Just over 300 years ago St. Petersburg didn’t exist – almost impossible to believe when you see the wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and theatres today. There are also many beautiful churches, cathedrals and monasteries. We recommend visiting St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Museum and The Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood.
St. Petersburg is often compared to Venice due to the hundreds (342 in fact) of ornate bridges crossing canalways. Take your time by boat or on foot to soak up the culture of this splendid city. Stay overnight in St. Petersburg and enjoy an evening at the world-class ballet or opera and a pre-performance meal with a vodka or two!
St. Petersburg is home to the white nights – a few glorious weeks in summer when the sun doesn’t set. Prepare for all night festivals, concerts and revelry before heading back to the serenity of your Celebrity Cruises ship.