Routes

Russia is an enormous country and tourists usually stick to the handful of tourist routes established back during the time of the Soviet Union: Moscow and St Petersburg, the Golden Ring and the Trans-Siberian Railway.  However a country as big as Russia of course has much more to offer and there is potential for more tourist routes to develop based on various themes (ecological, historical, military, literary, etc).  With good transport links there are also many opportunities for day trips  or weekend trips from many Russian cities. In this section information will be published on the established tourist routes, on less well known routes and even on some routes developed by RusMania, which we hope will you allow you to plan a trip yourself to see more of what Russia has to offer.


PRINCIPAL ROUTES

Russia has a few well-established tourist routes which most tourists to the country go on.  The destinations on these routes generally have a good infrastructure for tourism with many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.  The three most popular routes in Russia are: Moscow and St Petersburg, the Golden Ring of Russia and the Trans-Siberian Railway. Read more...


DAY TRIPS FROM MOSCOW

If you have a free day in Moscow it is a great opportunity to use it to escape the chaos of the metropolis by going on a day trip to see a more rural and calm Russia.  Although there are no famous palaces and parks located outside Moscow like there are in St Petersburg's suburbs, there are nevertheless lots of interesting places within 200km of the capital. Read more...


DAY TRIPS FROM ST PETERSBURG

Out of the whole of Russia, St Petersburg is visited by the highest number tourists, who come to see its palaces, fountains, canals, art galleries, museums and theatres.  The city is also rich in history having served as the capital of the Russian Empire.  Many people who visit St Petersburg also even visit its suburbs, including Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk which were once also imperial residences. Read more...


PLACES

There are many places in Russia which are often not mention in guide books and almost never offered by travel agencies - it is hidden places known mostly to locals. In this chapter we show you some places - sights, restaurants, museums, interesting spots of the cities around Russia which are definetely worth to visit to deep into Russia, Russian culture and Russian mentality. . Read more...