Alexander constructed a tour for us with two action-packed days, day one Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage, and day two Peterhof with St Isaacs Cathedral. Along the way we got to see a few metro stations as well as Peter the Great's original log cabin, which was offered as an optional extra. Alexander was very knowledgeable about all of these sites, as well as useful advice on which of the other (200!) museums might be worth a visit, and where to go for dinner. All in all, an excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve, Thanks for your kind words and comments! Usually my customers want me to show as much as possible and I expected it from you and Maria as well. I wish you let me know you were hungry earlier and we could easily have lunch in a good place.