No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... stone. It is a real tart of a building, shamelessly flaunting it's brightly coloured onion domes and guilder spires. The Cathedral of Peter and Paul older, more grown up and discretely opulent. Both are stunning. Russians are second only to the Turks, in our opinion in hiding their historic sites by not signposting them, giving them a false address or hiding them behind an unmarked door. Those places we failed to find are the poorer for our not ...
... so just lots of looking and interpreting figures). The Church of Spilled Blood complete with its ‘ice-cream’ topped spires was next. Its interior was as impressive as the exterior covered in detailed mosaics and gold. It was build to commemorate the spot where Alexander the 2nd was assassinated and this was well and truly achieved.
I am glad we spent the time prior to landing delving into the history of the Russian people as it gave us a ...
... the war and has been reconstructed to its former glory. No photos are allowed inside the palace so the security guards were out in full force to implement this rule. More gold leaf and chandeliers adorned the walls and ceilings of this palace.
The gardens were quite spectacular with the Grand Cascade containing a series of 64 fountains, 37 gilt statues and 3 waterfalls. See photos for details.
A mediocre ...
... it was our final night in St Petersburg and we are back at the hostel packing for our next journey. The Sapsan fast train to Moscow, 650 Kilometers in 4.5 hours at an average speed of 200km/ph. Bags packed and off we head to the Metro, having done our research we knew we needed two tickets for the Metro, one for us and one for our luggage, so we went prepared and the scary looking security man looked at my bag and took only one ticket, typical, oh well ...
... when we left this morning we didn’t bother bringing them. As luck would have it, whilst we were in the ticket line it started pouring down. Some of the group including us, waited in shelter before buying tickets as it didn’t look like the rain was going to abate. The rest of the group had bought their tickets already and went with Svetlana for the guided tour.
The rain eased slightly and I thought that seeing we had come all this way we may ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking