Hotel Riviera

Petersburg 188660, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 188660, Russian Federation | Hotel

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Cruise Day 7

A travel blog entry by jas20j


Dock 7:00am 2 nights

St. Petersburg is rich in cultural heritage, and a masterpiece of architecture that embodies the soul of Imperial Russia. In 1703, Peter the Great built a fortress on the banks of the Neva River, and by 1712 a new city had emerged. Elegant fašades, glorious cathedrals and grand residences were built along the city's canals. Construction flourished under Catherine the Great, and the city gained new splendor with elaborate palaces, lovely parks ...

Saint Peterburg, RUSSIA

A travel blog entry by trina.manz


... and we had a guided tour. First of all inside the palace is so decadent. The rooms as decorated in so much gold it is unbelievable. The floors are mostly made of mosaics wood and there is so much marble and jasper you don't even know where to look. It blew me away. Then we started going through the museum.

We saw ancient mummies and so much art. We aren't really knowledgeable in the whole world of art and other than knowing that Michelangelo's David ...

Day 8 of Cruise

A travel blog entry by peterdot

... been transplanted from London, except that there were very few non Europeans. We never felt unsafe, but held tightly onto our bags to heed the warnings about being careful to protect your belongings from pickpockets and opportunist thieves. This particularly applied to your passport, as if you lost it you would be having to travel to Moscow to get another one. Another observation was the craziness of some drivers. Several times you heard the roar of speeding cars and at one ...

A mixed day

A travel blog entry by hughieanddoris


... hanging around the centre between the two outings we had during the day, but instead went back to the hotel mid day to reassess how many bank cards we were carrying around between us and to leave some more things in the room safe. Also to make sure we both had the numbers required to stop cards quickly.
That done, we had our second trip of the day by hydofoil across the Bay of Finland to Peterhof Palace which had been the summer palace of Peter ...

St Isaacs and the Hermitage again

A travel blog entry by nicoll


The sun was shining when we met up with Dave this morning so we decided to go to St Isaacs Cathedral so that we could take photos of the sun shining on the gold plate of the cathedral domes, and also get some good photos of St Petersburg from up inside the dome. The Cathedral is supposed to be one of the largest in the world, although it seems quite small to me! It has no pews, so it is ...


This hotel, located in the 1 area of St. Petersburg, is near State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Nicholas' Naval Cathedral, Alexander Column, and General Staff Building.
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