Russia is the largest country in the world and it’s become more and more popular as a travel destination in recent times. In the last few decades, this country’s vibrant history and diversity have made it a hotspot for tourists and those looking to explore some of the more unusual places. Along with a massive range of fantastic attractions to visit, there are also plenty of amazing things to do and experience while spending your time in Russia. Here are some exciting things that you can’t miss out on when you visit.
Canal tours are some of the most interesting and popular things to do in Russia, with a vast canal network to explore. If you’re visiting St. Petersburg, you can’t miss out on taking a canal tour with an abundance of water in the city. The 300km of artificial canals are crossed by a whopping 800 bridges, with many breathtaking sights to see along the way. Make the most of Russian tour by booking a canal adventure.
No trip to Russia would be complete without a spot of skiing and the best place for a ski adventure is Red Valley. This area is the country’s hub for skiing and snowboarding and in 2014, hosted the Winter Olympics. With a range of vast, diverse slopes that are suitable for every level, you are sure to love this snowy paradise whether you are an experienced skier or it’s your first time trying the sport out.
Take the high-speed train:
Russia is such a huge country and it is connected by a vast railway, which is the best way to explore and get between the two capitals while not missing out on all the sights along the way. You can take the Moscow to St. Petersburg high-speed train and visit both the capitals of Russia on the same day while marveling at the wonderful scenery on the journey. The trains are very modern and comfortable and you can choose from standard or business class depending on the type of service you require for your journey.
Visit Military Disneyland:
If you’re in Moscow, one of the must-sees is ‘Miliary Disneyland’ at Patriot Park. This unique attraction is a fantastic look into the history and heritage of Russia and it’s leader, Vladimir Putin. You can really experience the Russian military life here as you dine on rationed army meals, get an up-close-and-personal look at a surface-to-air missile, and find your way around grenade launchers.
Soak up nature at the Samara Embankment:
The Samara Embankment is one of the best places in the region to enjoy a sunny day and is a must-visit if you are visiting Russia during the summer. You can go for a run among the scenery or simply lay on the beach alongside the Volga River and relax, there are boat cruises along the Volga available and plenty of cafes and bars selling snacks and drinks on the beach.
Russia is becoming an increasingly popular vacation destination, and if you’re planning to visit, make sure you do these five interesting things.