Splendor of St Petersburg (Day 2 of 2)

June 17, 2018 mustravel 0

Today, we left the ship at 7:30 am and made our way to the same minibus and tour guide from Day 1.  We headed out of St. Petersburg for the town of Pushkin to visit Catherine’s Palace.  Our travels took us down Moscow Avenue which highlighted the Soviet period of [read more…]

Splendor of St Petersburg (Day 1 of 2)

June 16, 2018 mustravel 0

Our tour, Splendor of St. Petersburg Day 1, began on a sunny Saturday right at the port.  We loaded into an 18-passenger van with 14 passengers present.  Our tour guide Alex had previously lived in the US (Cincinnati, Ohio to be exact), so his English was quite good. At the [read more…]

Magnificent St. Petersburg

July 5, 2010 mustravel 0

We departed for today’s tour, Magnificent St. Petersburg, at 8:30am on a bus holding 54 passengers.  The tour began with a scenic drive around St. Petersburg taking in some of the sights of the city.  We stopped at Universitetskaya Embankment to view two original Sphinxes that were acquired during the [read more…]

The City by Double Decker

July 4, 2010 mustravel 0

During our first day in the Russian port of St. Petersburg, we embarked on our journey via the City by Double-Decker excursion.  We found that visiting Russia on your own requires a US citizen to first obtain a VISA and a sponsor unless partaking in tours offered by the cruise [read more…]