Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... numerous buildings were constructed for running the fortress. The most impressive of which is St Peter and Paul Cathedral. The xxxx feet high gold spire can be seen for miles around and looks beautiful with the sun reflecting off of it. The cathedral is the resting place of the Romanovs from Peter the Great onwards. All the royals are interred in marble sarcophagi with gilt nameplates. Being able to read Russian came in very handy to identify who was ...
We begin our day at the Helsinki station and board the train for St. Petersburg. The first-class car is comfortable although there are constant interruptions-first with food service, salmon, salad, Finnish rice bread and fruit, (Tauck has given us bag lunches as well) and then with administrative details, tickets, currency exchange, VAT redemption (they actually handed us Euros), passports in Finland, and passports once again when we cross ...
... not come with a tricorn or powdered wig :( Nevertheless I was super jacked on Friday when I got done with classes and got to put my full costume on for the first time. I looked like a true lord (if I do say so myself). Definitely need to look in to buying one of these outfits when I get back.
Now the dances that were done were the waltz, polka, and polonaise. I myself only danced to a couple ...
... is gone. They run outside to find him running away and they shot him once more. They then wrapped his body in a curtain and threw him in the Neva River.
Rasputin’s body was found 3 days later. The doctors examined the body and determined the cause of death. It wasn’t poisoning. It wasn’t shooting. It was drowning. After all of the attempts to kill him, what ended up bringing about the end was the water. ...
We went back into Arts Square near Nevsky Prospect and did some shopping. I bought a set of nesting dolls and some wool scarves and wraps.
We had a light dinner then headed over to the Russian Ballet to see short snippets of famous ballets, such as Swan Lake. It was great but I was very tired and looking forward to sleeping in. It took us an hour to get back to the ship. The trouble is that wherever you go and whenever you go, there are traffic ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet