Russian proverb: “It’s better to SEE something once than to HEAR about it a hundred times”
Russia begins at the Red Square, the heart of Moscow and site of the onion-domed St. Basil Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Moscow is the site of excellent museums and galleries, such as the Palace of Facets in the Kremlin, and the Armoury Museum with its priceless Imperial Treasures. Furthermore, don’t forget to drop by the Tretyakov Gallery, considered by many the greatest depository of Russian Fine Art in the world. If the weather is agreeable, stroll down the pedestrian street of Arbat with its handiworks, coffee shops and street artists. Drive to Sergiev Posad to visit 14th century Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra.
In St.Petersburg, the sites seem endless. You can spend a week in this jewel of a city and not see it all. First of all, stroll along the famous Nevsky Avenue, then turn your attention to the impressive Isaac and Petropavlovskaya Cathedrals. Lastly, make sure to stop by the Bronze Horseman monument to Peter the Great. Visit the Winter Palace and that unparalleled art museum, the Hermitage. The jewel of the tour will be Peterhof Palace and Gardens Ensemble, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and oft-called “Russian Versailles.” Finally, at the end of tour, explore this dazzling city from yet another angle – with a cruise along the Neva river and the channels. Learn more about our White Nights in St. Petersburg tour.
Not all Russians drink Vodka! But they all eat Borscht soup, a red beet and cabbage soup that warms the belly on Moscow’s colder days. Other popular dishes are Russian pie with meat or cabbage, salted herring with onions, and stroganoff stew. Russian pancakes (blini) are Russia’s version of the thin French crêpe, and a staple on most Moscovian menus, typically made with buckwheat for savory fillings or white flour for sweet toppings. You’ll see accompaniments of smoked salmon, creamy mushrooms, sour cream, jams and condensed milk– to name a few. However, the high-end, revered combination is a spoonful of red salmon or black sturgeon caviar.
Our team includes guides who grew up during the Soviet period. Their inside knowledge of Russia and Russian culture helps us organize outstanding trips to Moscow and St. Petersburg. You can choose from one of our pre-packaged tours or ask us to design an itinerary just for you!
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Destination Management Company JeruLita operates individual private tours as well as small and medium size groups in cooperation with our partners. We will be glad to accommodate you in a private tour or will direct you to travel expert in your country who will register you to the groups we operate.