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.
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.
You have come to the magnificent Saint Petersburg and only have one day to see the Russian Northern capital. This St Petersburg Walking City Tour will help you to see most of the city just in one day. Be ready to discover a lot of sightseeing highlights of Saint Petersburg! And don’t forget your camera, oh! and an umbrella of course 😉
Moscow in winter: Christmas markets, bright festive lights, art objects and ice skating rinks – every year in winter Moscow unfolds a true winter wonderland with a variety of treats, pancakes, hot drinks, souvenirs and, of course, winter activities and entertainment. Read about Moscow points of interest in winter here!
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.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow is a home to one of the largest Russian collections of foreign art from ancient times till present. From Egyptian treasures to works of Claude Mone, Vincent Van Gogh and other impressionists. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is no doubt a cultural highlight of Moscow.
If you are a fan of parks and green areas, Best-of-Russia says “Welcome to Moscow”! Surprisingly for many, Moscow is a very green city with wonderful modern parks right in the city center. Take our Moscow walking tour advice – see the best vista on the Kremlin from the Patriarshy Bridge, and visit Muzeon Park, Gorky Park and Neskuchny Sad Garden.
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.
The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is a home of unique collection of Russian art of a period of 1000 years. It is one of largest museums in Russia with over 150 000 exhibits – although the majority of them are paintings, there are also large collections of icons, graphics and sculpture. The State Tretyakov Gallery is a cultural highlight and an absolute must-see in Moscow.
If you are traveling to Lake Baikal and willing to find a peaceful and quite place, your destination is Olkhon Island. Located 250 km North-West from Irkutsk, Olkhon island offers rich in variety nature and beautiful diverse landscape. Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal is a truly inspiring experience.