No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Location: St. Petersburg
Arrived from: Esfahan via Tehran and Dubai
Start date: 12/09/13
End date: 18/09/13
What was great: The Hermitage, The church, some coffee places
What was not great: The weather, the public transport, being ill
... Russia, we had to get one any way. St Petersburg was founded by Peter the great and was originally swampland. For a period of time it was the capital of Russia during its long history and it is known as the Venice of Russia. Although we had never actually been to Venice, with all the canals passing through the city, you can understand why. To get from the airport into the city you can either take a taxi direct or take a bus to the nearest subway station ...
... to it than some of the places we have been recently. The canals that run between the streets are very reminiscent of Venice.
There is still a distinctly Russian flavour, however, and the colourful spires and golden sparkles of churches are never far from view. On our second day we decided to do a bus tour of the city ...
... are impressive. Each is different, and the majority are large (8 feet high) carved granite, often a bust of the person, though some are artistic renderings of something symbolic about their life. Many have photos of the person, and I wonder how the photos survive the elements, but they seem to be generally in fine condition. Some of the gravesites we saw included Kruschev, Raisa Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin ... who had an ...
... 8221;. Basically Russia does things their way and don’t care how the West does it or if it makes more sense to do it another way. The warning related in particular to the border crossing which we had been told can vary from anywhere between 2 and 6 hours (or even more). We were also warned to be very serious, not smile, laugh, talk or joke when the Russian border guards were around. It is with this in our minds that we approached the Russian border. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking