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St Petersburg is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. With magnificent palaces and churches that characterize the city's skyline; prepare to be wowed at this fascinating port of call.
Must see places include the ‘Hermitage Museum' the former Winter Palace, it houses one of the finest collections of art in the world and includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Matisse; ‘Catherine the Great's Palace', which features a 298 metre white, gold and blue façade and is crowned with golden onion domes; and ‘St Isaac's Cathedral' with its marble walls embossed with semi-precious stones.
St. Petersburg has a number of stores where you can buy a variety of goods including handmade arts, crafts and souvenirs. Popular purchases include Russian nesting dolls, lacquer boxes and amber jewellery.
The local currency in St Petersburg is the Russian Ruble (RUB). St. Petersburg is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich meantime (GMT+3).
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