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Walking The Romantic Bridges Of Saint Petersburg

Duration: 3 hours
Budget: $0

Embark on a romantic stroll across the legendary bridges of Saint Petersburg. This outdoor date allows you to immerse in the city's historical charm while spending quality time with your partner. Navigate the city's intricate network of canals and rivers as you walk from one iconic bridge to another, taking in the inspiring urban landscapes, elegant architecture, and calming waterways. This relaxed excursion is a wonderful way to witness the love between the city and its bridges, making it a must for couples looking for a unique, chill date idea.

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  • As the sun begins to set, you'll start your romantic journey at the aesthetically pleasing Anichkov Bridge, home to the famous horse tamers statues, making for an enchanting view. From there, take a relaxed stroll while appreciating the marvel of River Fontanka. Next, head towards the Bridge of Four Lions, beautifully adorned with cast-iron openwork railings and lanterns, adding a touch of captivating elegance to your date.
  • Continue the bridge tour onto Bank Bridge, renowned for its golden griffins. It is especially breathtaking in the evening light – a perfect spot for a romantic photograph. Lastly, walk hand-in-hand towards Potseluev Bridge, also known as the 'Bridge of kisses', the perfect end to a perfect date. As you walk, engage in deep meaningful conversations, which are sure to bring you closer.
  • The atmosphere of Saint Petersburg, the calming rivers, serene views, and some of the most iconic bridges in the world will be an experience to remember. You'll be bathed in the orange glow of the setting sun, enveloped in the mild breeze and loved by the city that is a poem itself.

Preparation steps:

  • Before you embark on this scenic journey, ensure to check the weather and dress comfortably. Since your walk may extend into the evening, carry a light jacket as the temperatures might drop. Remember to wear comfortable shoes to enjoy the walk without discomfort.
  • Make sure to have your fully-charged mobile phone handy, as you might want to capture some candid moments or beautiful landscapes. Pack a bottle of water and some light snacks if need be, but remember the aim is to keep this experience stress free and enjoyable.
  • Plan your route beforehand. Start with Anichkov Bridge and from there plan your stop at the various bridges. Note down the unique features of each bridge, which will not only help you to identify them but also make for engaging conversation topics. Research about them on the internet or get a city guide book.

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Some tips:

  • While crossing the bridges remember to savor every moment and not to rush through it. The point is to enjoy each other's company and the magnificent view the city has to offer.
  • Although the bridges are a spectacle during the daytime, they are especially mesmerizing during the golden hours of sunset. You could plan your date to coincide with this timeline for a more romantic experience.
  • Despite being a free activity, you can make this date even more special by preparing small gestures for your partner. For example, read out a romantic quote or a love poem when you are on the 'Bridge of kisses' or share some romantic facts about the bridges. This will for sure earn you extra brownie points.

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