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    Virtual Guided Tours - Traveling Alternative?

    This travel season seems to go not as smooth as earlier, but most importantly is to have people healthy. Without much regrets, but more seeing an opportunity in the whole pandemic situation, there is a series of video tours around Saint Petersburg. If interested, watch and let me know your...
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    People of Saint Petersburg. Who are they?

    Is it generally easy to differentiate a local from a city guest or recent resident? Can not speak for Russia as a whole, but can definitely share with you some insights on the population of Saint Petersburg. Actually, it is quite a popular question among travellers: “What is a typical...
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    Private Guide or Cruise Operator. What to choose?

    As a matter of fact, it is possible to visit Saint Petersburg Russia without any visa. It is possible to do so being on a cruise line. Many travellers wonder whether it is better to book a guided tour from a cruise operator or at the city itself. So today I'd like to share with you some...
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    Souvenirs from Russia. What to get?

    Travelling is fun, agree? Don’t know how about you, but quite often I face a problem of finding or picking up nice local souvenirs from different places. There are many gift shops in some large cities, including Saint Petersburg, and that is definitely a plus. However, as a rule, prices in such...
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    Accommodation in St Petersburg Russia

    Saint Petersburg offers a wide range of accommodation options for its guests all around the city. Among the most popular places are, of course, hotels and hostels. There are also B&B options, mini-hotels, apartments. The choice definitely depends on one’s budget and preferences. But, in fact, if...
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    Winter activities in Saint Petersburg

    There are so many things to enjoy in Saint Petersburg in every season of the year! As for winter, you can enjoy the sightseeing as usual. The queues are much shorter than in summer. There are various museums, palaces and cathedrals to view. For instance, the State Hermitage Museum, St Isaac’s...
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    New Year in St Petersburg

    There are many events and activities that you can experience. For instance, you can go skiing and riding a sledge with reindeer in the Leningrad region. You can skate in the city centre and also visit a special Christmas market. During your vacation, you can also watch some ballet or opera...
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    Interesting facts about Saint Petersburg

    Let’s see if you know much about the Northern capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. Apart from some historical facts that the city was founded by the Emperor Peter the Great in 1703 in the place, known currently as the Peter and Paul Fortress; there are many more details that might be...
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    Travelling to St Petersburg on a budget

    How to enjoy a trip to Saint Petersburg and save money? This article is just about it. First thing first. Book your tickets in advance. Many airlines and train commuters offer tickets several months before the actual trip. So if you have a real intention to explore the Northern capital of...
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    Is Russia safe for tourists?

    The safety question is definitely one of the most popular ones when it comes to travelling to Russia. People from all over the world do not feel so secure about coming to this beautiful country, particularly to its capital Moscow and St Petersburg. Millions of tourists visit two cities every...
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    Visa free tour to St Petersburg

    A visa free tour, also known as a shore excursion, is a comfortable way to get familiar with the Northern capital of Russia without getting a tourist visa. Such an opportunity is available for ferry passengers and those who travel on a cruise line and have a stop in Saint Petersburg sea port...
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