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Extension: St. Petersburg: The Cultural Capital of Russia

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Program #14601RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Marion from Vancouver, BC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/01/13 - 10/04/13
I was very impressed with the tour, it's high standard of information and access. It could have been longer. I felt there was much more I could have learned given more days.

Joseph from Inver Grove Heights, MN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/22/12 - 07/25/12
The overall trip was good and memorable. There were maintenance on the Zarengold Train, including maintenance of the AC on the dining cars, and irregular operation of the AC in the coaches, taking into account that the AC only works when the train is moving. The train did run out of water for showers a day early. There was no parlor car, and when we attempted to use the dining car for card games, etc. we were told we could not do so; although the crew members were using them for this purpose from time to time. There were many good things about the train ride, including good crew, and the Zarengold train manager was excellent. Our guide was competent, but was unhelpful in some cases; and by the end of the tour gave the impression that she was very anxious to have it end. Although, her best tour of the trip was given at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Nearly all of the travelers in our group got a viral infection, and this may have contributed to the negativity of the guide and the group. Several of our fellow travelers were not capable of the "moderately challenging" activity level.


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