Russia is absolutely vast. In fact it is the largest country (by area) in the world, stretching from the edges of Western Europe (it has borders with Norway and Finland) right across to the Bering Strait, where just over 50 miles separate Russia from the east coast of Alaska and the United States. With borders also shared with China and North Korea, the scale of this magnificent country becomes apparent.
Holidays to Russia are becoming increasingly popular which cities steeped in history and some truly beautiful scenery to be explored and admired. It’s fair to say that Moscow and St Petersburg top the list of most visited tourist destinations in Russia. St Petersburg, the former capital and Moscow, the current capital have much to offer visitors from not only within Russia but from around the world.
Tourism in the country is developing at a rapid rate and one of the most popular ways to see the highlights is via Russia escorted tours which will help you get to many of the areas of interest under the safe guidance of experts familiar with each region visited.
Moscow Escorted Tours – To get the most from this dramatic city, it might be easier as part of an escorted tour. There is so much to see and do, you could easily spend a few days getting around it all. Red Square might be your starting point, given that it is very central in the city and from here you might enjoy and explore sights such as the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral as well as famous places like Gorky Park, the Bolshoi theatre and the Moscow Metro too.
Saint Petersburg – Further North than Moscow lies the old capital of St Petersburg, which is once again packed with interesting places to see. The State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace are particular highlights along with Catherine Palace, Peterhof Palace and the Mariinsky Theatre where you can sample some ballet or an opera.
Russia River Cruises – Taking a cruise on Russia’s rivers is becoming more and popular every year. With many companies employing cruising vessels that are essentially luxury hotels on water, it’s a great way to get a completely different view of some of the countries dramatic cityscapes and countryside. With rivers and canals connecting large swathes of the inland, it’s possible to cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg whilst enjoying the leisurely pace aboard your luxury cruise ship. Cruises on the River Volga are also especially popular.
Trans Siberian Railway – If you prefer not to travel by water, why not experience the wonder that is the Trans-Siberian railway, which can not only take you, via rail network across large chunks of Russia, but if you so wish on to China as well. It’s the longest railway in the world and it’s a trip that will live long in the memory.
With so many ways of seeing Russia, it’s never been easier to visit and explore some of the most beautiful places on earth. For much more information about any of our escorted tours to Russia, please feel free to contact us.
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