Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Tourist Traps

  • Foreigner Prices
    Foreigner Prices
    by HORSCHECK
  • Queuing at the Hermitage
    Queuing at the Hermitage
    by mingul
  • Queuing at the Hermitage
    Queuing at the Hermitage
    by mingul

Gorod Sankt-Peterburg Tourist Traps

  • Taxis

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    Be aware of freelance taxi drivers at the airport, they will charge you horrific fares for your trips to the city. I found an English-speaking taxi service where you can book a taxi ride in advance for a fixed, standard price. They got me an English speaking driver, but I think they also had other languages. They are called Lingotaxi...

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  • Downtown Sites

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    Along the Canal Griboedova behind the Church on the Spilled Blood is the main outdoor souvenir market in St. Petersburg. All the tour buses dump out scores of tourists every hour. You have a better bargaining posiiton early or in the off-season when there are not so many tourists and many vendors. You can find a smaller outdoor souvenir market by...

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  • Museums

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    I suppose this message is more for people whose mother language is Russian but they are not from Russia ( like me :-) ) I just wanted to say that you need to remember that ticket price is lower for local people ( Russian ) and for tourist it is higher. They just hear, whta is your language, if it is not a Russian, sorry, but payment is higher. So...

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  • Personal Observations

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    When your guide stop you from buying in a museum souvenir shop it means that she will bring you to another place where she is paid her 10-20% interest on your account. Just compare prices. Moderate prices for souvenirs are at the airport on departure

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  • Tickets

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    Russia still has a sort of dual-pricing system, according to which foreigners are charged often 3 to 10 times more at theatres, museums or sights than Russian citizens. This price system is a relic from Soviet times when tickets for Russians were said to be subsidised. The photo shows the entrance fees at the Church of the Saviour on the...

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  • Eating Out

    Saint Petersburg Tourist Traps

    It will be a high tickets price for the opening date but sure depend on you. Do you like to be in a crowd and see nothing but people? We like to enjoy the nature, sit down on the banch by every fountain and just look at the water, at each other and listen the birds! You can also get some picnic food and just go, any day! You are welcome! Go to...

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  • Two types of tickets

    Some information about tickets to museums. There are two prices in every museum. For Russian federation citizens and for foreigners. For example, RF citizens will pay 15 RUB ( 0,43EUR) for ticktet to the Hermitage, other people - foreigners 350RUB (10.15EUR). If you know a few phrases in russian: 'Dva bileta, pozaluysta" ("Two tickets please") and...

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  • changing money on the black market

    especially at places with plenty of tourists, we sometimes met russian people who wanted to change money on the black market......But it was a big risk for both sides to be caught by the police.

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