One of the port stops while on a Baltic’s cruise was St. Petersburg, Russia. We had two days in port, although two days in not nearly enough, we packed in as much as we could. We hired a private tour company and shared with another couple. One of the highlights (ok, the places we saw were all “highlights!” was The Hermitage Museum. This incredible palace turned museum was so amazing that all we could utter was “wow” after “wow.” The floors, ceiling, walls, are all pieces of art in themselves. For instance, the Grand Staircase was, well, Grand! We were actually surprised though that the Museum is not climate controlled for all the artwork.