When it comes to captivating history and breathtaking architecture, nowhere else can compare to St Petersburg.
When spring comes to life in May, it is impossible not to be awe-struck by the incredibly detailed and colourful churches that perfectly compliment the flowering trees and lush gardens that decorate the city of St. Petersburg. This Russian gem is a must-see on any occasion, but the chance to cruise into town is simply not one to be missed!
With temperatures rarely reaching more than 20°C, the European Summer is a fantastic time to visit. Of course, St. Petersburg is also quite spectacular when covered in snow!
Currency – Russian Ruble (RUB)
'Big Mac' purchasing power index – Australian Big Mac AU$5.30, Russian Big Mac AU$1.88
Duty Free allowances – 3L of alcohol. 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
Language – Russian
Population – Approximately 5.2 million
Things to see and do:
- Visit the famous State Hermitage Museum
- Wander through the Summer Garden
- Admire the marvellous Church on the Spilled Blood
- Explore the beautiful grounds of the Grand Palace