Hello, we are two Italians who visit St. Petersburg from 31/12/13 to 05/01/14. For the night of 31/12 is there any place where we can dance salsa that organize the party for New Years?
is possible to have the dinner too?
Our Hotel in St. Petersburg is close to Nievsky Prospekt. Close to the subway Gostiny Dvor and Nevsky Prospekt.
Can you recommend some place to dance salsa for the other nights?
with bus from pavlovsk to kolpino
my question to the "locals": can anyone indicate me a SPA center or similar in the area of Malookhtinskiy prospekt, as close as possible to the cross with Respublikanskaya ulitsa
A place like http://www.planetakrasoty.ru/ would be great, but the location is wrong, as i need it located in Malookhtinskiy prospekt area for logistics purposes. Any suggestion?
Thank you in advanced!
Can I work in a restaurant in ST. Petersburg while there on Study Abroad?
Should I attempt to arrange the ticket ahead of time? This would have to be online. Or could I buy a ticket in person friday afternoon for Saturday entry? The remaining day (Sunday?) will be used to visit churches and nearby sites. Which order is best?
I'm going in from January-June, will leather boots and warm socks keep me warm?
We have booked the return ferry with St Peters line from Helsinki to st Petersburg ......our plan is to take a ferry to Tallinn as soon as we return to St Petersburg. I just wonder should we be concerned with delays...on the St Petersline .how much time should we allow from our arrival time before we depart for Tallinn.
I passed an old fort not far after leaving SPB on a cruise ship. There seemed to be an entrance to a tunnel on one side of the ship and the fort with 2 or 2 lighthouses on either the same side or the other side. I have been trying to identify that fort and lighthouses. I have some pictures posted in an album on pbase.com and will send a link if anyone on here thinks he/she can determine where I was. Can anyone help? If so, thanks in advance!
Hullo everyone..I have been reading your tips and enjoying some of the rather interesting discussions. Some of your tips I have rated. Anyway, although I haven't yet booked a hotel or finalised dates I have booked our flights!! The next few weeks are going to be frenetic as I finalise the details!##!!! Anyway, I was wondering whether there are going to be other VT members in Saint Petersburg around the 15th-22nd October and the possibility of meeting for a drink or casual meal. We are not young people so we are not talking about an all night rage* just a friendly get together. Let us know!!
Does a marshutka go to Zelenogorsk from St Petersburg, and if so where does it leave from and how often?
How long does it take to get a tourist visa for Russia (U.S. Citizen)?
We want to get there by train from Warsaw, Poland and stay at an apartment in St. Petersburg for about a week. Do we have to have reservations ahead of time in order to get a visa? We are not exactly sure when we will go next spring...probably April. Any advice on free lance traveling would be welcome. We are a senior retired couple but have traveled a lot so we are not afraid of winging it. Thanks for any help.
We are planning a trip to Russia September to October 2013, what's the closs day of the fountains? Lonely Planet said it will work until middle of Oct, but some other websites said it stoped Sep 15th, 2012.
If I come about Sep 25th, can I see the fountains work?
Hi, I have read a lot about things to do while in Saint Pete, but could you please tell me which tourists attractions really worth a visit besides Hermitage and Pushkin? Thanks!
I will come to St. Petersburg the two first weeks in July. Does anybody know if there are any nice beaches in or around St. Petersburg? How is the water quality and the temperature in the water?
Thank you in advance for your replies:-)
I will be in St-P for work for three days next week.
When looking at the evening events St-P offers, ballet in one of the theaters seems to be a good call. Is it possible to buy tickets last-minute? Or are they often sold out in advance?
Also, is it possible to join an existing city tour last-minute? I can't really say in advance which day I will be having the most time to do this but I definately want to explore St-P a bit.
Thanks lot for your kind assistance.
My bf nd I are thinking of taking a cruise from Helsinki to St Petersburg, where we will spend arnd 8 hours. Im a bit overwhelmed as there seems to be so much to do in the city, thats why i want to know from the people that have been there, what is a MUST see and experience in order to get the whole St Petersburg vibe? I dont want the day to be fully packed and only being in museums; it would be nice to waalk arnd and maybe do some shopping.
Your thoughts would be highly appreciated! Thank you! 3
We will be visiting Peterhof on the 15th/16th May 2013, will the fountains be open? I read that the official opening date is the 18th May
Hi, My wife and myself are planning to stay in Saint Petersburg the all month of next September. I do not want to go through the usual very expensive holiday flat and therefore I am looking for a local family wanting to rent part of their property or for a really honest local agency.
Any suggestion is welcome. Caion Paion
Hi, Coming to St Petersburg with a cruise for one night. Can someone advice about getting a visa and costs please, also if you've had a visa with a cruise ship excursion, thanks
I am finding conflicting information - are the cultural sites of the city, Hermitage, etc closed in August?
Our first time to StP will be in late August. any recommendations for delicious/interesting mid-priced food experiences?
We've visited St Petersburg before, marvelled at the Hermitage, the Peterhof and the usual sights. This time we'd like to do something different, rather less historical and that's not shopping-oriented. I'd most certainly appreciated any suggestions offered as to a doable itinerary.
Hi, I'll be going to St Petersburg this year, but will be travelling alone for the last three days of my trip. I'll be staying in a small hotel around the ulitsa Nakhimova area of Vasilyevsky Island. Could anyone who has lived or been there please advise me on (1) safety (is walking on the street at 10pm safe?), (2) the current crime rates, (3) any good places to eat/visit around there and (4) what mini-hotels like Freedom Hotel are like, and what I should expect? I know this is quite a lot but it would definitely be very helpful! Thanks so much (:
We're overnight in St. P. on June 8. As far as I can tell, the Mariinsky is closed from May to July and I can't find out about the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Are there any other theatres offering opera and/or ballet that night?
pls advise good muslim / halal restaurant in St.Petersburg
Hi I am looking for a phonenumber or emailadress to a hotel called " Atmosphera na Bolshom 70", adress: Bolshoy Prospekt 70, 197136 Sankt Petersburg
It feels like i have looked all over internet now and only find different travelagencys with this hotel, but no phonenumber or email.
Anyone here who can help me?
Planning my first ever trip to St. P and am curious about how many monuments, museums and memorials to the Great Patriotic War, the Siege of Leningrad, Afghanistan etc that I may find there? I know there is a museum of artillery in the city but apart from that, i'm pretty clueless.
If anyone could recommend unusual stuff like this, i'd love to hear about it.
Thank you all!
I'm going to be putting a similar post in the Veiliky Novgorod and Moscow sections so it might appear to be a trible post.
My dad and i are going on a scandianivan cuirse this summer and will have 2 days in St. Petersburg Russia. I was to visit Chesme church. Does anyone know if it is far from the city center? There seems to be a main street, Moskovsky Prospekt, that runs south from the city center and the Church is a little ways south on the street.
I'm planning to make my Russia debut in 2013 and from Dublin, the best way to get near St Petesburg is to either fly to Helsinki or to Tallinn.
From Helsinki there is the early morning fast train which would pass through some of the old Karelia territory and that could make that trip attractive? Would be nice to see some of that former Finnish territory.
From Tallinn, I wouldnt mind getting to see Narva before crossing into Russia. Is this a viable option? I'm not sure what the transport system is like in Estonia.
I guess the length of travel between destinations is going to be key to decision making here.
If neither of these options make sense, due to time constraints I may just make a flight switch in London and fly direct to St P. But given the option, I'd prefer the Helsinki/Tallinn starting point
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!
Coming from Chicago on 10/6, spending Thursday/Fri/Sat in SPb. Two of my buddies will be with me as well.
Any recommendations on good bars & clubs to hit? We are in our early 30s and not on a tight budget. Not really looking for bottle service stuff, but more to mingle with locals (guessing most everybody knows English over there)...
Also, might be a stupid question, but are coat checks common over there and are they safe? It seems like it will be snowing and cold(prob common for u guys), so trying to figure out whether going out with the heavy coat is a good idea or not(would hate to carry the damn thing with me in the clubs).