Russia still holds the fascination to North Americans as it has done for hundreds of years. With its new democratization Russia now more than ever is open to tourism. Russia's magnificent historical and cultural heritage is on display everywhere but is especially apparent in its two largest cities St. Petersburg and Moscow. Highlights of St. Petersburg include, the Hermitage Museum, one of the best collections of European art in the world, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Peter and Paul Fortress and the many palaces that dot the outskirts of the city such as Peterhof. Moscow boasts the Kremiln and Red Square. Continental Journeys also offers tickets to performances at famous theaters such as the Marinsky in St. Petersburg and the Bolshoi in Moscow as well as tickets to the Moscow circus and a folklore show in St. Petersburg. Continental Journeys offers many escorted and independent tours of Russia and can customize any independent tour and can create your desired trip to Russia. We also combine Russia tours with the Baltic States, Finland, Scandinavia and Central Europe.