St Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city and is one of the most architecturally rich and culturally captivating destinations in the world. The city has a huge historic centre, which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a plethora of fascinating and historically significant structures tower above the old city streets and winding canals.
Spend a day exploring St Petersburg and visit some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, from the world-famous Hermitage Museum – home to a collection of over 3 million wonderful historical exhibits from across the globe – to the onion-domed Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, an unmistakable and iconic symbol of the city.
The port town of Korsakov is located on the thinly populated island of Sakhalin, situated just off Russia’s far eastern coastline. Due to lack of human interference on the island, the region has an unspoilt and verdant environment and many areas of stunning natural beauty can be found not far from the port of Korsakov.
Whilst in Korsakov, be sure to explore the town’s scenic and untouched surroundings or take a stroll through the town centre to purchase souvenirs or try local cuisine. To discover more about the region’s history of occupation by the Japanese, visit the Korsakov History Museum, as it provides a fascinating look into the region’s intriguing past.
Provideniya is a remote and peaceful port located in the north eastern corner of Russia in the Providensky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, separated from Alaska by the Bering Strait. Despite the town’s Arctic location, the winter weather is not too harsh due to its coastal position and during the summer months, colourful flora blooms across the surrounding tundra, creating a beautiful and vibrant panorama.
A beautiful natural landscape surrounds Provideniya offering visitors spectacular views out over the vast Arctic plains and coastal scenery. The town centre is also home to a number of great attractions, including the interesting Museum of Chukotka History and Culture.