- Eating and drinking
- Where to stay
- Other useful recommendations
Listed in this category are genuine providers of travel services that we recommend as
reliable and useful for non-Russian speaking tourists visiting St. Petersburg. We hope
in the future to extend the list to a proper travel directory – your feedback and
suggestions are welcome.
tours in other cities:
Walking Tours of Budapest
walks and bike tours! www.letsgo-amsterdam.com
another company running tours and excursions in Amsterdam.
– My Favourite Things. Original Walking Tours
in Barcelona. A fancy web site besides else.
Insider Tours www.insidertour.com
A smaller, more intimate walking tour company in Berlin, called Berlin Private Tours
Literary Pub Crawl www.dublinpubcrawl.com
Tire Bike Tours - Paris. English-speaking bicycle
tours of Paris, Versailles and Monet's Gardens. www.fattirebiketoursparis.com
tours Granada www.ciceronegranada.com
Iside Tours www.insidelisbon.com
Madrid, Spain Tapas Tour
New Orleans www.tour-new-orleans.com
York – Big Onion Walking Tours www.bigonion.com
Bike tours in Paris www.MikesBikeToursParis.com
Pub Crawl - Official Crawl, Original Fun! http://www.pubcrawl.cz
- historic walking tours of Boston with a photographic edge.
tours of Rome, Italy. www.protourism.biz
Insight Tours www.romeinsight.com
of Music Bicycle Tour" of Salzburg, Austria. www.mariasbicycletours.com
Tours of Florence, Italy www.artviva.com
Walks. Walking Tours of the Nation's Capital www.washingtonwalks.com
services in Moscow:
Our strategic partner in Moscow - the guide to Russia and
travel services directory. Look no further when you’re
preparing to visit Moscow, and indeed the rest of Russia–
WayToRussia will help you organise your visas, tickets, accommodation,
excursions and all you can think of. An extremely useful travel
information resource for the rest Russia – the authors
have personally travelled to all of the places they’re
recommending to hand-pick the best services www.waytorussia.net
destinations in Russia:
Budget travel to Russia from Finland, battlefield tours in
Trans-Siberian train trips. www.bair-travels.com
This is our Siberian connection. The man behind this link,
Jack Sheremetoff, MA, is an experienced local guide based
in Irkutsk, near lake Baikal. A comprehensive web site, offering
a full list of traveller services in the Baikal area, with
that right attitude and expertise.
travel services in
St. Petersburg, Russia:
Eating and Drinking
Best club bands in town, informal and friendly atmosphere in this small club located in a Soviet-era bombshelter.
The place is managed by Dva Samoleta, a legendary St Petersburg band - meet them and many other St Petersburg musicians
over a vodka in the tightly packed bar. The band's site is www.dvasamoleta.ru.
Where to stay
– Top location on the corner of Nevsky and Vladimirsky, comfortable rooms and all possible comforts you could expect from a hostel. Wi-fi and computers, huge kitchen and common area, super clean,
great management - attention to detail more typical of a good hotel than a backpacker's accommodation. We love the place so much that we've moved all our scheduled tour departures to this hostel.
Soul Kitchen Hostel
– The brightest young thing on St Petersburg hostelling scene, all a hostel should be - clean,
bright, attracting great crowd, with a fitted kitchen and a cosy living room, plus vodka and pancake evenings and much more.
Most importantly the owners are seriously determined that their guests have a good time. A stone's throw from Moscow Station too.
Opened Jan 2005, this new hostel is managed by a team of our
old friends. Ideal location for Dostoyevsky buffs, next to
the Hay Market and St. Nicholas church.
Apricot Hostel on Nevsky
A neatly appointed hostel right on Nevsky near Moscow Station. Free internet, wi-fi, international calls, bike rental - and heaps of
food-and-drink options in the surrounding area. Web site in Russian only.
Budget hostel with great atmosphere in the heart of St Petersburg, right behind the Kazan Cathedral, walking distance to most
Located in a quiet part of St. Petersburg city center, this
cozy little hostel offers budget accomodation, visa support
serices and more. Also a member of Hostelling International.
A German-managed bed-and-breakfast operation. Comfortable,
homely and reliable, a good alternative to big hotels. Web
site in English and German.
Other useful travel services in St. Petersburg
St Petersburg and Russia In Your Pocket, www.inyourpocket.com.
An excellent pocket-format guidebook, In Your Pocket is updated monthly and is unrivalled as a source of up-to-date
information for visitors. Event, dining and accommodation listings plus special features and heaps of other useful info.
Published every two months. Moscow edition available too.
Distributed free of charge at dozens of establishments around town.
Travel International, www.sindbad.ru.
An appointed office of ISTC, STA and an authorised agent for
many international airlines. Sindbad is the budget travel
agent in St. Petersburg to book air, train and bus tickets,
both domestic and international. ISIC cards available. English-spoken,
efficient. Unfortunately, the web site is in Russian only
so far. Try emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
private Spanish guiding service in St. Petersburg,
Russia. City tours, museums, palaces. A detailed list of the
city’s hotels, hostels and apartment services. spanish-portal.narod.ru.
Postal and courier services, www.westpost.ru.
Since 1995 offering complete mailing and courier solutions,
right in the center of the St. Petersburg. Nevsky prospekt,
86, telephone 327-3211.
Prokat. Bike-rent service located in the historical city
center right by the Theater Square and renowned Mariinsky,
which provides our customers with bycicles on bike tours.
You can book a bike tour from us or use their services to
learn more about St. Petersburg on your own.