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Layover In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Apr 15, 2014 | Comments 2

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If you’re planning on leaving the Pulkovo airport to explore Saint Petersburg during your layover, there are a number of transportation options from airport to downtown including taxis which are located in the arrival halls of both airports, city buses, shuttle buses, and car hire.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A St. Petersburg Layover:

St. Petersburg Tours

There are a ton of tours available in St. Petersburg, based on your interest. There are bus and walking tours, sightseeing tours, day cruises, cultural, food, wine, and nightlife tours and tons more!

State Hermitage Museum

With over three million exhibits including world-renown artwork including paintings, graphic works, sculpture and more, the State Hermitage Museum is considered to be one of the most famous museums in the world.

Peterhof Palace

The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) is one of the most popular attractions in Saint Petersburg and was built to be “the Russian Versaille.” The park, complete with fountains, and the Cottage Palace is a great place to visit during your Saint Petersburg layover.

Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress was built in 1703 and is located along the Neva River, and served as a high security political jail (parts of the former jail are open to the public). In the middle of the fortress, you’ll find the towering Peter and Paul Cathedral which is the burial place of many Russian Emperors and Empresses.

Mariinsky Theatre

If you arrive in the evening, or are available to check out a show, the historic Mariinsky Theatre offers incredible ballet and orchestra performances. Click here for tickets and showtimes.

Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood

Located on the Griboedova Canal, the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood is a spectacularly stunning gold-topped church with intricate mosaic interiors, and marks the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 (where it was later decided to build a church in his honor).

None of these interest you? Here are more suggestions of things to do on your Saint Petersburg, Russia layover.

 

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