Russia

The remarkable medieval cities and charming people of Russia offer a fresh appeal.

Russia and with A&K will not disappoint. Russia has always fascinated with its sense of intrigue: Moscow and its iconic Red Square; the Kremlin and its former links with the KGB and St Petersburg whose opulent palaces, fabulous art-filled galleries and ornate bridges make this the ‘Venice of the North’, a living museum. And then there’s the indulgent wealth of the former ruling Tsars whose collections of jewels and art are among the most important in the world. As an integral player in the international race into space, Russia now has its own space museum, the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum.

Explore Moscow’s Red Square with the iconic spires of St Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Tomb. Ride the Moscow metro to see its ornately decorated stations. Visit the Kremlin including the Armoury Museum and the Russian Crown Jewels. Take a private tour of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with the curator. Travel cross-country through eight time zones on the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Vladivostok. Perhaps take a guided tour of Moscow’s space museum with an astronaut.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

February: Maslenitsa, a Mardi Gras-like celebration in Moscow. April/May: St Petersburg Music Spring Festival of classical music. May-July: White Nights Festival, several months-long festival (when the sun barely sets) of music, opera, ballet and the amazing Scarlet Sails including fireworks in St Petersburg. November: Russia Revolution Day with huge parades and mass displays of gymnastics in Moscow. Weatherwise: May to October is the best time to enjoy pleasant summer days. Russian winters can be extremely cold, but, rugged up, also very romantic.

Featured Russia Journeys

Private12 days, from AU$9,145
Waterways of the Czars

Russia's star attractions, Moscow and St Petersburg, and a unique cruise on MS Volga Dream.

Private12 days, from AU$9,145
Private13 days, from US$19,595
Golden Eagle - Trans-Mongolian Express

This exclusive journey travels across Russia on board the Golden Eagle.

Private13 days, from US$19,595
Private14 days, from US$18,695
Golden Eagle Danube Express - Treasures of Eastern Europe

A combination of architectural treasures and fascinating history.

Private14 days, from US$18,695
Private22 days, from US$30,795
Golden Eagle - The Silk Road

Beijing to Moscow by Private Train - the ultimate rail journey

Private22 days, from US$30,795

Accommodation

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

​Opened in 1875, this landmark hotel is located in the very heart of St Petersburg

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

​Centrally located in the heart of Prague between the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, in the picturesque Lesser Town district, Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is the quintessence of Prague’s historic character and beauty.

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