Adventures in St. Petersburg - Installment 4: RVR VU
Was that enough of a "travelogue break" for you? Ready for more St. Petersburg coverage? Because. . . Here . . .
we. . .
On our last evening in St. Petersburg, my sister and I went through Russian Immigration one. more. time. and boarded (yet another) tour bus and then . . .
climbed aboard a canal boat for a trip through St. Petersburg's canals. . .
and out into the Neva River (which empties into the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea).
This was, hands down, our favorite thing of all the things we did in St. Petersburg!
And it wasn't because of the vodka . . .
(poured and served here by Dmitri)
Or the fresh salmon (and caviar, too!). . .
Or even the champagne toasts out on the river!
No. We just loved seeing St. Petersburg . . . from a river view!
And the bridges!
So many . . .
Our little canal boat passed under so many bridges on our 2-hour tour that I lost count. The clearance was incredibly low on some of the bridges (DUCK!)
This little sign was posted on the boat:
And . . . in case you can't read Russian. . . here's the English translation:
They aren't kidding.
We even had entertainers on our boat! Russian "folkloric" singers. They also danced around and played the accordian . . .
and some of us (ahem. . .) got to play along on this nifty Russian noise-maker instrument! (No rehearsal required!)
It was such a lovely way to wrap up our time in St. Petersburg!
Such a beautiful city!
Especially from a RVR VU!
Thank-you for that wonderful tour of the city! What. A. Trip.
Posted by: Patty | 07/25/2012 at 09:25 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour as well.
Posted by: Chiko | 07/25/2012 at 10:55 AM
Your travelogue is giving me a bad case of wanderlust. However, you share so many aspects of the tour it leaves me feeling fulfilled! What an amazing, amazing trip!
Posted by: margene | 07/25/2012 at 11:13 AM
What a great way to see the city! I love that you had music and food while touring - that's the way to travel!
Posted by: Carole | 07/25/2012 at 02:17 PM
I love river cruises as a way to see a city and that one looks amazing! Thank so much for making me all wistful and daydreamy.
Posted by: Cookie | 07/25/2012 at 04:26 PM
I love your travelogue. I doubt I'll ever travel to these places and so it's so much fun to see them through your eyes!
A tour with food, drink and entertainment is even more entertaining! :)
Posted by: Marilyn | 07/25/2012 at 04:37 PM
How gorgeous! I definitely want to get to St. Petersburg one of these years.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | 07/27/2012 at 01:11 PM