I just wanted to connect and tell you that the Nordic tour was great fun. The arrangements worked perfectly--when we boarded the ship we got all the necessary documents. Our Russian guide met us at the dock as planned along with a driver, and she was extremely knowledgeable about Russian history and art. We visited several sights in St Petersburg, and spent several hours at The Hermitage.
I know I was a bit frustrated about not having more complete information ahead of time, but in the end everything worked well.
Thanks for your assistance.
Best, Gerry Stolp