Flights to Russia

Flights to Russia

Russia is a visitor-friendly country. Even if you do not speak the language, you’ll find the people of Russia more than willing to treat you with the same kind of hospitality they would offer their friends. Start your journey in one of the the country’s most visited cities, St Petersburg, which offers a wealth of historical and architectural treasures.

Dubbed “Museum City” by locals, St Petersburg is home to museums that branch across genres and time periods. From the Museum of History and Politics to the Museum of Science and Technology, the city has its covered. Most museums provide either self-guided tours or guided walking tours, so you can take your time to digest the wealth of information.

If you are a fan of palaces, be sure to visit the Winter Palace, the city’s most iconic landmark. It is symbolic of the city’s cultural and political history. Marvel at the intricacies of the palace’s exterior and interior in a walking tour around the area.

Step out of history and admire some of the modern structures that line the streets. From administrative buildings such as the Old Stock Exchange to monuments like the House of Soviets, you will be left mesmerized by the grandeur of the architecture locals are exposed to on a daily basis. Enjoy the neoclassical theatres and concert halls that have shaped the artistic culture of Russia, or simple stop in front of a random book store to admire the stylish vintage storefront.

Getting to St Petersburg is easy with several direct flights available. Once there, most major attractions are within walking distance. If you are keen to travel further, there are buses, trams, the metro, trolleybuses and even aqua taxis--all of which are very affordable.

Moscow, Russia’s capital city, is an eye-opening experience as well. Visit the Red Square at the heart of Moscow, which has been restored to its pre-Soviet appearance. Next, go to the St Basil’s Cathedral to look upon its red bricks and colourful onion-shaped domes, a perfect picture opportunity. At night, dwell on opera and ballet in the Bolshoy Theatre, which showcases world-class performances. Also, do not miss the Novodevichiy Convent, a place where aristocrats used to take their vows for nobility. This UNESCO listed site is grand beyond measure and never fails to catch the attention of tourists.

Travelling to Moscow is simple as there are direct and indirect flights to all three international airports. Most locals use the metro to get around efficiently. Taxis and mini-buses are also available at inexpensive rates.

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