12 hour emerits flight to arbu darbi 11 hour to amsterdam 2 hours\ KlM flight to copenhagen. A dream tour we connected with a trafalgar tour nothing to worry about until I waited for my luggage to appear it did not so after registering my loss I was transferred to my hotel and tour night was a lovely dinner and meet in the same clothes I travelled in. Again new adventure so much to see the little mermaid immortalised in the hans christian anderson tale. There is the royal palace christian borg the Tivoli gardens the laneline prominade just so much. On to smaland lake vattern Brahehaus castle and then off to stockholm stopping in a lovely restaurant for a meal. Three days in Denmark and my baggage finally caught up with me so needed that change of clothes as winter was very cold and jumpers were valuable items thankyou KLM dutch airlines.
There were street markets and shopping for every essential gift. Art galleries a canal cruise and free time to have a wander alone feeling very safe.Denmark has 5.806 million population with almost 800,000 living in Copenhagen and stockholm
After exploring the city sights of helsinki we visited the home of an architect who had worked all over the world quite an interesting tour of the national trust home.
Departing Helsinki we travelled on to the gulf of Finland through the forests of karelia which was so vast the bears were sleeping as it was almost winter. The road took us to St Petersburg to see the palaces and the museums. the hermitage museum to see the largest collections of artefacts.
The bodies of the tsar nicholas Romanov lay here in the chapel above / We visited the tsar’s winter palace ,nevsky’s prospepekt ,st Issacc’s cathedral. peter the great whose inspired vision saw the evolution of the elegant metropolis. we visited peter and paul fortress and the hermitage. We cruised the harbour of st peterburg on the baltic sea tasted vodka and walked the markets just so much more to do.
Moscow is close at hand making onee realise how close the german invasion came to the capital.
Red square the metro the shopping center at red square all amazing and wonderful.
The pictures do not do justice to a spectacular Russia. The largest country in the world with vast forests, fabulous buildings which ooze history. The Russian people are kind and deeply patriotic an amazing tour. Cant wait to one day return to see more of this grand nation