Venture into Russia’s heartland as you visit this region’s two key destinations – Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia’s ancient roots are in Moscow: the Kremlin still shows off the brilliance of Muscovy’s grand princes, and St Basil’s Cathedral still depicts the defeat of the Tatars. Marvel at the ancient patchwork-patterned churches as the sunlight glimmers off the gold-adorned domes in Moscow. In St. Petersburg, travelers will get the opportunity to witness its vibrant, crumbling Italianate mansions, magnificently winding canals, and mind-blowing cultural treasures. All of which makes this region one of the most indisputable highlights of Russia.
Mongolia, a homeland bounded by China and Russia, is known for its immense, rugged expanses and nomadic people. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Genghis Khan Square, named for the infamous founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.