|Viking River Cruises, photos|
|The Viking Surkov, a big, beautiful, river cruise ship.|
Well, I've already mentioned it on Facebook, and it is almost all set. We've talked to Viking River Cruises, and to Air Canada, and it looks like we're going to visit Russia this summer.
I am in shock. It seems like yesterday we were doing the Tulips & Windmills Cruise with Viking River but, actually, yesterday they sent an e-mail offering a price Dick couldn't resist.
A few more things to finalize, maybe a few bugs to iron out, like the easiest way to obtain Russian visas for our passports, and then...
St. Petersburg, how can anything be more beautiful? Yusupov Palace where the infamous Rasputin died? How can anything be more thrilling? And Moscow? How can anything be more mysterious? Plus, in between, quaint riverside towns: Mandrogy and Kizhi; the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery; Yarosavl, and Uglich.
Yes, we had decided we wanted to do Viking's Waterways of the Czars cruise, but to do it this year? The possibility never once entered my head.
By the way, if you decide to book a cruise with Viking River for the first time, mention our names—Kay Davies and Richard Schear—for a discount! This will be our third time with them (if this isn't all a dream) and we were delighted with them in both Europe and China.