St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The tour was not as advertised, The tour according to our guide was only of the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace with lunch .The write-up said we would tour Peter and Paul Fortress, have a 1.5 hour city tour and time to visit souvenir shops, none of which we did. The van that transported us was noisy(rattled) and the shocks in the rear end were non existent.
Our guide was very informative and knowledgable of Russian history and she was the saving grace of this trip.
Traffic congestion in St. Petersburg can be horrendous.
It was the day after the new King took the throne and Amsterdam was still very busy and suffering from a big hangover. Our bus picking us up was 45 minutes late due to heavy traffic and again 30 minutes late picking us up at the Keukenhof gardens and then the driver had to take a 30 minute break because he had been driving to long.By the time we arrived at our drop off point we were 2 hours late and barely made our cruise ship while other travellers had to make airport connections and were very upset with the whole situation. It spoiled a visit to a wonderful gardens that everyone should see. Ever though the Netherlands had a late spring many of the flowers were out in bloom...a fantastic sight not to be missed.
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