Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Breakfast Available
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... Ferry line for our overnight journey to St. Petersburg. It was very easy going through passport Control with our 72 hour visas. Our cabin has an outside window which is nice.
The weather has turned nasty and the sea is very choppy. It was a rock and roll ride all the way.
Saturday Sept. 19th.
Arrived in St. Petersburg at 9:30am and it is bright and sunny. I just need a sweater. Once we passed through Passport Control we boarded our bus ...
... this great city and continuing our Russian experience. As soon as we cleared back through customs, we got a quick bite to eat, showered and dressed for our evening entertainment, the ballet, "Swan Lake" at the Hermitage Theatre in downtown St Petersburg. The ballet was wonderful. The orchestra music of this Tchaikovshy masterpiece and the performance of the Russian ballerinas in this cultural center of Russia was a once in a lifetime ...
... enjoying coffee and cakes at the small tables in the center, surrounded by gaping tourists (us) and artful displays of food stuffs. It was an anomaly in my vision of what shopping in Russia would be like!
Soon we were off in our bus to visit Catherine's Summer Palace, built fifteen miles outside of St. Petersburg in 1733, by Catherine I, the second wife of Peter the Great (not Catherine the Great, who was Catherine II). ...
... like, maybe someday I'll see that too. We were pleasantly surprised that we could take photos in the entire palace except for the Amber Room (the 8th wonder of the world). Google it. We had about an hour in the palace for a tour before leaving for lunch on the ship. Catherine's Palace is in a suburb called Pushkin, definitely somewhere I could live. After lunch on the ship we left for a bus tour of ...
... to the brand new Faberge Egg museum which was AMAZING! A Russian BIllionaire bought the collection from Forbes in the USA and from other sources. THey only let in a few people each hour so it was a treat to have the museum to ourselves. This is something you can only book through certain tour companies (that we use) and way in advance. the on to a tour of the city by car. THe city feels more like a Parisian style city with wide boulevards and buildings no more than 6 ...