The Russian Federation is the world’s largest country with over 6.6 million square miles. Russia’s famous cities are Moscow, its capital, and Saint Petersburg. Enjoy exploring the major landmarks in these very distinct, historic and impressive cities.
39 imagesThis Moscow travel guide starts with a walking tour around the Kremlin Wall, through Red Square and into the fortified heart of Moskva. Then explore the city’s best museums, cathedral, metro stations and convent before having Russian cuisine for dinner.
20 imagesWhat began in 1705 as Peter the Great’s dream for a summer residence grew into an opulent complex of palaces, gardens and fountains for Russian emperors. Enjoy exploring the famous Peterhof Palace near Saint Petersburg, Russia. See why all 9,721 acres have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
16 images15 miles from Saint Petersburg is Catherine Palace, also called Tsarskoye Selo Palace. Commissioned in 1710 by Peter the Great as a summer residence for his wife, it evolved into the opulent and gilded residence of Russian emperors and empresses for two hundred years until the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917.
42 imagesSaint Petersburg was the epicenter of the Russian Empire from Peter the Great’s victory over the Swedish Empire during the Great Northern War in 1703 until the execution of Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor, in 1917. You will be thrilled to tour this marvelous city at the head of the Gulf of Finland.