The best port of the cruise. So much to see! Very highly recommend a small private tour so that you can see more in comfort and less waiting in queues. My favorite places were Church of spilled blood and Peterhof's gardens. What is impressive is how much has been restored beautifully given the damage from all the wars - Catherine's palace and Hermitage especially.
We were so tired from the day tour that I am very glad that we did not commit to any night excursion on day 1 of the 2 day stopover. I salute the people who had the stamina to attend the evening ballet or folk dance performances.