While Moscow may be the largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg has got to be the grandest! St. Petersburg, or Piter as the city is locally known, was Russia’s first great modern city. Spending a weekend here is a truly unforgettable experience!
St. Petersburg, Russia is a romantic destination, especially during the White Nights of May-June, when it never gets completely dark. It’s no wonder this former capital of Russia built by Peter the Great has been nicknamed the “Venice of the North” for its many canals and the beautiful European facades that line its main street, Nevsky Prospect.
While it would be easy to spend weeks and still only scratch the surface of St. Petersburg, here are our tour for a memorable visit if you only have a long weekend.
This city is loaded with arts, culture, history and fascinating activities!
There are countless important landmarks in St. Petersburg, and any history fan will be bang in their element here. Beyond the city’s rich heritage though, the place is simply beautiful! With many stretches of canals, bridges, palaces, and plazas, you can have an incredible time just by walking the streets.