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St. Petersburg Visitors Guide

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Best of St. Petersburg

3 days in St. Petersburg
3 days in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a magically beautiful city dotted with stunning palaces and bisected by romantic canals. The best time to go is during the "white nights" of summer when the whole city revels in the near-constant light.

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Family-friendly St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg for young kids
St. Petersburg for young kids

This is not a city that is designed for children, but there are enough eye-popping sights to occupy--and educate--for days.

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St. Petersburg on a budget

St. Petersburg for free
St. Petersburg for free

Relics of its role as the seat of government for 300 years, St. Petersburg's public parks and monuments are a pleasure to explore.

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Insiders' St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg off the beaten path
St. Petersburg off the beaten path

St. Petersburg is full of Soviet-era curiosities and fun, creative modern diversions.

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Getaways from St. Petersburg

Daytrips from St. Petersburg
Daytrips from St. Petersburg

Get out of the city to explore midieval villages, commanding forts, beautiful churches and bucolic villages that will give you a real taste of Russia.

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EveryTrail
St. Petersburg Literary Tour
St. Petersburg Literary Tour

St. Petersburg has been home to some of the world's literary greats. Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, and Fyodor Dostoevsky are just some of the influential names worth mentioning...

Tour of St. Petersburg's Highlights
Tour of St. Petersburg's Highlights

Though Moscow is the capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s European center, as well as cultural mecca. Though it still has not achieved a much-deserved high tourist reputation, those that...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
A Leningrad Soviet History Tour
A Leningrad Soviet History Tour

The capital of the Soviet Union may have been Moscow, but it all started with St. Petersburg (known then as Petrograd). It was in this city that the Russian Revolution was played out. Petrograd hosted...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Europe1 (Vince C, 21 Jan 2012)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Long weekend in St Petersburg (041810j, 6 Jun 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Best Of

Complete Unesco World Heritage Sites (nataliegoes, 26 Mar 2008)
3.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes
Horrors of St.Petersburg (den85, 29 Aug 2008)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
My trip list (Emi1212, 12 Jul 2012)
1.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes

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