit Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Bus stops at this central location and people could walk around unhindered
Bus stops at this central location and people could walk around unhindered Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We were a little different than most since we embarked here and spent several days here as we had visas so can't speak to the excursions. Saw a lot of buses at different sights so I guess expect crowds! Besides the usual suspects ... Read More
We were a little different than most since we embarked here and spent several days here as we had visas so can't speak to the excursions. Saw a lot of buses at different sights so I guess expect crowds! Besides the usual suspects then, here are my off-the-beaten track recs: Golitsyn Loft on Fontaka river (than walk to Faberge museum from there). A few steps away from Church of Spilled Blood is inexpensive Museum of Soviet Arcade and Museum of Soviet Lifestyle- kids will like but adults will too for a little Soviet nostalgia look. Another tip, if you want to escape Hermitage crowds, your ticket also gets you in at the Gen Staff building (right across from main Winter Palace bldg) which is more modern but also very cool and you'll see rarely-seen Monets, Degas, Picassos, and Rodin sculptures with almost NO one else!! Other off beaten path: New Holland Island if weather is good, all of St. Pete love to go there. Foodwise, anything by ubiquitous Ginza project is kind of perfect though locals may scoff a bit at them. Marketplace is GREAT fast casual self service chain, can sample lots of dishes. Nighttime To Dos: cruise on canal, watch bridges rise at 1am, walk down super lively Rubenstein street, or a ballet. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
When we found out about the Russia Visa requirements, which cost a fortune, we decided to book our own tour through Trip Advisor/Viator (2-day tour with Tickets and Tours) rather than the ridiculously expensive cruise excursions. We loved ... Read More
When we found out about the Russia Visa requirements, which cost a fortune, we decided to book our own tour through Trip Advisor/Viator (2-day tour with Tickets and Tours) rather than the ridiculously expensive cruise excursions. We loved the tour, the guide was excellent and we saw so many sights, including a ride on the metro. We didn't bother seeing a theatre show during the evening, and luckily enough our cruise ship laid on a local Russian folklore show which was great. Be careful of pick-pocketers, they follow you around inside the museums and whilst queueing for tourist attractions (I stopped a group of 3 men stealing a tourist's wallet!). Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
I booked a two day private tour independently. This is a remarkable city and 2 days is nowhere near long enough to get a flavour of what's on offer. I'd suggest researching in advance and picking out the things you simply need to ... Read More
I booked a two day private tour independently. This is a remarkable city and 2 days is nowhere near long enough to get a flavour of what's on offer. I'd suggest researching in advance and picking out the things you simply need to see, then filling in the remaining time, to avoid sensory overload Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Amazing place, filled with so much to see and do, this was a bucket list place and loved every moment
Amazing place, filled with so much to see and do, this was a bucket list place and loved every moment Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Another beautiful example of Russian luxury and beautiful interiors. Palaces are pretty dazzling and this one meets all the qualifications.
Another beautiful example of Russian luxury and beautiful interiors. Palaces are pretty dazzling and this one meets all the qualifications. Read Less

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