Lonely Planet st Petersburg (St Petersburgh, 3rd Ed)
by Steve Kokker, Nick Selby
Release Date: January, 2002
I just returned from St. Petersburg. The Lonley Planet guide was amazingly helpful. This little pocket sized book contains virtually everything one needs to navigate the city, find hotels, restaurants, visit the important and novel sites, and gain a perspective on the city's history.
There is also a section on language and phrases as well as easy to follow maps of the subway. If you go, I also recommend a companion purchase, Lonley Planet's map of St. Petersburg. It is laminated and fits easily into one's coat pocket.
This has been replaced by an updated edition. Search for 1864503254, or look under "Our Customers' Advice" above. It is still a great guide for your journey of Discovering Russia.
We always tell clients and other visitors to Russia that you should get the most current guidebook, as attractions, hotels, restaurants and transportation options do often change--AND THEN VERIFY THE INFORMATION!
Marc David Miller, Discovering Russia, New York