Nevsky Hotel Moyka 5
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It was nearly as cold as yesterday but we had to walk around the beautiful grounds for 90 mins before it was our turn to go through the Palace, which is, not surprisingly incredibly ornate inside & out. The crowds were massive as usual & we were told that St Petersburg has about 6 million tourists a year on average & sometimes it felt as if they were all there today. The highlight is the famous Amber Room ...
... view of the river. We enjoyed a song done by five young men singing accapella in the dramatic orthodox Russian church style. It started quietly then progressed to a deep gregorian style chant, then they really impressed with their range. It was unforgettable. We checked into our posh hotel and then after a quick supper we left on a river/ canal cruise. ...
... as a museum. After a another traditional lunch of borscht and fish with Polish sauce made with eggs and dill, we return to the city via hydrofoil. There is time for an hour of retail therapy, before high tea in the hotel. Tonight's ballet is 'Flames of Paris' performed by the Mickhailovsky Ballet at the theater of the same name. 'Les Mis' in tights and tutus, the ballet was not anywhere near as good as the Kirov nor was the evening as ...
... if your not into art. The buildings themselves are extradanory, and the range of art goes from ancient to more contemporary. If you only have one day to spare, I would recommend starting from the top floor and making your way down. The top has newer paintings, while the bottom is mostly religious paintings and there are thousands of them. My personal favourite- Matisse and Liam liked Rembrandt. Peterhoff was also a highlight, it was the Tsars ...
... through room service as neither of us could be bothered going anywhere and we didn’t want to have to deal with any more people (and still neither of us was feeling particularly good). I must say the food was of a fairly good quality and was incredibly tasty. We didn’t need all that much as we knew Nelson would be round with the afternoon tea tray before long. I had a bath and did begin to feel better, thank goodness. We also got ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking