Winter in Russia is an enchanting time. Imagine strolling through the Hermitage museum without any crowds, or taking Red Square in the snow. It is also the height of the cultural season and the very best time to enjoy and opera, symphony or ballet at the Bolshoi or Mariinsky Theaters. Hotels are also excellent value between November and April.
Discover ancient Moscow through Red Square. The landscape of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Historical Museum and the Kremlin’s spires are known to many from our television screens, but up close they are almost preposterously beautiful with a scale that you do not expect. The Kremlin requires a day of exploration; the Armory Museum showcasing Fabergé and Imperial artwork; the Diamond Fund with the show-stopping Orlov diamond and the extensive grounds and three cathedrals.
St. Petersburg is the old imperial capital of the Romanovs, and throughout the city you will see their golden palaces and their gilded theatres. The winter season Days season is all about recreating the magic of the days when Grand Dukes looked after ballerinas from the Imperial Russian Ballet.
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