Separated by 850 kilometres, a mere step in the vastness of Russia, these two remarkable cities are jewels of history and culture as well as the powers driving modern Russia today. Both are cities of superlatives and deeply personal to the Russian people, both are "Hero Cities" and both have been Russia’s capitals on more than one occasion.
St Basils monument
Let Real Russia take you to explore the pride and heart of the Russian empire and the capital of a confident new Russia, the mighty Moscow.
Walk on Red Square, visit the treasures of the Kremlin, explore the "people’s palaces" on the deepest metro in the world as well as visit the less well known artists quarter of "Old Arbat", the Soviet Exhibition park at VDNKh and the hights of Sparrow Hills. Not enough? Maybe include a trip to the all Russian Tretyakov Gallery or Stalin’s secret bunker. Did we mention the Bolshoi?
Everywhere you look you will see Moscow has its roots firmly in Russians glorious past and its eyes fixed on the future, though its unique blend of architecture where the ornate spires and domes of the acient Tsars rub shoulders with the skyscrapers of the Soviet Union and glass superstructures of the 21st Russia.
From the moment you step into this city of billionaries and ordinary muskovites, you will never see Russia, or the Russians the same way again.
Venice of the north
Discover and experience the imperious St Petersburg, a Baltic city commanded into existence by the will of Tsar Peter I out of the marshes of the banks of the river Neva. No expense was spared and St Petersburg was designed by the finest architects of the world to show the west what Russia had to offer. Criss-crossed by cannels, this "Venice of the north" is not only the cultural capital of Russia with treasures like the unique art of the "Hermitage" and the fountains of the Summer Palace, but also countless cafes, restaurants, bridges, parks and monuments as well as being home to the events that led to the Russian Revolution.
Modern St Petersburg remains Russia’s "window on the west" and boasts more than its world-class museums and stunning culture. Its thriving arts and science scene help to shape, challenge and promote Russia to this day.
Your adventure starts from the moment you see the Real Russia logo, so relax, and let us help you take a journey you will never forget.