There are some attractive possibilities for vistors interested in traveling further afield and seeing some different,
aspects of Russia - or even Ukraine.
Moscow is a huge city, a bustling metropolis - the centre of business and political life in Russia.
Yet it also has many well known and interesting sights such as the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and Christ the Saviour Cathedral to name just a few.
Rural Russia differs from Moscow and St.Petersburg just as New York differs from most of USA. Here in the countryside between St Petersburg and Moscow you will find the essence of Russia. In some ways it's like taking a huge leap back in time - or like visiting an open-air living museum.
An exclusive two day trip for those who dream to see real Russia, without official palaces and five-stars hotels. For those who want to understand the mysterious Russian soul living where the prayers sound in several monasteries spread around the forest.
Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, is the capital of Ukraine. It became an independent country in 1991 following the collapse of the USSR. There are still, however, many reminders of the Russian soviet legacy e.g. soviet style architecture and language (Russian spoken alongside Ukrainian).
Ukraine is somewhat more accessible to tourists than Russia. A significant factor is that many visitors (including USA and European Union citizens) do not need a visa.
The city itself is quite beautiful and boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves).