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    • Skillsbus's Profile Photo

      Travel to Staraya Ladoga

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jul 4, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      I will be in Stp in September. Is it possible to travel by bus to Staraya Ladoga and if so where does it depart from and its route number. Alternatively are there good train links ?

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    • Metro to Finland Station early in the morning

      by lilacher Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      I have a question about St Petersburg public tranportation.
      I'll stay in St Petersburg and then I'll head to Helsinki by train. A good option for me is catch the train at 6.40 a.m at Finland Station. I'll be hosted near from Admiralteyskaya metro station.
      Is the metro working at this time? Is it safe? Will I be able to arrive on time to Finland Station?
      What's the options?
      Thank you!

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    • Tours to Join

      by laf2024 Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Hello. I am planning to travel to Saint Petersburg for the first time this September. I am traveling by myself and am looking for guided tours to join that go to different sights in the city as well as tours that take day trips to Peterhof or Pushkin. I want to find tours that are already scheduled that I can join. All that I have found so far are tours with companies that would charge a lot just for me with no one else on the tour.

      Thanks for any suggestions.

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      Catherine Palace

      by Cristian_Uluru Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Hi, I'm planning to visit Saint Petersbug on August. Catherine Palace is on my to do list. Which is the easiest way to reach it from Saint Petersburg downtown (my hotel is very close to Hermitage Museum)? Do you suggest to visit also Alexander Palace? Which are the park pavilions I can't miss?

      Many thanks for your suggestions.

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      is racism there against indians in st.petersburg

      by AbhisekD Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      i am an indian and i am joining St. Petersburg State Medical Academy so i would be very grateful if someone would tell me about the attitude and feelings of the locals towards us as i have read some unpleasant experiences from the internet about people with coloured skins

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    • Metro to Finland Station early in the morning

      by lilacher Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      I have a question about St Petersburg public tranportation.
      I'll stay in St Petersburg and then I'll head to Helsinki by train. A good option for me is catch the train at 6.40 a.m at Finland Station. I'll be hosted near from Admiralteyskaya metro station.
      Is the metro working at this time? Is it safe? Will I be able to arrive on time to Finland Station?
      What's the options?
      Thank you!

      4 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 1:01 PM
    • AbhisekD's Profile Photo

      is racism there against indians in st.petersburg

      by AbhisekD Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      i am an indian and i am joining St. Petersburg State Medical Academy so i would be very grateful if someone would tell me about the attitude and feelings of the locals towards us as i have read some unpleasant experiences from the internet about people with coloured skins

      13 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 5:50 AM
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      Travel to Staraya Ladoga

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jul 4, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      I will be in Stp in September. Is it possible to travel by bus to Staraya Ladoga and if so where does it depart from and its route number. Alternatively are there good train links ?

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM
    • Tours to Join

      by laf2024 Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Hello. I am planning to travel to Saint Petersburg for the first time this September. I am traveling by myself and am looking for guided tours to join that go to different sights in the city as well as tours that take day trips to Peterhof or Pushkin. I want to find tours that are already scheduled that I can join. All that I have found so far are tours with companies that would charge a lot just for me with no one else on the tour.

      Thanks for any suggestions.

      5 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 11:49 PM
    • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo

      Catherine Palace

      by Cristian_Uluru Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      Hi, I'm planning to visit Saint Petersbug on August. Catherine Palace is on my to do list. Which is the easiest way to reach it from Saint Petersburg downtown (my hotel is very close to Hermitage Museum)? Do you suggest to visit also Alexander Palace? Which are the park pavilions I can't miss?

      Many thanks for your suggestions.

      7 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • Will Russia's World Cup games be shown in any of St. Petersburg's public squares?

      by Davy79 Online Now Jun 15, 2014 at 6:28 AM

      Will Russia's World Cup games be shown in any of St. Petersburg's public squares? If not, can anybody recommend any good bars or pubs that will be showing the games?

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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      Taxi fare from Int'l airport to renaissance hotel st petersburg

      by ash9x9 Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      Hello - arriving 3rd week June, any idea on the above? tks!

      5 Answers Jun 13, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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      Pulkovo Airport (LED) ATM cash withdrawal

      by MAUIRADISE Online Now May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Do the ATM in this airport accept US Bank debit card to withdraw Rubles? We will be arriving on May 26. Thank you for any info.

      3 Answers May 23, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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      Looking for guides in St Petersburg

      by mjmaniezzo Online Now May 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      We are a family of 4 looking for guides to help us around our 5 days in St Petersburg.

