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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 Custom Day Tour
"Your private tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with your name on. Afterwards you will discuss what you will going to see. You can then set off for your tour and let your guide fill you in with all information possible.As much as you can decide what you want to see here are some highlights that you should not miss: Church on the Spilled Blood St Isaac's cathedral Peter and Paul Fortress Hermitage Yusupov palace
From $150.00
 
Yusupov Palace and St Isaac Cathedral Private Tour
"An exciting tour to one of the most interesting and nicely preserved palaces of the city – Yusupov Palace built in the 1740’s and then bought by Catherine II for one of her ladies in waiting and was eventually bought by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830 for 250000 roubles!  It was here that Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the murder of Rasputin who was lured to the Palace under the pretext of meeting Felix’s young and beautiful wife Irina. All the rooms are beautifully restored and full of art and the highlight must be the exquisite private theatre built for Zineida Yusupov where such renowned artists as Anna Pavlova and Shaliapin have performed. Later in the day the guide will invite you to proceed to the main church of the city - St. Isaac's Cathedral. Commissioned in 1818 by Alexander I
From EUR75.00

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Art Nouveau in St Petersburg

While the image of St Petersburg is one of the palaces, there is a surprising number of Art Nouvau buildings interspersed throughout the city, many of which are currently being renovated.And while the...
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filip007
Nov 17, 2007

Everything is here

This is in the heart of St. Petersburg. This and the near surroundings is what most tourists get to see when they visit this city. Pretty flowers, no trash, no sign of homeless people, no street...
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Zirpsis
Aug 26, 2007

The most famous Russia's street

To walk along the Nevskiy avenue is something special for me. You feel, you are in the centre of the city life, you observe people, promenading here and enjoy viewing of palaces, monuments, bridges,...
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Anjutka
May 18, 2007

Art Noveau-architecture

St. Petersburg - especially the buildings along Nevsky Prospekt - are a treasure house for art-noveau-fans. Many houses are decorated in art noveau/art deco-style, some of the best examples being the...
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MichaelFalk1969
May 14, 2007

Holiday: May 27, St. Petersburg birthday

The official birthdate of St. Petersburg is May 27, 1703.On the birthday or near day named by the city for the observance Nevsky is usually closed and there is a parade to Palace Square for...
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sennaya
May 13, 2007

Yeliseev's Deli (Yeliseyevsky)

Even if you are not planning on buying anything here, be sure to stop at Yeliseev's deli on Nevsky Prospect for a look around the beautiful art nouveau interior. During the days when there were still...
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Dabs
Feb 05, 2007

Nevski Prospekt

Maybe the most famous street in all of Russia and not without reason. It runs from the Admiralty all the way to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, 4 km in all. The beating heart of this marvellous city,...
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Nega
Jan 07, 2007

Nevsky Avenue

Nevsky Avenue is the russian equivalent to the Champs Elysees in Paris ... though the feel is different. This street features neo-classical houses with art noveau-decorations, former city palaces of...
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MichaelFalk1969
Aug 04, 2006

Nevski Prospekt

This is still the principal avenue of the city which is a pleasure to walk along and take in the city's style and ambience. It is lined with stores and restaurants, and if you are tired there is a...
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el_ruso
Jan 04, 2006

Dom Knigi

The building which amazed me most - apart from the museums and churches was that of Dom Knigi (House of Books). Located opposite Kazan Cathedral and next to the Griboedova Canal it is an incredibly...
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morgenhund
Nov 03, 2005

Singer Building

This intriguing looking building was home to the headquarters of the Singer sewing machine company from 1904. Later it was home to the American Consulate for a few years. In recent times it contained...
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sue_stone
Oct 12, 2005

Nevsky Prospekt

The most famous street in Russia, Nevsky Prospekt runs through the heart of St. Petersburg. It extends for almost 3 miles, from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and then turning a corner to...
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Oct 12, 2005
 
 
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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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