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Preparing for Saint Petersburg: Tips & Hints

1. A heat of the tourist season on Saint Petersburg falls within a period from the middle of may till the end of September as this period features the most favorable weather for trips and excursions. The city is of great interest and of charming beauty in late autumn being a great time to embrace the magnificence of local parks.
2. Sparing tourists are advised to visit the city of Saint Petersburg in winter as in this period local hotels and cultural establishments sufficiently reduce prices for services and offer great discounts for tourists. Despite winter weather being not the most favorable for sightseeing, a major part of cultural establishments and landmarks goes on working to a usual schedule.
3. Planning a visit to Saint Petersburg tourists are recommended to have a pair of comfortable shoes and an umbrella adding comfort to the city visit as it may start raining all of a sudden that is why tourists are recommended not to leave a hotel without an umbrella.
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4. The underground is the optimum way to cruise the city as it runs to almost every part of the destination and to any landmark. In summer special day and night buses are cruising the city which routes run along the routes of the underground. A cost of a trip by the bus is about 0.8 USD.

5. Tourists should better avoid cruising the city by public transport during rush hours as in the morning and in the evening the underground is always overcrowded. One should not forget about drawing bridges as some public transport may be held up for several hours.
6. The city of Saint Petersburg presents hotels and inns meeting every taste, fancy and budget. The city offers a great number of budgetary hotels and hostels. A perfect alternative to a hotel or a hostel will be renting of dwelling.

7. Tourists limited in time should take a ride by a local tram. A simple trip will turn into an exciting excursion as the route of the local tram runs though numerous significant landmarks.
8. Foreign guests are strongly recommended not to wear any symbols and images of foreign sport clubs and team as local residents may take it rather aggressively.
9. In public areas tourists are strongly recommended to keep an eye on their private things and valuables. The valuables should not be kept in pockets. Rucksacks should be carries in hands and not on the back.
10. All the large hotels provide leaflets and city guides for easy and simple city exploration. An excursion route should be planned in advance. In other case tourists are recommended to use service of one of the local tourist information centers.
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