You’ll never forget a Russia tour - with a surface area of 17 million square meters, it is the biggest country in the world. So to make the most of it, you’ll need to allow plenty of time. A city trip to Moscow and St Petersburg will also give you a good impression of the country. One thing is certain: a Russia travel is something different.
If you want to learn a lot about the country, travelling in a group tour led by a genuine Russia expert is the way to go. You’ll discover a culture rich in special traditions. Naturally, any group itinerary will include a visit of the Russian capital Moscow with its impressive architecture. At the Red Square you’ll find the Kremlin, the historic city centre which contains a breath-taking collection of churches and palaces dating from the Middle Ages. This visit will be one of the many highlights of your travel in Russia.
Everywhere you go, you’ll find the influence of successive tsars, St. Basil cathedral being one impressive example. It was built on the orders of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and it is in the Old Russian style. According to legend, Ivan the Terrible had the architects’ eyes gorged out to prevent him building anything so perfect again. Apart from all the historical sights, Moscow also has a wealth of fashionable boutiques, cafés and fountains. And of course, there is Russian cuisine!
Your tour should include a visit of St Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. It is built on several islands linked by bridges and has many magnificent buildings. A visit of the Hermitage, one of the most famous museums in the world, will undoubtedly be a highlight of your trip. Saint-Petersburg ‘by night’ is another experience not to be missed. Everything is beautifully lit up creating a truly magical atmosphere.