The City of St. Petersburg: Enjoy an introductory tour of St, Petersburg, formerly the celebrated capital of Imperial Russia and often called the "Venith of the North". The mighty Neva curves through the central portion of the city and some 400 bridges arch above the extensive waterways and canals lined with palaces and onion-domed cathedrals. Some outstanding attractions during your drive include the Academy of Arts, the University and the monumental Rostral Columns, with its superb view of the framed Winter Palace across the Neva River. You will proceed past Peter and Paul Fortress and the Admiralty with the famous Bronze Horseman statue depicting the city's founder, Peter the Great. Then stop at the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral one of the largest domed structures, the Spilt Blood church with its ornate decorations, the Palace Square and Nevsky Prospect which is the oldest and main street in the city.