Five Stars of Scandinavia ventures into western Russia and offers exclusive tours to St. Petersburg and Moscow. These two cities are the most populous and historically rich areas in the country.
Founded in 1703, St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. Although St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, it has no skyscrapers, accenting the preserved architecture of the city center. Palaces, cathedrals, and Baroque and neoclassical buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries bring to life the city's rich history. Saint Petersburg is home to more than 200 museums, including the Hermitage, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.
Russia's capital and largest city, Moscow is home to more than 10 million people, making it the most populous European city. Nearly 50 bridges span the Moskva River which flows through the city. Moscow's architecture, modernized under the rule of Joseph Stalin, is world renowned. The heart of Russian performing art, Moscow houses 93 theatres, 132 cinemas, and 24 concert halls. A handful of museums, dozens of sport stadiums, and over 100 parks and gardens ensure entertainment for everyone.