For a 7 day vacation in Russia, which cities should I plan and what all shoukd we see? Can we get a local amateur guide?
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The train is the best option. Try Sapsan. 4 hours from city center to city center about 7 years ago
It is safe. No more worries about 7 years ago
St Petersburg is the top tourist attraction in Russia. The Collection of Hermitage is one of the biggest in the world. And the summer is great here. There is big variety of tours you can join as well http://www.sputnik8.com/en/st-petersburg/tours about 7 years ago