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Souvenirs, Saint Petersburg: 33 reviews and 60 photos

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  • Russian souvenirs - Saint Petersburg
      Russian souvenirs
    by balhannah
  • Russian souvenirs - Saint Petersburg
      Russian souvenirs
    by balhannah
  • Russian souvenirs - Saint Petersburg
      Russian souvenirs
    by balhannah
 

As with any tour, quite often you end up at a Gift shop. Here was no exception!
It also was a Toilet stop, as Toilets are hard to find in St. Petersburg, and we were given tea & coffee and some biscuits for morning tea.
The staff were very friendly and nice, and the selection was huge. Prices I thought were high, this was to be expected, as my tour company was part owner of the shop. They did take euros and credit card which was handy.
I did buy gifts here, as I didn't know where else I could.
The one thing I didn't like, was the way the staff were one step behind me all the time!

On talking to people who did the ships tours, they had the same, they were also taken to shops to buy, and had no choice of buying elsewhere.

If you can, buy from the street vendors as I found out they are way cheaper. You must have Russian Rubles to be able to do this.

Is the quality the same, well, I can't answer that!

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 8, 2012
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