The sheer size of Russia makes it daunting to plan any vacation here and the fact that it attracts tourists from all parts of the world has made it a hotspot. You might have already heard of the popular Northern Lights Russia Winter Tour but what you don’t know enough about is the vibrant history and rich cultural diversity which lures in different people from around the world to visit this country. We have curated a list of 5 breathtaking experiences to indulge in when in Russia for a great time:
No surprises here! There cannot be a memorable experience in Russia without experiencing skiing! Krasnaya Polyana in the city of Sochi is the hub for skiing and snowboarding and it also hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014. Owing to its spread of diverse slopes, Russia is paradisiacal when it comes to skiing and definitely is one of the most adventurous experiences to indulge in Russia.
2. Visit unique museums
For all the art and history lovers, a great experience can be to visit the museums in Russia such as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the Hermitage. Apart from the mainstream popular museums, there are many hidden hidden gems such as the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, where one can play with Soviet-era kopek coins while holding a hammer and a sickle. One of the most eccentric museums in Russia is the Museum of Hygiene where one can spend time listening to eerie warnings about the harmful effects of disease and dirt.
3. Star City
Star City is a popular cosmonaut training center located in the outskirts of Moscow, where one can take a peep of the future while having one feet back in the past. A few decades ago, the Soviet military facility reached the peak of their secretive nature by hiding this place from all maps that were open to the public. If you are interested in an unforgettable gravity-less experience, you can participate in the simulation of a rocket launch or a zero-gravity flight.
4. Visit the glorious Amber Room
The Amber Room is located in Catherine Palace, and this chamber is known all over the world for its multiple renovations after it was originally constructed as a gift to Peter the Great. The interior of the room consists of gold lead and mirror panels and is indeed a breathtaking show of beauty to behold before the eyes.
5. Participate in the Bubble Baba Challenge
One of the most fun and interesting things to do in Russia is to partake in the Bubble Baba challenge which is organised in the strong currents of Russia’s Vuoksi River. It gets adult when participants have to play with blow-up sex dolls but it is a great experience that you should definitely try during your time in Russia.
These five experiences listed above are only the icing on the delicious cake that Russia is! So, plan a trip to this incredible destination to know what we are talking about!