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St. Petersburg

train from Moscow - 3.5 - 7 hours    plane from Moscow - ~ 1.5 hour

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(Locator); (Russia Tourist Map)...founded in 1703, St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. The city is often compared to Venice and Amsterdam due to the large numbers of canals that flow through the city. Over the course of its history, St. Petersburg has had a couple other names: Petrograd and Leningrad. In 1991 it reverted back to its original name. Founded by Peter the Great, it was proclaimed to be the "Window on Western Europe". Attracted to the city's character, writers, poets and artists flocked here and made St. Petersburg their home. Here you can find house-museums of Dostoyevsky and Pushkin, the Mariinsky Ballet, and the world's greatest art collection at the State Hermitage Gallery. Many agree that St. Petersburg's elegant appearance is owed to its bridges. One of the remarkable features of large bridges across Neva river is the constructional design, that allows them to open for passing sea ships during navigation period (May-November). This magnificent views normally can be watched during the night time - early morning, and especially spectacular during famous White Nights Festival period (early June to mid July). Click here for more information about St. Petersburg and its popular Landmarks


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Touristy St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg & winter
Hermitage Museum
Peterhof Palace
Catherine's Palace
The bridge of kisses
City's traditions


Combo (<10 days) / Cities of the Czars
Combo (<10 days) / Russian capitals - the Starter
Combo (<10 days) / The Legacy of Doctor Zhivago
Day/Weekend / Novgorod Veliky Getaway
Excursion / Dostoevsky's Petersburg
Excursion / Hermitage highlights
Excursion / Royal Estate - Catherine's Palace
Excursion / Royal Estate - Pavlovsk Palace
Excursion / Royal Estate - Peterhof Palace
Excursion / The Czar of Russian Poetry
Excursion / The State Russian Museum
Excursion / Welcome to St. Petersburg - day tours
Rail / Build Your Rail Tour
Summer Classes / Language Class

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