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Baltic Cruise - Helsinki and St. Petersburg

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In Helsinki, inside the Uspenski Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in Western Europe.

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One way or another, we always end up at the market. Debbie checking out fur hats when it`s 25 degrees outside!

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One of the best things about Helsinki was the beer tram that makes a 50 minute loop around the downtown. In the back is a bar where you can pick up a beer or two to enjoy back at your seat while taking in the sights.

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In St. Petersburg, the very impressive Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.

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We had lunch at a 5-star hotel that included caviar, Russian sparkling wine and vodka. The entertainment was traditional Russian singers.

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Looking up at the dome inside St. Issac`s Cathedral, you can see a white dove at the very top.

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The Winter Palace, one of the buildings of the Hermitage, from across the River Neva in St. Petersburg. The Hermitage was an excellent art and cultural museum.

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Some of the art on display in the Hermitage.

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There were also some pretty impressive rooms in the Hermitage!