One of the most fascinating, beautiful countries in the world, Russia is a tourist’s dream to visit with its many fascinating locations, historical attractions and overall variety of places to go and things to do. For many years, russian tours have been highly sought after by tourists, even though they only give a glimpse into the wonder that is Russia. While planning your Russian tour it is important to choose what part of this largest country in the world you want to visit when you travel to Russia.
Cultural and historical heritage of Russia attracts the majority of the tourists. A lot of important tourist attractions in Russia are located in St. Petersburg and Moscow. These cities are the “must visit” places in Russia and can be definitely recommended for your first Russia tour.
The Hermitage: Located in the historical building of the Winter Palace, this is one of the most popular museums in the world. Inside this massive structure you will find over 300 years of Russian history, art and artifacts from around the world. View the works of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Monet to name but a few artists who are displayed within these historic walls. The Hermitage is a must see when you travel to Russia. Peterhof Palace and Garden: Just west of St. Petersburg is the summer palace of Peter the Great. This magnificent structure is second only to the fantastic gardens that can be found along the grounds and the gorgeous fountains which operate from mid May till mid September, so plan your trip accordingly. Still, to take in the gardens alone will take several hours, so be prepared to be stunned by the beauty of this magnificent palace and the grounds surrounding it.