One of the best trips ever! There were so many highlights of this trip that it was hard to pick one that really stood out from the other. I was extremely impressed with our visit to Russia and the tour of the Hermitage and our guide Tatiana from SPB Tours (she was wonderful, knowledgeable, personable, funny, helpful.... and covered everything we could have hoped for...esp. liked the Subway Tour). Sweden was also on the top of the list, just a lovely country with so much to see and do, and I was truly impressed with the Vassar Museum and could have spent a full day there. Tallin, Helsinki, Berlin, and Keil were also lovely and in their own way so lovely and charming. The weather was also perfect which complimented our trip and the Holland America Cruise Line was also terrific, food, staff, staterooms, entertainment, bar service, exemplary ... what more can I say. I particularly loved the canal cruises in Copenhagen, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, ... and of course, none of this would have been possible without our fantastic tour operator and her husband Marie Therese Nyman and Gary Tapp. You guys are wonderful and we love travelling with you. You make it so much more interesting and were always there to ensure we get the best out of our trip and have wonderful memories. Thank you so much. Our group was very compatible and we certainly enjoyed travelling with all of you and you have all become very special to us, and thank you all for making it so memorable, and we look forward to our next trip together.