Novotel St Petersburg Centre
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking hotel
TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel St Petersburg Centre St. Petersburg
Definately. Walking distance to the main shopping areas and central sights. Easy access to the Metro
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Early start to the day today...we got a 0530 wake up call and departed Tallinn at 0745 hrs for the drive into Russia. We drove for about 2 1/2 hours before reaching the town of Narva. Arnie had to get out and get a special permit to drive the bus across the border.. We then drove 200 yards and stopped again before getting the all clear, we then drove to the Estonian checkpoint where we were boarded by a customs officer and he collected our passports..we then waited about an hour ...
... lemon trees with leaves of malachite and diamond and citronite fruit, absolutely mind blowing. The next room displayed a huge array of gift pieces, gifts from the Crown to various dignitaries, cigarette cases, snuff boxes, miniature figures, all brilliant. We did visit the shop but alas the Christmas Eggs and the other desirable pieces were a bit dear, and besides, how would we get them home? Our thirst for jewellery sated we walked along the canal toward the ...
... in Russian. The conversation and body language was not looking good. The man just kept saying "No" and shaking his head while Nadya appeared to be pleading with him.
At last Nadya shrugged her shoulders, telling us that the Consulate-General was not in the office. He was actually in Egypt but the good news was that he would be at the consulate tomorrow. Apparently there was no way we could be issued Armenian visas without his authority. And that was ...
... their bodies were burnt, put in acid and dumped a mine shaft. After excavations in the 90s uncovered the Romwnovs, it was decided to inter them with their ancestors. Also buried with them were their servants who stayed with the family to the end. I have to say I was not prepared for how emotional seeing their graves was. It was quite moving.
Next up I went to see the museum housed in the commandants quarters. This museum covers the history ...
Up at 0700 for an 0830 tour of The Hermitage Palace, the former Winter Palace which is now a museum showing the opulance of the Romanoff family and their art collection which includes many of the old masters. Another fabulous day weather wise with a slight fog at the port breaking up by the time we reached the City to calm and sunny with the temperature reaching the mid to late 20s. Our guide Irina, a school teacher in her early 50s took us through the vast museum pausing at the ...