Romantic St. Petersburg



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Although St. Petersburg has its highlights in all four seasons, spring is the best time to visit in order to enjoy this city that was made for walking, biking, and boating to explore its streets, parks, and canals.

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Day 1 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


Spend a bit more for a room with a city view at the Grand Hotel Europe, the most elegant and romantic hotel in St. Petersburg, perfectly situated in the heart of downtown. You can enjoy an entire morning in the Hermitage and not even begin to see what it has to offer, with masterpieces from many of history's great artists. After lunch, explore the city center around the hotel, including the Alexander Column, the Bronze Horseman, the Palace Square, and the huge St. Isaac's Cathedral. Make sure to climb up to the top of St. Isaac's for a panoramic view of the city. The massive Kazan Cathedral has large grounds full of statues for wandering around in. To the north, the historic Fields of Mars and the relaxing Summer Gardens are perfect in the spring for a long stroll. Live music and local cuisine at Che are a great way to end your first day.


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Ermitazh (Hermitage, The)

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Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, 2
Dvortsovaya Square
190000 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 710 9625/ +7 812 710 9079
fax: +7 812 312 1550
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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad' (Palace Square)

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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad'
St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Aleksandrovskaia Kolonna (Alexander Column)

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Dvortsovaia Ploshchad'
St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 7123(Tourist Information)


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Isaakievskii Sobor (St. Isaac's Cathedral)

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Isaakievskaia Ploshchad', 4
Isaakevskaya Ploshchad
190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 315 9732
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Kazanskii Sobor (Kazan Cathedral)

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Kazanskaia Ploshchad, 2
Nevsky Prospekt
191186 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 314 5856/ +7 812 318 4528
fax: +7 812 314 4663
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Mednyi Sadnik (The Bronze Horseman)

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Location:

Ploschad Dekabristov
190 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Marsovo Pole (Fields of Mars, The)

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Location:

Dvortsovaya Emb. and Sadovaya Ul
190000 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Letnyi Sad (Summer Gardens)

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Letnii Sad
Entrance from Kutuzov Embankment (Naberezhnya Kutuzova) or Panteleimon Bridge (Panteleimonovsky Most)
191186 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 314 0374


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Café Che

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Ul. Poltavskaya 3
193036 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 717 7600


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Grand Hotel Europe

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Location:

Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa, 1/7
Nevsky Prospect
191011 St. Petersburg, RU

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tel: 7 812 329 6000/ 7 812 329 6888
fax: 7 812 329 6001
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Day 2 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


During the first part of the day, stroll around on Nevskii Prospekt, a street covered in interesting things to look at, and stop by the Beloselski-Belozerski Palace to look at the beautiful architecture. Share a pizza or a big plate of pasta at Mama Roma for lunch. In the afternoon, take a boat down the Moyka River, in the center of downtown, under the canal's many bridges, including the Bridge of Kisses. It's legend that a couple that kisses at this bridge will have a long and happy life together. Have an incredibly romantic Friday night dinner at the Grand Hotel restaurant, where a 13-piece orchestra provides Tchaikovsky throughout the evening.


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Nevskii Prospekt

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Nevsky Prospekt
St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Dvorets Beloselskogo-Belozerskogo (Beloselskii-Belozerskii Palace)

Location:

Nevskii Prospekt, 41
191025 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 319 9790
fax: +7 812 311 1750


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Mama Roma

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Karavannaya Ulitsa, 3/35
189963 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 314 0347
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Potseluev Most (Bridge of Kisses)

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Location:

Ulitsa Glinki at the Moika River
193311 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Krasnyi Most (Red Bridge)

Location:

Gorokhovaia Ulitsa
Moika
190 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Politseiskii Most (Police Bridge)

Location:

Nevskii Prospekt
St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


Day 3 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


In the morning head across the Neva River on the Palace Bridge to the western bank. Tour the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral inside, and climb up the Bell Tower for a beautiful view of the city. Then, take a walk and have a cafe lunch in Alexander Park nearby, and visit the Planetarium located here. Try traditional, very hearty Georgian fare at the casual and comfortable Kavkaz for dinner.


