Who we are

56th Parallel is an independent travel company specialising in providing package tours and travel services in Russia, with offices located in Sydney and Moscow. We’re driven by travellers who are seeking a wholesome and unique travel experience in Russia. Our goal is to provide seamless, life enriching Russia travel services. Bringing vast experience by returning many times to various destinations in Russia, we felt that there is a big knowledge and service gap in the market regarding Russia as a travel destination. We decided that people deserve to know and enjoy a quality travel experience in Russia.

Our Story

After many years of exploring Russia and its far east regions, a natural desire to share Russia's diverse culture and amazing destinations, propelled us to launch a travel company focused entirely on Russia. We spotted a gap in the market relating to service, information and good travel options that meet expectations of western travellers.
‘56th Parallel’ refers to the place where we embarked on our very first adventure in Russia. The exact location was Krasnoyarsk city in Russia, which is located on the 56th Parallel of the north latitude. Simple as that. In fact, the 56th Parallel has extraordinary significance. Most regions in Russia have a territory that touches the 56th Parallel, landmarks at this latitude include Moscow, Novosibirsk, Lake Baikal, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Yekaterinburg and many more. Cool fact – most of the Trans Siberian railway follows the 56th Parallel, with a few deviations here and there.

Why travel to Russia with us

56th Parallel is an independent travel company specialising in providing tours and travel services in Russia.

Seamless travel

Our commitment to delivering outstanding travel experiences in some of the most stunning & remote places in Russia takes skill, effort and experience. Your pleasure is number 1 on our priority list. Making sure that all the fine details are handled perfectly means Seamless travel.

Active adventures

We've got you covered; we have assembled some of the best active adventures in Russia. If you are the active or adventure traveller type, we feel you. Many of our adventure trips are the type to rave about to your friends and family while spamming their social news feeds with your photos.

Incomparable service

From the first phone call to the final nostalgic photo swap, we pride ourselves on anticipating and answering each and every question you might have before, during and after your trip, that way the only surprises on your trip are good ones.

Expert trip designers

Our talented itinerary designers are awesome at what they do—and what they do is turn what seems impossible into reality. We spent years researching, testing and making sure that expectations meet reality.

Exciting destinations

We love the capitals of Russia, but we are also passionate to show you the amazing off the beaten track regions of Russia like, Kamchatka, Altai, Yakutia and Lake Baikal, guaranteed to impress any traveller seeking a unique travel experience.

Bespoke choices

We understand that sometimes you may choose a bespoke approach to travel in Russia, we've got you covered by creating itineraries tailored to meet your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.

Value for money

Value may mean different things to different people. For us it means an outstanding travel experience. While staying competitive for price, we prefer to compete for quality travel experience.

Small groups

Travelling in a small group may be more affordable, but it does not mean less personal attention. Our groups are a usually 6-12 people, which allows for a great level of care while making it very affordable.

We are a bonded and licensed travel agency

56th Parallel - Russia travel specialists, is a fully licenced, insured and accredited travel provider.

ATAS accredited

56th Parallel holds ATAS accreditation #A13275. ATAS is a travel industry accreditation scheme that sets the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.


56th Parallel is a Member of CATO - Council of Australian Tour Operators. Member № TO1128

AFTA Member

56th Parallel is a member of AFTA - the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited - is the peak body for Australia. Member № A13279

ATTA Member

56th Parallel is a member of the ATTA, an organization that nurtures and professionalized the responsible and sustainable development of the adventure travel industry.

Contact us

We invite you to get in touch and ask us about the various options available to discover Russia. Share your enquiry below and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as we see your enquiry. .

If you have any urgent questions or enquiries, please give us a call +61 2 9388 9816