We will be in St Petersbug for 4 nights (3 days) from the 10th of July, 2013, staying on Vasilyevsky Island . We will be arriving at the Airport at 14.05 PM, and would like to take a walk after checking into our hotel.I believe it is still very light until very late, so would like to make the most of it. Our flight is from Tallinn, so we should not be tired after the journey.
I have mapped out our proposed walk, and would appreciate comments with regard to time, route etc. Maybe it might be better to do it in reverse, and get back to the restaurant around 9.00 PM for dinner.
Walk to the Neva river (5 minutes) and the Blagoveshehensky bridge and then turn right past the Acadamy of Arts .Continue to the Menshikov Palace, and onto the restaurants which overlook the Hermitage and Dvortsovy Bridge. Have dinner there , and then continue on our walk across the Dvortsovy Bridge to Palace Square,where Alexander column is sited. Walk through Admiralty Gardens, view St Isaac.s Cathedral on the left, and then walk towards the Neva and past the Bronze Horseman. From here, walk along Angliyskaya nab to Blagoveshehensky bridge, and back to Vasilyevsky.
WE plan to do the Hemitage the next day, and then go out to Peterhof or Catherines Palace, in the afternoon .Which one would be the best to do that day?
The following day visit Peterhof or Catherines Palace, return to do some more city wondering around the Marlinisky theatre, Yusupov Palace, Bridge of lions Churh of the Silled Blood etc. and canal cruise
Depart to Helsinki
I look forward to any comments and thoughts about our proposed Itinerary.We cannot increase our stay here, as we will be heading back to Australia from Helsinki