The grand historicity of Russia’s imperial capital of Saint Petersburg has never been at odds with its status as a modern powerhouse and cultural capital of the nation. A thriving artistic culture featuring one of the largest art museums in the world; a historic city center that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; centuries-old canals and 18th century edifices; a bustling modern underground arts and music scene, and a glorious nightlife - all of these things come together in the second largest city in Russia, where some 5 million people live in a unique place that has charged forward into the future while hanging on to its heritage. Come to this marvelous city in 2015 with our tours and activities and travel back and forth through time in Saint Petersburg.
Start your visit to the city with a Saint Petersburg City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour where you’ll get to view some of the best sights and landmarks in the city, including St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Admiralty buildings.
Watch the city come to life as the sun sets and be enchanted by the transformation of the palaces and squares at sundown on an illuminations night city tour. Enjoy the White Nights and witness the great drawbridges open and close as they are lit up in the darkness.
Explore the chambers of the baroque-style palace of Catherine the Great in Pushkin and another summer residence of the Tsars in Pavlovsk. Uncover the secrets of the Amber Room and the grandeur of the Catherine Palace, with its unique architecture and majestic size.
Visit one of the largest art museums of the world, the Hermitage Museum, and get a chance to see the famous golden Faberge eggs at the Faberge Museum. Marvel at a collection of over 3 million pieces of art.
Lastly, turn the dials of time back in the USSR in the 20s and get to know more about Russia’s communist background as you walk through exhibits reflecting communist life during the last Russian Emperor’s rule, the Civil War, WWII and the perestroika movement at the Museum of Political History.