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Russian Cruise to or from St. Petersburg

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My sister and I are planning a trip to Russia and would like to do a cruise. We definitely want to either begin or end our trip in St. Petersburg. We are looking to take in as much of the sites and culture as possible.

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    i think maybe you will need to post this in the european forum

    but in the meantime...my OH and i went to russia in 2009...certainly a different place to visit!

    we stayed in an apartment in st petersburg but it rained and rained and that curtailed some of our fun and activity
    i do recommend that you tack on some time for exploring the city and be prepared for umbrella time and mosquito repellent..we were there in june

    you can do a bus tour of the city which for orientation and we did a bus trip out to the peterhof palace ( you can do it by boat as well)

    they do speak english round the tourist traps but not the average joe on the stree
    also if you want to take out over 1000 roubles ( which isnt much lol) you need to go to a bank and produce your passport...otherwise there are atms everywhere
    we missed out on seeing the hermitage....closed for some function or something so do check so youre not disappointed

    moscow is a great city in our opinion...very vibrant and because we had good weather compared to st peters we enjoyed it more...just walking round the red square...lots of people watching and just a great atmosphere

    if you wany any more specifice advice with the cities themselves id be happy to help but as far as the cruising goes im sure you will enjoy the somewhat sanitised version of a cultural experience...if youre not used to it and if you dont have any language then it is the way to go..
    travel overland is ok...can be hectic with huge traffic jams so id stick with cruising

    how are you getting to st petersburg? we flew into finland, stayed in helsinki...had a great ferry day trip down to tallinn in estonia and then flew to moscow..spent a week or so there and then took the overnight train to st petersburg

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