Russia intimidates many who are planning to travel to the country because of its sheer size and diversity. However, it is a fascinating country and is admired by tourists from all around the world. Whether you’re looking for a beach and bikini vacation or a snowy parka vacation; Russia has it all! We have curated a list of the 5 best places in Russia that should be visited by train so that you can book your train tickets Russia as soon as possible!
- St. Petersburg
The imperial capital of Russia, many are attracted to this city because of its location on the Neva River making it a famous cruise hotspot and hence, one of the best cities in Russia. It is often referred to as the cultural capital of the country, because of an abundance of museums, art collections, churches etc. It was founded way back in the beginning of the 18th century by Tsar Peter the Great who continues to be a revered personality even today.
Being the capital of Russia, Moscow is treated as an important city but the cultural reasons make it a magnetic apart from the political reasons. With more than 12 million inhabitants living in this lively city of art, music and ballet; you will not get bored for even a second. With the beautiful churches touching the skyline with their onion-shaped domes, Moscow will make you fall in love with its eclectic charm in a few hours. In fact, the Red Square and Kremlin are some of the largest squares in the world and should not be missed during your time in Russia.
One of the most important stops in the route of St Petersburg to Moscow, Novgorod is an ancient and provincial town which is known for its historic charms and political and culture attractions. The fact that it is one of the oldest towns in the country adds to its brilliance. One of the most splendid attractions is the Cathedral of St Sophia, which is apparently the oldest building in Russia and should be visited while you are in Novgorod.
Also known as the City of the Romanovs because of the historic murder of the Romanov family in 1918, it is the first major stop in Asian Russia on the Trans-Siberian and the gateway to the Ural Mountains. One of the most popular attractions in this city is the Byzantine-style Church on Blood which was constructed in honor of the Romanovs and situated in proximity to the partially demolished house where they were executed.
A quaint little town in the Vladmir region, Suzdal has remained closed to many modern developments and retains its charm of ancient times. It goes back to 1024, and retains elements of the stunning architecture of those times in many churches and monasteries.
We hope our list of the 5 best places to visit in Russia by train lends a helping hand to you while you plan your itinerary to Russia.