Firstly this time in 2 weeks we will be boarding a plane from Australia to go to Moscow. - very excited !!
Secondly i would love some advice please :)
Due to our schedule we only have 1 day that we can possibly go to St Petersburg, we really want to go and previously someone said on here to us don't bother if its only a day or overnight, however we are determined to go!
So there is a flight at 0615 from SVO TO LED, on Monday 2 June and then we were hoping to get the 1930 flight back same day LED-SVO, there is also flights around similar time from/to DME.
We are staying in Moscow near metro station sportivnaya, however i think it is 3 trains to get to the airport, so if we book private airport transfers to take us and pick us up for the airport, is that quicker? Will we miss traffic if we are leaving the hotel at 4am? Also which airport would be better to travel in/out of for this trip? (i have no idea how long it takes to drive to and from these airports)
I have read a few forums that says train is better, is that the case in this situation as well? We can get the first morning train 0630 that arrives by 11, then get the late one back to moscow.
We are thinking of getting a private guide in St Petersburg, due to the short in time - would that be recommended someone to pick us up from airport/train and take us around for the day ? We want to see the winter palace but not sure what else, any suggestions on what we can see in this short time?
Thank you very much for any help you can provide