Subject: Re: Help with Moscow to St. Petersburg Travel

While I am not a fan guided tours I would suggest you consider it for Russia. When I was booking a trip in June of 2002 the Visa requirements were extremely complicated as you have to have verification from a hotel you are staying at. I ended up just booking a guide which though expensive was well worth the money. For example when we went to the Hermitage and the Peterhof we walked right past the line. Also we had a scheduled time for the Imperial Treasury in the Hermitage which saved a lot of time.

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city! Tom, London, Canada