Luxury boutique hotel escape to St. Petersburg under $1500

Luxury boutique hotel escape to St. Petersburg under $1500

Would you like to have an authentic Saint Petersburg vacation in May? We found you a luxury boutique hotel escape to St. Petersburg under $1500. The price includes the flight from Chicago with departure date on May 20 and return date on May 25. Below is a search box where you can check the St. Petersburg vacation packages of our partners. It is worth a look, you may find a deal that you like even more than the one we are going to present. The more providers you check, the better price... [ read more ]

Cities you must visit in Western Russia

Cities you must visit in Western Russia

The West has continually asked what to think about Russia. The country where are incredibly wealthy people along with extreme poverty has always sparked confusion. Some believed that ignorance is ubiquitous in Russia, others were fascinated by the many scholars that Russia has had over time. Russia is a land of ballet and industrial monstrosities. It is a country where faith and austerity manifest for centuries, with the cult of pleasure and opulence. If you visit the ancient castles, lux... [ read more ]

Tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg

Tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg

Russia is a spectacular country with so many beautiful cities, spectacular landscapes and unique tourist attractions. It is really hard to decide where exactly would you like to spend your vacation in Russia. You can visit the beautiful famous cities of Sankt Petersburg and Moscow, you may take a tour with the Transsiberian Express, you can visit the cities of Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk or many other cities, each would be an unforgettable and unique experience. You w... [ read more ]

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg

The city of Sankt Petersburg is located in an area with a humid continental climate due to the cyclones of the Baltic Sea. The hottest month of the year is August, and the coldest is February. Spring and fall are the seasons with normal temperatures, but with more precipitation. During the summer rains often, summers are short and very hot. Winter is long with very low temperatures, heavy snows and is often freezing. We present you 5 things you should know before visiting Sankt Petersburg... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Saint Petersburg

Tourist guide to Saint Petersburg

On the Baltic Sea at the end of the Gulf of Finland, on the Neva River, you discover the second largest city in Russia and the most important trading port of the Baltic Sea: Saint Petersburg. The name of the city comes from St. Peter, patron saint of the city, but over time it was also called Petrograd. Tsar Peter the Great needed a port city that can have better sea links. Thus, in 1703 conquered the city of Nyen, changed his name to St. Petersburg and built on the Zayachy Island the first ... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The Russian State Museum dates back to the 19th century, when Emperor Nicolas II realized that the people of the empire need a public art exhibition and choose the Mikhailovsky Palace to hold the pieces of arts that he gathered from the Hermitage Museum, the royal palaces and the Museum of the Academy of Arts. Today we would like to present briefly the art collection of the Russian State Museum and we give some useful information for visiting the museum. Presentation of the art collection of th... [ read more ]

Breathtaking Cathedrals and Churches in Sankt Petersburg

Breathtaking Cathedrals and Churches in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia with spectacular buildings. If you want to visit Russia, you should consider a city tour in this stunning city. The city has many gorgeous palaces, public buildings and monuments, but today we want to present you the breathtaking cathedrals and churches in Sankt Petersburg. There are four main cathedrals in the city, and many baroque and neoclassical churches. You can also find the famous monastery of Alexander Nevski, goth... [ read more ]

Sankt Petersburg, the City of Palaces

Sankt Petersburg, the City of Palaces

Sankt Petersburg is one of the most famous cities and the second biggest in Russia. It is also known as the City of Palaces. Many things could be told about this stunning town with gorgeous and famous buildings, about the vibrant history of the city and the numerous islands connected with beautiful bridges. Today we would like to offer you a brief presentation of the twenty most known palaces in Sankt Petersburg, breathtaking baroque and neoclassical buildings made in the 18th and the ... [ read more ]

Chesme, the Chesmenskiy Palace

Chesme, the Chesmenskiy Palace

Heading southwards of Saint Petersburg leads you to Chesmenskiy Palace. A court architect by the name Yuri Felten had design it with this early early gothic revival style. It has the a certain manner like the Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill villa which you can find in Twickenham. The shape is triangular which makes this building special. The three corner towers were build around a central turret. This name Chesme was after the Chesme Bay as in that year, Russia won the Russo-Turkish War i... [ read more ]

St. Petersburg's Cultural Heritage

St. Petersburg’s Cultural Heritage

Saint Petersburg Philharmonia is a music society while the Bolshoi Zal or Grand Hall is one of the best known music halls within it in Russia. The small hall or Malii Zal is in the city centre on Nevskiy pospect 30 and you can see that by taking the metro to Canal Griboedova. Architectural ensemble of the city dates back to the 18th and 19th century and has been preserved to this day. Of particular note is the unique nature reserve of European architectural styles of the past three centuries. ... [ read more ]