Because of the actions of the current regime and its disregard for the rights of its own citizens and of International Law we cannot recommend travel to Russia at this time.
This is very regrettable because Russia is a wonderful country with a long history and rich culture whose people have suffered for centuries under the oppression of various tyrants including the current incumbent.
The illegal invasion of the neighbouring independent and peaceful country of Ukraine is the last straw! Nobody from western Europe or America can now feel safe visiting Russia.
Hopefully in the near future the people of Russia can live in peace and prosperity free from oppression, intimidation and tyranny and travel can resume.
Often said to be Russia’s most Western city, St. Petersburg has a distinctive, old-world charm that distinguishes it from its rival, Moscow.
Much of the older architecture has been preserved, with many fine Baroque and neo-classical buildings, as well as a beautiful array of waterways and bridges.
Famous for centuries for its arts and literature, St. Petersburg is a cultural capital in its own right.
The most famous landmark in St. Petersburg is probably the Winter Palace and the city is also home to one of the world’s greatest Art Museums – The Hermitage.