June 25, 2011

We invite you to journey to some of the most magnificent architectural attractions of mainland Europe.  Our Central & Eastern European itineraries include visits to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia.  These countries are home to some of the most incredible structures, collections of art and cuisines preserving the traditions of their past.  From the imposing St Vitus Cathedral in Prague, the red tiled roofs in the fortified old city of Dubrovnik, the magnificent Palace Square in St. Petersburg to the Imperial palaces of Vienna and Budapest, these itineraries are sure to capture the essence of an intellectually spirited vacation.

Traveling to Russia is like   traveling to no other place, especially when it comes   to Moscow travel. Since regaining its designation as Russia’s   capital in 1918, Moscow has regained a whole new edge   over the years. One of the most beautiful, and oldest,   of all Russia’s cities, a Moscow vacation is full   of possibilities. Moscow Russia has a raw beauty about   it, a rougher edge than many European cities, yet it still   maintains an intriguing appeal for many tourists because   of its timeless historyevident throughout the city. In   the restless and sweeping metropolis you’ll encounter   smog-filled traffic jams, outstretched streets and avenues,   bigger than many you may have seen, and 24-hour action   with no shortage of excitement. Audacious and often bewildering,   Moscow travel does maintain some quiet and tranquility,   yet it’s often harder to find then the bustling   hum of a city always on its feet.

When you travel to Moscow you should make a conscious effort to put your brave face on and be ready for the fast pace. Don’t be scared to step off the path well-traveled to visit some of the more obscure attractions in Moscow found in nooks and crannies of the city many never venture into. It’s the unexpected discoveries in the city during a Moscow vacation that come with the best rewards. Things always seem chaotic and a little out of control but behind the seeming bedlam, there is a method to everyone’s madness. The core of Moscow Russia is one which is surprisingly organized, well maintained and extremely functional. The general design of the city actually makes complete sense and with the aid of a map, Moscow travel becomes a cinch.

Though it would take some time to visit all the important attractions in Moscow, do your best to see the most prominent ones. The many magnificent cathedrals, convents and monasteries are among the city’s most prized attractions. The Kazan Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption and the glorious Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles are only a handful of the top must-sees when you travel to Moscow. Dating back to the middle ages, the city has always played an important  ecclesiastical role in the country. An abundance of convents and monasteries still stands in a testament to a long and torrid history which is revealed on many popular Russia tours. Most of the religious houses remain open between 8am and 8pm and can be reached either by foot or by metro.

During any Moscow vacation a walk through Gorky Park is also a must and is easily reached via Oktyabrskaya station. With a walk through you’ll be able to see some excellent attractions including Tolstoy House Estate Museum, Church of St. Nicholas of the Weavers and three sweeping floors full of magnificent art work at the Central House of Artists. On a tour through Gorky park visitors can also see the effigy of Peter the Great and the Church of the Resurrection in Kadosh. There are myriad other attractions to enjoy during Moscow travel. Galleries, museums, gardens and squares are only the beginning of all the possibilities. Over the years the great restoration of Moscow has taken place and to see it in all its grandeur is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. More About Russia

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