One day after Vision of the Seas departed Tallinn, Estonia, we made port in St. Petersburg, Russia. This would be a two-day stay, starting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and ending around 6:00 p.m. the following day. During those two days we had quite the tour lined up with a fabulous tour operator — Alla Tours. I cannot say enough about this two-day adventure, which I will share with you over the next several weeks.
On Day One we hit many must-see sights, starting with Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Blood (Wednesday’s subject). Other destinations included the Peterhof Summer Residence, the upper gardens and fountain park at Peterhof, Catherine the Great’s Palace, a visit to an incredible subway station you simply have to see to believe, the Hermitage Museum, the Fabergé Museum, and a boat tour on the Neva River.
But today is dedicated to a church that appears rather nondescript on the outside, but awes with a gilded interior that will leave you stunned. Today we visit the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral: