Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Travel Blog

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the palaces at Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk are well out-of-town and really day-trips in themselves ...

 State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
 Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
 Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets)
 Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo
 Summer Garden (Letny Sad) and Summer Palace of Peter
 Pavlovsk Palace and Park
 Yusupov Palace
 St. Isaac's Cathedral
 Alexander Palace and Park in Tsarskoye Selo
 Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad)
 Gostiny Dvor

There are lots of overnight trains. Take a look at note that the Moscow station from which the trains to Petersburg generally leave is Oktiabrskaia. Train takes 8 hour. I took the "Aurora" train from St Pete to Moscow. It might have been a little more expensive than other trains, I'm not sure, but it got me there in about 5 1/2 hours and the service and comfort levels in 2nd class were really excellent with a cooked meal. Current price for the late afternoon fast train from Moscow to Petersburg is less than 100 USD.
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