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Author: judekessler

Joined: 8/3/2010
Posts: 3
GCT Trips Taken: 1
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Traveler Since: 2011

July 09, 2011

Hi, we need to be at St Petersburg (Pulkovo) airport at 8.30am on the morning of disembarkation as we are travelling independently.  What is the best way to ensure we arrive at the airport in time for our flight? 

Author: rwhansen

Joined: 3/5/2010
Posts: 93
GCT Trips Taken: 8
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Traveler Since: 2010

July 09, 2011

We did the post-tour extension to Tallin and Helsinki and did not need a transfer to the St. Petersburg airport.  That said, I suggest seeking your Program Director's advice.  If they have others departing on a similar schedule and have room, he/she may include you on the bus to the airport.  If not, he/she or the reception desk may make arrangements for you with a private car or taxi.

The dock GCT uses in St. Petersburg is some distance from downtown St. Petersburg and not the one used by large ships cruising the Baltic.  I seem to recall some taxi activity at the dock and there is a retail shop that might be helpful in securing a taxi.

If you wish to make arrangements from home, do a Google search for "St. Petersburg Russia Airport Transfer".  I've no experience with it, but the following looks credible:

If you choose to make a reservation using the Internet, I suggest confirming it by eMail or telephone when you arrive in St. Petersburg.

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