We will be spending four days in St. Petersburg and are considering a home stay through HOFA.ru. Their 4-day package sounds like a very good deal which includes not only the lodging and food but also many tours, including evening performances, such as ballet at the Marinksky, folk show at Nilolevksky Palace, and opera at the the Mussorgski. There will be four of us traveling, so the price works out to about $800 per person. Has anyone had this experience? Will we be staying in the downtown section or far away? We have been working with another tour company that is offering us a mini hotel on the Nevsky Prospect.. We would love to have your thoughts. Thanks a lot.