Golden Triangle Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... takes your suitcases and puts them in his car then begins to get in and start the engine .... you really do feel obliged to just pay to avoid loosing your belongings ... and a chance of a taxi! Tom did a great job with our accommodation which was a little apartment/hotel that was only a two minute walk from the Hermitage.
On our first day we decided to get straight on to exploring the Hermitage itself; one ...
... BTW it is 11:10 in the evening and the navigation lights are just coming on. "White Nights" in St Petersburg ended in June which means each night is getting a little longer, but it is still what I would only call "dusk" here. Tonight, was the Captain's Dinner and Champagne Welcome Party. It was really great as all of the Officers were introduce to the "Dear Guests" A tradition with AmaWaterways is at these dinners is every lady receives a Red Rose from ...
... cans of beer.
I joined in on the pre drinking after some encouragement - not counting the night I'd spend in an airport, it was the last night of my trip and the last night of my travelling lifestyle :( - so I might as well give it a good send off! :)
At least a litre of beer, a free promotion shot of something sweet, sickly and strong; four or five jaeger shots; uncountable vodka shots (when in Russia!); a few bars, lots of singing and dancing; one ...
... the opulence. What was most astounding was that the entire palace was gutted by WW2 and everything we saw was reconstructed since then. We saw the photos from1944 and it is unbelievable what they were able to duplicate. The cost must have been huge! The grounds were beautifully landscaped too. This palace isn't completely redone yet, but what we saw was really something. From there, we went to a typical Russian restaurant for lunch and had borscht, ...
... first day was spent exploring 3 of the most famous cathedrals in Russia. First up was St. Isaac's Cathedral where we were able to actually go up onto the roof surrounding the dome and take in some truly breathtaking views of the city. Right next to the cathedral is the beautiful Alexander Garden. It was the perfect place to relax a bit after climbing those stairs.
Then we headed over to a great pasta and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed