Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel
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... Alexander joined us as well. Afterward we all went to a jazz club and enjoyed some vodka. Great night with some locals.
*Saint Petersburg was pretty much completely destroyed by the Nazis, so most of the buildings are partial rebuilds or reconstructions.
Spent most of the day at the Hermitage museum. This museum is world class and on par with Louvre, Smithsonian, and British museums. After a full day ...
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We wandered around the streets and parks, the leaves are falling and it is truly beautiful. Our command of the Russian language has extended to 4 words - yes, no, thank you and goulash. Have a guess what we had for dinner tonight ?? Also discovered that in Russia Chardy is not popular so I had to drink............. wait for it.........sauv blanc. I know, embarrassing but hey when in Rome.....
... to the Gold Room. To say this is spectacular would be an understatement. As well as copious amounts of gold the jewellery collected by Catherine the Great was on display. Diamonds sparkled everywhere. There were pieces by Faberge but no eggs. Security was low key but no photos were allowed to be taken. We then saw more of the Hermitage some of which we had seen on Sunday but as it was less crowded, much more comfortable. On our ...
This was our first day where we were close to timezone adjusted. There were zero naps!
I did a walk in the early morning to take care of some adminstrivia on our visa registration.
We started out with a bus tour of the city, getting off at key places for a few minutes at a time. We saw the St Isaasc's Cathedral, the Nicholas I statue, the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Naval Academy, and the ...
... Adam (Brits), Nick & Helen (Brits), Paul & Catherine (Welsh), Rowan & Maria (Aussie & Spanish), Ollie & Jen (Brit & Swede). We were all a bit too tired & jet lagged to go out & we have to be up early to get in line for the hermitage, so we headed back to the hostel for about 11.30pm. Day 3: Today has been another long one, not everyone was up at the same time, so a small group of us left a bit earlier & managed to get into ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services