Our city have too many names: Saint-Petersburg, Northern Venice, Leningrad and other... All these names reflecting the pages in a history of our city. But all citizen using one domestic name of my lovely city - "Piter"

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We are pleasure show to you a wonderfull landscope of Vasilievskiy island from height of bird's fly.

And though that a sunny days isn't a very often at our places (north is north), rain and snow is more usual for our city, but visit in beautiful sunny day will given to you unforgettable impression from our city. At rain or snow days you will have a same impression, if will not windy...


By train – 36-40 hours, by ship -2 days, by plane– only 2 hours (from Europe...). Northern Venice, the city of the museums and bridges and very intelligent people... The city is 300 years old only but it's very famous and popular. In soviet times it was named as "The City of three Revolutions“, but today it's named as „the City of russian Kings“. There're many books about St. Petersburg and in Internet you can see and find a lot, but I want to show you a little travel in pictures around of St. Petersburg.
If you are coming for 2-3 days only, what are you be able to see here? Nothing!
And it's very pity... St. Petersburg is one of the biggest cities of Russia with 5 Mio. people who are living here! If you decided for yourself to visit St. Petersburg and you come direct to St. Petersburg by plane, the first you'll see – it's our international airport. You can of course to take an Taxi, but it's too expensive. If you'll book your travel by travel agency your transfer will be inclusive, if no– than go by bus to the underground-station (Metro). The airport is not in the city inside.

So, the half of the day is lost. If you like you can walking in the city and seeing at houses and palaces. It's really beautiful! Small streets and large Prospects, "small" houses and and big palaces...

If you'll come in summer , specially since end of May till end of July, than you see what we named „White Nights“. If you are going to visit the Hermitage, than you have to decide for which epoche in the world culture you are interested. To see the whole collection of the Hermitage you have to visit it during 3 months every day, there're hundreds of halls with pictures, illustrations, sculptures, a lot of old things ..

The summer in St. Petersburg is very beautiful: White Nights, Fontaines in Petershof, Parks in Pawlovsk, Puschkin(Tsarskoje Selo), Oranienbaum and Gatschina. And some Sea-seesightings of St. Petersburg: go from the Hermitage to Petershof by speed-boat „Metheor“ or „Kometa“, and one else – seeing the seesightings from boat (both are in summer only!) . We recomend to you to visit Kronstadt and to walk through these small and short streets, which are made with cast iron ... Have you ever seen it?..

Some tips for travel to St. Petersburg

transport in St.Petersburg:
• bus (1 ticket costs Rubel 12,-)
• trolley-bus (1 ticket costs Rubel 12,-)
• tram (1 ticket costs Rubel 12,-)

Metro(1 ticket costs Rubel 12,-)
• electric train
• Metro (the trains come each 1– 4 Minutes, late in the evening – each 5-6 Minutes. You have to buy one „Zheton“ or plastic card )
• „Line-taxi“(small buses), the tickets there costs between Rubel 12,- and 25,-
• Taxi

When are open the museums?
• The State Hermitage daily 10:30 to 17:00 last entrance at 16:00, sundays von 10:30 to 16:00,on Mondays is closed
• The Russian Museum daily 10:00 to 18:00, mondays 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday is closed
• The Isaak-Cathedral daily 11:00 to 18:00 Wednesday is closed, city seeing from the Collonade of the Cathedral 11:00 to 17:00, Wednesday is closed)
• the Peter-and-Paul-Fortress daily 11:00 to 17:00, Teusday 11:00 to 16:00, Wednesday is closed
• the Ekaterininskiy- Palace, Zarskoje Selo (Puschkin) daily 10:00 to 17:00 last entrance at 16:00, Tuesday is closed
• Petershof (two different entrance tickets - the Park is open daily since 9:00 to 19:00, on mondays is closed and the Palace is open daily since 10:30 to 17:00 last entrance at 16:00, Monday is closed)
• Pawlovsk (the Park is daily open and the Palace is open daily 10:00 to 17:00 last entrance at 16:00 fridays und last monday of the month is closed)

How much costs the entrance ticket into the Museums and Parks of St.Petersburg?
• Between Rubel 200,- end 500,-

Which money are in St.Petersburg?
• Official money is Russian Rubel. You can exchange you Carrency in each exchange - office (don't do it in the airport - there's too bad rate. For each exchange you have to show you passport. In big hotels there're money-automats, where you can use your Master- Card, VISA, VISA-GOLD.
1 Euro = 35,50 Rubel, 1USDollar= 28,00

How long are open the department stores and shops?
• there're shops are open 24 hours
• big Supermarkets 9:00 to 22:00(23:00)
• department stores 10:00 to 21:00 (any to 22:00,during the summer to 23:00Uhr)
• big book- stores 9:00 to 21:00

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