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Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 17th Oct 2018
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Thinking of travelling to Russia but undecided on exactly where to go?

The world’s largest nation has it all – fast-paced, cosmopolitan cities with eye-popping architecture, quaint historic rural villages, mountain ranges, ancient volcanic landscapes, lakes, rivers and forests. From magnificent stretches of coastline to snow-swept tundra to semi-arid desert, no other country can challenge, surprise, inspire and delight visitors with incredible diversity quite like Russia. READ MORE

Top 13 Must-See Stops Along the Trans Siberian Railway

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 19th Sep 2018
Trans Siberian Stops, trans siberian tours, golden eagle, lake baikal

It is safe to say that a journey along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway would be a dream come true for many travellers. Known as the world’s longest single railway journey, a trip on the Trans-Siberian would take you across 10 different time zones in Russia over the span of one week. Starting from the glamorous city of Moscow and ending at Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, the train passes through quaint rural villages, towering mountains and ancient Siberian forests. There are many Trans Siberian stops that can be made en route, each capturing a different aspect of the mysterious Russian soul. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve put together a list of our travellers’ top 13 favourite stopover destinations along the Trans-Siberian Railway. READ MORE

The Ultimate Trans Siberian Railway Travelers Guide

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 19th Sep 2018
Trans Siberian Guide, Trans Siberian Railway

The Trans Siberian Railway journey is easily one of the most talked-about train journeys in the world, and arguably the best way to experience Russia‘s diverse landscapes. From the classical grandeur of the great cities to rural fairytale villages, the scenery slowly transforms to reveal the pristine wilderness of the Ural Mountains, the forests of Krasnoyarsk and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal. READ MORE

11 must visit museums of Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
Museums of Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia tours

The Museums of Moscow and St Petersburg bring to light the rich and deep cultural history of Russia. Visitors will indulge in a journey through history, politics, art, culture, and science.  READ MORE

Kamchatka Travel Guide - Essential Kamchatka Attractions

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 17th Aug 2018
Kamchatka travel guide

If you’re the type of traveller who tends to avoid the well-trodden path in search of one-of-a-kind adventure experiences, Kamchatka should be at the top of your bucket list. We are proud to share this essential Kamchatka travel guide with you, enjoy the journey! READ MORE

9 reasons to visit Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 17th Aug 2018
Olkhon Island

Visiting Olkhon Island is just like travelling back in time, a journey back to nature. I will never forget my trip to Olkhon Island because in many ways it cleansed my soul. Olkhon Island is located in the middle of the Worlds Largest and deepest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal is aptly named “Little Forest” (in the native Buryat Tongue). READ MORE

16 Must Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 17th Aug 2018
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia, Red square

Did you know that there are currently 26 UNESCO world heritage sites in Russia? That makes Russia 9th in the world for its total number of World Heritage Sites – 16 of which are cultural and 10 of which are natural. READ MORE

About 56th Parallel

56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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