St. Petersburg Card

This item appears on page 75 of the August 2011 issue.

The St. Petersburg Guest Card, the first city discount card available in Russia, provides a free city tour by bus or boat, free entry into 17 state museums and a 10%-50% discount with participating hotels, restaurants, taxi services and cultural and entertainment centers.

Among special privileges it offers to travelers, at the State Hermitage cardholders may participate in tours and have the opportunity to take photos and video footage.

Valid within seven days from the date of purchase, the card costs RUB2,395 (near $85) and is available at train stations, Pulkovo Airport, the box office of the Peter and Paul Fortress and at municipal information centers. Visit