I find myself, uncharacteristically, going on a cruise. (Don't ask). Does anyone have advice about these ports in terms of what to do on your own without a ship tour.
Kiel, Copenhagen, Wuremunde(?), Helsinki, Tallin, St. Petersburg, and Norwegian ports.
Is it true that you don't need a Russian visa if you are only in Russia off a ship? I heard that it's ok with a ship tour but not on your own. How can you get to the Hermitage for an adequate amount of time on a tour? Can you hire your own guide?
I POSTED THIS IN TRIP REPORTS BY MISTAKE. SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POSTING.