World Travel Awards: the most beautiful city in Europe
The most important awards in the tourism industry were awarded in Sardinia, Italy, during the World Travel Awards gala that has come to its 23 edition. The of the best 2016 European tourist destination trophy category was received by the same city who managed to also win the votes of worldwide specialists in 2015 - Saint Petersburg.
World Travel Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive international reward, the Oscar of the tourism industry, as it was called by The Wall Street Journal. All winners are defined by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers through an open online vote on the official website of the Award.
• Cultural capital of Russia • Part of UNESCO World Heritage • Home of Russian Intelligentsia • Home of Russian soul • North Venice
#1 in Russia #8 in Europe #14 in World
Important phone numbers Telephone code of the city: +7 (812) Emergencies: Emergency Control Ministry - 01, Police - 02, Ambulance - 03, for mobile phones - 112 Tourist helpline, city information center: +7 (812) 30-30-555
Transport • Metro (58 stations). Working hours from 5:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Price fare - 45 rubles. Metro map can be viewed here Ground public transport operates from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. • Buses, trams and trolleybuses. Price for the ticket for 1 person - 40 rubles. • Commuter trains.
Taxi We strongly recommend do not use private driver's cars! Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at Arrivals hall on the first floor of the Terminal. Please do not use an illegal taxi and drivers which are standing next to the exit!
There are many taxi services are available in city (Uber, Yandex taxi, TaksovichkoF and etc.) You may also reserve (paid in addition) personal transfer from the airport. Please contact project manager to get more details by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn in Saint Petersburg Autumn is considered one of the best periods in the city. In this periof the weather in the city is quite mild and sunny, there are not that many tourists and the wonderful architecture of the old town look even more majestic.
Must do's in Saint Petersburg
Take a walk along the Nevsky prospekt, buy a book in the Singer House and enjoy a cup of coffee in the confectionery "North" ('Sever")
Visit the Hermitage, than take a walk through the Palace Bridge, see Spit of Vasilyevsky Island and the Peter and Paul Fortress
Climb the 300 steps up to the cathedral's colonnade of the St. Isaac's Cathedral
Visit Art Square and others: Marble Palace, Russian Museum of Ethnography, Musical comedy theater, Mikhailovsky Theatre and Russian Museum
Visit the unique monument architecture - the Savior on Spilled Blood
Take a walk through the Tauride Garden and Greenhouses