Whether it’s to witness magnificent architectural structures, fascinating museums and art galleries or just canoodle along the canals, the St. Petersburg, Russia, tours are becoming more popular amongst international tourists. A vacation in St. Petersburg is a peek into a bygone era of opulence and decadent beauty. The Tsars were known for their love of luxury, while the common folk were beset with poverty. Because of this, a Russian vacation provides one with a very unique experience. You can visit the grand cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg to get a taste of the luxurious lifestyle and love for beauty of the royals or you can visit the golden ring towns in between these two to see Russian life at its simplest.
St. Petersburg, build upon swampland, was fashioned after Venice and London. The canals are reminiscent of Venice and river tours are the most popular way to explore the city. Most of those who visit St. Petersburg travel to other cities as well like Ukraine and in order to ensure they gain the most out of their journeys, most sign up for packaged tours. These tours spend at least one night in St. Pete’s, giving travelers the opportunity to discover the city for themselves. The city has something for everyone. The architecture of the famous cathedrals and churches will delight history buffs and those shopping for souvenirs will be satiated in Nevsky’s Prospekt, a city square that is home to numerous stalls. Travelers looking for offbeat experiences can visit Lenins’ Mausoleum, placed right in the center of the square. There are also numerous graveyards and cemeteries one can visit as well as palaces with macabre stories attached to them. Those looking for culinary delights will be pleased to find many restaur ant and eateries that serve blinis, borscht and other Russian delicacies as well as the finest vodka and beer in the world. Those in love with the great Russian literary masters will be enthralled visiting this city, as most Russian writers, including Tolstoy, have immortalized St. Petersburg in their books.
To truly absorb the feel of this city, one needs to spend at least two or three days exploring the nooks and crannies. St. Petersburg is a city immersed in history and beauty, with plenty of sights to see. On top of that, it’s connected to numerous other interesting cities such as Helsinki and Moscow and traveling to and fro is quite easy. Anyone visiting Russia would certainly be pleased visiting this city, a glittering gem in the treasure box of mother Russia.