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Step into the shoes of Russia’s aristocracy as you take in a chamber music concert by Russian Music Seasons. It’s not just the music that’s worth your time – it’s the location, too.

Allow yourself to be swept away by an exquisite classical music performance taking place right in one of Saint Petersburg’s iconic palaces, museums and halls.

Take your tastebuds to new heights at Moscow’s Sakhalin Restaurant, with some of the most exquisite seafood – and views – in the city.

Sakhalin Restaurant is the crème de la crème of Moscow’s seafood dining establishments. Occupying the 22nd and 23rd penthouse floors of the revamped Azimut Hotel, it offers the finest sushi, fish and seafood from across Russia — all against a soaring 360-degree backdrop of the capital city’s Kremlin, high rises and vibrant downtown core.

With Russian Art Nouveau design and original period architecture, Metropol Hotel Moscow radiates old-world elegance.

Built in 1905, Metropol’s antique charm beckons guests to take a step back in time. The hotel prides itself on hundreds of antiques and works of art of the 18th and 19th centuries, used as decorative elements throughout the property. 

If you book a river cruise with Strelka Tours you will be able to visit the ancient island of Kizhi in North Karelia – a unique place which not many Russians get to see in their life. One of many islands scattered along the coastline, standing idly in the yellowish waters of the Ladoga Lake, Kizhi is recognized as the home of traditional Slavic architecture and wooden carving. 

The luxury Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg is located in a historical mansion on St. Isaac’s Square in the very heart of the city. The Hotel certainly boasts an interesting historic fact. It is known as the former residence of John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States, who first came to St. Petersburg on a diplomatic mission and was hosted here as the Emperor’s guest of honor. 

Have you seen the iPhone 11 Pro journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum? It’s about time. While travel is not yet possible you can virtually visit the Winter Palace and see much more than you would do on a regular visit. Ceremonial chambers, private residential parts and lots of arts await you in this video.

The name of this bar is tricky and it takes time to learn to pronounce it. Its literal translation is Happiness. Come on in. Pick a comfy chair better by the window to secure the best view over the St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Sit down and order a cup coffee first. Then get inspired by the view and the menu with homemade desserts and allow yourself half an hour to take a breath and enjoy the moment.

Can you imagine a weekend lovelier than on a private boat sipping a refreshing drink on the way? Discover Saint Petersburg’s vast network of canals!

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg was destined to go into history as the Marine Capital of Russia and the best way to explore it is from the water. For centuries boat rides along the numerous rivers and canals have remained a common pastime for local aristocracy and their European guests. 

Are you ready to be amazed by the original Russian cuisine? Would you rather enjoy a culinary master-class while interacting with one of world’s best chefs or taste black caviar at an individual degustation? How about an afternoon cocktail on an open terrace in the heart of Moscow?

If you are passionate about architecture we strongly recommend adding the Gorky museum in Moscow to your short list. An outstanding example of Russian Art Nouveau, this estate will certainly catch your eye by its unusual aesthetics of shape and form.