Russia Cruise Holiday Highlights
Outside the major cities of St Petersburg and Moscow, the surrounding countryside is sprawling and remote. Unsurprisingly, ecotourism is big here, with much flora and fauna to discover throughout the land.
Trips to Russia are a delicious feast for the senses – the unique art and culture here is unrivalled. Alongside the stately heritage is a thriving contemporary art and music scene that keeps the cities humming 24 hours a day. Here east meets west, the old melds with the new, and the past seamlessly mingles with the present.
One of St Petersburg’s most iconic sights is Tserkovʹ Spasa na Krovi, or the ‘Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood’. It’s one of the most ornate and colourful churches in the world, with five intricate domes, several thousand square feet of mosaics and classic Russian Orthodox artwork. You’ll also find the world-famous Hermitage Museum here, featuring pieces by Renoir, Raphael, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso and even Van Gogh.