Mt. Elbrus: Northside Team Enjoys St. Petersburg City Tour

Posted by: Jeff Martin, Pete Van Deventer | August 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Northside

Hi,
Today we fully immersed ourselves in the culture and history of St. Petersburg. After an incredible breakfast at our hotel, we hit the streets to begin our city tour. Our city guide, Olga, led us through the maze of streets and canals to all the best churches, museums and cathedrals in the city. We tried our best to keep up with all the dates and facts that she knew by heart, but after several hours, we had to concede that it was a losing proposition. There is simply just way too much to see and learn.
By the time we toured Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, the fourth largest cathedral in the world, we were ready to take a break. We met up for an early dinner and then with a second wind, we finished the day with a boat tour of the canals and Neva River. The city is even more beautiful from the water and the perfect view in which to remember this city.
Sadly, this adventure comes to an end tomorrow as we go our separate ways and travel back home. We have had a great time and hope you have enjoyed following along as we traveled and climbed our way through Russia.

Best regards,
RMI Guides Jeff Martin, Pete Van Deventer, and team

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Jeff Martin Intricate mosaics inside the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Photo: Jeff Martin St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Jeff Martin

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