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St Petersburg Essential Guide
yOUR BEST TRAVEL GUIDE TO ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA


Welcome to "St Petersburg Essential Guide", an independent travel and tourism guide created by two locals packed with all the information you need to plan, explore, and enjoy your stay in Saint Petersburg…

...a prime Russian destination known worldwide for its gigantic treasure house of art, intriguing history, elegant palaces and fascinating monuments, graceful canals and rivers, vibrant nightlife, and great restaurants and varied food – all within everyone’s budget.

PLAN YOUR RUSSIAN VACATION


Thinking of visit St. Petersburg anytime soon? Looking for information? Or, do you just want to learn more about the city to decide if it's worth a visit? Great! Let us show you around, and help you with the preparation of your own trip.

There is so much to see and do in St. Petersburg that it can be overwhelming to plan a visit, but don’t worry we are here to help.

Find below a topic of your interest, click on on the link, and start reading our recommendation and insider tips on where to stay or shop, when to come and what to pack, what to see, do, eat, and everything else you need to enjoy your stay to the fullest - without breaking the bank and feeling too much like a tourist.

ARRIVAL & GETTING AROUND


CITY INFORMATION, WEATHER, RESTAURANTS & HOTELS


CITY ATTRACTIONS, TOURS, VISA & MORE


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There's nothing more rewarding for us than being recommended by international travel magazines, other travel bloggers, well known travel brands such as Tripadvisor or National Geographic, and of course our valuable customers and/or visitors.

Over the past four years we have been working very hard to bring this site to the world, maintain it, and keep it up to date up to now with real and accurate information, and not just the need to know facts you may read about in most guide books.

We are glad to know that so far our work have been appreciated by many, and we hope this trend will continue to grow in the future.

ABOUT ST PETERSBURG ESSENTIAL GUIDE - IN SHORT!


Привет! Hello! We’re Davide and Anastasia, two locals living and working in the second largest and most popular and beautiful city of Russia, Saint Petersburg. If you don't know us yet, feel free to learn more about us.

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As you can imagine "St Petersburg Essential Guide" is our “Super”  travel website.

It contains clear, up-to-date and genuine information about the city of St Petersburg, along with an in-depth look at Russian culture, personal travel tips and travel resources. In brief, it contains everything we've discovered and learned over the years, and now we are happy to share it with you.

We’re glad to see you here, and we invite you to browse through our site, stick around for a while, and get in touch with us, if you need further help. Think of "St Petersburg Essential Guide" as your own insider travel guide, or much better, as your best personal encyclopaedia. And hopefully, have at least a little fun on the way!

If you decide to come, it will be our pleasure to help you plan your Russian vacation so you get the most from this fascinating city with our insight and local connections. After all, that's why we have created this website.

One more thing! Don’t race through the pages but take your time. You may just miss something important! Instead, try to read through them at your own pace - and you'll surely come to Saint Petersburg prepared.

Thank you very much for visiting our website.

We hope that you enjoy the site and find the information useful, and when you visit we hope you'll love the city of Peter the Great as much as we do.

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Cheers,


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