As the largest city in Europe and Russia's capital, Moscow boasts gigantic buildings, expensively priced coffee and some of the wealthiest people in the world amongst its citizens.
Theatre plays a big part of the city's culture, with the world-famous Bolshoi Theatre being just one of the many places which showcase the latest performances to the masses. These concerts are often at the heart of many of the festivals that come to Moscow on a yearly basis and there are also a variety of different local theatres which are continually offering premieres of the newest shows. Along with this, much of the art often spills out into the streets, creating a feast for the eyes of any lucky passers-by.
St. Petersburg is as stately and palatial as cities come. Moscow may be Russia's modern capital but St. Petersburg stands proud as a symbol of beauty and culture that regularly has tourists swooning. The famous Russian waterways run through the heart of the city and this, along with the many bridges that help you to navigate the various areas, adds to the charm of a city that is often referred to as the 'Venice of the north'.
There is so much to see and do on your St. Petersburg city break, but you should definitely make time for visits to the Winter Palace/Hermitage museum and Kazan Cathedral. Away from the obvious, families and those looking to cool off will enjoy a trip to Russia's biggest aqua park, Piterland, or just a quick run through the Peterhof Fountains. Alternatively, climbing the three hundred steps of the Colonnade of St Isaac's Cathedral will offer unrivalled views of this fantastic city.