Seeped in a rich history and as a hub of literary and artistic creativity for centuries, on an adventure tour of Russia you will never be bored. Here’s what you can expect to find on a 6 day tour of some of Russia’s most dazzling sights.
The Red Square
Largely regarded as the heart of Moscow, the Red square, originally built in the 15th century as a site of various public ceremonies, is one of Russia’s most significant attractions. Surrounded by the Kremlin, State Historical Museum and St. Basil’s Cathedral, the square undoubtedly offers a window into Russia’s rich and intriguing history. After soaking up the history, why not visit the gloriously designed GUM Department store for a spot of shopping.
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Church On Spilled Blood
Ominously named and beautifully decorated, this St. Petersburg Church is built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in 1881, hence its title. The ornate baroque architecture and 7500 square metres of mosaics are sure to amaze you.
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Take a guided tour around the five palaces, four cathedrals of the Kremlin complex for a chance to see the country’s government buildings. Don’t miss Ivan the Great Bell Tower, the tallest of the towers in the Kremlin built in 1508.
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As one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, boasting over 600,000 works of art and more than 3 million items in total, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is a must-see on any tour of Russia. Make sure you take a guided tour for a taste of the riches the Museum has to offer, as it has been estimated that it would take 11 years to view every single exhibit!
The Catherine Palace
Being the summer residence of the Russian tsars, you are sure to be astounded by the beauty of the Catherine palace. Wander through the flamboyantly decorated rococo rooms, from the Palace Chapel to the Great Hall, which feature more than 100 kilograms of gold and exquisite painted silk wallpaper.
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Take a trip down Arbat Street, one of the oldest surviving streets in Moscow and a hugely popular place to live, where you can admire the several notable statues, browse the shops or get a bite to eat.
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By Amelia Edgell-Cole