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St Petersburg / this edition written and researched by Tom Masters, Simon Richmond.

By: Masters, Tom, 1977-.
Contributor(s): Richmond, Simon [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet guidebooks: Publisher: Footscray, Victoria, Australia : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 7th edition.Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour.) ; 20 cm. + 1 pull-out folded map.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742209944; 1742209947.Other title: Saint Petersburg | Lonely Planet St Petersburg.Subject(s): Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Guidebooks | Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Guidebooks.DDC classification: 914.72104863 Summary: Built on a swamp, the imperial capital is today a dazzling metropolis whose sheer grandeur never fails to amaze. Despite all that history has thrown at it, St Petersburg still feels every bit an imperial capital, a city largely frozen in time. Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Historic Heart, Smolny & Vosstaniya, Sennaya & Kolomna, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrograd & Vyborg Sides, Understand & Survive chapters.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the Hermitage, party through the White Nights, or enthral yourself in the Mariinsky Ballet; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of St Petersburg and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's St Petersburg Travel Guide:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - art, architecture, literature Free, convenient pull-out St Petersburg map (included in print version), plus over 15 colour maps Covers Sennaya, Kolomna, Smolny, Vosstaniya, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrogradsky Island, Vyborg Side and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet St Petersburg, our comprehensive guide to St Petersburg, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Russia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Tom Masters, Simon Richmond.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Previous ed.: published as by Mara Vorhees. 2012.

Includes a pull-out map.

Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.

Built on a swamp, the imperial capital is today a dazzling metropolis whose sheer grandeur never fails to amaze. Despite all that history has thrown at it, St Petersburg still feels every bit an imperial capital, a city largely frozen in time. Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Historic Heart, Smolny & Vosstaniya, Sennaya & Kolomna, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrograd & Vyborg Sides, Understand & Survive chapters.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Plan Your Trip (p. 4)
  • Welcome to St Petersburg (p. 4)
  • St Petersburg's Top 10 (p. 6)
  • What's New (p. 13)
  • Need to Know (p. 14)
  • First Time St Petersburg (p. 16)
  • Getting Around (p. 18)
  • Top Itineraries (p. 20)
  • If You Like (p. 22)
  • Month by Month (p. 24)
  • With Kids (p. 26)
  • Money-Saving Tips (p. 27)
  • Visas (p. 28)
  • Guided Tours (p. 29)
  • Visiting on a Cruise (p. 31)
  • Travelling to Moscow (p. 33)
  • Museums & Galleries (p. 34)
  • Eating (p. 36)
  • Drinking & Nightlife (p. 40)
  • Entertainment (p. 43)
  • Shopping (p. 46)
  • Explore St Petersburg (p. 48)
  • Historic Heart (p. 52)
  • Sennaya & Kolomna (p. 98)
  • Smolny & Vosstaniya (p. 112)
  • Vasilyevsky Island (p. 132)
  • Petrograd & Vyborg Sides (p. 142)
  • Day Trips from St Petersburg (p. 159)
  • Sleeping (p. 174)
  • Understand St Petersburg (p. 185)
  • St Petersburg Today (p. 186)
  • History (p. 188)
  • Architecture (p. 206)
  • Arts (p. 213)
  • Literature (p. 220)
  • Survival Guide (p. 225)
  • Transport (p. 226)
  • Directory A-Z (p. 230)
  • Language (p. 236)
  • Index (p. 245)
  • St Petersburg Maps (p. 254)