Rostral Columns on Vasilyevsky Island in St Petersburg

Vasilyevsky Island

Vasilyevsky Island, the largest of St Petersburg’s islands, is one of the most picturesque areas of historic St Petersburg that features Old Stock Exchange, the Rostral Columns, Kunstkamera, Russian Academy of Science and many other historical buildings. The famous Spit of Vasilyevsky Island is one of city’s symbols – a beautiful ensemble of architectural forms on the shores of the Neva River.

The facade of St Isaac's Cathedral in St Petersburg

St Isaac’s Cathedral

One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Russia and in the World, St Isaac’s Cathedral is an important landmark of St Petersburg and one of its main tourist attractions. St Isaac’s Cathedral features impressive exteriors and rich interiors as well as a 40 m high colonnade. Climb the colonnade and enjoy magnificent views over St Petersburg.

View on Arbat Street in Moscow

Arbat Street

Find out more about the most famous of Moscow pedestrian streets. Existing since 15th century, the Arbat has a lot of stories to tell – it has seen the merchants, the novelty families and artists, poets and thinkers. Nowadays, Arbat Street in Moscow is a cozy pedestrian street with a variety of cafes, bookstores, souvenir shops, street artists and its own unique atmosphere.

A girl with a map in Moscow, sightseeing

City Tour Moscow: Quick 45 Minute Walk

If you have come to Moscow for a short period of time and do not have much time for city tours, you will still be able to see the major Moscow sightseeing highlights and tourist attractions. Take Best-of-Russia quick City Tour Moscow advice, and see the Red Square, St.Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theatre and the charming pedestrian streets just in 45 minutes. Let’s fit in this quick walk major moscow points of interest.