Weekend in St. Petersburg



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Even if you only have a weekend, much of the more beautiful parts of St. Petersburg, Europe's third largest city, can be easily crammed into those few days. St. Petersburg is a great city to explore on foot, and a stay in the historic city centre makes that even easier, since there are gardens, palaces, museums, and more within easy walking distance.

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Day 1 - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg


Since your time is limited, stay in the center of St. Petersburg at the Angleterre Hotel, in walking distance of many of the main sights and relatively inexpensive for its class and location. Begin exploring the city by starting out at the Bronze Horseman and walking down Nevskii Prospekt, which features many interesting buildings and shops, as well as the statue of Catherine the Great. Stop in the Beloselskii-Belozerskii Palace to look around the Wax Museum, or just at the amazing interior. There are also several great restaurants in the hotel, notably the elegant Caviar Bar, which is the perfect introduction to Russian cuisine.


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Mednyi Sadnik (The Bronze Horseman)

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Ploschad Dekabristov
190 St Petersburg, Russia

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tel: +7 812 576 6094


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Nevskii Prospekt

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Nevsky Prospekt
St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Monument to Catherine The Great

Location:

Ploschad Ostrovskovo, just off Nevsky Prospekt
St Petersburg, Russia


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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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Angleterre Hotel

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24, Malaya Morskaya str.
190000 St. Petersburg, RU

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tel: 7 812 4945666
fax: 812/494-5059
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Day 2 - St. Petersburg, St Petersburg


There are plenty of incredible buildings and artifacts on and near Palace Square by the hotel, including St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Alexander Column, the Winter Palace, the Admiralty, and the incredible collection of the Hermitage. Stop in for some blini at the cozy and friendly Bliny Domik for lunch or a late breakfast. Cross the Palace Bridge for a great view of the Neva, and visit the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, just across from the Palace Square. Back across the Neva, stay in the historic neighborhood for dinner at Senat, a refined Russian restaurant popular with the locals.


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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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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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Zimnyi Dvorets (Winter Palace)

Location:

Dvortsovaia naberezhnaia, 34
(entrance to Hermitage museum)
191186 St Petersburg, Russia


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Bliny Domik

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Kolokolnaya ul 10.
Metro Vladimirskaya or Dostoevskaya
St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 3159915


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Ermitazh (Hermitage, The)

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Location:

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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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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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' (Peter and Paul Fortress)

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Petropavlovskaia Krepost' 3
197046 St Petersburg, Russia

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Senat bar

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Location:

Galernaia Ulitsa, 1
190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 314 9253


Day 3 - St. Petersburg, St Petersburg


On your last day, the Summer Gardens and the State Russian museum are a short walk north from the area around the hotel. Eat lunch at Zoom, a charming literary cafe with a great selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, and fresh squeezed juices, with Russian and other European influence, for a perfect goodbye to St. Petersburg.


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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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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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Zoom

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22 Gorokhovaya Ulitsa
191186 St. Petersburg, Russia

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tel: 7 812 972 1805


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