Baltic Cruise - Two days in St Petersburg

Trevor Smith on 01 August 2010
Our Baltic cruise with Fred Olsen on board the MS Balmoral and St Petersburg was perhaps the highlight of the Cruise

This overnight stay in St Petersburg on board the ship gave two fantastic days of excursions

To do the Ships own shore excursions eliminated the need to pre book a visa in the UK and just an immigration slip was needed when passing through the immigration controls at the Russian Cruise Terminal

Choosing to do two half day excursions and our first excursion was to Peterhof Palace and Gardens and its magnificent gravity driven fountains

Many fountains, all different, proved to be a very popular excursion, especially with the hydrofoil transfer from the cruise terminal to Peterhof.

A two hour guided trip around the gardens and fountains gave us a great insight into this beautiful Palace, Gardens and Fountains.

Overnight in the Cruise Terminal surrounded by other Cruise ships gave some guests on board the chance of a private visit to the Hermitage followed by a classical recital, whilst others choose "an evening at the ballet".

Our second excursion was a city tour involving road by coach and also a canal cruiser to see the highlights of this grand city by road and water. Many city highlights was covered in this four hour excursion.

Again, full details of all excursions available at this port can be supplied so please contact me and I can supply you with all the information needed to perhaps make your trip to St Petersburg very special.

I can be contacted at a time to suit you including evenings and some weekends.