Sonata Hotel on Bolshoy

51 Bol'shoy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | B&B
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St. Petersburg, Russia - Day 1

A travel blog entry by mreasier on Sep 05, 2014

... smaller than tours arranged through the ship. We were a group of 20 that had a 44 passenger bus to ourselves. We all met at 6:30AM and did not return to the ship until after 5:00. Today's highlights were a visit to Sts Peter and Paul’s fortress, a 30 minute ride on a hydrofoil to Peterof (Summer Residence) and the Catherine Palace. ...

Surreptitious and Stylish

A travel blog entry by madanaki on Apr 17, 2014

7 comments, 20 photos

... they revolted. Bloody peasants!) The ornateness, the glitter, the glamour....words can't describe it.

We hope you enjoy perusing a smattering of the 1286 photos Mandy managed to capture after 5 hours of trawling spectacular hall after fantastical corridor. It was all a bit much for poor Steve, who, not quite a culture vulture, decided that playing Candy Crush on the iPad in each stately room was a more fitting way to honour the fallen ...

Storming the Fortress

A travel blog entry by oski on Aug 12, 2013

8 photos

... is the Trubetskoi Bastion Prison (aka the "Russian Bastille") which you can tour and see the prisoners' quarters as they were back then (the 1800's and early 1900's). There isn't much more in the rooms than a cot, a table and a small lamp, and there are two solitary confinement rooms that you can go into and shut the door to see what it would be like to be in confinement at that time. Also on the wall are some histories of the famous ...

Weekend in St Eyecandyburg part 2

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad on Aug 05, 2013

2 comments, 19 photos

... tasked to get some, but found only one in all the souvenir stalls that were trawled through. That evening we all met up and went on a boat cruise through the canals, our guide was a female version of Ivan, but much better looking!! After the cruise some of us went out to dinner, then Ivan was on a mission. We just had to get into coyote ugly. Vlad, Ivan and a girl from the tour, Emilie, decided to try our luck again. This time success!! We ...

Winter and Summer Palaces both in a single day

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Jul 03, 2013

1 comment, 33 photos

... a previous trip) but no-one else. The rest of the party consists of Ram, a very nice big, bluff man from Bangalore; Wolfgang from Germany somewhere, Dresden, I think, also extremely nice and somehow the antithesis of the German archetype: vegetarian, quite spiritual, very relaxed; a Latvian couple from Riga; I have forgotten his name and never found out hers; and a Japanese couple or possibly business colleagues who keep entirely to themselves. David, Ting-Ting, Ram and Wolfgang all ...