SAS, the largest airline in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flights to St. Petersburg from many destinations in Scandinavia and with connections from Europe, the US & Asia. Our city guide will help you find out what's up & the best tips& from SAS crew and passengers.
Russia's cultural and former political capital is home to the Hermitage, one of the world's best museums, while the city center is a living open air museum in its own right, making it one of the world's top travel destinations.
What's up in St. Petersburg
Home to Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most splendid residences of the Russian imperial family.
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St. Isaac's Cathedral located near the Admiralty.
Stars of the famed White Nights Festival perform at the Mariinsky Theatre from May-July.
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|The Hermitage |
St. Petersburg's prime attraction, one of the world's great museums. Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Reubens & more. There are guided tours in several languages, but finding one may prove to be an exhausting experience. Whatever you do, don't take up on any offer on guided tours from someone outside the Once you are inside, look for notices with tours in your native language. Head for the tour office & follow the instructions.
All over town
There are blini stands all over town. Try Samovar on Gorokhovaya ulitsa 27, that is a good one. Most of them don't speak English, but it doesn't matter, just point to what you want to try. No stay in St. Petersburg is complete without eating a blini!
Voronezhskaya Ul. 2a
You never know what to expect on weekdays at Griboedov: a poetry reading, live reggae or a DJ spinning psychedelic trance. The club is actually two, one above ground on Griboedov Hill and one below in an old underground bomb shelter.
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|Population: 4.9 million |
|Language: Russian |
|Currency: Russian ruble (RUB) |
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