After its opening up to the Western world a few decades ago, Russia has transformed itself in to very welcoming country for tourists from all over the world.
The giant is full of different cities that are both historically rich in things to see and do as well as being interesting from a modern sense and the whole country is undergoing a rejuvenation of sorts.
Russian River Cruises are growing in popularity and, given the vast nature of the country, it is unsurprising that this is often the best way to travel around.
You may think that flying would be the best option to cover a large distance in a short period of time but think about the logistics of it; not only do you need to haul your luggage and belongings from one airport and hotel to the next but the whole process of airports can be a drag after a while; with a cruise you have none of these negatives and you can just relax as you are taken to your next destination.
Russian River Cruises include the Classic Moscow to St. Petersburg itinerary
One of the most popular routes on river cruise is the Moscow to St. Petersburg itinerary that takes in two of the most fascinating cities in Europe while going through everything in between as well.
The Kremlin is surely one of the most iconic areas in the whole of the world and even if the political aspect of it holds no interest to you then the architectural one will as you view a type of building that really is not to be found anywhere else.
Indeed, the whole city is full of stunning building and architecture that can be traced back to Soviet times and even some of the new, modern buildings are worth seeing. A Russian river cruise does not just take in Moscow, however, and they travel all the way to St. Petersburg while taking in some of the other sights and cities along the way.
Uglich is a popular stopping point on as it is the place that the last Rurik heir was murdered; the sequence of events spiralled to mean that the Romanov’s took power and changed the course of Russian history.
Goritsy is the city for religion and it has many religious sites within its boundaries that means that it is well worth a stop off on the way to St. Petersburg.
The city itself is often referred to as the second city of Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg is a must see on any river cruise to this country. Whereas Moscow is home to the economic and political power of the country, historically St. Petersburg is the artistic city and one most dominated by art and culture.
You will find no shortage of it here and its countless museums and parks will keep everyone entertained on the final leg of their cruise excursion. Russia has quickly opened itself up to Western tourism in recent years and with a fantastic cruise route like Moscow to St. Petersburg then you can really see why the country is on many people’s must visit list.