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#1
Pacific Northwest USA
41 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Looking for any information from people who have gone on any of the optional Vantage excursions in St Petersburg and/or Moscow??

For 2 people the cost will be $1700 if we choose all of them! I have read that if you do not do excursions, there is an excesssive amount of free time in both cities.
If the cost is for good quality trips, then I would love to hear your experiences!

TIA!
#2
Long Island,NY
1,441 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
I did this trip last year. I did all of the excursions. I felt that they enhanced my trip and I was able to see a lot more of the cities/towns. I would factor in the cost and you can always decide not to do them all. On the other hand, my DH skipped on one excursion and stayed on the ship to relax.
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#3
Western New York
676 Posts
Joined May 2010
Originally posted by new cruiser 2010
Looking for any information from people who have gone on any of the optional Vantage excursions in St Petersburg and/or Moscow??

For 2 people the cost will be $1700 if we choose all of them! I have read that if you do not do excursions, there is an excesssive amount of free time in both cities.
If the cost is for good quality trips, then I would love to hear your experiences!

TIA!
Hi
See my review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1673620

Tom
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#4
Long Island, New York
4,385 Posts
Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by new cruiser 2010
Looking for any information from people who have gone on any of the optional Vantage excursions in St Petersburg and/or Moscow??

For 2 people the cost will be $1700 if we choose all of them! I have read that if you do not do excursions, there is an excesssive amount of free time in both cities.
If the cost is for good quality trips, then I would love to hear your experiences!

TIA!
Yup, that's a chunk of money and like the other posters, we went with Vantage and paid for most of the optionals. All I can say is they were worth it!

St. Catherine's Palace and Peterhof in St. Petersburg are not to be missed!
I came thisclose to bailing on Moscow by Night and DH prevailed for which I will be forever thankful. It was wonderful and Red Square at midnight was spectacular.

Read the descriptions and if it's something you want to see, don't look at the price, just book it...you're spending all this money and time to go to Russia....do you really want to miss anything?