St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and is a major European cultural centre, that is also a very important port on the Baltic Sea. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. In this picturesque city you will be able to walk on the Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard lined with baroque buildings, take a view down the Griboedov Canal to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, contemplate Saint Isaac’s Cathedral and the Palace Square. Don’t miss the possibility to enjoy visiting the Hermitage. The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and opened to the public since 1852. Its collections include nearly 3 million items that occupy a large complex of six historic buildings. The incredible collection of paintings claims to be one of the largest. Staying in Saint Petersburg you can also visit Peterhof that is often referred to as “the Russian Versailles”.