Herzen House Hotel St. Petersburg
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... advisor to Alexandra, the wife of Czar Nicholas II. He was known as a healer and had a reputation for "healing" their haemophiliac son whenever he was in the son's presence. The problem was that the general public did not know that Alexandra and Nicholas had a son who was ill .. it was hidden from the public. They saw Rasputin as a way-too-powerful peasant who should not be so well received by the Czar's household, and they feared his influence ...
... to massive palaces through the day, and viewed many other historic cathedrals and old buildings. I have to say that our guides all throughout our trip to date have been magnificent. Their English has been excellent and the expression in their voices is a pleasure to listen to. Their knowledge of their past history is fantastic, and they are clearly passionate about telling their stories - both the good and the bad about their past.
... principle of efficiency you can switch cars at lightning speed along the way.
I cannot stress enough that once within the station, YOU MUST KEEP MOVING. No one will stop for you. Even if you keep moving, people will shove you. But it will be less frequent and aggressive if you are headed somewhere.
Sitting places are for old people, invalids (strange, since they technically are banned from the metro: ...
... heading off to a typically Russian lunch across Palace Square at a restaurant in the Military HQ buildings.
After Borscht, Stroganoff and sorbet we set off again to the Palace of Prince Yusopov who is said to have been the prime conspirator in the killing of Rasputin which took place in the basement of his palace. The furnishings and valuables in the palace were hidden during the war and it has been restored as it was in his day to showcase life ...
... and restaurant is an outside market place of tourist Kiosks that sold all types of small items as a remembrance of St. Petersburg. We shopped and photographed the church for almost an hour, before being reloaded back on the tour bus for our return to the ship.
We only had time to eat lunch at the ship before the start of our second tour. It seems that true cruisers always have time to attend all scheduled meal times. If a tour cannot get back to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking