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Strolling along The Palace Embankment

Duration: 2-3 hours
Budget: $0

Take your partner on a captivating journey to the heart of Saint Petersburg. The Palace Embankment provides an impressive vista of the Neva River and an array of historic architectural beauties, surrounded by the breathtaking aura of the colourful twilight sky. This romantic evening walk, enhanced with the beauty of the city's magnificent cityscape, is an ideal way to spark some romance, all while taking in the cultural richness of this European gem.

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  • Your adventure begins at the Palace Square. As you start your walk along the embankment, you'll be dazzled by the sight of the picturesque Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace. Together with your partner, you'll have a chance to admire some of the greatest architectural symbols of Russian Imperial era.
  • As your walk progresses, the historical marvel that is Peter and Paul Fortress will come into view in the distance. The fortress is beautifully lit in the evening, a sight you don't want to miss. The scenic views from the embankment present a perfect backdrop for a heart-to-heart conversation or simply hand-held silence.
  • End the journey at Trinity Bridge, one of the city's most iconic bridges. After your stroll, grab a photo together with the spectacular view of the lit sculpture of Peter the Great in the background, making this a memorable end to your romantic evening.

Preparation steps:

  • Before embarking on your romantic stroll, ensure both of you are adequately dressed for the evening weather. You may want to bring a light sweater or jacket as it could become a bit chilly as the night approaches.
  • Check the sunset time for the particular day you're planning for the walk. Align your walk in such a way that you reach somewhere in the middle of the embankment during the twilight hour for the most dramatic and scenic views.
  • Ensure your phone or camera is fully charged. The picture-worthy views from the embankment and at the end of your walk are something you'll want to capture for memory's sake.

Some tips:

  • Respect each other's space and be mindful of personal boundaries, especially during deep conversations. The aim is to make each other comfortable and to enjoy the walk together.
  • To enhance the romantic atmosphere, consider preparing a playlist of your favourite love songs that you can listen to together during your walk.
  • While the walk is entirely free of cost, you may want to bring some money in case you'd like to buy a hot beverage or a treat from a local vendor during your walk.

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