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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... with statues and vases. (The original stone decorations were replaced with lighter metal substitutes 1892-1902.) The palace is 22m high, and local planning regulations have prevented any building in the city centre rising higher than this ever since.
For a city only 300 years old, it is extraordinary that St. Petersburg should have such a wealth and diversity of religious buildings. From famous monuments like St. Isaac's Cathedral to smaller local churches ...
Today we had an afternoon shore excursion to do a river cruise through St Petersburg. This morning we slept in, and read some email. Nice to have an empty ship, because most people took off on early excursions. We had lunch, and headed for immigration. Today it was a much easier, and quicker process. The immigration officers didn't look any happier, but they let us through anyway. We had time so we did some shopping in ...
... and clean the streets are. Our self guided tour, along with Pat and Syd, mainly consisted of walking exercise and people watching. We spent a bit of time browsing a "normal" shopping centre, but again, couldn't find anything of particular interest to stuff in our suitcases. There is no doubt that some very fashionable clothes are sold and worn here, but the prices are high, probably comparable to London or New York. We did ...
The short overnight train journey meant we pitched up in St Petersburg at 6.45 am, after a rude awakening from the train attendant an hour earlier ("we still have another 20 minutes!!!"). We headed to our hotel, which was a bit of a strange, but apparently typically Russian, set-up - each floor of the hotel was a distinct entity, with it's own reception - so, it was no surprise that we were on the FIFTH floor, and were in just the frame of mind to carry our luggage up ...
... river views, a tea and coffee station, a library, hairdresser, doctor, masseur, a gift shop, some Gym equipment but best of all four great decks to stroll along.
I was pleased that both Trevor and Sal were impressed with the boat. When you go out on a limb and book something that isn’t mainstream there is always an element of doubt about the product you have booked. Fortunately, we all liked what we saw and were happily looking forward to ...