Things to do in Russia

Russia, the world’s largest country offers innumerable points of interest for all kinds of travellers. Whether it is trekking along the slopes of beautiful glacier-clad mountains, visiting Earth’s oldest lake, witnessing some interesting cultural activities or paying a visit to some historic sites, you’ll always have lots of things to do in Russia. Make sure to add the following places to your itinerary for an adventure that lasts a lifetime!

Saint Basil’s Cathedral: Located in the heart of Moscow, this has been one of the top-rated tourist attractions in the country. It was built between 1554 and 1561 and offers a distinctive architecture that represents a bonfire in a full flame. You probably won’t find any other structure as alluring as this one anywhere on Earth!

Moscow Kremlin: Another must-visit in Moscow, Kremlin is home to various government offices along with four cathedrals that were built during the 15th and 16th Century. You can take a tour of the 250-acre grounds and visit the Armoury and its royal treasures, the Diamond Fund Exhibition, and many other museums.

Lake Baikal: The oldest and deepest lake on Earth, Baikal holds nearly 20% of the fresh water of the world. It is a 25-million-year-old lake that is surrounded by incredible mountain ranges and is located in Siberia. Known to be one of the clearest lakes you will find in the world, it is also called the Pearl of Siberia. You can book your stay at one of the many amazing resorts here for perfect Russia holidays.

Kizhi Island: Located in North-western Russia between the border of Finland and the White Sea, Kizhi Island is in Karelia region and is widely known for its open-air museum. The residents in Karelia lived here since the 13th century and were often torn between the East and West cultures. In the museum, you will find the 120-foot Church with its 22 domes, many wooden houses, chapels, windmills and even barns. You can also experience the original peasant culture through the folk ensembles and craft demonstrations.

Trans-Siberian Railway: If you fancy train journeys, this one must be on your list of things to do in Russia. It is part of the longest railway system all around the world and goes from Moscow to Vladivostok. You can opt for an overnight journey as you shift from one city to another in the country. The rail work was initiated by Tsar Alexander III and completed by Tsar Nicholas, his son, in 1916, thus giving it the popular name – the route of the Tsars.

Mount Elbrus: Located in Southern Russia, Mt. Elbrus is part of the Caucasus mountain range with a height of 5,642 metres. It is part of the Seven Summits and attracts both, professional and beginner level climbers from around the world. You can take a cable car ride to up to 3,800 metres and enjoy the fascinating views of the summit.

Your Russia tour package will offer everything with a hint of surprise and charm!

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