Paying the Price for Beautiful Weather in St. Petersburg
After a day of beautiful weather, we pay the price today: it pours with rain almost the entire day. Having visited (or not) the palaces on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, today we turn our attention to sights not yet seen in the...
A Night at the Hermitage
Darkness had descended on the magical city of St. Petersburg and a soft rain was falling as we set off for an exclusive evening tour of the Hermitage Museum, ten kilometres from the vast sea port where our cruise ship, Holland...
Peterhof: The 2nd Summer Palace of Peter the Great
Saturday, July 3rd, 2004: St. Petersburg, Russia We are off to Peterhof today. The 2nd summer palace of Peter the Great, it was built on the site of a former Swedish fortress (as were most of the great country palaces of the...
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