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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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St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress Tips (108)

Peter & Paul Fortress ~ Tsars' Tombs

The Peter & Paul Cathedral is the final resting place for many of the tsars and tsarinas. Exceptions include Nicholas II, who in 1998 was buried with his family in a chapel by the entrance, denied...
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Canadienne
Jun 11, 2003

Peter & Paul Fortress ~ Grand Ducal Burial Vault

The entry to the cathedral (during our visit, though that may have been due to restoration works on the cathedral's exterior) is through the Grand Ducal Burial Vault, an astringently white hall where...
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Canadienne
Jun 11, 2003

Peter & Paul Fortress ~ Sts. P&P Cathedral

The cathedral was the main sight that we were interested in seeing. We considered the option of Trubetskoy Bastion (once prison for enemies of the state such as Gorky, Dostoevsky and the Decembrists),...
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Canadienne
Jun 11, 2003

Peter & Paul Fortress ~ Ivan Gate

The construction of Peter & Paul Fortress began in 1703, the same year that is marked as the founding of St. Petersburg. Although the fortress never saw any gunfire or attack, thousands of workers...
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Canadienne
Jun 11, 2003

Peter & Paul Fortress

As the birthplace of the city, Peter & Paul Fortress is likely one of the spots every visitor tries to hit. It's worth noting though, that it won't take much time out of your day. . .two or three...
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Canadienne
Jun 11, 2003

Take a night trip around...

Take a night trip around St.Peter.The trip takes about 5h. The bus is going around St.Peter. You can see a lot of interesting buildings and of course opening of the Neva bridges.The price for such a...
Raffmo
May 13, 2003

peter and paul fortress,st peter's gate

the day they put the first brick to build the fortress,the oldest building in st petersburg,on the 16th of may 1703,is considered as the city birthdate.it's very rare to know so exactly a city...
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cbeaujean
Oct 09, 2002

peter and paul's fortress and cathedral

the cathedral with a very thin spire...built between 1714 and 1733.its tower 121,8m high,as the admiralty tower, is the city new landmark....this new city "looking the so wanted europe",as peter the...
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cbeaujean
Oct 09, 2002

Peter-Paul fortress

This is the place where St.Petersburg was born.Peter the great built the church, where all the czars are buried. The fortress produced coins first and then it was used as a prison. Nowdays, there is a...
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figge
Aug 25, 2002

VISIT THE FAMOUS ST. PETER AND...

VISIT THE FAMOUS ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL on the Northern bank or the river NEVA.This was Czar Peter the Great's first construction word! Later on it became a real citadel built of bricks and...
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eden_teuling
Aug 24, 2002

the oldest church in St. Petersburg

The graves of most of the Romanov rulers of Russia from Peter the Great onward are buried here. The interior is over-the-top and a confectionary delight.
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marktynernyc
May 29, 2007

Holidays: Firework Salutes

Almost every major holiday will involve fireworks and a rocket salute. People line up on both sides of the Neva River to watch teh launchings from the Peter and Paul Fortress.
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sennaya
May 11, 2007
 
 
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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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