The party have arrived safely in Russia at 8.15 pm on October 17th.
The trip party departed promptly at 1am, making good time down to London Heathrow, sufficient to enjoy a hearty breakfast before flying out at 9am. We arrived into St Petersburg without any problems at around 3pm, passed immigration and made our way with the local guide to the Hotel Moscow (in St Petersburg) followed by a nice dinner in the hotel's restaurant. After dinner we took a short walking tour of the local area to get our bearings and stretch our legs.
Weather is a little chilly but not cold, students are tired but in excellent spirits, very much excited for the tours to begin in earnest, bright and early tomorrow morning!