St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

At a glance

  • See the opulent palaces of Tsarist Russia in St. Petersburg
  • Have a taste of Russia's unofficial national drink at a Vodka Museum
  • Go underground and discover the ‘Palaces of the People’ in the resplendent stations of Moscow’s Metro

Russia holidays

An immense land of powerful history, contrasting cities and unique culture

Home to historical intrigue and spellbinding architecture, Russia is a truly unique destination and with the 100th anniversary of the momentous Russian Revolution in 2017, there is no better time to discover the rich history and fascination culture. See the iconic Red Square in Moscow with its onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral and admire the splendour of Russia’s palaces – fragments of the country's royal past. Visit the internationally renowned State Hermitage Museum (housed in the former Winter Palace) to discover a treasure trove of over 2.7 million artefacts and paintings by the likes of Picasso, Leonardo di Vinci and Michelangelo. In St. Petersburg, the captivating Catherine Palace is open to the public for a glimpse into a home of the Tsars.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Square in Moscow
  • Contrasting architecture in Moscow, a city of high rise towers and the historic Kremlin
  • Fairytale palaces and royal history in St. Petersburg

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +3

Capital:

Moscow

Currency:

Russian ruble

Flying time to destination:

Moscow 3½ hours
St. Petersburg 3¼ hours

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