Russia is a beautiful country with lots of history and art. We spent five days in the country splitting our time between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Here’s where we stayed, what we did and some tips if you are planning a trip to Russia:
Month of Travel: August
Airline flown: Fly Dubai
Time to get there: 5 and a half hours or less
Visa: We got ours from Sea Star Tourism in 3 working days
Duration of stay: 5 days: 2 in Moscow and 3 in St. Petersburg
Where we stayed: Aquamarine Hotel in Moscow and Petro Palace in St. Petersburg
Currency to take: We took US Dollars and got an excellent exchange rate
Moscow sight-seeing: The Red Square, Moscow boat cruise, Bolshoi Theatre, Church of the Christ Saviour, Flea market
St. Petersburg sight-seeing: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty, Hermitage, Winter Palace, Church on the spilled blood, Petergof, Alexandrinsky Theatre for Swan Lake.
Things to remember:
– No one knows where the ticket office is in Petergof Summer Palace is, it is actually inside the Palace
– Capcan (pronounced Sapsan)train is a super-fast train between Moscow and St.Petersburg. It provides food up to 2000 Rubles, which is included in your ticket if you have seats in car number 5 only
– Restaurant My My (pronounced Moo Moo) asks for original passport to serve alcoholic beverages
Russia is very reasonable priced, be it food or drinks or even the train tickets. The entrances to museums or churches range from 250 Rubles to 600 Rubles.