10 Top attractions in Russia

10 Top attractions in Russia - Destination Overview
  • Location: Moscow,Russia -103073
  • Nearest Airport: Moscow
  • Nearest Train Station: The nearest subway stations are - Biblioteka imeni Lenina and Borovitskaya.
  • How to reach: You can reach the Moscow Airports from any corner of the world.

10 Top attractions in Russia

Embracing the diverse geographical features, lavish lakes, fascinating slopes and treks, marvelous mountains and glaciers, diverse cultural heritages, prosperous historical sites, astonishing confluence of age old imposing structures and modern developments; Russia allures thousands of tourists from across the globe every year. Almost all the cities and the ancient villages have something for tourists and the sites like St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, The Golden Ring, Novgorod Veliky, Volga Cruise, Lake Baikal, and Yekaterinburg etc top the list.

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Amidst the top ten tourist attractions in Russia, following are the most frequented ones:

Moscow Kremlin:

The visit to Moscow would be almost inadequate if the Moscow Kremlin is not visited. Enveloping four cathedrals, top notch government offices, the armory embellished with the past royal treasures, and the Diamond Fund Exhibition etc immensely captivate the tourists exploring this 250 acre area of Moscow Kremlin.


Location/State/Town/City- Moscow, Russia, 103073

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – You can reach the Moscow Airports from any corner of the world. The nearest subway stations are - Biblioteka imeni Lenina and Borovitskaya.

Best Season to visit – Autumn, the music festival ‘Ambassadorial Gifts’ is held in Autumn.

Tickets Cost - Ticket Price varies from 100 rub. To 350 rub per person depending on the particular attraction in Kremlin

Days Open-Close – open between 10.00 and 17.00 except Thursdays

Hotels near Attraction

  • Lotte Hotel Moscow
  • Kremlin Suite Apartment
  • Mercure Mosco Baumanskaya
  • Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow


Known as the precious jewel of Russia’s ‘Golden Ring’, Suzdal used to be the capital city of various principalities in the ancient times. Preserving the ancient Russia’s rich cultural heritage, it is a living museum that facilitates the study of the glorious ancient chapters of Russia. The architectural grandeur of ancient Russia comes alive in the form of Kremlins topped with onion shaped domes, magnificent cathedrals and monasteries etc.


Location/State/Town/City- Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – Buses are available from Shelkovskaya bus station Moscow, and the trains are available from Kursky Train Station.

Best Season to visit – You may visit anytime, however, the Cucumber Festival in July would escalate the festive fervor of the town.

Hotels near Attraction

  • Tourist
  • Sokol
  • Hotel Pushkarskaya Sloboda
  • Goryachi klyuchi

Hermitage Museum:

Founded by Catherine the Great in the year 1764, the Hermitage Museum is located in St. Petersburg. The prosperous past of Russia is exhibited through a massive collection of art, architecture, antiques and culture etc. The series of six grand historic buildings further escalate the grandeur of the museum.

Location/State/Town/City- Palace Square, St. Petersburg, Russia.

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – Nevsky Prospekt Subway

Best Season to visit – Late spring and summer are crowded, whereas the autumn and winter are comparatively less crowded.

Family Tickets Cost- 400 R/person

Days Open-Close – Open on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Wednesday: 10:30 AM-09:00 PM

Hotels near Attraction –

  • Kempinski Hotel Moika
  • Pushka Inn Hotel
  • City Hotel St. Petersburg

Saint Basil’s Cathedral:

Known to have been built between 1554 and 1561, the Saint Basil’s Cathedral is situated in the central part of the city of Moscow. The distinctive and arresting architecture of the cathedral plays a vital role in making it one of the highly visited tourist attractions in Russia. It renders the appearance of a burning bonfire embellished with full fledged dazzling flames.


Location/State/Town/City- Red Square, Moscow, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – Leningradskiy Vokzal and Belorussky Train stations

Days Open-Close – Except Tuesdays, it remains open daily between 11.00 and 17.00. Also, it remains closed on the first Monday of each month.

 Hotels near Attraction

  • Hotel National
  • Kadashevskaya Hotel
  • Hotel Metropol Moscow
  • Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

Lake Baikal:

Holding about 20% of the fresh water in the world, the tranquility and beauty of the lake compel the visitors to put a break on their Trans-Siberian Railway journey and feel essence of the miraculous site of the nature. Surrounded by the beautiful mountain ranges, and located in Siberia, the Baikal Lake is considered to be the Pearl of Siberia.


Location/State/Town/City- South of  Siberia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – The Irkutsk Train Station and the Irkutsk Bus Station are the nearest ones to reach Lake Baikal.

Best Season to visit – July

Hotels near Attraction –

  • International Hotel Sayen
  • Kupechesky Dvor Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriot Irkutsk City Center
  • Boutique Hotel Marussia

Kizhi Island:

Situated in Karelia in Northwestern region of Russia, the Kizhi Island is full of breathtaking structures. Housing the open air museum of Russia, it is a popular tourist attraction. The massive cathedral here with a height of 120 feet and adorned with its 22 domes irresistibly draws the attention of the tourists. Also, the windmills, wooden houses, barns and chapels etc contribute towards making it one of the most visited attractions in Russia.

Location/State/Town/City- Karelia, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road)– The nearest Train Station is at Petrozavodsk from where the motorboats are available for Kizhi Island. Helicopters are available from ‘Peski Airport’ in winter. Motorboats are available from Velikaya Guba village.

Best Season to visit – winter and summer

Hotels near Attraction

  • Onego Palace Hotel
  • Park Inn by Radisson Petrozavodsk
  • Prionezhskiy Club Hotel
  • Hotel Karelia

Valley of Geysers:

Located in Eastern Russia, the Valley of Geysers is considered to be the world’s second largest geyser field. Discovered by Tatyana Ustinova in 1941, it abundantly allures the scientists and tourists alike.


Location/State/Town/City- Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) –  Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport and Seaport. No railroads.

Best Season to visit – summer and winter

Hotels near Attraction

  • Belkam Tour
  • Best Eastern Avacha
  • Hotel Complex Petropavlovsk
  • Best Eastern Hotel Albatros

Mount Elbrus:

Located in Southern Russia’s Caucasus Mountain Ranges, it is a haven for the mountain climbers. Though considered to be formed by volcanic eruption, no records of its eruptions have been found yet. Riding a cable car at the height of about 3,800 meters renders an amazingly thrilling experience.

Location/State/Town/City- Western Caucasus Mountain Range, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – From Mineralnye Vody Airport and the railway station here, you can get the taxi to reach the foot of Mount Elbrus.

Best Season to visit – mid-May and mid-September

Hotels near Attraction

  • Hotel Cheget
  • Sky Azau
  • Itkol Hotel
  • Ozon Cheget Hotel
  • Sky Elbrus Hotel

Trans-Siberian Railway:

Running from the city of Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Railway has 1st, 2nd and 3rd class sleeper coaches and is used by thousands of travelers every day. Also, it includes some private showers and bathrooms, and is one of the highly popular tourist attractions in Russia.

Location/State/Town/City- Running between Moscow and Vladivostok

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – Get into at any station between Moscow and Vladivostok.

 St. Sophia Cathedral, Novgorod:

Situated in Novgorod, the St. Sophia Cathedral is 125 feet high, and the five spectacular domes appear to be its stunning embellishments. Enveloping several religious artifacts of the past, it is not only a tourist attraction, but also a religious place highly revered by Christians.


Location/State/Town/City- Kremlin, 11, Veliky Novgorod, Russia

How to reach (Nearest Train/Rail/Road) – Chudovo Train Station is the nearest one and you can get

Best Season to visit – Between May and September

Hotels near Attraction –

  • Hotel Novgorodskaya
  • Volkhov Hotel
  • Russia Hotel
  • Yurievskoye Podvorie
  • Rosa Vetrov

The whole of Russia is impregnated with marvelous tourist attractions, and it is wise to plan the itinerary beforehand so that the maximum benefit is harvested from the tour.