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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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Kriukov Kanal & St Nicholas Cathedral

The small Kriukov channel is on route of the excursion boats. You will pass by a beautiful baroque St. Nicholas cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint of the Russian Navy, as well as the...
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el_ruso
Jan 04, 2006

Moika River

This is one of the two small rivers crossing the historic center. It is lined with beautiful mansions and old buildings, and it is a must to experience an excursion in an open boat; these can be...
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el_ruso
Jan 04, 2006

Fontanka

This is one of the two small rivers crossing the historic center. It is lined with beautiful mansions and old buildings, and it is a must to experience an excursion in an open boat; these can be...
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el_ruso
Jan 04, 2006

Superstition and Clairvoyance on Fontanka

St. Petersburg is a special place with special vibes - exact prerequisite for an oracle location (the Delphi of the North, yes!). Having this in mind and your state of mind why not try a coin throw at...
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Assenczo
May 11, 2005

Canals of St. Petersburg

One could call St. Petersburg also the Venice of the North, many canals and water ways that cut through the city make a journey onboard of a boat a very attractive way to see some of its architecture...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 20, 2005

Canals of St. Petersburg

On more than one occasion, I have heard this city to be considered "the Venice of the North'. There are indeed many canals here, and a boat ride on them would be a nice way to see the city. The...
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sswagner
Jan 03, 2005

Opening of the Bridges

During the summer, the major bridges in St. Petersburg open during the night to let the bigger boats pass through. This can get annoying, because you need to schedule around the bridge openings if you...
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travelingdanna
Nov 12, 2004

The canals

The canals in the city are a fantastic sight in summer. One of the major ones is Fontanaki in the centre. There are boat trips around the various water ways. Usually the trips take about an hour and...
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cheekymarieh
Jul 17, 2004

The Winter Canal

Between the Old hermitage and the Hermitage theatre you can see the Winter Channel. Like this you can understand why the call Saint Petersburg the Venice of the North.Three bridges are crossing this...
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filipdebont
Jun 27, 2004

The P&P Fortress across the Neva River

The Peter & Paul Fortress is held to be the oldest building in St. Petersburg, having been built by Peter the Great in 1703 as protection against the Swedes! The Peter & Paul Cathedral is part...
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shrimp56
Jun 19, 2004

Fontanka

When you stand on the Anchikov Bridge you have a great view over the Fontanka.The Fontanka Channel is 7 km long, and is the longest channel in Saint Petersburg. It is also the busiest of all the...
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filipdebont
May 30, 2004

Mojka canal

St.Petersburg is also known as Venice of North, because it's built on many islands and crossed by many canals.the most important are Fontanka, Griboedov, and Mojka.In Mojka canal was drowned Rasputin ...
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Sioma
Feb 23, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Saint Petersburg

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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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