Venture into Russia’s heartland as you visit this region’s two key destinations – Moscow and St. Petersburg. Marvel at the ancient patchwork-patterned churches as the sunlight glimmers off the gold-adorned domes in Moscow. 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. 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.