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Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Slav Stein

2015-08-25

Dear Irina,
We just returned home from Europe.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the service which we received from your company.
Everything went as well as you promised and the guide Alexandra was perfect and very knowledgeable
and helpful. The car was midsized , clean with very good driver Andrey.
Thank you again for great help.
You can use my feedback if you want for future references.
Thank you again,
Regards,
Slav Stein

Michael Flynn

2015-08-18

I just want to say thank you for all of your help with organising our train tickets. Our trip was fantastic and everything went so smoothly. You were very helpful and efficient to deal with. I will be recommending you to anyone I know visiting Russia.

Thank you!

Michael and Carmel.

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General City Information

Peter-and-Paul Fortress

Peter-and-Paul Fortress

Apparently it never was a great place for a settlement. Even the closest people to Tsar Peter the Great were speaking against the planning of the new city. “This is not a place for human beings because humans are no fish” Prince Menshikov once said to Peter I. However, during its short history, the city had experienced floods, revolutions, putsches, war sieges, destruction and resurrection. Today the city with its marvelous palaces, wonderful parks, elegant channels and many more attractions ranks amongst the most beautiful cities of Europe.

Nevsky Prospect (Main Avenue)

Nevsky Prospect (Main Avenue)

St. Petersburg—aka "Venice of the North"—aka "The City of The White Nights“—was founded in 1703. It has approximately five million inhabitants and is the second largest city of Russia and the largest one in the North. During the time of the tsarist regime 1709—1917 St. Petersburg was the capital of the country. Three times the city changed its name: St. Petersburg 1703—1914, Petrograd 1914—1924, and Leningrad 1924—1991 and in 1991 by the people’s choice it became St. Petersburg again. The locals commonly refer to St. Petersburg as “Piter”.

St. Petersburg's morning beauty

St. Petersburg's morning beauty

The 74 km long river Neva cuts through the city and reaches width of 1 km in the city center. During winter months the river is frozen and no navigation takes place. The city sits comfortably in the delta of Neva and expands over many small islands, which are responsible for many small rivers and man made channels. In St. Petersburg there are more than 320 bridges, approximately 120 museums, ca. 40 theatres, and around 1000 architectural objects of interests. Therefore, this city is also known as “a museum under the open sky”.

Anichkov Bridge

Anichkov Bridge

Today, there are two airports, five train stations and an excellent Metro system, which gets places real fast. Sometimes it runs 100 m deep. The metro of St. Petersburg is famous for its luxurious interior. It worth a look and for this purpose along it certainly worth a ride. The center of St. Petersburg was designed on the drawing board and built under strict planning regulations. The center of the city is an apex of three roads that run from the center outwards. Nevski Prospect (commonly known as Nevski) is the main cultural and shopping mile of the city. It is 4.5 km long and 60m wide, and at one end of it towers the building of Admiralty. Its spire carries the image of a ship—the town’s emblem.

Bankovsky bridge

Bankovsky Bridge with a view of the Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood

The suburbs of St. Petersburg, which were the summer residences of Russian tsars, are exceedingly beautiful. The most famous are Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof. Catherine’s Palace of Tsarskoe Selo, has experienced a recent restoration of the Amber Room and Peterhof, Russia’s “Versailles” directly at the Finish Gulf, is offering visitors its beautiful park with hundreds of fountains.

We are happy to offer you an invitation letter free when you book your accommodation with us!

  • Hotels in Saint-Peterburg
    Here you will find a list of hotels in Saint-Peterburg with the reservation option. You may book any of listed hotels via our agency and get a reduced price. If you book your hotel with us, your visa support (an invitation letter for a Russian visa) will be free of charge. If you are interested in booking a hotel in some other Russian cities, please, contact us. During the high season in June and July (“White Nights”) you might experience difficulties booking a hotel or theatre tickets on a short notice. For this period we would strongly recommend to book well in advance.
  • Mini-hotels in Saint-Peterburg
    Mini hotels have been developing fast in Saint Saint-Peterburg lately. Mini hotels are private, small (from 2 up to 35 rooms), recently refurbished hotels, which occupy one or several floors of a building. Some are equipped with on suit bathrooms. In other cases facilities can be found in the corridor. Some mini hotels have a kitchen where you can cook meals, but most operate as “bed and breakfast” accommodations. Mini hotels don’t provide such wide range of services as bigger hotels do. Mini hotels recommended by our agency are all centrally located. They are comfortable and safe. Here you will find a list of mini hotels in St.Petersburg with the reservation option.
  • Bed & Breakfast in Saint-Peterburg
    Bed & Breakfast have been developing fast in Saint Saint-Peterburg lately. Bed & Breakfast are private, small (from 2 up to 35 rooms), recently refurbished hotels, which occupy one or several floors of a building. Some are equipped with on suit bathrooms. In other cases facilities can be found in the corridor. Bed & Breakfast don’t provide such wide range of services as bigger hotels do. Bed & Breakfast recommended by our agency are all centrally located. They are comfortable and safe. Here you will find a list of Bed & Breakfast in St.Petersburg with the reservation option.
  • Private apartments in Saint-Peterburg
    As an alternative to a hotel Ost-West can offer you a room in a family or a holiday let in a private apartment. All apartments and rooms are located in the center of the city. They are safe, clean and comfortable. All apartments have a kitchen where you can cook meals any time you like. Here you will find our list of private apartments in Saint-Peterburg.
  • Sightseeing in Saint-Peterburg
    Saint-Peterburgis often called the Cultural Capital of Russia. Here you will find a list of excursions we recommend as well as the theatre repertoire and the information about museums and boat trips. On request, extra excursions can be organised. If you are interested in this option, please, contact us.
  • Transfer in Saint-Peterburg
    Here you will find a list of our transportation services (including the rent-a-car option). We offer individual transfers by private car and group transfers by bus. Usually the transfer does not include a guide, but it’s also possible to arrange this. The guide (who speaks one of the available languages) will accompany you to your accommodation and will generally show you around.