moscow to st petersburg

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Loved the visit to outside the cities to see a local wooden house museum. got a real sense of both how hard and how beautiful life can be in the winter. Also really enjoyed our night on the train- the experience is worth it. Moscow's centre in winter was lively with entertainment and lights- you can go skating at 11pm if you want.

What did you think of your group leader?

good mix of knowledge, humour and helpful without needing to be bossy.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

if you go in February make sure you wear warm outer layers, but can be comfortable in very warm interiors. We became very practised in putting all the layers on and taking them off again quickly. Be careful of your valuables as there are expert pickpockets in abundance.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Very glad I combined the visit to the culture with winter sights.