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With more history than most destinations a great guide can unlock the best anecdotes of Russia past and present.Contact Molly
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Knowing where to start with Russian history can be overwhelming. With the right guide you can return a dinner party expert on Cold War, Revolution, the rise and fall of Communism and Stalin. The countries leading cities are awash with evidence of the countries past and makes for the perfect setting to let your inner history boff swot up.
With a more comprehensive history than most, Russian architecture reflects the countries extraordinary history. Our favourite: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, a worthy cover of most Russian guide books. Built by Ivan the Terrible who later supposedly murdered the architect to prevent him creating anything more beautiful in the future.
Food and Vodka
Russia is not vying for the gastronomy title of Europe but a visit to the country will undoubtedly have you sample some curious national dishes sure to surprise you. All washed down with (without slipping into generalisations), vodka. The drink is prevalent and in the winter it is a helpful extra jumper for the cold.
Museums and Ballet
Perhaps one of the country’s biggest accolades is its phenomenal ballet school and stars. The Bolshoi sells out annually and people rarely regret a visit to the theatre in the Russian capital.
Whatever experience you are looking for, our experts are ready to help…
How to Explore Russia
A Weekend in Moscow
- The capital city of the world’s largest city Moscow the city is overflowing with world class museums, history and architecture.
- From £1,200 per person for a fully guided weekend
A Weekend in St Petersburg
- With revolutionary spirit around every corner St Petersburg consistently amazes for its grandeur and history.
- From £1,400 per person for a fully guided experience
- St Petersburg
Russia in a nutshell
- Tackle the countries two great cities in combination – St Petersburg and Moscow. Take in museums in the day and ballet viewings in the evening.
- From £2,100 per person for five nights and a guide in both cities
- St Petersburg, Moscow
Highlights in Russia
St Petersburg was built as a dramatic display of Russian wealth and imperial growth around the Neva River. 342 bridges cross the cities canals meaning it frequently draws comparisons with Venice, only heightened by the city’s historic centre broken up by plazas. Dotted around the city is an abundance of striking architecture – Church on the Spilled Blood and St Isaac’s View to name a few. Step inside the Hermitage and be cast back in time oogling the museums treasure throughout 360 rooms.
Perhaps most famous for sites such as Red Square and the Kremlin, Russia’s capital is a wealth of history and arts throughout the seasons. When the sun sets you are left with a choice of astounding performances to choose from – ballets and circuses, tumbling soaring humans or incredibly well trained cats. Religion and faith dot the skyline of the city as remains of the communist Soviet state and the prevailing power of the Orthodox church. With 600 churches dotted throughout whose peeling bells will accompany your time here, you’ll want a good guide so to see the highlights.