Things to do in Russia
Tourism in Russia has seen massive growth since the days of the Soviet Union and offers visitors a stunning choice of tours, trips and attractions, including 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Russia enjoys a rich, cultural heritage, and with its history of struggle and intrigue, it is now one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Since the influx of tourists, cultural traditions have been re-awakened and ancient sites are being restored, giving a wider choice of things to do in Russia. Some of the main tourist routes in Russia include boat tours around the Volga, trips to Moscow and St. Petersburg, and cruises on the Russian waterways.
Moscow offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do, but no trip to Russia´s capital city would be complete without a tour of Red Square, the Kremlin and the Cathedral of St. Basil. If imperial treasures are more your thing, then enjoy things to do in Russia by taking a trip to the Armory Palace. The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum is also worth a visit, along with the Tretyakov Gallery, which is home to some of the finest Russian paintings in the world. The Bolshoi Theatre is the most historic theatre in Russia, and was designed for theatre and ballet performances.
If you are visiting St.Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, with its incredible collection of art and artefacts, filling several buildings. The Winter Palace was once home to the Tzars, and its collection of art was first started in the mid-18th Century by Catherine the Great. For the more adventurous, consider a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, whose rail system is the longest in the world. Trips range from a few days to epic month long journeys. One of the most popular Trans-Siberian things to do in Russia, is a trip from Moscow to Beijing. Taking in Lake Baikal and Mongolia on the way, and also taking in the fascinating cities of Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar. Modern en-suite amenities, stylish cabins and relaxing bar and restaurant facilities, ensure comfort and elegance on route. Modern en-suite amenities, stylish cabins and relaxing bar and restaurant facilities, ensure comfort and elegance on route.