Amber Room Rating: Not Rated
We were lucky that we were allowed in that day.
No photographs allowed in here.
Absolutely spectacular room that has been reconstructed after war damage.
A superb palace with unbelievable gold decorations and paintings.
Catherine Palace Rating:
Quite a spectacular ride out to the palace which is some way due south of the city. You pay 5 Euro to take photos here.
We also had lunch on this tour. Salad, cream soup, beef Stroganov, raspberry tart and coffee. A choice of Vodka, Champagne or water with the meal.
The city tour formed part of the day tour including Catherine Palace.
City Tour Rating:
Absolutely spectacular driving around the very hectic city.
Spectacular but you only see a limited amount due to the tour timings. A local museum guide joined us in the gold room which gave us more information. No photos to be taken in the gold room.
Hermitage Museum Rating:
You pay 5 Euro to take photos here.
The highlight of the cruise.
Pavlosk Palace Rating:
Lots to see but very tiring if you take the full day tours.
St.Petersburg is an amazing city and well worth seeing. The places we saw from the list says it all. History and culture, amazing sights everywhere.
We even went to see Russian dancing in the evening, fantastic.
Passport control is strict but once you are thought there is no problems for the second day.
Truly memorable as here you see the graves of the Tzars including the last Tzar and some of his family.
Peter & Paul Fortress Rating:
Taken into St.Petersburg to a small theatre where we saw the Russian Army singing and dance troupe.
Russian Ballet Show Rating:
Champagne in the interval. What an evening and after driving back late at night though the city and it is still light at 11.30 pm.