Head west in a high speed train to St. Petersburg, where you will stay at the Astoria Hotel, overlooking St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Begin your stay in the city with a day trip to Peterhof Palace, built as an imperial residence by Peter the Great on a ridge by the Gulf of Finland. Set to rival the grandeur of Versailles, the estate’s gardens are filled with gilded marble fountains and magnificent palaces with grand galleries. Back in the city, join your guide to discover the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, as well as the famous Fabergé Museum. Here you can look at some of the incredible eggs, made by the goldsmith to the Romanov Dynasty. On your penultimate evening, spend an evening outside of the city to experience Russian Dacha life, where you can enjoy a traditional meal with a family in their Dacha Cottage.