In this article I am offering you, my friends a very eventful 2-day vacation in St. Petersburg with the help of Petersburg Card.
I have already reviewed the combo-cards for the travelers which allow to save a lot of money during city exploration. If you buy the cards online and plan your vacation ahead this card will also save your time (when you buy Petersburg Card, you can choose your hotel as a delivery place. The card will be delivered there and given you upon arrival).
Here are the options for an amazing Saturday and Sunday. You can move between the sights with the help of your Petersburg card that works like e-purse.
This is the biggest Orthodox cathedral in St. Petersburg.
This is the handiwork of architect Montferrand, for whom creation of the cathedral became a matter of life and lasted for as much as 40 years! The cathedral is surrounded by 112 monolithic columns, each of which could be hoisted into place in less than 10 minutes by the engineers of the 19th century. How? You can find information about this in museum.
the first building in St.Petersburg made of stone by the friend- comrade of Peter the Great. You can find there a lot of historical information both in Russian and English as well as amazing interiors.
The building is located in a grand Mikhailovsky Palace, opened to public as the Russian Museum since 1898. It contains paintings and sculptures by the world-famous Russian artists, sculptors. Be sure to visit it!
You can read the following information about museum on the website: “Fabergé museum is located in an elegant Neo-classical palace with unique historical interiors and holds a fabulous collection of more than 4000 artworks, including world’s largest collection of Fabergé Easter Eggs. Museum collection covers all areas of Fabergé activities”.
The free entrance for Petersburg card holders is only from 6pm to 9pm.
Several years ago when Airbnb, the platform for travelers and hosts, just appeared I was skeptical about the whole idea of moving into random house without any 24 our client service, paying in advance, expecting a tough reality instead of nice and inviting pictures.
Now, after returning from Europe and using mostly this website for housing I do not have any doubts at all: if a flat is rated well and costs less than a hotel (which is situated in the same area and does not have breakfast) I will definitely book a flat.
You can use the filters for searching the best deal: you can choose the price for accommodation, the type of accommodation (flat or house, separate room or shared room), location, wifi, elevator and etc.
You can see the ratings and comments of the places right under the main information about apartment.
You can ask the landlord all the questions about housing and neighborhood in advance with a help of airbnb platform. It usually takes no more than 24 hours to get the answer. You can track all interactions later.
Here is a list of flats (4stars and higher) which would cost you less than $50 per night. There is usually a fee for cleaning, the information about it is displayed under the main picture of apartment on the left. You can save money by registering through the link of a person who is already registeredon the website. If you register through my partner link, you will get welcoming $20 for covering some of the housing expenses. Later, of course, you could create your own partner link and send to your friends and members of family (I got mine in the same way).