Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011
For ladies I would definitely recommend finding some slightly nicer than normal black flats... I bought some in Prague for super cheap and still wear them all the time!
During the summer there is a huge line up of various ballet concerts available. Make sure you go and see one - where better to see Swan Lake than in St Petersburg?
If you are doing a time out tour (staying in hotels), a travel iron/hairdryer will come in handy as many european hotels do not provide these facilities.