#14 best destination in the world


Church of the Savior on Blood


  • #6 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • Built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in 1881
  • Built from 1883-1907


State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace


  • #5 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Museum of art and culture, with 3 million items
  • Contains the largest collection of paintings in the world
  • Founded in 1764


Saint Petersburg


  • Was the capital of Imperial Russia from 1713-1918
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Kremlin and Red Square


  • Fortress inside a city
  • Includes 5 palaces, 4 cathedrals, and the Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers
  • Was used from 1922-1991 by highest members (presidents, premiers, ministers, etc.)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Kazan Kremlin


  • Historic citadel built under Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of the former castle of Kazan khans
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Curonian Spit


  • Thin, long, curved sand-dune spit
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Novodevichy Convent


  • Cloister of Moscow
  • Virtually intact since the 17th century
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Saint Basil’s Cathedral


  • Church that is now a museum
  • Built from 1555-1561 under Ivan the Terrible
  • Commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan
  • Was the city’s tallest building until 1600


Peterhof Grand Palace


  • 1720s palaces and gardens sometimes referred to as the “Russian Versailles”
  • Built under Peter the Great
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


Saint Isaac’s Cathedral


  • Largest orthodox basilica in the world
  • Dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great


Moscow Metro


  • Rapid transit system opened in 1935
  • First underground railway system in the Soviet Union
  • Park Pobedy station is one of the world’s deepest metro sections


The Motherland Calls


  • Monument-ensemble “Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad”
  • One of the tallest statues in the world
  • Tallest statue of a woman in the world
  • Built in 1959




all flights $1,954

food $26/day x 20 days = $525

hotel $22/day x 19 days = $418

tickets (all attractions) $61

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,958