St Petersburg is the famous Russian port on the Baltic connecting Russia with the rest of Europe for centuries. Let City Sightseeing St Petersburg show you around Russia's imperial capital and experience panoramic views of this dazzling metropolis from the top of the famous bright red double decker buses, hopping on and off at 19 conveniently located stops around the city over 1 or 2 days. The gold domed, 19th century St Isaac's Cathedral is the first stop on the route and is one of St Petersburg's most famous landmarks offering wonderful views of the city from its gilded viewing platform. The cathedral was used as a museum of atheism in soviet times and remains a museum today boasting a collection of 19th century artwork, a sight not to be missed. Continue on the tour to the city's most famous building, the Winter Palace. Not only does it physically dominate Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but it also plays a central political, cultural role in the history of the city. For art enthusiasts the Hermitage boasts a marvel of masterpieces by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Rembrandt. With over 3 million exhibits placed in 350 halls this is definitely a must see on your trip. Your City Sightseeing tour will show you the many impressive buildings, statues, parks and canals that gives this city its uniqueness. Hop off and rub the toes of the 7 Atlantian Statues for good luck or explore the Nevsky Prospekt, that, as well as having numerous Palaces, Theatres and Museums, is the centre of the city's social and cultural life with countless bars, restaurants, shops and cafes along its 3 mile stretch. There are a number of other exciting attractions in the city including Kazan cathedral, summer garden and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, so make sure you take more time to explore all St Petersburg has to offer and let City Sightseeing inform you through their exciting multilingual audio guide.
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