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Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

Places to visit in Russia

The former USSR’s historical and cultural riches are manifold: even if you’re only planning to see Moscow and St Petersburg, it can be hard to know exactly where to go in Russia. Our specialists, some of whom speak the language fluently, are intimately acquainted with the country’s powerhouse cities. They can plan a tailor-made trip that lets you explore major Russian points of interest such as the Hermitage and the Kremlin. But they’ll also nudge you to visit the cities’ lesser-known churches, museums and banyas (bathhouses).

You may also find yourself inspired to explore farther afield. Our specialists will encourage you to venture into the great expanses of unspoiled, marshy countryside to see a completely different side of Russia. You can wander around the fairytale-like, deeply Orthodox towns of the Golden Ring, witness Ekaterinberg’s poignant monuments to the Romanov dynasty, or ride the Trans-Siberian, the world’s greatest rail journey.

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Popular places to visit in Russia

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Russia, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Russia

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