Amazing Things to do on your Travel to Russia
Russian land has countless beauties to enjoy. Russia is full of cultural heritage and royal architectural sites. You can easily chart down hundreds of things to do in Russia, while visiting such an old and huge country.
Russian people give you every flavor from eating, shopping, festivities, traditional gathering to modern and historical sightseeing. So, don't forget these little tings to do while traveling to Russia.
Here is our "Things To do List" that won't let you getting bore in Russia!
Visit to Russian Palaces and Cathedrals
St. Petersburg is the city of palaces with more than a dozen royal residences to visit. Millions of tourists visits these places every year to enjoy these special attractions of Russia. These palaces presents Russian imperial history.
These buildings are designed from the rarest deposits of Amber, Malachite, Alexandrite, Lapis, Marbles, Charoites and other precious gemstones from Ural mountains, Siberian and Baltic states.
Places like Palace Square, Nicholas Palace, Winter Palace, Marble Palace are the hot favorite places of foreigners. These buildings, with pure white carpet of frozen lakes make a marvelous view in winter nights.
View of Winter Nights
Moscow is the most modern city of Russia. You would also love to explore its cultural side and beautiful religious attractions like Saint BasiI's cathedral, ICatholic cathedral, The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, museums, art galleries and theaters.
Enchanting view of Amber Room in Catherine Palace
The famous Amber room lies in Catherine palace in Saint Petersburg. Amber room is sometimes also known as the eighth wonder of the world because of its astonishing golden views.
With tons of Baltic ambers, this room was initially constructed for the King of Prussia in early 18th century, and then was presented to Russian king as a gift.
Buying Russian Souvenirs for your friends
You definitely need something to prove in front of your friends that you have just come back from Russia. Russian souvenirs are famous all around the world. Unique Russian handicrafts are made up from centuries old techniques. They catch the attraction of every visitors.
You would surely like to buy some of the antique collection of Ghzel and Khokhloma pots, fur hats , Matryoshka nested dolls and Russian badges.
Try Unique Russian Dishes and Drinks
Huge geographical diversities have widely developed Russian cuisine. They enjoy food and make it with so many traditional recipes. But, Russian people don't like much spices.
Salads, pickles, meat soups like Rassolnik and Borscht, Aspic jelly are some of the famous items in Russia.
These people are liquor and tea lovers. If you also share such passion, then you should definitely try vodka and Kvass drinks.
Russians keep a traditional metallic kettle like thing. These are called Samovars to make tea. Do not forget to enjoy a cup of their special Chay, during your stay there.
Russian Festivals to Enjoy
White night festival is the best way to enjoy all of Russian art at one time.It is the largest and longest public event of Russia. These celebrations are full of musical and dance performances. White night festivals are celebrated in summers to enjoy mid night sunshine. Witnessing these celebrations is among the most wonderful things to do in Russia!
White Night Festival
Ceremonies of Russian weddings are also very playful. They are not like those you would have seen in west or typical eastern countries. After the formal registration ceremony, family of the marrying couple arranges a special full day tour of the city.
They plan interesting activities, hide and seeks and photographing sessions and many other things to do for the new couple. Attending such ceremony would be a true memorable experience for you in Russia.