Russia prepped up to host the football world cup. You can blame the tournament taking place in the world’s largest country for an increase in the inflow of the tourists. If you are heading to Russia to watch your favorite match, there is no doubt that you are going to have the best time! The joy of watching a match midst of the ecstatic football fans is a one-of-a-kind experience. However, if you are seeking to change the scenario, then Russia has plenty more to offer.

Here are the 10 things that you can do in Russia when you are not watching your favorite game.


Moscow is a must-visit place in the country and it is incomplete without halting at the Kremlin. It is a world in itself. It houses churches, palaces, and museums, and is the premium example of the country’s rich architectural heritage.

Bolshoi Theatre

the theatre is famous for hosting the world’s best opera and ballet performances. The luxurious auditorium and spellbinding performances are sure to take your breath away!

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal presents you picturesque view with impressive mountain range that hugs the shoreline and the Cape Burkhan to the other. The clear water tempts you to go for a swim! But, beware of the lowest temperatures!

Lenin’s Mausoleum

Lenin’s Mausoleum is the most visited and attractive destination in Russia’s history. Thousands gather at the Red Square to catch the glimpse of the sarcophagus of the Russian revolutionist.

Siberian tour

Siberian tour is mostly out of the list for many travelers. However, in reality, Siberia is a paradise for all the nature lovers. It reveals the pristine beauty and the captivating views makes it hard for anyone to return from the location. The panoramic view that stretches from Eurasian steppes is enchanting. If you still have time, you can plan the Trans-Siberian railway trip, which will become a journey that you will never forget in this lifetime.

Mount Elbrus

if you are an adventurer apart from being a football fan, you can climb Elbrus during the free time. The double-peaked mountain, which is a volcano, has dynamic terrain. It is challenging and will test your limits. Apart from carrying the equipment necessary for the climb, do keep up the determination to complete the journey to the top successfully.

Winter Palace

situated along the bank of the river Neva, the Winter Palace is an indulgence in itself. It provides you the information and displays the craftsmanship. The most exquisite details of the structure are enthralling! The ornate marble friezes, carved sculptures, embellished columns, and gold-coated staircase stand as majestic attractions of the monument. Make sure you do not skip a trip to Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia.

Gorky Park

you call it as the Central Park of Moscow. The beautifully crafted and planned park is an escape hatch for all those who wish to find serenity, peace, and away from the hustle of the busy city life. The furnished recreational center is apt for you to spend leisure time in the city. Even-tempered travelers will find the visit compelling after spending time watching a game.

Tretyakovskaya Gallery

if you are an art lover, you can visit the gallery to go through the world-famous paintings rendered by Russian painters. Tretyakov brothers, wealthy philanthropists, handed over the entire collection of the paintings to the government after their death.

River cruise

the journey never ends without the Moscow river cruise. Pick up the best boat to see the best of the city while enjoying the local flavors with a glass of wine.


When you are not cheering for your team, the itinerary provided is waiting for exploration. Although it may seem huge, you can prepare in advance according to the matches that you planned to see.