Always my dream to visit Russia and go to Catherine’s palace
And to see the “amber room “
I have read about the amber room extensively and it’s history
It was so exciting for me to view the real thing
The visit to Peterof Palace and tour of countryside was incredible made more so by the exceptional guides on our tours
The highlight was Mandroy viewing the craftsmanship in each building was pure joy
We could’ve spent more time browsing the village
Each stop on our itinerary was packed with cultural and historical knowledge our guides were informative and and brought the history to life.
Life on the ship was enhanced by our tour guides lectures as we cruised along
The food and service were excellent I tried some of the local Russian food and enjoyed it very much.
Our market visit, school visit added depth and appreciation of Russian culture
The home visit luncheon was fun touring our hostesses garden and sharing lunch with vodka toasts plus the bus tour in local neighborhood was great
Moscow subway trip was a pleasure like touring a beautiful museum fine art, beautiful chandeliers and incredibly polite passengers
Another Viking trip of a lifetime