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圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

对于很多人(包括我自己)到访圣彼得堡的主要激励因素为我预订Northern European cruise。这是一个城市,远远望去就像没有其他附魔,但它也将是最不像你曾经在邮轮访问任何其他端口的目的地。因此,如果你的到来巡航shipin the “White City” here’s all you need to know and what you should plan for to make the most of your visit.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

You will go through passport control each and every time you leave and return to your ship

不像在加勒比地区的港口,并在欧洲其他地方,才可以正式进入俄罗斯的,你必须通过护照检查。这意味着,在一个摊位时停止检查您的护照,并最终盖章。如果这是你第一次离开船,你也将获得俄罗斯入境签证这是通过护照检查回头在回程。不言而喻,以确保俄罗斯的入境签证是在任何时候都安全的地方。我敢肯定,这将是一个巨大的噩梦,如果你无法生产。通过护照检查过(我的夜班端口漂移)第二个我,我花了很多的时间更少,并给出了没有俄入境签证。只有一个人在同一时间经过护照控制。不管你的结婚与否,军官们对这个有点肛门,在不那么友好的方式。

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

You do NOT need a Russian visa if you book an excursion through your cruise line

When traveling to Russia one needs a visa to enter if arriving by air. If arriving via巡航, you do not need to get a visa, provided you book an excursion through your cruise line. Your port excursion ticket (which your cruise line provides to you) essentially serves as your visa; once at passport control this is what grants you the actual Russian entry visa. If you do not have a port excursion ticket, you are not be allowed to pass through Russian immigration, period.

There are, however, a select number of tourist companies recognized by the Russian government through which you can book a private tour and essentially see St. Petersburg on your own without having to procure a visa. Anastasia Travel was a company that many people on my cruise booked with.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

Ride the metro if given the chance

这不是第一次活动大部分旅客会觉得访问一个新的城市的时候,但圣彼得堡地铁are renowned from a beauty and architectural perspective. So when it came time to plan my customized itinerary for my private tour, I requested that we visit the Avtovo Station, which is truly a striking masterpiece. Our guide made the experience even neater as we got to ride the metro for a couple of stops. We rode in new cars ( built for this year’s World Cup that Russia hosted), but personally, I would have preferred riding in the old-school style ones.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

我发现它非常有趣的,看看所有这一切都在站突出特色苏联/共产主义的图标。我后来得知,大多数是在苏联的权力在20世纪50年代和60年代的高度构建。这将真正成为最巧妙的一个肯定,同时也最正宗的俄罗斯经验。

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它的成本更高,但预订一个私人旅游

虽然我是有限的,如果我要下车,在圣彼得堡的船通过迪斯尼预订游遨,有在地狱我决不打算做一些50人团游,因为我曾梦想参观的城市我的整个人生。因此,对于八个巡航后的第一次,我订了一辆私家车,其中包括驾驶员和我们的导游/翻译。这是相当昂贵的,但它是一个固定的价格给大家;轿车可以容纳三人,也有预订了一辆面包车,我所看见的较大的家庭做的选择。

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

The awesome (and crowded) water fountain show at Peterhof.

How it worked with Disney Cruise (and I’m assuming other cruise lines are the same) is that you select the places you’d like to visit ahead of time and your itinerary is then scrutinized by the overseas company that handles the booking to see whether it’s feasible or not. By booking a private tour I could see everything that I wanted to, no disappointments of having to pick that “one thing” to see while in port if I were to have booked a group excursion. I got to see everything from Peterhof Palace to two of St. Petersburg’s most famous churches to riding the metro.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

而对于角度来看,它的成本更低预订八小时私家车在圣彼得堡超过四个小时的一个在斯德哥尔摩(我最终没有这样做)。

Don’t underestimate the crowds

Granted I was visiting during the summer and on a weekend day no less, but I was still taken aback by the sheer volume of crowds at the many popular tourist spots such as Peterhof Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Church of the Savior on Blood. St. Petersburg can receive countless ships into its harbors on the same day, everything from smaller vessels (ferries, river cruises) to large cruise ships. On the day we were there, there were three cruise ships in port in addition to one river cruise and a large ferry.

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该线要经过安全性在彼得霍夫发了疯;这显然不利于事宜时,散客要排队背后的大集团。值得庆幸的是我们的导游问她搭档谁带领一大群如果我们能在他们面前的权利去和她同意了。其中该组中的旅客告诉我们,我们是幸运的,因为他说,他的研究小组一直在等待了两个小时。我的建议是开幕前到达很好。

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The same can be said of the Hermitage. I ended up booking a private tour that allowed me to visit with a small group in the evening after regular hours. This was ideal since it allowed me to avoid the excessively long lines of people waiting to get in during the day. You CAN buy tickets online. You’d be a fool not to.

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一定要尝试的食物和饮料

我知道,一个常见的陷阱啊f cruises is that you don’t have enough time in the ports to really soak in the local culture, namely in the way of food. Your time in port is too short where you either don’t end up trying any of the local cuisine or you undoubtedly end up at some overpriced and non-authentic eatery along with dozens of other tourists.

俄国is definitely a country where you want to try at least some of the local cuisine especially since in most American cities (remember, I write this blog as an American), Russian restaurants are not overly plentiful. And lest you think Russian food consists of nothing but caviar and borscht. I have one word for you-pelmini, Russian style dumplings. These come with a variety of fillings including beef and lamb. And then of course there’s stroganoff, a dish that’s a common fixture in most American homes and yet is completely Russian in origin as it was developed there by a Count Stroganoff back in the mid-19th century.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

When I was there I had a delicious lunch of beef pelmini and then a new dish for me, pirozhki, a Russian puff pastry which in my case was a savory kind (they can also be sweet). D did have the stroganoff although we discovered in Russia, stroganoff comes with mashed potatoes, not noodles as is the case in America. For dessert, we tried blini, a Russian style pancake, something I had always heard about (namely from reading enough historical fiction novels over the years concerning Russian immigrants).

And of course there was vodka, drunk by yours truly.

圣彼得堡的邮轮乘客

St. Petersburg is an amazing city, of all the cities I’ve visited in the world, it blows my mind to think of how much it has witnessed in its relatively short existence (as European cities go) since it wasn’t founded until the 18th century. I look forward to the day when I can return and explore in so much greater detail and depth.

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