Glorious, grand and elegant, St Petersburg is so extraordinary UNESCO lists it among the top 10 destinations worldwide. Celebrate Russian imperialism in opulent, beautiful surroundings; the city’s architectural heritage reflecting elegance at every turn, from the stylish façades and glorious cathedrals to the magnificent squares and grand residents built along the city’s picturesque canals.
Don’t miss the Hermitage Museum during your visit to St Petersburg. Housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, it is home to one of the world’s most renowned collections of art and antiquities, including several works by Rembrandt, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Also of interest in the city is the Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial site of all of the Romanov Czars of Russia from Peter the Great, who founded the city in 1703; St Isaac Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city and the world’s largest domed cathedral; and Palace Square, the setting of many events of worldwide significance including the 1917 October Revolution. And after a hard day’s sightseeing, don’t forget to tuck into the city’s traditional borscht beetroot soup, chicken Kiev and caviar blinis.