Tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg

The Petrodvoret near Sankt Petersburg

The Petrodvoret near Sankt Petersburg @Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault/Flick

Russia is a spectacular country with so many beautiful cities, spectacular landscapes and unique tourist attractions. It is really hard to decide where exactly would you like to spend your vacation in Russia.

You can visit the beautiful famous cities of Sankt Petersburg and Moscow, you may take a tour with the Transsiberian Express, you can visit the cities of Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk or many other cities, each would be an unforgettable and unique experience. You will probably need more than just one visit to this complex country. First we offer you a tourist guide for a memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg.

Visiting the city of Moscow

After you spend your fist night at Moscow, you have to see the main tourist attractions of the city, including the Red Square, Moscow State University, Bolshoi Theatre, the Arc de Triomphe. Walk along the main streets of Moscow: Tverskaya, Novy Arbat, Kutuzovsky, Sadovoye and Bulvarnoye Rings. In the afternoon visit the Kremlin and the two cathedrals. In the Kremlin you can visit the Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Annunciation Cathedral, Assumption Cathedral and the Archangel Michael Cathedral, the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great, the Church of the 12 Apostles, all monuments of Russian architecture with unique interiors.

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow @ Jeremie R/Flick

On your next day in Moscow, you could visit the Novodevitchy Monastery, one of the most famous historical sites in Moscow. Built in the 16th century, still works as a monastery Russian Orthodox Church while representing one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture. In the afternoon you can walk around in Moscow or you may visit the city of Sergeev Posad, the former Zagorsk.

On your fourth day visit the Kolomenskoye Domain with the museum, located on the right bank of the Moscow River, for centuries used as residence of tzars. After lunch, get to the Leningrad train station to a transfer to Saint Petersbrug with the high-speed train.

The Kolomenskoye Domain in Moscow

The Kolomenskoye Domain in Moscow @xiquinhosilva/Flick

Visiting the city of Sankt Petersburg

On your fifth day of your Russian journey you can take a tour of Sankt Petersburg admiring the luxurious Winter Palace, which houses the Hermitage Museum, Nevsky Avenue, the Monument of Peter the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the St. Isaac Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Palace Square and the Alexander Column.

Next day you must visit the Hermitage with a local guide. After lunch, you can walk around in this spectacular city or you can make an excursion to Petrodvoret on the Gulf of Finland, the summer residence of Tsar Peter the Great. Visit the Grand Palace built after the model of Versailles. Upon returning to St. Petersburg you can visit the Lavra Monastery.

The Petrodvoret near Sankt Petersburg

The Petrodvoret near Sankt Petersburg @Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault/Flick

On the last day of this memorable week in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg you should visit the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) , the summer residence of the czarina Catherine II, an exceptional architectural complex.

If you want to visit both these gorgeous cities in a week, our short tourist guide will be of good use.

 

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