Stone - Answered a Question by Brewer (30 Jan 09 13:18)

Have you also tried putting your request on the message board of Alla Tours? If you check their website you will find other people looking for couples to join them for tours in June. Friends of mine arranged through Alla Tours website to join a group in St Petersburg and it worked out very well. Not all passengers were travelling with the same cruise line. Good luck - Jan .

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Brewer - replied to Stone (30 Jan 09 17:15)

Jan, Yes i have added a message on the alla tours website but thankyou for taking the time to respond.

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Stone - replied to Brewer (30 Jan 09 21:31)

Hi, I guess the names already on their website were yours - apologies, I was trying to be helpful. With regard to your proposed tour I've heard that Alla Tours are able to take their guests into the Hermitage before the main crowds arrive, an added bonus. Last year I did an evening tour to the Hermitage when it was closed to the general public. We were a private group of 80 and able to browse at leisure. It's an amazing place full of opulent treasures, but so vast that you are only able to see a small part in the allocated time. We finished the tour with a concert in the Italian Skylight Hall. A truly memorable evening. Also recommended is the Peterhof Palace. Have a great trip - Jan .

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