In all fairness, I write this review knowing we did not have enough time to see the city and experience it. Prior to going on the cruise, I anticipated that St. Petersburg would have been the golden gem of the trip. It was not. For those that like the grandeur of Paris or Rome, you might like St. Petersburg. We were late in booking excursions and ended up doing a city bus tour with limited stops where we did not have time to enter the any of the destinations. We did see the city however and that was very good. It is beautiful, but in a cold way. I prefer quaint.
It is a city that obviously wanted to emulate Paris. Our tour guide was seemingly afraid to explain more fully about some of the historical occurrences within the city, like the destruction of the churches by the Soviets.
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