Considered the imperial capital of Russia, St Petersburg is best visited during the summer. The city of ‘White Nights’ attracts people from all over the world during these months owing to its more temperate weather, which is a complete contrast to the cold winters. Discover the majestic architecture and highlights of the city, including The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Peterhof Palace, and the Winter Palace.
By day, indulge in some delectable Russian ice cream as you stroll the parks and streets, or pop by a café for a slice of traditional medovik honey cake. Kirov Park on Yelagin Island and Maritime Victory Park on Krestovsky Island are both peaceful retreats from the bustle of the city. During the evenings, head to one of the city’s many theatres to watch a classical ballet or opera performance, both of which have become an integral part of Russia’s heritage.