To make a first impression about the city will help a sightseeing tour. It can be as traditional bus and alternative, for example, a motorcycle as a passenger or bike. One of the most convenient options is to take a bus "city tour". Its route runs through the main sights of the city centre. You will see Nevsky prospect, Palace square, St. Isaac's Cathedral, bronze horseman, Peter and Paul fortress, the cruiser "Aurora" and many more. Bus ticket gives the right to travel in it all day. You can get off at any stop, and then again to continue the journey. The ticket included headphones, through which you can listen to a detailed story about the city. Find out the cost of tickets, point of sale and other details on the website of the project "city tour".
At night, in the period from 20 April to 10 November, you can enjoy the spectacle of divorced bridges. This can be done in one of three ways. The first option, budget – to get to any bridge on foot or by taxi. Very nice looks like the bridge of Peter the Great (Bolsheokhtinsky). The bridges starts with the morning schedule. Another way is to take a night bus tour. Buy your ticket in advance at kiosks on Nevsky prospect near Gostiny Dvor. And you can see the bridges from the water, taking a night tour of the Neva river on the ship or boat
You can take a guided tour along the rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg and in the afternoon - on the boat, ship or river boat. Parking of tourist ships and boats are at the intersections of the rivers Fontanka and Moika to the Nevsky prospect, on the Moika near Church of the Savior on Blood near the Palace embankment.
Should see New Holland – two man-made Islands produce a strong impression. You can take a boat tour which includes a visit to this attraction and see it from the water. But more recently, that the acoustic space is available for a free visit and you can see it from the inside.
Museums in St. Petersburg, a great multitude, and around them everything you have in one trip will not work. So choose in advance the most interesting for you. A separate day will be devoted to visiting the Hermitage. The collection of this Museum is huge and to see it all, not enough for the whole day. Rent an audio guide player that looks similar to the phone, which will tell you about Museum exhibits. Read more about current exhibitions on the website of the Hermitage. After, if you still have strength, go to the Palace embankment to the side of Troitsky bridge to the Summer Garden. There you can relax in the shade of the trees among the sculptures or view the House of Peter I.
The boys enjoy a visit to the Artillery Museum. His exposition reflects the history of weapons from the 16th century to our time. There is a Museum in the Alexander Park, opposite the Peter and Paul fortress. Also favorite children's museums – the Kunstkammer and Zoological Museum. They are located in two adjacent buildings on the University embankment. Will be very interesting for a family visit to the Museum of communications and Museum of the waters.
Art lovers should visit the Russian Museum. It is located in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the branches are located in the Engineering lock, marble and Stroganovsky palaces. To explore the you most likely will not have time, so choose the most interesting for you exposure on the Museum website. But if you're a fan of modern art you are interested in Erarta gallery on Vasilyevsky island and Loft Project ETAGI.
Lovers of literature should visit the Museum-apartment of A. S. Pushkin on the Moika. You can also visit the Museum of Dostoevsky in Kuznechny lane Nabokov Museum on Bolshaya Morskaya street or the Anna Akhmatova Museum in the fountain House.
Also highlight at least two days to explore the famous suburbs of St.-Petersburg.. It can be Peterhof, the Palace and unique fountains, and Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), where you can see the Catherine Park to the Palace and visit the school. To Peterhof in just forty minutes from the city center you can reach by hydrofoil "meteor". He starts from the pier on the Palace embankment. Another way to get to Peterhof – on a train from the Baltic station, then to the Park by bus. Go to Pushkin trains from Vitebsk station. And if there's time, you can watch the Palace and Park complex of Pavlovsk, Strelna (Konstantinovsky Palace), Gatchina, and Lomonosov (Oranienbaum) or visit the Kronstadt fortress and Oreshek.
In the evening you can go to the theater - the Mariinsky, Alexandrinsky, theatre, Comedy theatre, Buff and many others. Audiophiles will also find in Saint-Petersburg a lot of interesting. Fans of the classics will visit the Philharmonic. D. D. Shostakovich, the Academic choir, or concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre. Jazz you can hear at the Philharmonic jazz music, and rock lovers will find numerous rock clubs. Of course, this is only a small part of Saint Petersburg's attractions. But, if you don't have time to see everything, you have a reason to come back.
The first Winter Palace of Peter I stood on the channel, called the Winter canal. The second Winter Palace was built in the Winter groove, but the main facade, he was drawn to the Neva. In it, in January 1725, Peter I died (in the room of the first floor for the current second window, counting from the Neva river).
With this "pocket" guide, you can visit the main attractions of St. Petersburg. Currently, the Winter Palace is part of the State Hermitage. The building abuts the no less famous buildings of the Small, Old and New hermitages. Visiting this Museum complex of St. Petersburg, tourists can get acquainted with the works of Titian and Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Rubens, and many...