|Excursions in and outside Tver Region|
Our office staff can help you arrange all of the logistics and planning of single day and multiple day excursions to many places around the Tver Region, as well as Western Russia 's two premier destination cities.
Only about 150 km ( 90 miles ) south of Tver lies the sprawling capital of Moscow (Moskva), home of the Kremlin, Red Square, the Bolshoi an array of cathedrals, museums, theaters, and displays of Soviet-era architectural prowess, and western-style shopping and food, with prices to match. An absolutely fascinating city that would take several lifetimes to fully get a grip on, it serves as a stark contrast to the relaxed pace and attitude of Tver. Its close proximity, however, makes it a great day excursion to visit the famous sights and experience the feel of the largest city of the largest country on earth. If you plan on taking a trip there, it's not a bad idea to pick up a guidebook to help steer you through it all (we recommend the Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, or Fodor's series). Moscow is just over 2 hours by train, 2-3 hours by car, and at least 3 hours by bus.
Practically everyone in Russia (except a few Muscovites) will agree that the most beautiful city in the country is St. Petersburg (Sankt Peterburg). Constructed 300 years ago by Peter the Great to replace Moscow as the Russian capital, his “window to the west” is a testament to European baroque architecture and urban planning. Besides the Hermitage, which is truly the greatest art collection in Russia , and easily one of the greatest in the world, you will also find astounding cathedrals, palaces, and a network of canals coursing through the city center that are fun to explore by boat. No matter where you are in St. Petersburg , known also as “St. Pete”, or simply “Peter”, you will be amazed by the grandeur of a city covered with the fingerprints of the Tsars. It truly is worth seeing if you can spare a couple of days. Depending on which train you take, St. Pete is a 6-8 hour trip to the northwest. Overnight trains that arrive in time for breakfast are a popular choice. As with Moscow , there are far too many sights to list here, so we suggest you pick up a city guidebook (Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Fodor's, etc.).