Gold-domed churches, sunset-hued palaces, lollipop-striped cathedrals, lavish wooden dachas, and jewelled Faberge creations all engage your imagination in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Follow in the footsteps of a tsar at the Kremlin, stamped by rulers from Ivan the Terrible to the Romanovs. Venture to still-imperial St. Petersburg and elbow with the spirits of Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky. Completely updated, this guide features a mix of cultural and practical information, with options in all price ranges. It includes smart travel tips, web addresses, great itineraries and Fodor's choice. The latest hotel choices are included, from palatial grande dames and top budget dachas to high-rises overlooking St. Basil's Cathedral and restaurants ranging from village tearooms to cafes a la Russe, to Gypsy nightspots. There is also detailed information on a range of sights and activities - cruises on the Neva, jazz clubs, ballet at the Bolshoi, medieval monasteries and storybook villages, with costs, hours descriptions and tips. Before you leave for Moscow and St. Petersburg, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to make sure you don't miss a thing.
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