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Russian Ballet Evening and 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch in Saint-Petersburg
"A driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and drive you to the centrally located Russian restaurant. Here you will taste the famous courses of Russian cuisine such as fresh cabbage salad with apple vinegret (Old-style Russian salad with cooked and pickled vegetables) Shchi (Russian cabbage soup) with sour cream chicken cutlet ""Pozharskaya"" with tomato sauce hot pancake with fruit spread chicken fricassee in mushroom sauce Kasha (buckwheat porridge with onion). And of course
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River Boat Trip in Saint Petersburg
"Take the cruise along the Golden Ring of the Northern Venice with the views on the St. Nicholas Cathedral Mariinsky Theatre Moika River Embankment New Holland island Stroganov and Mariinsky Palaces St. Isaac’s Cathedral General Staff Building
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St Petersburg Private Theater Tour and Russian Classical Ballet Evening Performance
"Almost from the very beginning Russian ballet tradition acquired fans all over the world. Russian dancers were famous for their grace fluidity and expression of hand movements and amazing intuitive understanding of their characters. Russian composers such as Petr Tchaikovsky Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev are considered the real maestros of ballet music. Productions by legendary choreographers Marius Petipa Mikhail Fokin Vaclav Nizhinsky and George Balanchine are still considered the leaders in the world art of choreography.After a pick-up from your hotel in St Petersburg
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Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum - I did the cruise ship visit to St Petersburg last month. We visted Catherine's Palace in Pushkin first in the morning so we arrived to the Hermitage in the afternoon. The cruise...
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DEY
Aug 22, 2010

Personal Guide

Hi Milton,If you haven't chosen a guide, I would strongly suggest going to www.guide-petersburg.comWe used Gennadiy a year ago. He is fantastic. He will pick you up and has a world of knowledge. He...
Patlh
Aug 13, 2010

Museum prices

In the UK we are used to free admission to most museums, but in St Petersburg not so. The Hermitage 400 RUR ,Church spilled Blood 320 RUR . Some have no restritions on taking photos, but the Hermitage...
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alectrevor
May 04, 2010

Hermatage Museum

I am not a museum expert but I have been in many of the worlds best museums. Without a doubt and in my openion, the Hermatage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia, ranks at the top of the list. The...
geffer321
Jun 17, 2005

Museums in St. Petersburg

Museums in St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg is not without reason referred to by local residents as the gorod muzei or "city of museums." Academy of Fine Arts Museum - On the bank of the northern bank of...
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Michael_D
Feb 03, 2004

La Famille BENOIS

Originaire de France, Louis Jules BENOIS (1770-1822), fondateur de la fameuse dynastie artistique de Saint-Pétersbourg, est né dans une famille de paysans. Il acquit sa gloire exclusivement dans les...
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Klod5
May 18, 2003

BAZAINE Pierre-Dominique (1786-1838)

Pierre-Dominique BAZAINE, officier du génie, membre correspondant et membre d’honneur de l’Académie des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, fut envoyé en 1810 en Russie par Napoléon I pour y créer un...
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Klod5
May 18, 2003

Pushkin Flat Museum

Pushkin died in this house by the Moyka River in 1837, after a duel with French soldier of fortune Baron d'Anthes who had been publicly chasing Pushkin's beautiful wife, Natalia. The affair was widely...
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furioso
Oct 02, 2002

Vasilevsky Island

St Petersburg's largest island lies wedged like a plug in the mouth of the Neva. The main points of interest are clustered on its eastern 'nose', just across the river from the Admiralty. They include...
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furioso
Oct 02, 2002

Russian Museum

Often overlooked by visitors in favour of the Hermitage, the extensive Russian Museum is a must for anyone interested in Russian art and culture. It's housed in the former Mikhailovsky palace, which...
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furioso
Oct 02, 2002

PUSHKIN<br/> Understanding...

PUSHKIN Understanding Pushkin is a part of understanding St.Petersburg. Here are some clues... Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) 'Not all of me is dust. Within my song, safe from the worm, my spirit...
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SirRichard
Sep 12, 2002

Icons

There are some amazing icons on display within the museums and churches of the city. I purchased two as souvenirs of the fine artwork. This particular one was designed to commemorate the new...
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cheekymarieh
Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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St.Isaac's Cathedral

Church of St Isaac back to the hotel for the jackets and hit refresh, then on to The Church of St. Isaac. This church was big gilded, columned and also very impressive and was known as a symbol of the...
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Admiralty

Today Admiralty building was constructed to Andreyan Zakharov between 1806 and 1823. Located at the western end of the Nevsky Prospekt, The Admiralty with its gilded spire topped by a golden...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace. Work on the construction of it began in 1714. Peter the Great himself drew sketches for the building. In 1745 the architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli started work on reconstructing the...
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Alexander Palace

Alexander Palace is located to the north of the Catherine Palace, not far from it. Alexander Palace was built in 1796 by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi. Empress Catherine commissioned it to her...
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Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace is real architectural gem. The splendid palace is named after Catherine I, which was wife of Peter the Great. She continue to rule in Russia after her husband's death for two years....
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