Situated on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, in the estuary of the Neva River and on the islands of the Neva Delta, St. Petersburg is the world’s largest megapolis situated so far north.
One of the younger cities in the Baltic region, Russia’s second largest city is just over 300 years old (founded in 1703). During its history, St. Petersburg accumulated all the grandeur of the Russian Imperial Court.
Located on 44 islands formed by the Neva River and 90 more rivers and canals. St. Petersburg is known as the Venice of the North.
Because many cruise ships overnight (some for two nights) in St. Petersburg, excursions often include overland adventures and flights to Moscow — the capital of Russia — and other destinations.