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... 8217; 3 day all inclusive tour. We get a driver and guide, entry fees and lunch all 3 days. After getting a quote from SPB I posted an inquiry online at CruiseCritic.com’s forum for our specific cruise asking if anyone else wanted to join my tour. Although it took 4 months before all was said and done, I ended up with 14 people from our ship that wanted to go on the SPB 3 day tour. By having 14 people the price per person was reduced from $590 to $380. Our driver ...
The amazing wealth of the Czars shows through every palace and we saw most of them. We saw where Rasputin was murdered by several means, poisoned, shot and drowned. This city was called Leningrad in WWII and withstood 3 years of siege. We saw some of the marks left over from artillery during the war. A very beautiful city including the Peterof a small Versailles in the country ...
... have heard us back at the first checkpoint.
It seemed to take forever but we were through in just over 2 hours, quite unusual apparently.
We then pulled over for a picnic lunch........on the grass strip in front of a service station no less!
But we were given vodka shots to celebrate..
Then off to St Peterburg we head, must admit I slept most of the way after that.
First glimpse in the fringe area, fairly ...
... mall. Pat and Syd had: 1 bowl of soup each, 1 shared bottle of water (small) and 1 apple pie slice, also shared. Their bill was 2000 rubles which is about $60.00. Our lunch as a little more complicated, and correspondingly more expensive. It's a bit shocking to say the least. We spent a bit of time wandering around Red Square which is adjacent to the Kremlin. I forgot to mention that Kremlin means fortress, and it is the area of ...
... br> We had no sooner left Helsinki when our friendly hostess appeared with the food and drinks trolley and after introducing herself proceeded to wait on us hand and foot for the entire journey.
It is possible that our hostess over attentiveness was partly due to her only having 6 passengers in 1st class to look after – we three were in one cabin and another three passengers in the next cabin.