Baltic/Scandinavian Adventure: St Petersburg

This city was a major highlight of this trip, and one of the few times I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  We had two full days to visit all the “must-sees” and honestly, it’s just enough time. We had beautiful, but hot weather both days. It got a bit uncomfortable, but nothing we haven’t experienced. Hubs and I opted to hire a private company for our two day tour and were grouped with a fun Malaysian family.   They were our friends for the duration of our cruise.

 

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to see the Church on Spilled Blood (aka  “onion” domes). It was spectacular and I am so glad I can cross it off my bucket list!

 

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However, I was most awestruck by our walk through the Peterhof gardens. It’s so impressive, not only of the sculptures, but how the water fountains are operated based on pressure and not pumps.

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Catherine’s Palace was also on our itinerary and it was extraordinary as well. In fact, everything we saw left us amazed. I highly recommend this city for art and history lovers all around.

 

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We also got a real glimpse into everyday life by exploring a local market and taking a ride on the commie era metro system.

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Lastly, no trip to St Petersburg is complete without a visit to the Hermitage Museum.

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