St Petersburg, Russia
In St Petersburg, a day isn’t enough to explore the legendary Hermitage museum, which showcases masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt. Indeed, officials say it would take eleven years to examine every single exhibit!
St Petersburg offers a veritable feast of sumptuous imperial palaces built for members of the Imperial Family; Pavlovsk, the Catherine Palace at Pushkin (which is a Baroque treasure), and the Alexander Palace. There’s also so much to see at the Peter and Paul Fortress, including the baroque Peter and Paul Cathedral, which is the final resting place of almost all of Russia’s pre-revolutionary leaders.
When night falls, enjoy caviar and vodka at a bar or restaurant on Nevsky Prospekt, before indulging in some opera at the Mariinsky Theatre. Families especially will love the Children’s Musical Theatre.