Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... settle into our very comfortable 1st class cabin that would provide us with everything we could possibly need for the 3½ hour journey – even Wi-fi!
The Allegro left Helsinki at 10am and we immediately put our watches forward an hour as it operates on Russian time. It didn’t take long as we sped through the countryside for the Allegro to reach her maximum speed of 220km per hour.
We had no sooner left Helsinki when our ...
... Then we had a tour with Svetlana around the prison there and the death bridge where political prisoners and other naughty political opponents. I did find it annoying that we had so little free time on the first day, but it wasn't too bad because everything we saw was amazing. That night we went to see a traditional Russian folk performance. It had traditional dancing and singing and it made a nice change to see Russians smiling and seeming like they're ...
... 750 and 900 people (as calculated by me), with a large tiered floor and five levels of balconies in a horseshoe fashion all the way around the edges of the theatre. Obviously the ballet was excellent - as if you would expect anything less in the country of the home of Ballet and Tchaikovsky.
The drive back from the theatre was also a fantastic drive. Much of what we viewed in the day plus basically all of the old buildings, were all lit ...
... palace was very interesting. The colours were much more vibrant than those sorts of buildings here and the decor was very grand. It was also good to hear the stories about things that had happened in the palace, like when the Queen visited and also the background to and story of Rasputin who was assassinated there. Like the trip to the Berlin wall, I think I’d like to read up on some of the events surrounding the Russian revolution and that time in history ...
... to make you fill out forms, then refill forms and then stamp the forms. Job creation at its best. The ride was only 3.5 hours and mostly the scenery looked boreal forests and Canadian-shield like rocks. Nice but nothing to write home about. We finally made it there and I was praying that the tour company I booked the tours and transfer from were on the up and up. You know, booking it over the internet, not sure about how ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking