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While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
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Peterhof means "Peter's Court" in German. Their royal family, like ours was infused with Germans. One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the Peterhof Palace is many cruisers first choice, and with the ship tour you are taken their and back and no visa is required. Please note that wheelchair access can be non existent, and more...
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How to do St. Petersburg on your own? - It is actually easy and after the world cup myth buster on Russia maybe more people will feel easier about visiting. Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river...
If you wish to take a private tour, you must get a print out of the ticket to go through passport control visa free. Check with the tour operator, check they will meet you from the ship. If you are thinking of a ship tour, these are good research, because the ship sells variations of these local tours. Remember...
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The photography ban in Catherine Palace has been lifted and you are free to film. We understand that they sometimes impose a ban on the Amber room, but that was not there when we were. So, the whole palace interior is filmed, the legendary Ballroom and the Amber Room. This film covers all the first floor front rooms that...
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The Grand Cascade Peterhof is modelled on one constructed for Louis XIV at his Château de Marly. Our guide who was extremely well informed said there were some three hundred and fifty fountains throughout the gardens. 30,000 litres of water are used an hour, there are no pumps. The water is collected and held in the upper gardens so...
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CHURCH OF THE SPILLED BLOOD - This church is situated along the Griboyedov Canal with a paved walkway running along both sides of the canal. It is also known as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. MAP POSION HERE It was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. Building of the church...
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