Russia is truly enigmatic, brimming with rich history, marvelous architecture, brilliant cultural landmarks, and world-class museums. There is enough and more to whet the appetite of inquisitive travelers. You can spend a leisurely evening just by strolling around its romantic canals, landscaped parks and by the beautiful mansions.
If you’re planning to visit Russia during your summer holidays, then here are the top 5 attractions you must not miss in Russia’s glorious capital Moscow and the picturesque destination, Saint Petersburg. Both cities offer a rich cultural experience so make sure you have enough time in hand and ensure you are travelling with the best tour operator for customized holidays to Europe to get the most out of your stay in this country:
1. Moskva River
The stunning views of the Moskva river will charm you at first sight. A leisurely stroll along the banks or a night cruise can be one of the high points of the tour. Since Moscow experiences extreme winters, summer lets you explore the beauty of nature with great pleasure. A tour of the cathedral located on one end of the Moskva river is one of the most peaceful experiences. The Moskva river tour is highly recommended for couples enjoying their honeymoon in Russia. Indeed, it is one of the most romantic experiences you can have on your honeymoon.
2. Lenin’s Mausoleum
Russia’s Red Square is definitely the most talked about attractions in the world. A visit to the historic Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square is not just awe-inspiring but is an experience worth sharing with your grandchildren as you get to witness the preserved body of one of history’s noted characters.
3. St. Basil’s Cathedral
One of Russia’s most iconic travelers attractions is the St. Basil’s Cathedral. The intricate architecture will leave you mesmerized. Czar Ivan the Terrible ordered its construction to mark a huge military victory over Mongols. It was finished in 1560 and is also known as Pokrovsky Cathedral. Today, St. Basil’s Cathedral is a museum open for all. A religious service is held once a year in October, on the Day of Intercession in Eastern Orthodoxy.
4. Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace
Founded by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace is probably the one attraction that draws the maximum number of travelers each year to Russia. The museum houses Catherine the Great’s art collection and there are masterpieces from all over the world. The Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace must be on your travel bucket list this summer holidays. Get in touch with the best tour operator for customized holidays to Europe.
5. Russian Museum
The Russian Museum houses the Marble Palace, the Mikhailovsky Castle, the Stroganov Palace and the Benois Wing showcasing the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the city. The premises is huge, so get an idea of the corners you wish to explore from experienced travel agents like the Flying Squirrel Holidays.
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