St. Petersburg – Hermitage

Hi.  The Winter Palace is also known as the Hermitage Museum.  It’s a beautiful complex and the art is amazing to see.  Tauck arranged for us to get into the museum before normal opening hours so we could enjoy the exhibits without the huge crowds.  In the mornings, the museum allows artists to paint paintings…you’ll see one working in the photos below.

The first few photos are of our special lunch.  Bottles of vodka and wine were on the table!