We and another couple, that we met on our last cruise, will be on the Grand with you. I am attempting to finalize reservations with Red October (RO) for two days (although currently having mail problems with them, yesterday/today). Have you booked anything for St. Petersburg? If so are you looking for others to join you? or would you like to join us since it seems that RO uses 10 passenger vans for most tours of more than two, and thus the price per person goes down with the addition of more passengers in approaching that max of 10.
Yes we are expecting to be tired after these two full days of heavy touring. I was there in 1972, while in college, and know that there is too much to see, unfortunately it was my first trip overseas, and I ate the salad, and thus did not see much during that week. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. RandyD