Solo Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
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OMG! How can things get more spectacular?
We started the day a bit later, which was nice, and we went to Yusupov Palace. We had the choice to go there or to St Isaac's Cathedral. As we had done a few cathedrals in Paris and London and we knew a little of the history of Yusupov Palace we decided to go there.
This palace was a private palace owned by the Yusupov family, the richest in Russia, even richer than the Tzars. In fact the ...
... that was also recommended. It had some interesting decor (teddy bears in the seats, paper and pens for us to colour in etc) but the food was pretty delicious and I finally got to have a proper Russian beef stroganoff, so good! After that we wandered around the city taking photos of the main sights all lit up in the dark, then headed back as I would be up at 5ish the next morning. To sum up Russia: I have ...
... 8217;t want to wander down by
accident but the hostel was great and the staff spoke quite good English (not
easy to find there!). So many churches
and historical buildings, oh man. We
went to the Hermitage which was an overwhelmingly impressive museum and one
that deserves at least a few days. I
think my favorite was the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood in which the inside was
completely mosaic-ed; hands down the most ...
... felt someone fishing around in her bag...thankfully nothing was taken!! Another man in our group had his wallet taken, but he realised quickly & he saw her with it still in her hand so was able to get it back.
We then had a canal cruise which quite frankly was a waste of money. Did not see too much other than some more drab buildings and the food was horrible - one can forgive just about anything when one is well fed! Oh well, was interesting enough I ...
... this was near the end of the tour so we only had a brief visit. Still, it was something to walk into whole rooms full of paintings by individual artists such as Gauguin, Monet, and van Gogh. Would like to have spent more time browsing that part of the museum but we had a quick pass through and then it was time to drive back to the ship for the evening. I asked Julia how much of the museum we had seen and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility