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6 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in St Petersburg

OLGA VARGAS

Olga Vargas, Whatever/Whenever Manager, W St Petersburg

+7 812 610 6161

 

Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at miX, the hotel’s restaurant owned by Alain Ducasse, followed by a private tour around the Hermitage museum or arrange a queue jump pass.

Once you have explored the museum take a walk along the beautiful Moika river embankment towards the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Spend an hour or two relaxing in the Park Juzeppe restaurant next to Mikhailovsky Gardens and the Russian Museum, before indulging in a shopping spree in the city’s stylish central avenue Nevsky Prospekt. Head to the colonnade of St Isaac’s Cathedral for a stunning view of the city, and then join the city’s jet set at the miXup terrace to feel the energy of the White Nights or sing karaoke at Music Bar 11 or Jelsomino Café. Feel the cool river breezes with a midnight sail from Palace Bridge, and join the flow of the Neva River at night to experience the night-time magic of St Petersburg.

Best Restaurants

Russian Empire

Cuisine: Russian

+7 812 571 2409

Nevsky Prospect, 17

www.restoran-imperia.ru

 

Francesco

Cuisine: Italian

+7 812 275 0552

Suvorovskiy Street, 47

www.restoran-francesco.ru

Best Shop

Babochka Gallery

+7 812 717 4675

Nevsky Prospect, 153

www.babochka.ru

Best to Do

In the summertime, take a hydrofoil ride to Peterhof, a former Russian Tsar’s summer residence, to enjoy the fresh air of the Finnish Bay and a walk around the splendid fountain park, before gazing at the gilded beauties of the Grand Palace.

In the winter explore the masterpieces of the Hermitage museum and visit the Treasure galleries, beating the crowds and allowing you to stroll around the sights with complete ease. Alternatively, venture outside the city to see Catherine’s Palace and take a horse and cart ride in Pavlovsk Park, followed by lunch at the charming Russian folk restaurant Podvorie.

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