Radisson Sonya Hotel
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... guide, Vladimir, gave us headphones and off on our 32 pax group for the day. How lucky are we - beautiful blue sky, mild temperature and a guide with good English. An hours drive in the bus to our first stop to the Peterhof Palace where we walked through 300m on 2 levels viewing the most opulent gold leaf painted walls, edges, statues, lights and anything else that could be found. At 11 am we saw the grand cascade fountains, with music, continue for about 15 mins. Quite ...
... Gardens, which once again were very nice, but this time the grassed areas were surrounded by fences!! Not like the parks back home….. Anyway, wandered through and enjoyed looking at the trees, fountains and statues, and Allan had a snooze in one of the front "al-coves" – as you do!
We'd heard that there was a free concert on at the Peter and Paul Fortress/Cathedral, so we decided that we might as well check it out, ...
... know the road rules.
Eventually we stopped at a boat station but our boat wasn’t there. Our taxi driver was very good and asked lots of questions only to discover that our boat was at a different boat station. So, the taxi driver crossed over the river and we continued on down the river until we came to a second boat station and luckily our boat the Lev Tolstoy was there.
Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal were so happy to finally arrive at the boat ...
... and the front window was filled with grotesque animated puppets; I thought some of them looked a little scary.
We passed the famous Hermitage art gallery and museum (we have been there before, in 1996, when we spent a whole day looking around and still didn’t see everything!) then we came to a park where there was an Eternal Flame in memory ...
... the cobblestones and you have something not soon forgotten! We got a quick trip back to the ship for dinner and then off we went to visit the Hermitage Museum. Because Holland America made a deal with the museum, and it was Saturday night, our groups were the only people in the museum! Normally, in this time of year the museum is mobbed and it is very difficult to even walk around, much less see any of the exhibits. So we were only 6 groups with guides and we ...