Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... We are on our way to Svirstroy, our first port of call. We are now travelling along the Svir River which varies significantly in its width and is quite picturesque. The shoreline is lined with hardwood with pines interspersed and has a sandy shoreline. In the 1 1/2 hours I have been up I have seen very little signs of human activity, but did see one small outboard with a fisherman doing his thing. I have also seen the remains of some concrete docking. ...
... a friend and we would never struggle to hear the guide as you may if you were part of a large group. The bad thing was that the tip would fall to just the two of us!
Olga said that as we were a small group, we could have more say on where she would take us. With large groups she normally just goes ahead and does the main sights, but with us she asked if we'd like to see the 'Russians' St Petersburg' rather than just the tourists'.
It was around the point ...
St Petersburg We had two days in this amazing city and didn't seem to rest for a minute! We arrived on Saturday morning and in the afternoon we took our first tour of the city. We were told to expect cool and possibly rainy weather. Boy was their weatherman wrong!! We had two days of 90 degrees and sunny weather! Unseasonably warm, but the locals took advantage of it by sunbathing, swimming and going to the parks. Once again it was a waterways tour since ...
... kinds of quiche with sausages and vegitables
Multiple kinds of sausage, although we did not see any bacon
Pickled Herring (every where, every meal)
Fruit & pastries with sweeten condensed milk
Lunch always had a variety of sausage
Beef Stroganoff (or other meat with gravy)
More fish ...
... We spent almost a whole day in the Hermitage, the winter palace of the Romanovs. After the Peterhof experience we liked to explore this one on our own pace. Peter the Great started collecting art, mainly the dutch and Flemish painters, and Catharina continued this hobby. As a result the Hermitage houses the biggest collection of dutch and Flemish painters in the world. Something we wanted to see, of course. And there is much more: the interiors of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed