Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages ages 10 and up, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: St. Petersburg
Getting There: tram no.19 from metro Novoslobodskaya
The Potseluev Bridge, commonly known as the Bridge of Kisses, is a bridge across the Moyka River in St. Petersburg. The close proximity to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Pushkin Museum makes the Bridge of Kisses an excellent place to take photos. Russian brides and grooms bring padlocks to the bridge on their wedding day as a symbol of their life-long devotion to one another and throw the keys in the river below. The tradition became so popular that the bridge could not hold all the locks, so the city planted wire trees to allow the custom to continue.
Address: 119049 Moscow, Krymsky val str, 9
Phone: +7 (495) 995−00−20
Hours: Around the clock
Getting There: the nearest metro stations are Park Kul’tury (circle line), Oktyabr’skaya, Leninsky Prospekt, Vorob’evy Gory
This central park of culture and leisure is the best-known park in Russia. From skateboarding to yoga, the park attracts locals and visitors alike. Gorky Park features bike rental stations, a comfortable business area with Wi-Fi, an outdoor movie theater and a greenhouse where you can buy fresh greens. The observatory is a great place to go to at night to look through the telescope while listening to stories from astronomers. There are many activities and art classes for children. In the winter, Gorky Park is home to Europe’s biggest ice skating rink. The rink has separate spaces for figure skating, dancing and ice hockey.
Address: Red Square, Moscow 103073, Russia
Phone: +7 495 695-37-76
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Getting There: Metro Teatralnaya’ station
Admission: 350 RUB
The walled-in complex of cathedrals, palaces, and government offices makes Kremlin Moscow’s most famous historical and political landmark. The Armory Museum houses precious items that have been preserved for centuries such as uniforms and crowns of Russian princes, the largest collection of gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen and ceremonial weapons. The Architectural Complex of the Cathedral Square is the most ancient square of the city, which still retains its original form. This is a fun, informative place for people of all ages. Visiting the Kremlin, its grounds, churches, and museums is an experience which should not be rushed. Your guide will have secured tickets and entrance reservations in advance. By touring with professionals you will glide right past the crowds waiting entrance to the Kremlin. While visiting Red Square you will also see Lenin’s Mausoleum,GUM (the country’s largest department store), The Russian History Museum and where the famous “May Day” parades are held.