We had a fantastic time in St Petersburg and environs - everything worked well but how did you manage to arrange the wonderful weather? The weather HAD been awful so we took, in addition, all the gear we took to the Arctic last year! We arrive and get six days of sun and clear blue skies!!!!!! As we drive to the airport to come home the clouds reappear!! Mariinsky ballet just wonderful. We also had prearranged through recommendation a local guide and driver who combined to pack in an awful lot both in St P and outside the city. Will recommend St Petersburg and IntoRussia to friends and business colleagues with enthusiasm!