Russia’s cultural capital is the world’s stadium of art. Among all the myriad museums and galleries, one place in particular stands out: the breathtaking Hermitage, which is the second largest museum in the world exhibiting more than 3 million art pieces and artefacts. After spending a day there, enjoy dinner with a view over the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral or Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which was built on the site where Alexander II was assassinated. The historic canals, hundreds of bridges, dazzling domes and lush parks make the city itself a marvelous museum.

St. Petersburg