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St Petersburg

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg.

Shore excursion

Seeing the sights of 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.

Sri Lanka

Famous Flyer

Nina Karnikowski Wherever Kamahl goes, there's a good cuppa nearby.

Cruising

Ships in the night

AXW2TR Curetes Street and Library of Celsus, completed in AD 135. Ephesus, Turkey. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown. shd travel september 15 cruise report ALAMY

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

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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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