St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was the capital of the Russian Empire for two centuries. Peter the Great founded the city in 1703 and set out to rival the great capitals of Europe. Like Venice it lies on water, but its scale is altogether grander; navigating the palaces and churches by private boat is unforgettable. We take you behind the scenes at The Hermitage, one of the greatest museums in the world, and to the great palaces of the Tzars out in the countryside. We take you to hidden spots missed by tourists and share insights through our incredible guides who will transform your experience.