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My short cruise from St. Petersburg to Valaam Island

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sun, 05/09/2021 - 09:46

Anyone who travels a lot in North-West Russia sooner or later has an idea to visit the island of Valaam.
Valaam Island was visited in different years, for example, by:
Emperors Alexander I and Alexander II.
Artists I. I. Shishkin, A. and I. Kuindzhi.
Writers N. S. Leskov, F. I. Tyutchev and Alexander Dumas-father.
Composers P.I.Tchaikovsky and A.K. Glazunov.
Scientists M. N. Miklouho-Maclay and D. I. Mendeleev.
This spring I also made a short cruise to Valaam Island. Read on the blog.
Cruise ship in the river port of St. Petersburg

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Greek tavern "Sirtaki" - a good and inexpensive restaurant on Nevsky Prospekt

Submitted by Visit Plus on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 10:38

If you asked me what a good but inexpensive restaurant I would recommend on Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, I would say Sirtaki.

The Greek tavern "Sirtaki" is located on Nevsky Prospect, at a distance of 200 meters from the Vosstaniya Square.

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Holidays in Turkey 2020 after COVID-19

Submitted by Visit Plus on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:12

Turkey has been a very popular summer vacation destination for residents of many countries, including Russian citizens. But COVID-19 has changed the plans of all travel lovers. Turkey has become one of the few countries where Russian citizens could go on vacation in 2020. How it was - based on the personal experience of one of the regular readers of the site.

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To Stockholm from St. Petersburg via Helsinki

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 10/30/2019 - 21:50

What is the best mode of transport to get to Stockholm? Airplane? A train? In my opinion, it is best to travel by sea, by ferry or by cruise ship. A trip on a comfortable boat is a pleasure in itself. I visited Stockholm recently by ferry.

I visited Stockholm for the first time many years ago. A good reason to make a trip to the capital of Sweden once again appeared with me recently. What is the reason? Cheap ferry tickets.
View of the Old Town and the Town Hall

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The second half of May is a great time to go on vacation - my trip to Marmaris

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:48

The second half of May and the first week of June is one of the best times of the year to go on vacation somewhere cheap. Schoolchildren and students holidays not begun yet. Therefore, there are not so many tourists, and hotels, tickets and package tours prices are slightly lower than they will be in summer.

Where to go on vacation? The priority was a trip to the sea. I had to choose from relatively inexpensive options: the Black Sea coast (Sochi, Anapa, Crimea), Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Spain.

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Trip to Prague in December

Submitted by Visit Plus on Tue, 01/08/2019 - 00:03

Summer is the best time to travel to Prague. But what to do if free time appeared at another time? For example, in December? Go to Prague, or not?

December is a good time to travel in Europe. Prague is very beautifully decorated for Christmas. In addition, a package tour to Prague before the New Year holidays can be bought at a fairly reasonable price (if you're lucky).

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