What can I say? St. Petersburg is one of the major cities of the world, and a former capital of Russia. A general city tour, tour of the Hermitage art gallery, tickets to a performance of "Swan Lake," tour of the Catherine Palace in Tsarkoe Seloe, and a tour of the SS. Peter and Paul Fortress were included in the price of the cruise. Optional excursions to the Peterhof and on the canals of the city were offered at additional cost. We also had some free time to shop and just stroll in the city.