TOURS TO THE CITIES OF RUSSIA
WELCOME TO RUSSIA
here are lots of cities and towns in Russia Ч large and small, old and young, bustling and quiet. Russia was known as a land of many cities as far back as the 13th century. Much water has
flowed under the bridges and many a storm has swept over the country since then. Russian cities and towns, each with a character and fame all its own, have changed their appearance, growing larger and
more beautiful, taking up new occupations and becoming more populous.
What visitors to our country see today is a new, awakened Russia such as has never been known before. And yet, when coming to one Russian city or another for the first time, everyone invariably
begins with seeing its traditional sights.
Travel company "Legend tour" offers you various tours to Russia -
from short to long - term and for different budget. You can choose any you like
from the list of popular tours on our page or order a special one. You only have
to inform us about your preferences, approximate amount you plan to spend on the
tour and the level of the hotel you want to live at. We will make an individual
tour for you, basing on your requirements, with your own guide and car.
Moscow with nearly 9 millions of inhabitants is the famous capital of Russia and is counted to the biggest cities in the world. His numerous historic and
contemporary buildings as well as the location as traffic center (9 railway stations and 4 airports) enables Moscow to be the most important tourist town in Russia. It was founded in 1147 and was
destroyed and rebuild several times. Moscow is the city of museums (more then 130) and of theatres like Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. The heart of the city is the Kremlin and the Red Square with
the famous St. Basilius Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and Manezh (Central Exhibition Hall). What you certainly should see is also the
"Golden Ring" north east of Moscow which is a ring of
ancient cities and remarkable monasteries like Sergiev Posad,
Rostov Velikiy and Kostroma.
St. Petersburg, called "Venice of the North", was founded 1703 by Peter the Great, is the second biggest city of Russia with nearly 5 million inhabitants. Between
1712 to 1918 it was the capital of Russia. St. Petersburg is located on both sides of the Neva River and on 42 islands of the delta. Therefore it has about 420 bridges. The town-planning masterpiece
was created by the most famous Russian and European architects and artists and contains a lot of memorable and historic places as the world-famed
Hermitage, Kasan Cathedral,
Isaac's Cathedral, Summer
Palace of Peter I., Winter Palace and Petergof. Best time to visit St. Petersburg is during the "White Night" in June.
The Golden Ring is the name given to a tourist journey, consisting of group of ancient and historical Russian cities starting with Vladimir and fanning our towards the north.
The route takes in cities and villages of Old Muscovy, each one of which has its own particular place in history.
The cities and towns of Russia's Golden Ring such as Sergiev Posad,
Vladimir and Suzdal: ancient churches, old Russian icon-painting, frescoes by
Andrey Rublyov and Dionisy. . .
Kostroma, the "northern capital of flax-growing": the Ipatyevsky Monastery .. .
Smolensk: the walls and towers of the ancient Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Dormition ...
Novgorod, the "Lord Novgorod the Great", one of the three Russian cities to be called "Great" in the days of old, immediately brings to mind the Novgorod veche
(townspeople's assembly) and the square before the huge and austere Cathedral of St. Sophia, as well as the Thousand Years of Russia Monument. ..
Pskov is associated, in the first place, with the Pskov Kremlin, the Dovmontov Town, and the Mirozhsky Monastery with its ancient Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (1156)...
Tula, the city of gunsmiths and ... of Tula samovars which are famous far beyond Russia: the old, 16th-century Kremlin and Yasnaya
Polyana, Lev Tolstoy's estate ... Arkhangelsk, the native
town of Mikhail Lomonosov: the Novodvinskaya Fortress where Peter the Great's fleet was built, the Malye Karely Museum of Wooden Architecture . ..
Sochi, a southern health resort: the gentle Black Sea, bathing beaches, holidaying ...
Irkutsk: houses-museums of the Decembrists, the university campus, the old Church of the Exaltation of the Cross, charming
Lake Baikal. . .
Vladivostok, Russia's easternmost port and outpost on the shores of the Pacific Ocean . . .
Truly vast is Russia and quite singular and distinct are its numerous cities and towns. "Legend tour"
invites you to visit Russia's cities and towns and to see for yourself their
charming and distinct character. Duration of the tours continues from 3 to 11
days. By your wishes we can organize individual tours.
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