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  • Cathedral of Christ the Saviour church in Moscow - one of the most popular inclusions on all Russia vacations.
  • Monument of Peter the First - St. Petersburg
  • Ballet of Mariinsky Theatre - St. Petersburg
  • St. Basil's Cathedral on Red square - Moscow
  • Winter wonderland - Siberia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, sharing land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. While geographically mostly in Asia, the bulk of Russia's population is concentrated in the European part and culturally, Russia is unmistakably European which can be seen on Russia vacations.

Russian is the lingua franca across Russia. Russians are proud of their culturally diverse language which is a member of the Slavic language family, being further sub-classified into the East Slavic family, thus being closely related to Ukrainian and Belarusian. The script used is Cyrillic with many letters of the Latin alphabet but many of them sound different. English is becoming a requirement in the business world and many younger Russians in the largest cities (such as Moscow or St. Petersburg) know enough English to communicate. Outside of these areas, English is generally nonexistent.

The country is immense and extraordinarily rich in attractions for visitors on trips to Russia, although many lie in the hard-to-reach stretches of the country. The best known sights are in and around the nation's principal cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia's history is the number one reason why tourists come to this country attracted by its fascinating, sometimes surreal, oftentimes brutal but always fascinating national saga.


Nothing can compare with Moscow and St. Petersburg when on Russia vacations, both of which are rich in history, art and architecture. Moscow has a wonderful heritage of historic buildings including the amazing Kremlin complex and is known as the medieval and 20th century capital of Russia while St. Petersburg is an open air museum of 18th century architecture and craftsmanship. You can’t afford to miss the wonderful Heritage Museum with its incomparable art treasures.

Outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg, other major areas of tourist interest on trips to Russia include the following. If you choose to cruise along the Neva River, you will not only visit Moscow and St. Petersburg but also get a glimpse into interesting, off the beaten track towns and villages which will take you back in time to bygone eras.  The Trans Siberian Railway traverses the country and shows off the diversity of this vast land. An interesting and beautiful region is around Lake Baikal, Russia’s largest lake in Siberia not too far from Irkutsk one hour away. At the extreme eastern end of Russia, nearly all the way to Japan and Alaska, is wild Kamchatka, where you will find the Valley of the Geysers, lakes of acid, volcanoes, and grizzlies galore. For sun lovers, Sochi is an attractive Black Sea beach resort which has been largely unknown to foreigners, but that has changed in a major way as Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

There are many other regions in Russia which would appeal but mainly to the more intrepid traveller.  However if only Moscow and St. Petersburg are visited  on Russia vacations, these great cities will more than satisfy the enthusiastic traveller. 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

The Luxurious Trans Siberian Railway: A Rail Journey of a Lifetime

 Experience the Trans-Siberian Railway on Russia Vacations

The Intimacy and Accessibility of European River Cruises

RECIPE: Russian Borscht

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Russia vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Russia.

 

 

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    You'll experience six incredible cities during this unforgettable cruise of the Baltics. Embark from Copenhagen, Scandanavia's most cosmopolitan city, and experience the fascinating Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in Berlin, Peter the Great's Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, the palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg, and so much more.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,739
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Best of Russia, Baltic States & Warsaw Coach Tour: Moscow to Warsaw

    Tour the major cities of the Baltic Sea. Visit Moscow and the imposing Kremlin, admire the art nouveau architecture of Lithuania’s Vilnius and see a city risen from the ashes of war in Warsaw.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,898
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours, Small Group Tours
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Colours of the Baltic Coach Tour: Stockholm to St. Petersburg

    Visit four amazing yet very different Baltic capitals which include elegant but quaint Stockholm, historic and surprising Tallinn, charming Helsinki with its distinct Nordic architecture and St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities anywhere. Enjoy two ferry journeys across the Baltic Sea.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,916
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Sweden See Trip Details
  • Cultural Finland & Russia: Helsinki to St Petersburg

    This 9 day tour starts in the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki where you will spend 2 nights taking in all the city has to offer before heading 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland. Stay 2 nights enjoying the incredible beauty of arctic wilderness before travelling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg for the remainder of your vacation. Visit the must-see sights in St Petersburg including Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage and more!
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,155
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Fabulous Scandinavia & Russia Escorted: Copenhagen to Moscow

    Fabulous is the word for this combination of Norway’s amazing fjord scenery, stops in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen and the magical iconic cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow. This unforgettable tour includes everything - majestic scenery, amazing culture and history and much more.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,633
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Denmark See Trip Details
  • Little Tour of Russia Escorted Moscow High Speed Train to St. Petersburg

    Welcome to Moscow the fabled capital of Russia. The city opens doors to the heart and soul of Russia.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,685
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Moscow to St Petersburg by High Speed Train

    Explore the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow before spending three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 854
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Moscow to St Petersburg Overnight Train - Grand Express

    Ride between Russia’s modern capital and its artistic heart aboard the elegant Grand Express. Tour Red Square and the Kremlin in the heart of political Moscow before boarding the Grand Express and heading to St. Petersburg to gaze upon the architectural masterpieces of Peter the Great’s Russia and getting lost in the artistic treasure-troves of the State Hermitage and Russian Museum.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Moscow to St. Petersburg Cruise

    A river cruise between two of the world’s great cities is the ultimate way to experience Russia. Cruise runs in both directions.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,997
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Moscow to St. Petersburg Cruise Incl. Air

    A river cruise between two of the world’s great cities is the ultimate way to experience Russia. Cruise runs in both directions. Flights from North America are included in this itinerary.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,092
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Moscow: Stopover, City Break

    This tour of Moscow includes the world famous sites of Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, as well as Tretiakov Gallery, Christ Cathedral, panoramic views from Sparrow Hills, Arabat Street and more.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 589
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Russia See Trip Details
  • St Petersburg to Moscow by High Speed Train

    Explore the cultural capitals of enigmatic Russia. Spend three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city, before exploring the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 883
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • St Petersburg to Moscow Cruise

    A river cruise between two of the world’s great cities is the ultimate way to experience Russia. Cruise runs in both directions.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,911
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Russia See Trip Details
  • St Petersburg: Stopover, City Break

    Get to know Russia’s “treasure house” with its vivid history and its many iconic sites. The past and present will come together on a tour of the highlights. Also enjoy spending time in one of the world’s greatest museums, the amazing Hermitage.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 433
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Trans Siberian Rail: Beijing to Moscow

    Travel the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our Private Train.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,125
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Trans Siberian Rail: Moscow to Beijing

    Travel the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our private train.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,231
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
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