Momboisse Family Adventures Baltic Sea- Saint Petersburg

Momboisse Family Adventures Baltic Sea- Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia (B)

The Norwegian Sun docked at Vasilyevski Island, St. Petersburg. From the aft of our ship we could view the city skyline made up of rows of tall cement buildings with very little character. These are the "modern" buildings of St. Petersburg, built in Soviet style.

Not wanting to deal with Visa's is Russia we booked two tours through NCL for the next two days. Today's tour, Puskin & The Hermitage, would drive us though St. Petersburg then 15 miles south to Puskin, the location of Tsarskoe Selo, returning to the city and the Hermitage Museum.

The most time consuming part of visiting Russia is getting through Passport Control. This must be passed in order to enter or exit Russia. The agents are no nonsense as they study every wrinkle of our faces before stamping our Passports. Don't smile, don't talk, don't move (unless motioned to), and DO NOT take pictures. 

Look up anywhere in St. Petersburg (inside or out) and you will find a camera. Rest easy you are safe here. Someone IS watching and probably listening. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Momboisse Family Adventures Baltic Sea- Saint Petersburg
Guide Location: Russia » St. Petersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Vasilyevski Island
  • Admiralteysky Island
  • Tsarskoe Selo
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Bolshoy Prospekt
  • Blagoveshohensky Bridge
  • Neva River
  • St.Isaac's Cathedral
  • Palace Embankment
  • Bronze Horseman Statue of Peter the Great
  • Admiralty
  • Dvortsovaya Bridge
  • Kunstkammer
  • Rostral Columns
  • Naval Museum
  • Birzhevoy Bridge
  • Petrogradsky Island
  • Artillery Museum
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Troitsky (Trinity) Bridge
  • Nevsky Prospect
  • The Church on Spilled Blood
  • Kazan Cathedral
  • Troitsky Cathedral
  • Puskin
  • Catherine's Summer Palace
  • Park Inn Pulkovskaya
  • Victory Square
  • Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad

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