If you book cruises in northern Europe for your next vacation, you will find that a call port really stands out from others. Destinations like Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki are all exciting places, but few cities in the world can be compared to the magnificence of St Petersburg.
It was one of the real hidden gems of the tourist industry until the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, disguised as Leningrad's title – a name that shouted images of a grim Soviet metropolis. But this could not be more than just the truth, as the city is full of history and culture and has amazing buildings in every corner – even some of the metro stations are considered works of art
St. Petersburg, as it became known again in 1991, is worth considering alongside Florence and Paris as one of Europe's great cultural destinations as you will soon discover when your cruise will swim in the city
We enjoyed its accelerating in the 18th and 19th centuries when the richer ones country nationals were waiting to build magnificent palaces and castles in what was then the capital of Russia. A pier and a view of the countryside were indispensable for any rich home at that time, so most of the most beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg were built on the banks of the Neva River or adjacent to its canal.
One of the best ways to enjoy the sights is to do a boat tour of the city, as this will give you uninterrupted views of St Petersburg's impressive neoclassic architecture.
Among the buildings you will see in Neva granite embankments is the wonderful Winter Palace. This luxurious building was once the official residence of the Russian monarch and has a special place in the history of the country. It has been restored in recent years and now houses the exciting Hermitage Museum
Another point of your tour of the St. Petersburg waterways is located next to the Griboyedov Canal. The Church of the Savior in the Bloody Blood, based on St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, is one of the most elaborate religious buildings you will ever see, with its façade as impressive as the interior
. taking care of Yusupov Palace, St. Michael's Castle and Stroganov Palace as you travel to the city. But with landmarks that cover the banks of the river and the streets, you will never have the things you can see in St. Petersburg whether you are exploring on foot or by boat