We visited St Petersburg as a 2 day stay while on Vision of the Seas. As this was our 2nd visit to this amazing city we were looking at doing a few different things to what the normal 2 day packages included. I wrote to...More
We initially wanted to watch the Swan Lake ballet performance @ the Hermitage Theater that starts at 7:00PM after our first full day tour in St. Petersburg that finished @ 6:00PM. We were informed that we wouldn't be able to... More
We initially wanted to watch the Swan Lake ballet performance @ the Hermitage Theater that starts at 7:00PM after our first full day tour in St. Petersburg that finished @ 6:00PM. We were informed that we wouldn't be able to return to our Celebrity ship, instead they would bring us somewhere for on-our-own expense dinner then proceed to the Hermitage. Fortunately or unfortunately, a computer glitch occurred as per TJ Travel that made the tickets for this performance no longer available. Instead, TJ booked us the next evening for the same performance at the Alexandrevsky Theater that started @ 7:00PM while our second full day tour ended @ 4:00PM. Because of this, we were able to return to the ship, freshen up, change clothes and even have quick early dinner at our regular table in the ship's dining room. So that computer glitch made it more convenient for us to really enjoye a wonderful performance of Swan Lake. By the way, we were really satisfied with the tour services and arrangements made by TJ Travel. All the tours and pick-up services to and from the ship and venues started promptly. 5 of our 6 guides were excellent. And the price with TJ Travel was lower by US$300 per person compared to Alla Travel and SPB Travel with the 6-Baltic Capital package tours and Cruise Critic membership discounts. And the pièce de résistance is that TJ Travel excursions were mainly small groups between 11-20 people only, unlike TJ or SPB that were mostly busloads full of at least 30-50 people groups! Hope this helps... enjoy your tour!