Located in St. Petersburg, this is generally one of the biggest and most known places to visit in the area. It is one of the world's largest art collections by far. With many popular artists that have their artwork showcased in this museum, you'll easily be able to look through the halls of what is available.
Best Time To Visit This attraction is ideal to see during the off-season because it is less packed inside. However, if the weather is chilly and not so ideal, then this would be a good time to visit the museum.
You Should Know The Hermitage was once the official home to Russian Tsars throughout the years. Very few people were allowed to come into this home in the past. The Hermitage is huge. It consists of 5 interconnected buildings and has over 3 million art pieces.
Pushkin Versailles-Styled Palace
Catharine the Great was very big on decorating and having lavish palaces and places of interest built in the past. The Pushkin Palaces with Versailles-styled architecture are some of the most beautiful buildings you will ever see.
Best Time To Visit Visiting this and other palaces can be done throughout the year, whenever you are visiting. The gardens outside of the palaces are nice, so good weather can be ideal.
You Should Know This is not the only palace in Pushkin, there are a series of other palaces that were constructed. The palaces were based on Baroque-style architecture and art.
Located in the heart of Moscow, the Red Square is a place of interest for so many. Inside the square, you can find the St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM Department Store, and Lenin's Tomb. All of these are open and ready for the general public to come and see once you walk through the Red Square.
Best Time To Visit Since the square is outside, you may want to visit when the weather is warmer and nicer. You can find that walking during this time is more pleasant and you can stop into all of the points of interest.
You Should Know The president of Russia lives right to the side of the Red Square. The Kremlin is to the other side of the square, so you can make an entire day of visiting these areas.
The Pushkin Gallery is located in Moscow. With not just art inside, but other arts including music and dance, you will find that there is a lot for you to take in. You can go during the time when they are offering shows or other performances.
Best Time To Visit It is ideal to visit this area when the weather is mild, or even if it is raining since it is inside. You can walk through and not have to worry about the weather.
You Should Know The International Musical Festival Sviatoslav Richter's December nights is held in this museum and have been since 1981. They do charge for tickets to come in, RUB 200-400.
The Bolshoi Theater is also located inside Moscow and it is one of the most visited places for those living and visiting the city. The theatre mainly does opera and ballet performances, but sometimes they have other shows that visitors can take part in, depending on what you want to see during that time.
Best Time To Visit Most of the shows are held at night, so if you want to visit during one of them then it is ideal to visit during one of the times when you're docked at port for the night.
You Should Know The shows each cost a different amount, and you can purchase tickets in advance to make sure you have one. The theatre was built in 1821 and is still standing and fully functional to this day.
Church of St. Elijah the Prophet
This church not only has beautiful architecture inside and out, but it comes with a story behind it. This is why many people enjoy visiting. You can learn more about the history and folklore that brings a lot of residents and visitors inside just to see and feel the magic within.
Best Time To Visit When the outside is chilly and raining, you can go inside the church for warmth and to take in the sights, sounds, and everything else that comes with it.
You Should Know White with green onion domes and topped with gold crosses, the colors of the church make it stand out more. The church is a 14th-century church, so it holds a lot of history.
A significant Golden Ring city, it is worth visiting to see all of the attractions hidden within the circle. It is also the biggest city you will visit while on a river cruise through Russia. There are also a handful of streets full of cafes and shops that are made just for pedestrians, so you don't have to worry about traffic.
Best Time To Visit The best time to come to Yaroslavl is when the weather is warm, and the sun is out. You will be doing a lot of walking, so the weather should be comfortable to do so in.
You Should Know Check out the embankment to the side of the city, this is where locals go to eat lunch and use the greenery as a park. This area is also home to many gorgeous, older churches.
The fortified complex located in the middle of Moscow is another large attraction that has many amenities and activities to do inside it. There are shops, cafes, restaurants, and more within the square. To the east is the Red Square and it overlooks the Moskva River to the south of the wall.
Best Time To Visit Since the Kremlin is outside, and you have to walk from place to place, then you want to visit this area during the warmer months. This can prove to be a great time for you to visit.
You Should Know Wear comfortable shoes because the Kremlin does mean you will be doing a decent amount of walking. You should consider visiting the Red Square on the same day that you visit the Kremlin because they are right next to each other.