Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota
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We have an included sightseeing tour of the city then after lunch we journey out to see the spectacular Summer Palace at Pushkin, because of time we only see part of it but will see the rest when we leave St Petersburg for Novgorod. With a view to the Baltic sea it has the most fantastic water fountains of any place that I've seen. The Romanovs …
Today we go to the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and have a guided tour then it's free time till 4pm before joining the bus back to the Hotel. Later in the evening we enjoy the ballet performance of Sleeping Beauty.
The Hermitage Collections
Catherine the Great purchased some of Western Europe's best collections between 1764 and …
We go on the 9.30 shuttle to the airport for our 12.45pm flight to St Petersburg. Arriving 5.15pm after adjusting the time by 2 hours forward, we get our private transfer to the Holiday Inn where we have trouble finding our way around this hotel but eventually meet our Tour Director, Neven and have dinner with our fellow travellers in the hotel. …
We arrived in St Petersburg and went straight to The Holiday Inn. We stayed with Aunty Kirsty and Uncle Dave. The next day we went to the Winter Palace with Aunty Kirsty and Uncle Dave. The Winter Palace is where the royal family used to live until they all died out. Today it is a museum about the royal family and what it was like along time ago. < …
... Czars and were very important in society. The palace was modest in size compared to the royal palaces but no less grand. It also had a surprising homey feel! ( for a home that happens to include a private theatre that seats a mere 150 people). It was the home where the conspirators murdered Rasputin and they have a couple of wax figures in the basement that are Rasputin and the Yusupov son who did the deed. We had some free time so a couple of us decided to remain in the area to ...
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