Day 8 – St Petersburg, Russia ( day 2)

This morning again we were up very early so that we could all meet up at 8am with our guide Marina.

Today we started with a visit to a gift shop, but also to pay for the tour. This was very trusting on the part of Alla Tours as we may not have turned up on the first or second day.

Our next visit was to a Met station, we took a ride on the met and back up to the surface. This was apparently the deepest met in the world… not so sure.

Then from there we went to The Hermitage. This is the largest collection of art in the world with over 3,000,000 pieces from the greatest artists of all time. This was a Winter palace with false fire places, and grand rooms.

Next the fort and cathedral of St Peter & Paul.

We then visited the Church of the Spilled Blood, a fascinating building… very impressive.

We then went for lunch in a typical Russian Restuarant … according to the guide a Michelin 3 Star establishment.. hmmm perhaps they lost them!

Our guide made un unscheduled stop at the St Petersburg synagogue, where a wedding had just taken place.

Finally our last stop was to St Isaacs Carhedral … a seriously impressive Catherdal that dominates the sky line of St Petersburg.

The evening was spent with couples from Nashville and Ontario. The couple from Nashville are in the chicken business.

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