Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the minibus and the driver Andrey, were there and we were on our way!
Julia was impressed with our group from the start – she wondered how we managed to get off the ship so quickly. She said some groups took as much as an hour and 40 minutes to get everyone off. She also thanked us for bringing the good “capitalist” weather – it was sunny and predicted to be in the low 70's. This was really the first summer they had. ...
... The countryside along the Neva River (I was in error to say we were on the Volga ... that doesn't happen til we near Moscow) is quite lovely and there are manors and country houses similar to what you might see along any river in Europe. After a couple of hours, we left the river and "sailed" into Lake Ladoga. When we leave the lake we will proceed up the Svir River and through a lock, finally arriving at Mandrogi, which we expect to be a small ...
Its the second largest museum and art collection in the world, behind the Louvre in Paris. Apparently it would take over 6 months to view all exhibits if you spent a minute in front of each, and didn't sleep. We had cleared customs by 8.30am for our trip to the Hermitage Museum. Located on the bank of the Neva River, the building itself is a work of art. Known as the Winter Palace and decorated in the Baroque style, the building comprises of over 1,000 rooms, ...
... football and see Zenit play. Apparently the locals love them create quite an atmosphere. Originally I wasn't coming to St Petersburg but everything I had read stated that the city was the true start of the Trans Siberian rail journey. I am glad I came.
As for the saturday night challenge, My current ratings are;
1 - Krakow
2 - Berne
3 - St Petersburg
4 - Cologne
Time to head to Moscow and the rest of the Trans Siberian/Mongolian journey.....
Catherine Palace is a huge complex in Pushkin, a little way out of St Petersburg. Of course, a lot of its surfaces are covered in gold leaf. It has a beautiful room, the Illuminated Hall, which has mirrors on the walls and hundreds of candles (now replaced by light bulbs of course). Elton John once played a concert there. After Catherine Palace, we visited Yusopov Palace in the St Petersburg centre. This was bought by the Yusupov ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking