Honeymoons in Asia
Honeymoons in Russia
Countless cultural treasures have withstood an eventful history in Russia, making the country a fascinating land in which to spend your honeymoon. The 19th century legacy is omnipresent, and 20th century ballet, film and literature just add to the cultural richness.
The capital Moscow is a destination in itself, with a huge amount to see. Highly popular attractions include the Kremlin, Red Square and Lenin's tomb. As you wander the narrow winding streets, you will catch regular glimpses of the distinctive golden onion church domes which have become one of Russia's trademarks.
Beautiful St. Petersburg has a strong European feel, and an elegant, geometric layout. The city's palace-lined waterways have earned it the title of the 'Venice of the North', and many of its architectural features date back to the Tzarist days. The State Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Nevsky Prospekt are all not to be missed.
Nearby Novogrod has many cultural treasures, including a Byzantine cathedral and medieval markets. The city was Russia's artistic and cultural center from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
The best way to see a good part of this huge country is to take a trip on the Trans-Siberian railway, which crosses diverse landscapes. You will pass the Volga, the longest river in Europe.
The Caucasus mountains provide a backdrop to the Black Sea resort of Sochi. In contrast to much of the rest of Russia, the resort has a subtropical climate, warm seas and many relaxing gardens. Nearby you will find several spa towns.
With so much history, geography and culture to discover, a Russian honeymoon will be a unique experience.