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  • Winter Trails Outside St. Petersburg: Best Nature Destinations

    The approaching holidays are a perfect opportunity to finally get out of the city and enjoy some time outdoors. Here are a few ideas on how you can make the most of it.


  • Short Trips From St. Petersburg

    New food? New views? Insta-worthy pics? Take advantage of the upcoming May holidays to skip town and experience something amazing, not too far from St. Petersburg.


  • Travel Tips: Pskov

    An ancient Russian stronghold, Pskov offers a fascinating trip to the times of knights and hermits made easier with the introduction of a fast train service from St. Petersburg.


  • Travel Tips: Exploring Riga

    With its incredible mix of medieval, gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Soviet and contemporary architecture, Riga can be rightfully called the city of contrasts.


  • Sliding Trams, Sea Breeze, and Art Nouveau: Exploring Helsinki

    Modern, compact, and very green, Helsinki is the closest European capital to Russia and a nice place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg!


  • Travel Tips: Incomplete and Subjective Guide to Summer in Tallinn

    Tallinn has been a traditional weekend trip destination for the citizens of St. Petersburg (or Leningrad) since the late 60’s. Only six hours by bus, and you can dive into the city’s truly medieval atmosphere. With its 13th-century Northern-European gingerbread houses and castle towers, Tallinn is a popular Christmas destination, but summer Tallinn offers even more treasures.


  • Travel Tips: Veliki Novgorod

    The ancient city of Veliki (Great) Novgorod offers a trip back in time and a taste of Russian culture and cuisine a few hours away from St. Petersburg.


  • Travel Tips: St. Petersburg to Finland

    When St. Petersburg was founded three centuries ago, Tsar Peter the Great envisioned it as a bridge between his country and Europe. Even today, St. Petersburg is likely the most international city of Russia, and it is a great starting point for journeys to its neighboring countries. In our series “Window to Europe”, we will examine the many places you can visit from St. Petersburg, suitable for both weekend trips and longer journeys. In this first article, we’ll be looking at Finland – our closest neighbor both geographically and at heart.


  • Vyborg: Scandinavia with the Russian Soul

    If you ever need a break from the magnificent streets, avenues and embankments of St. Petersburg - yeah, we know it's hard to believe - then there are some real gems, within easy reach and ripe for exploration, out there in the enchanting outlying countryside.  First and foremost among them is the ravishing, fairy-tale picturesque Vyborg a small outpost by the Finnish border, which has the atmosphere of a harmoniously embodied combination of the European and Russian spirit.