Located at the northernmost corner of the world, Russia is a country which offers simply a ton of attractions to its visitors. Being the largest country in the whole world, it is quite obvious that there will be a ton of places to visit and attractions to see in Russia. And the country doesn’t disappoint in any way. From gorgeous countryside to glorious cities to rich history to beautiful artwork, each and every holiday in this wonderful country is full of beauty and excitement. However, due to its huge size and the wide number of attractions, planning a trip to Russia can be a huge challenge. That is why Private tours to Russia are a much easier and better option if you want to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. To get you started, here’re the top three cities in Russia which you must include in your Russian itinerary.

Moscow

The capital and the largest city in Russia, Moscow is one of the cities which you have to visit when you travel to Russia for a holiday. This historic city has a ton of places where you can visit during your vacation. One of the best places to breathe in some beautiful views of Moscow is the City Space Bar. Situated on top of the SwissotelKrasnyeHolmy, you will get to experience some of the most incredible 360-degrees vistas of the whole city. You can also visit the Sky Lounge located on top of the Russian Academy of Sciences. One of the best ways to travel around Moscow is by using their subway systems. Not only the train service is great, but you can be sure to see some of the most beautiful subway stations during your journey.

The main attractions which everyone has to visit in Moscow are Red Square and the Kremlin. These are the most iconic sites of the city. However, do remember to get yourself a cathedral pass, in order to visit the UspenskySobor. It is the masterpiece created by Italian architect AristoteleFioravanti, which used to be Russian monarchs’ coronation site. Visit the Moscow city centre to experience the hustling and bustling city life. Also, the Tretyakov Gallery is another must visit place if you are a fan of Russian fine art.

St. Petersburg

The next must-visitcity in all Russian holidays has to be St. Petersburg. Being the second largest city in Russia, this city is also full of mesmerizing experiences. The juxtaposition of old-school architectures with modern lifestyle makes this city cosmopolitan in its truest sense. The city centre is simply beautiful, bursting with high energy and beautiful people. The sheer grandeur of this city will simply blow you away. Take a stroll along the historic canal, eat some of the beautiful food at one of the many gourmet restaurants and explore this historic city while you are here.

The main attraction of this city is the State Hermitage Museum. The museum boasts of a collection of over three million items. You can explore the museum for days and yet want to come back for more if history is something which interests you. You can learn a lot of the history of Western European art by taking a tour of this museum. Remember to see the iconic golden-domedSt Isaac’s Cathedral take a tour along the shoreline, and also visit the Russian Museum while you are here. You can also go for a driving trip to Pushkin city while you are here.

Kazan

Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan republic, is a city which will give you a completely different experience than the other cities of Russia. That is why a trip to Kazan has to be included in your itinerary when you go for a trip to this beautiful country. The Kremlin in Kazan is one of the major attractions of the city. Once it used to be a Tatar fortress, which was greatly destroyed by Ivan the Terrible. It was rebuilt during the 16th and 17th Centuries, and the architecture reflects the Russian influence of those times. The Kul-Sharif Mosque is another attraction which must see while you are here. Remember to visit Suyumbike Tower, the highest tower in Kazan and learn the beautiful legend behind its construction. You can also visit Soviet Lifestyle Museum, to learn all about the Soviet culture.

There are a lot of events and festivals which you can experience while you are in Kazan. Starting from international opera to ballet festivals, music festivals, music concerts, there are a lot of things which you can experience here. Also, you have to go for a trip to the island of Sviyazhsk when you are here. The array of breathtaking architectures that you can see in this island will simply blow you away. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this beautiful island deserves a visit from each and every traveller.