Tsarist opulence and megacity exuberance, venture to Russia and explore the cornerstones of the nation, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
For Picture, Perfect Palaces, Take a Private Tour of Saint Petersburg
For picture-perfect palaces take a private tour of Saint Petersburg, a city commissioned by Tsar Peter the Outstanding in 1703. It is an excellent structured urban city whose beauty is comparable to nearly all of Europe's attractive capital cities and is extremely popular for style photography enthusiasts as well as tour essayists.
Created on over a hundred islands in the Neva Delta that are connected by canals and arched bridges, it has been quoted as the "Venice of the North" by Goethe.
With stately embankments that are comparable to those in Paris, St. Petersburg is a town of golden spires, gilded domes, pastel palaces not to mention candlelit cathedrals.
This city, introduced by a visionary emperor, is full of enjoyment together with appealing treasures found in the palaces, museums, art galleries and Cathedrals.
With its stringent geometric traces as well as flawlessly organised structural design which is in contrast to other Russian cities, St. Petersburg is practically far too European to be Russian. At the same time, it's way too Russian to be European.
Take a Fantastic Sightseeing Tour to Imperial Palaces, Spectacular Architectural Buildings and Impressive Formal Gardens
St. Petersburg has many stunning palaces to take guided tours of that are impressive museums or spectacular Cathedrals with amazing architecture to visit on a private tour and of course, you have to see the first fortress which was the first building built in St Petersburg.
The City celebrates the unique festival ‘ White Night Festival'. It starts in May with the ’Stars of the White Nights’ at Mariinsky Theatre and ends in July.
St Petersburg is the world's most northern city and stands at such a high latitude that the sun does not descend below the horizon enough for the sky to grow dark.
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Travel Tips for Saint Petersburg
As Russia is so vast, it has 11 times zones and two continents; the weather can be very extreme. When deciding on a time to visit will all depend on the type of holiday you are looking for and when you can do the activities you want in comfort. May, June, September or October are good months to visit Russia, fewer crowds on private tours, cheaper deals and reasonable weather. July and August are peak season as the weather is hot and sunny.
St. Petersburg is said to be expensive by most European standards, but many great hotels and restaurants are very reasonably priced. In a traditional middle-class restaurant, it may cost around $15 per person for dinner and $6 for a local beer. Private tours will vary in price throughout the year. The Metro system is brilliant and the best way to get around the city with the fare being less than $1 a stop. Taxi’s cost up to $6 for a 3km ride.
You need a visa to enter Russia and it is advisable to apply for one as early as possible. Once in Russia, your visa has to be registered and it is up to the hotel, landlord, friend or family of where you are staying to do this. Be careful when taking photos and make sure you are allowed as some official and military buildings prohibits it. Be respectful when touring churches and dress appropriately at night to ensure entry to restaurants and clubs.
The climate of Russia is described as highly continental influenced climate. The summer months are warm to hot, dry months with temperatures rising to above 32 degrees Celsius. The winter is cold to extremely cold with sometimes very heavy snowfall especially in high ground and temperatures into minus figures. Spring and Autumn, the weather begins to warm or cool down and there may be plenty of rain.
One is the nation's capital, while the other is a living monument to Peter the Great. Discover the cornerstones of the Russian Federation, as you immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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