Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
8/7 We are up at 5 AM as our tour leaves at 7:15. Another warm day here. We are traveling to Pushkin & Peterhof to tour the palaces in each city. The drive out to Pushkin, which they call a suburb, is quite interesting as the countryside is quite green & wooded in parts. The city of Pushkin is named after a famous ...
... very good and the opulance was beautiful. The 20% chance of rain found us twice while at Catherine's Palace.
After our final bus tour, we walked back to St Isaac's and found a stroganav steak restaurant for a late and relaxing meal, followed by a late walk back to the apartment in broad daylight.
I took 195 pictures, and only uploaded 1/4 of them here, which I am sure is more than anyone is interested in. ...
The train arrived around 8 am (to music over the station PA System) and with a relatively simple metro system we found our way to our hotel quite easily. Left our bags then walked up Nevsky Prospect heading for Palace Square. Had cappuccino and 'hot chocolate' consisting of ¾ cup of room temperature chocolate syrup and half a cup of mini marshmallows!!! (Not sure if they had a new girl who didn't know how to ...
... as the guards have the authority to just take what they want. Infact they did just that. The Topdog viking horns had been left and the lady guard picked them up, tried them on and did a bit of a dance and walked off with them. We were just happy that it seemed to put people in a good mood and were willing to let the horns go. Everyone lined up and got their passports stamped which all happened without any problems. Except for the Brazilian guy who got his ...
... the old prison that held prisoners at one time for both the Tzar and communists. Extremely sparse rooms with a single bed, table and wash basin and I am guessing extremely cold in the winter. Not a place you would want to stay in if you had a choice in the matter.
Wandered the grounds a bit more and headed out towards the river. Once again found 3-4 marriage parties out for photos by the river. Headed back in one last time to find the commanders office and visit the last ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking