St. Petersburg is one of the most popular cities for recreation, which attracts tourists from all over the world with its rich history, cultural heritage and unique architecture.
If you are planning to visit the northern capital in the near future, we have prepared for you some useful tips and recommendations so that your vacation will leave only pleasant memories.
Before you go on a trip, study the map of the city and make a list of attractions and places that you would like to visit. St. Petersburg is rich in museums, palaces, cathedrals and parks, so it is important to decide what exactly interests you in order to use your time effectively.
We recommend choosing hiking instead of bus excursions in the warm season.
Determining the duration of the trip
Keep in mind that there are many interesting places and attractions in St. Petersburg, and it may take several days to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city.
Plan a trip for at least a week to visit all the main locations, stroll along the embankments and enjoy the urban atmosphere.
Saint Petersburg is a popular tourist city, so it is important to book a hotel in advance. The rule is simple: the closer your trip is, the more expensive your accommodation will cost you.
Choose a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg, which is located near the sights or with public transport. Before paying for a room, check the reviews to make sure that it meets your requirements and expectations.
Study of weather and seasonality
The weather in St. Petersburg is quite changeable, so it is useful to study the forecast for your vacation days before your trip and prepare accordingly.
In the summer months, the temperature is comfortable, but in spring and autumn it can be cool and rainy. Do not forget to bring an umbrella and comfortable clothes for walking.
Study of public transport
There are metro, buses and trams in St. Petersburg. Learn the routes and schedules of public transport in advance so that you can easily move around the city and get to the places you are interested in.
Travel in St. Petersburg is much more expensive than in other Russian cities. To save on transport, you can purchase a Plantain card, according to which the cost of one trip will be 20% cheaper.
Buying tickets to museums and excursions
The major museums of St. Petersburg are visited by hundreds of tourists every day. If you buy tickets for day-to-day excursions, you will most likely have to stand in line for several hours. Save your time by visiting the website of the desired museum and buy a ticket in advance.
Responsible preparation is the key to a successful vacation. Book a cozy room at the Express Sadovaya Hotel in advance and enjoy your stay in the historic district of St. Petersburg.