It might be the biggest country in the world but Russia is not the most
obvious destination on the tourist radar. For too long Russia was presented as a
grey, wintery realm gripped by poverty, with barely a column inch dedicated to
its culture, spectacular architecture, mountains and forests. Now it's a
different story, with coach holidays to Russia becoming increasingly popular, as
well as escorted tours.
Russian holidays are all about marvelling at the gold-topped, pointed domes
of Moscow's buildings or the city's garishly painted St.
Basil's Cathedral. A peak into the incredible Kremlin and the Red Square are a
good place to start on a coach tour to Russia, while elegant St.
Petersburg is the country's cultural capital - its cathedrals, palaces
and impressive squares beckon.