Compared to Moscow- underground is foreign friendlier (signs in english). A lot to see and do here, the weather is not always good, there are 35 sunny days a year as we've been told by the audioguide on the bus.
White nights are pretty cool (june).
It is the Venice of Russia. It combines both the historic and the modern into one!It is one big art gallery with fantastic parks and shopping facilites that you shop till you drop and drink till you are drunk.
It is safe and secure and travelling is so easy and convenient. The metro is beautiful. The cathedrals and churches are really beautiful.
We recommend [up to the middle of] October as the best visiting time because then the huge crowds at the Hermitage have thinned out and you can see all the special paintings that you normally can't see.
The temperatures are still very manageable. There is so much to see that the 5 days we were there, were grossly insufficient. We enjoyed this being the western city of Russia, and were particularly impressed with "The St Petersburg Times" newspaper available at the hotel.
I stayed 4 nights in St. Petersburg this time and I wish I could stay longer! The Winter Palace (Hermitage State Museum) is full of excellent art exhibits and one day is just not enough!
After three weeks in Russia, the friendliness of the people of St Pete's was a welcomed surprise! Some English was available around the city, which was also a relief.
I truly enjoyed my time in St. Pete's and plan to go back again soon!
It is a very romantic city, lined with bridges and amazingly beautiful buildings. It has cafes and restaurants all over so food is not really a problem.
The local however did not speak english so communication could get a bit tricky at some places.
Pietari on erittäin kaunis kaupunki, paljon vanhoja kauniita rakennuksia ja historiaa. Jos osaa venäjän kieliset kirjaimet, on paljon helpompaa liikkua.
Metrossa on kyllä nykyään jo englannin kielisetkin tekstit. Kadun nimet kuitenkin venäjäksi.
It is a beautiful city with incredible culture,good food and shopping for every taste. The gorgeous women in incredible clothes and shoes never stop.
The families out walking with strollers and baby carriages are so fun to watch.
Generally the people were pleasant and helpful the only place we found the people impatient and rude with overseas visitors was Peterhof Summer Palace
Saint petersburg is the most beautiful city in the Russia and in the world as well. The sight seeing, food dining everything here is very affordable.
I did not have enough time in St P's as trained up & back from Moscow on a weekend. More people speak English in St P's than Moscow which was lovely.
The architecture is stunning and the weather was superb. Thoroughly enjoy my short time in St P's
This is a mustsee destination. The most beautiful European capital we have yet seen (and we have visited most) it is more beautiful than Moscow.
The architecture looks French and classical. The Hermitage is amazing we spent two days there.
St Petersburg is a lovely sightseeing and leisure city. The streets are lined with beautiful buildings, museums, churches, shops and cafes.
The people here a different to the rest of Russia - they seem like they are trying to be more European but are not there in mentality. People will look you up and down and really care about how you dress and what you are doing - it is somewhat superficial. The rest of Russia is not like this. This is a great place to wander the streets and see a different element to the great land and people of Russia.
A must to visit - St. Issac Cathedral, Spilled Blood Cathedral, The Hermitage. Stroll along the shopping street, Nevsky Prospect.
Truly the Venice of the north! Not as humid though. A wonderful city not too hard to get around with some amazing cultural sights.
You will feel you have one foot in Russia and the other in the rest of Europe as the influence from Western Europe is evident. Allow yourself an extra day as sights such as the hermitage and Peterhof palace will most likely take one whole day to see adequately with travel time. Plenty of places to eat with an underrated foodie scene. I look forward to voting this city again sometime.
Too touristic, less attractive when compared to Moscow. Hermitage and Summer Palace (Peterhof) are the best places of visit.
Issac's Cathedral is also very worth seeing. Not the Catherine's Palace, it's just a large park. Don't waste the money to the palace of Catherine's Palace either (yes, you need to pay tickets for entry and additional tickets to the palace itself.) If you don't speak Russian, you can't have the video tour (included in price no matter how). You can't decide how long to stay at each room because you are 'forced' to go in and out according to the audio tour guides (Imp: it's according to these tour guides, so again if you don't speak Russian, you STILL have to wait & wait & wait). No much worth to see, ruin, small and staff very rude and don't understand English.
there is so much to see in this city that if you think you can see it all in a couple of days or a week you would be wrong.
the city is very beautiful and is alwys being maintained. this is our second time to saint petersburg and will most definately return to see the sights and sounds.
local people dont know English at all and it's hard to communicate. but the place is very beautiful and worth for travel.
A perfect city. Walkable, beautiful, scenic; with great restaurants, nightlife, and sightseeing. Must see the Hermitage.
Can't wait to go back.
Beautiful city with lots af parks and places to visit. Be prepared for the sun to shine up to midnight in the summer.
That itself was a pleasant experience!
This city is clean and doesn't have a lot of high building to block your view. Air is clean too due to less traffic.
A lot of famous museums, sightseeing can be performed. Also there are famous dancing show e.g. swan lake can be see here.
en by med bygg (palass, kirker, monumenter) som vitner om storhet - men som dessverre ikke er blitt vedlikeholdt.
byen virket / er støvete og møkkete og sliten. om det hadde vært rent hadde det vært fortryllende og vakkert. (vi var der rett etter vinter - før det ble grønt) mye biler overalt som kjører fort midt I sentrum med piggdekk. lite miljøvennlig. opplevde generelt at folk var lite innbydende og lukket, sett bort I fra et par som jobbet på hotellet. fikk inntrykk av at folk generelt sliter og smiler lite. reiser gjerne tilbake og broker mer tid. L.A.
Venice of the North. Suggestion scene: St Isaac' s view. Church on the spilled blood. Water avenue grand palace.
Very good place for sight seeing.Hotels are pricy but food is quite cheap compared to neighbouring Scandinavia.
Recommended at least 3 says to visit all the places of interest.
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Populist attractions and English guides are not available all days of the week. Excursion prices are fair.
St Petersburg is more European than I expected and very easy to walk around. Lots of lovely buildings.
I loved the parks and the buskers. The food in the self serve cafes was great. We had the "Things to do in St Petersburg" written by locals map and tried to go to lots of the places. The market near the cathedral was ok but some of the souvenirs in the big soviet department store were cheaper. The river cruise in English was really interesting, one of the best I have done . We caught it at the bridge with the four horses. The art in the Heritage was disappointing but the rooms were amazing. It felt really safe and clean.
beautiful and amazing city, full of litemotives, outstanding views , planety of very good resturants
very modern convenient city, shopping is easy, enjoyed ballet & walks around town, bridges & museums