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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Today we took the Allegro "high speed"- train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a very comfortable ride with no hick-ups. The taxi from the trainstation took us nice and quickly to the hotel where we met our fellow travellers and tour leader Tim. After all the necessary paperwork we all went out for a little bite to eat. The others on the …
... very shallow (only about 2 meters) and apparently you are able to walk way out in the water without having to swim. The problem is they have to make sure the channels are kept deep enough for boats to travel safely. The Peterhof Palaces are a series of small 'palaces' where the family stayed during the Summer months, and a large formal reception palace for entertaining nobility. Apparently, the royal family did not like staying in the large ...
... be one giant room like you see in most cathedrals. Instead, it was a series of smaller byzantine style chapels connected by a maze of stone passages that made me feel like I was in a medieval dungeon. In one chapel, a quartet of Russian men performed a renaissance piece for us, a cappella. It began with what sounded like Mongolian throat singing and then erupted into some of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard in my life. I’ve never heard more perfect acoustics, nor have ...
... painting, which was not on display, foretold of the minimalist art movement of the mid-20th century. The Russian museum has the largest collection of Russian paintings in the world. Some of the later soviet era painters on exhibit and mostly unknown in the West were quite sensitive and reflective in their presentation of women in particular.
We departed the Russian museum and headed for the Hermitage, the ...
... to town, we visit SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral and fortress originally built by Peter the Great between 1712 and 1723. It is the second highest building in St. Petersburg (after the TV tower) and its elegant 404 foot spire is the highest Greek Orthodox bell tower in the world as well as the oldest symbol of the city. Although still used occasionally as a cathedral, SS. Peter and Paul is primarily a museum and houses the graves of the ...