on Zayachy Island in 1703, this seaport is one of the oldest in
Russia, part of Peter the Great's plan to create a "Window on
the West." It's Russia's most beautiful city, showcasing the
almost unimaginable wealth of the czars: the Summer Palace, the
Peter and Paul Fortress - and in the rooms of the Hermitage, the
world's largest art collection, lovingly assembled by Catherine
the Great. We'll have a full day to explore the sights. Don't
forget to shop for Matryoshka dolls.