Russia has become one of the top tourist-destination countries throughout the last two decades, and that’s because of their increased interest in the tourism industry. Just by looking at the statistics of tourists who have traveled to Russia in the past ten years, you can see the improvements in the tourism industry. However, Russia has always been one of the rich countries in terms of history, culture, and art, which helped them to draw the attention of tourists toward itself.
Top cities of Russia
Russia has several tourist-destination cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Sochi. Moscow is the current capital of the country, so it’s not unusual for tourists to pick this city as their prime goal of the visit, but St. Petersburg, as the former capital of Russia, also has several artistic and cultural attractions, which makes it almost as significant as Moscow. Besides these two, Kazan has a historical context, and Sochi has become one of the top resort cities of the whole area. Though Russia has several more tourist-destination cities, these four are the top of every tourists’ visit-list.
Top Attractions of Moscow
Most people identify Moscow with Red Square and Kremlin, but to be honest, this city is much more than that; in fact, you’ll need more than two days to see the city. Besides Red Square and Kremlin, which together house some of the major attractions of Moscow, including Grand Kremlin Palace, Gum Mall, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and Armory Museum, there are several attractions farther than the heart of the city such as Ostankino Television Tower, Novodevichy Cemetery, the Sparrow Hills, the Great Patriotic War Museum, Gorky Park, and Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.
Top Attractions of St. Petersburg
Quite similar to Moscow, St. Petersburg has loads of tourist attractions as well, perhaps too many. If you need three to four days to see most of the major attractions of Moscow, you will need at least a week to hit only half of the major attractions of St. Petersburg. Though there are a lot of attractions in St. Petersburg, there are some that you must visit, including Hermitage, Peterhof, Pushkin, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Singer House, and Pavlovsk.
The Star Travel Group has more than a decade of experience in operating Russia tours, we have got several different tours to the top cities of Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. The first thing that matters to us in this business is the satisfaction of our clients, that’s why we have various tours to Russia with diverse features and options so our services would meet all of our clients’ expectations. Our consumers have a variety of choices on choosing their tour plans, including visiting Moscow or St. Petersburg alone, or travel to both as a combined tour via our Russia packages. If you need help with choosing which tourist-target city of Russia is more fit with your demands, you can visit our blog to get information about the top attractions of Russia.
Before you begin your journey into Russia, you must know that most countries require a travel visa to visit Russia. The policy of Russia visa is different for each country; we recommend you to visit the Russian embassy in your home country or check the Russian foreign ministry’s website to get more information on that matter.
Is Russia Safe to Travel
Despite millions of tourists who have traveled to Russia safely, there are still some tourists who have doubts about visiting Russia; the top cities of Russia, such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, have millions of visitors annually, and securing these cities is the top priority of Russian government. You can also check the statistics of the safety of these cities to be sure about their security before the beginning of your journey into Russia.
Traditional Cuisine of Russia
When you think about the top international cuisine, Russia probably wouldn’t hit the list of top ten, yet Russia has some exceptional dishes that will surprise you; besides that, it also has various drinks and delightful desserts. We at the Star Travel Group have gathered information on this matter in our blog, and our tour leaders would be happy to introduce you to the top restaurants and meals of Russia whenever you ask.
Russia is a very vast country, and it has diverse climates in its different regions. The top two tourist-destination cities of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, have similar weather; they both have chilled springs, pleasant summers, cold autumns, and harsh winters, only winters in St. Petersburg are colder than Moscow. Though each one of these seasons has its specific fans and several tourists prefer to visit Russia during the autumn and winter, we recommend the summer for visiting Russia to our travelers, especially during the White Night Festival.
Top Hotels of Russia
One of the first services that we at the Star Travel Group give our clients is the aid to pick the right hotels in the top cities of Russia; there are several factors that you should consider before choosing your hotel, including the location, the price, the quality of their services, and the options and features. We at the Star Travel Group have sorted the top hotels of Russia based on those factors, and currently, we would suggest the Golden Ring hotel, Izmailova hotel, Carinthia hotel, Niaho hotel, Moskva hotel, and Aerostar hotel to our consumers.
Russia tour is our expertise at the Star Travel Group, that’s why we recommend everyone to read our blog, check out our tours, and compare our packages with other travel agencies, to find the best tour to Russia, that meet their expectations. When you travel to Russia with us, you wouldn’t need to worry about your transfers, hotels, and sightseeing; in addition to that, we also give suggestions on top restaurants, shopping centers, and general tips on how to travel to Russia.