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Russia

Russia is such a vast country with a rich and fascinating history so let Revere Travel help you arrange the perfect holiday. In St Petersburg and Moscow they have some of the world's finest collections of art and the cities are renowned for their theatre and ballet.

Moscow the present day capital of the Russian Federation is one of the world’s most remarkable cities. Start your stay in Moscow with a walk around the famous Red Square, followed by visits to St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Kremlin and the majestic Armoury Museum, which houses state carriages from Catherine the Great’s era and a fabulous collection of Carl Fabergé eggs. Moscow’s art galleries contain works by some of the masters, including Van Gogh, Goya and Rembrandt, as well as their Russian contemporaries such as Chagall and Kandinsky. The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian State Museum are recognised as some of the most important arts galleries in Europe.

St Petersburg is one of the world’s most majestic and compelling cities, much of it unchanged since the 18th and 19th centuries. Conceived by Peter the Great as a ‘Window on to the West’, it is home to sumptuously decorated and furnished palaces, uniquely adapted to Russian taste, and a wide variety of cathedrals, churches and monasteries. Visit the Palace of Pushkin, also known as the Summer Palace or Tsarskoe Selo. Built in 1717, this opulent architectural masterpiece houses the staterooms of Catherine the Great and offers a glimpse into how the Imperial family lived and ruled the country. St Petersburg is also home to numerous museums, including one of the world’s largest and finest – the Hermitage. Set over six buildings, this art museum has some 3 million exhibits.

If your looking for that something a little bit different then why not try a journey on the Trans-Siberian Express traversing the expanse of Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Express line covers 9,000 kilometres, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Highlights of the journey include Kazan and its Kremlin, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, the site of the Romanov’s last days and the world’s largest freshwater lake and Capital of Siberia, Lake Baikal.

Key Information

Time difference: GMT +3 Hours

Language: Russian

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Rouble (RUB)

Flight time: Approx 4 hours (approx.)

Visa: (UK passport holders) – Check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice (entry requirements)

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