Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... [read more]
Date: August 28th 2011
Frommer's Moscow & St. Petersburg Peterhof (Peter's court) was founded in 1714 by Peter the Great. The magnificent ensemble includes several palaces and large manicu ... read more
Unquestionably the number-one day trip from St. Petersburg, Peterhof lures visitors with its Versailles-inspired palace, which overlooks a cascade of fountains and gardens opening onto the Baltic Sea.