Experience the opulence of the era of the czars as well as the remnants of the Cold War. Explore historic Moscow, from the Red Square and the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral to the Kremlin and the State Armory, home of artifacts that date back to the 14th Century. Make sure to see the Diamond Fund’s priceless gems.
In St. Petersburg, a city built by Peter the Great as a tribute to himself, visit his Petrodvorets, his opulent summer palace designed to rival Versailles. Wander the great halls of the Hermitage Museum and see its amazing objets d’art.
Head out of the major cities on a Volga River cruise to find delightful villages filled with old-world charm. In Uglich, see 12th-century wooden houses and in Goritsy, visit beautiful monasteries, including one that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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