Hotel Anjuta on Ladozhskaya

Industrialniy 40 building 1 , St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Cruise Day 7

A travel blog entry by jas20j

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... PALACE AND FOUNTAINS

Our shore excursion this morning took us to Peterhof is the grandest of all palaces. Its gardens are spread over 1500 acres containing 37 gold statues 3 waterfalls and 64 fountains

Peterhof is located 22 miles west of St Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. Built in 1723 it was the summer palace for Peter the Great, it was intended to rival Versailles. The famous palace and park with fountains are included in UNESCO catalogue of the ...

Saint Peterburg, RUSSIA

A travel blog entry by trina.manz

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... for dinner. Ordering was a bit of fun but as it was a buffet like place we were able to fumble our way through. Not long after that we were in bed, preparing for a big adventure the next day!


Our first full day started out by fighting our way through the breakfast buffet at the hotel. It was packed with tourists and there were only really big tables. We shared with this other very messy elderly Asian couple and it was difficult to move around ...

What a difference a day makes...

A travel blog entry by jimwitmer

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So, after a good nights sleep, we started the day with another big breakfast spread in our lovely hotel. Our first destination was to be the palace and gardens at Peterhof, a spot chosen both for its beauty and its strategic location for fighting the Swedes. We took a hydrofoil boat cruise of about 30 minutes to get there and then started looking around the gardens closest to the grand palace. A 11:00 every ...

Day 8 of Cruise

A travel blog entry by peterdot

... a car speeding through the busy traffic doing at least 80 kph. I don't recall seeing any speed limit signs. Irina's advice on crossing roads on pedestrian crossings, even when assisted by traffic lights, was always to look the driver in the eye before stepping out. My philosophy anyway, but interesting to hear it here. We got back to the ship around 1620 and headed up to the cafe for a late snack to see us through to dinner. It was awesome to see my father's birth place. There was ...

Final days in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jeffandwen-40

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... Peter and Paul dating from 1703, the founding of St Petersburg. Many serfs lost their lives during the building period of this large fortress. Inside the cathedral are the graves of many Tsars but we wanted to see the final resting place of the last royal family, executed during the revolution of 1917. The remains of the family and their court, were discovered in Siberia and were placed in The Grand Ducal Burial Vault in 1998.
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