      Any recommendations

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM
    • Jazz Clubs?

      by erinbeaschwarz Online Now Apr 26, 2014 at 8:57 AM

      Can anyone recommend a good club or bar that has jazz concerts/live performances regularly? Looking for a few to go to in July.

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 6:45 AM
    • Worried about visit to St. Petersburg in May

      by deniece Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Going to St. Petersburg in May (2014). We are Canadian, in our 60's and going on our own for 5 days. Already have our VISA. Coming in from Helsinki on train. Frankly we are very concerned about what we might face when we get there given all that is happening ..... Should we be worried? Our consulate website basically says nothing except that they have limited services now. (They closed the St. Petersburg branch)
      Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

      13 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 7:45 AM
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      Visum and boat

      by nuppe Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      I have heard you don't need a visum/visa if you go to St. Petersburg by ferry and leave Russian within 72 hours. Does that mean that I can arrive with boat and leave with plane, or would I have to leave the same way as I arrived?

      4 Answers Mar 21, 2014 at 12:21 AM
    • Weather, tour operators

      by CoriCaitlin Online Now Mar 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      We'll be arriving by cruise ship on 05/27-05/28/14. Typically will I need a down coat & boots or is it usually rainy in May? We want to arrange an intensive 2 day group tour of St Petersburg & an evening ballet performance independently of the cruise ship. Many of these tour operators provide group tours with less than 20 people, which is very appealing. My difficulty is finding a tour operator that offers the 2 day tour linked with the evening ballet performance, because the playbills for the ballets are NOT released until 1 month prior to the performances. Any suggestions about making our preferred arrangements would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

      Sincerely,
      Vicki Van Elswyk

      5 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 6:13 AM
    • From St. Petersburg city ceter to terminal Oktyabrskaya naberezhnaya, 31

      by 4610meadow Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      I have a river cruise that starts in St. Petersburg at Oktyabrskaya naberezhnaya, 31 Pier Utkina Zavod. Is there any public transportation from the city center to the cruise terminal? Thanks. Ray.

      8 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM
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      Visa free ferry

      by deeper_blue Online Now Jan 3, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Hello VTers. I have heard about the 3 day visa free stay in St Petersburg from Helsinki, but have heard conflicting reports about the conditions, has anyone done this and can confirm the group size, heard you have to be at least 2, and you have to leave by boat, is this true? I'm a British national btw

      10 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 5:21 AM
    • Is early June a good time to visit St. Petersburg?

      by Nanika898 Online Now Dec 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Is June 6-15 a good time to visit St Petersburg as far as weather and crowd are concerned?

      8 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 3:40 AM
    • new year's salsa party

      by annina2014 Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 5:32 AM

      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?
      Thank you
      Anna Maria

      1 Answer Dec 25, 2013 at 4:17 PM
    • SPA center or similar in Malookhtinskiy prospekt area

      by pasticcino Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      Hello,
      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!

      Miguel

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2013 at 8:31 AM
    • Possible job int. Petersburg, Russia

      by americanwaitress Online Now Oct 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Can I work in a restaurant in ST. Petersburg while there on Study Abroad?

      6 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM
    • Hermitage on Saturday or Sunday?

      by trixtrux Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 3:29 AM

      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?

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM
    • St. Petes winter boots

      by hebekimb Online Now Sep 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      I'm going in from January-June, will leather boots and warm socks keep me warm?

      5 Answers Sep 21, 2013 at 4:22 AM
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      Ferry delays

      by easterntrekker Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      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.

      5 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      Saint Petersburg mini VT meet

      by albaaust Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      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!!

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Tourist Visa for Russia

      by suzenka Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      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.

      10 Answers Sep 4, 2013 at 3:35 AM
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      too many places!!

      by cinthya_in_victoria Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      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!

      27 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM
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      Any nice beaches in or around St. Petersburg?

      by nyperose Online Now May 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      Hi,
      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:-)
      Ellen

      15 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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      Evening program

      by FredericS Online Now May 20, 2013 at 11:43 AM

      Hi,

      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.

      6 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 5:14 AM
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      Will spend around 8 hrs in St. Petersburg, suggestions on what to see during that time! :)

      by monica88 Online Now May 10, 2013 at 6:03 AM

      Hi all!
      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

      9 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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      Furnished flat

      by caionpaion Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      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

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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      Visa for a cruise ship visit

      by balramdass Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      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

      11 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM