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St Petersburg

Time to explore: The ancient ruins of Ephesus, in Turkey.

Cruising

Ships in the night

Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

Shore excursion

Seeing the sights of St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Jane E. Fraser Veteran cruiser Peter Bentley is impressed by the cultural sights of St Petersburg.

Postcard

Pas de deux

Swan Lake St Petersburg

Carli Ratcliff Our arrival in St Petersburg gets off to a fine start, speeds towards town at 160km/h.

World

Livin' la vida local

woman opening a window

Ute Junker Ute Junker explains why staying put can turn you from tourist to traveller.

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Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

Tripologist

In step with visa rules in St Petersburg

Tripologist We are booked on a cruise and one of the ports of call is St Petersburg, Russia. We have Australian passports and have been unofficially told that if we take the ship's organised shore tours, no visa...

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Travel News

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Guests sit on the beach at Orpheus Island.

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Traveller letters: Understand how a cash passport card works

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Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

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