St Petersburg – Valaam Island - magnificent Ladoga lake

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16 May 2019

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St Petersburg – Valaam Island - magnificent Ladoga lake

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A unique mix of traditional Russian and modern European, St Petersburg's history is exceptional. It's inspired a myriad of poets, artists and revolutionaries and, over time, has combined three different cities into one. St Petersburg for the Tsars, Petrograd for a nation at war, and Leningrad for the Bolsheviks.

Impossible not to fall in love with the place, its attractions are many. The Hermitage State Museum, which is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, never fails to impress. The distinctively decorated Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood also makes for an impressive visit.

Or just take a walk around the city's beautiful canal network to understand why St Petersburg is nicknamed the Venice of the North.

This tour includes a river cruise to Valaam island, the “Pearl of Lake Ladoga”.

Highlights

  • Take a walk along Nevsky Prospekt which, running through the heart of the city, is flanked by some of its most incredible buildings, bridges and squares
  • If you're lucky enough to visit over the summer, take a boat trip around the city's rivers and numerous canals
  • Explore the Hermitage which, featuring 3 million artefacts, is absolutely huge. Composed of five main buildings and exhibiting works from the Stone Age to the modern day, remember to stock up with a hearty breakfast and wear your best walking shoes.

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