Easy Pace Russia: Prologue

I’ve got a ticket to ride. A ticket to ride aboard a business-class legroom motor coach, a hydrofoil and a bullet train as a guest photojournalist invited by Insight Vacations to experience its Easy Pace Russia journey.

This eight-day, premium-escorted itinerary will take me to St. Petersburg, residence of the imperial tsars of old, and Moscow — via a Sapsan high-speed train — where Red Square and the Kremlin dazzle the eye, and the ultra-modern International Business Center, known as Moscow City, towers above all.

In between this “tale of two cities” I’ll savor traditional Russian, Georgian and Ukrainian cuisine, take in a ballet, be entertained by a folkloric troupe of musicians, singers and dancers, cruise up and down canals, visit iconic palaces, churches and museums, and spend several nights in one of the Seven Sisters, the skyscrapers built by Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, that’s now a five-star Radisson hotel overlooking the Moscow River.

You’re invited to travel along with me, virtually, as I take my sweet time on Easy Pace Russia and try and solve, in the words of Winston Churchill, this “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

For detailed information on Insight Vacations’ three journeys to Russia, as well as more than 100 other premium and luxury-escorted itineraries around Europe, just click HERE, or call toll-free (888) 680-1241, or contact your travel agent.

I hope to see you soon when I begin to file my dispatches from Mother Russia. Do svidaniya!

©The Palladian Traveler

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Note: The Palladian Traveler’s participation in this journey was supported by Insight Vacations, which did not review or approve this article before publication.




  1. Looking forward to your upcoming posts. Russia does have some beautiful monuments that I’d love to see up close!

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