Day 2 started with a canal ride which is an essential part of any sightseeing holiday to St. Petersburg as it gives you a different perspective of the city. Despite it being chilly those of us who braved the outdoors were given thick woollen blankets to wrap ourselves in as we saw the major sights from the water. When Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg, he had been inspired by Amsterdam and Venice. Even today, water still covers about 10 percent of the cit...
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With only 2 days to explore St Petersburg and the issue with obtaining a visa we decided to make use of a Russian travel company to see as much as possible in the time we had. I am so glad we did as this city is vast and getting around in traffic could be horrendous.....but not for us... we had the superb driving skills of Dimitri and the very knowledgeable guide Dina to show us their hometown. Thanks to TJ Travel and I highly recommend them for future visitors...