Discover the fascinating country of Russia and its beautiful former capital city St Petersburg. Culture abounds in the abundance of art museums throughout this enchanting city with onion domed buildings which are typical of Russian architecture.
In St Petersburg experience the architectural wonders including the Menshikov Palace, the Church of the Saviour, the bustling Square of Arts and the Hermitage, a haven for art collections. In earlier times St Petersburg was the capital of Russia but is now seen as the cultural capital of the country. The architecture in St Petersburg is inspired by London, Vienna and Paris and has similarities to the romantic city of Venice with its canals and bridges.
Many ocean cruise lines now offer the opportunity of an overnight stay on board in St Petersburg and the smaller ships dock close to the city centre.
Some River Cruise operators now have 12/14 day in depth itineraries in Russia.