Russia up in Europe offers you a rich cultural and archaeological history, and vodka! I am a history buff, so the Golden ring was naturally on the top of my list. The Golden Ring allows you to see ancient towns with cultural and historical importance.
My fascination with train travel led me to hop on the Trans Siberian railway, the longest in the world, and which allows you to see so many sites on a single journey. I made several stops to see the sights along the way, including one at Irkutsk, home of Lake Baikal, the deepest in the world.