As we only had one night in St. Petersburg we sampled most of our Russian picks at a restaurant exclusively serving Russian cuisine. We were not disappointed with Masha and the Bear located just off the Nevsky Prospect main street. Grab a seat outside and enjoy people watching, while trying some delicious Russian dishes.
The cheapest way to experience St. Petersburg is by taking a ferry from Scandinavia. By using St. Peterline you can access Russia for 72 hours without having to obtain a visa. Depending on your nationality, this will save you around $100, plus you also don’t have to spent any time applying for a visa, as it is granted on arrival. We decided to stay two days, as we also wanted to see a Russian ballet.
We, Mark & Herta, are currently backpacking through Europe, and eventually planning to settle in London. Beyond that? The possibilities are endless.Read Mark & Herta’s full story.