Our second day in St Petersburg we embark on a 5 hours tour. We visit the Summer Palace ( Tsarkoye Sole - Puskin). The summer residences of the royal family, a large sprawling palace with many, many elaborate room, guilt everywhere and over the top furnishings, handcrafted parquetry floors, marble Columns and outrageous excess. The highlight, visiting the Amber Room, all amber mosaic, picture frames and wall coverings - amber everywhere you look. The palace ...
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Here we are in St Petersburg - no way David and I would have ever imagined we would ever be here . What a surprise , the weather is mild - jeans and a t- shirt. The city in more modern than we ever imagined. Today is the birthday of the city and we think a holiday - lots of people and traffic. We embarked on a guided tour with 30 other passengers . Meeting at 8.30 am in the lounge we continued through customs and continued on our coach to the highlights of St Pe...