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Dvortsovyi Most (Palace Bridge)

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Dvortsovyi Most
190 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Neva River

Location:

Center of town
191 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Aleksandrovskii Park (Alexander Park)

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Location:

Kronverskii Prospekt
193000 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress)

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' 3
197046 St Petersburg, Russia

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Kavkaz Cafe and Restaurant

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Location:

Karavannaia Ulitsa, 18
St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 312 1665
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Day 4 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


Immerse yourself for a morning in the huge Russian art collection at the State Russian Museum. Take a leisurely afternoon to walk around the 26 greenhouses, museum, and outdoor gardens that make up the Botanical Garden, nearly 300 years old and one of the largest in Europe. If you happen to be in St. Petersburg in June, there is a night cactus here that flowers once per year, and crowds gather and sip champagne until early morning while excitedly anticipating the event. Have dinner at Zoom, a popular literary cafe that offers a wide fresh selection with Russian and other European influence.


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Gosudarstvennyi Russkii Muzei (State Russian Museum)

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Location:

Inzhenernaia Ulitsa, 4
Mickhailovsky Palace
191186 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 595 4248/ +7 812 314 3448
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Botanicheskii Sad (Botanical Garden)

Location:

Ulitsa Professora Popova 2
197376 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 234 1764


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Zoom

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Location:

22 Gorokhovaya Ulitsa
191186 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 972 1805


Day 5 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


Travel by train or hydrofoil (in the warm months) to Peterhof, a massive complex of palaces and gardens on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.The Grand Peterhof Palace and the Grand Cascade are breathtaking, as are the fountains and gardens. After arriving back in the city in the afternoon, if you have time visit the Anna Akhmatova Museum. Dedicated to one of Russia's most famous poets, the museum is located in the southwest wing of the Sheremetyev Palace, a former hotspot for concerts and performances. Have traditional cuisine at the best Chinese restaurant in town for dinner at Chopsticks in the hotel.


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Peterhof

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Razvodnaya Ulitsa, 2
Peterhof
198516 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 420 0073/ +7 812 450 7425
fax: +7 812 450 6330
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Muzei Anny Akhmatovy (Anna Akhmatova Museum)

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Location:

Naberezhnaia Reki Fontanki, 34
191014 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 272 5895/ +7 812 579 7239
fax: +7 812 272 2034
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Chopsticks

Location:

Mikhailovskaia Ulitsa, 1/7
Grand Hotel Europe
191011 St. Petersburg, Russia

Contact:

tel: 7 812 329 6000/ 7 812 329 6638
fax: 7 812 329 6001
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Day 6 - Strelna (St. Petersburg), St Petersburg


Head out for the day to the Konstantinovsky Palace west of the city out on the gulf, renovated by Putin to be a presidential residence in 2001 and still used to host visiting international heads of state. In addition to the palace itself, there are multiple historic buildings, monuments, and churches nearby. Make it back into town in time for a ballet at the Mariinskii Theatre, and have dinner at Backstage, the official restaurant of the theatre, which has great theater decor and delicious food.


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Konstantinovsky Palace

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Location:

Berezovaya al. 3
Strelna (St. Petersburg), Russia

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tel: +7 812 438 5360


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Mariinskii Theatre

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1 Teatralnaya Square
190000 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 326 4141
fax: +7 812 314 1744
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Day 7 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


Spend the morning lounging around the Central Park of Culture and Rest, which features several miles of trails and a boat pond, and used to be a retreat reserved for the elite class only. Have a light lunch at Troitskii Most, vegetarian and with a menu stocked with delicious soups and sandwiches. A can't-miss is a visit to the ornate Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, named for the assassination of the tsar in 1881. Visit the Tauride Palace and Gardens, and stop in to the indoor Floral Exhibition Hall for a bit of tropical paradise on the northwest end of the Gardens. Try Kalinka Malinka for dinner to experience country cooking, Russian-style.


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Tsentralny Park Kulturi i Otdykha, Central Park of Culture and Rest

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Location:

Elagin Ostrov, 4
197110 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 430 09 11


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Troitskii Most

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Location:

Malaia Posadskaia Ulitsa, 9/2
St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 326 6693


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Khram "Spasa na Krovi" (Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood)

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Location:

Naberezhnaia Kanala Gribeodova, 2b
Embankment of the Griboyedov Canal
190011 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 315 1636
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Tavricheskii Sad (Tauride Gardens, The)

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Location:

Chernyshevskaya and Chaikovskogo UL
190100 St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Mariinskii Dvorets (Marinskii Palace)

Location:

Isaakievskaia Ploshchad'
190000 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Kalinka Malinka

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Location:

Italianskaia Ulitsa 5
190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 314 2681


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