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TravelPod Member ReviewsPilau Hostel St. Petersburg
The staff were polite and very helpful, the room I was in was basic but comfortable, if a little hot and humid, however street noise could be quite intrusive, but the shower, bathroom and kitchen facilities were very good and well maintained. Don't be put off by the entrance hall to the apartments when you are buzzed into the building, once you get to the apartment upstairs it does get a lot better!
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What a fabulous day, loved it I have been studying Russian history for a couple of years now and to see it is, well, awesome. Even the place we are staying, as mentioned, I have read about many times during The Red Terror and the Checka Peter and Paul Fortress today. Did you see me in the wax museum, oh I was Catherine the Great, I was Peter ...
... Russia. Having the worst seats in the house was a slight problem though - craning our heads over and we could still only see half the stage!!
On our final day in St Petersburg we decided to head out of the city to Tsar's Palace Gardens. The main attraction itself is filled with hundreds of fountains and supposed to be really beautiful. However it is also very expensive, so instead we wondered round the outer gardens which where equally as beautiful but probably not ...
... not at all dark – it was really hard to believe how late it actually was. On the coach home we were given a card with the autograph of the lead ballerina on it which I thought was very nice – something for the scrapbook. Getting back on to the ship didn’t take long at all and we just had a chat about what we would do the next day before going to bed. Dean and I’s pillows and duvet had been changed so I hoped that would make a ...
... and it was boiling outside so we changed into some summery clothes and went back out in search of food. The place we found was lovely and we ate a hearty Russian meal of duck and sauerkraut soup, potato pancakes with smoked herring, beef stroganoff and grilled chicken with pickled onions and carrots, washed down with several half litre glasses of Siberian Corona. We later decided that this was the best beer we have ever tasted and began to plan a glamorous marketing campaign ...
... ride. A visit inside the
Grand Choral Synagogue.
09.45-10.30 am A visit to Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral, the
burial place of the Russian Emperors
11.00-11.30 am Hydrofoil ride to Peterhof
11.30-01.00 pm Walk in the Peterhof ...