From the vibrant colours of spring, through the sunny summer days and endless twilights of the famous White Nights, the brilliant golden sun of autumn, and into the crisp and brittle brightness of a St. Petersburg winter, the City casts its own unique spell over visitors.
Created by Peter the Great in 1 703 to be his "window on Europe", St Petersburg combines its fascinating Russian heritage with a distinctly European outlook. Considered the cultural heart of modern day Russia, St. Petersburg is rapidly regaining its reputation as one of the Great Cities of Europe.
Within easy reach of the capitals of Europe and Scandinavia St Petersburg now offers visitors luxury accommodation, expert destination management companies and international travel services.
The city sprawls across and around the mouth of the Neva River, at the end of the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. Between the Winter Palace and the Admiralty on the south bank is the city's heart, with Nevsky Prospekt is its main artery. This central area is a pedestrian's dream of waterside walkways and elegant streetscapes.