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Wrangel Island - Explorer's Paradise of the Russian Arctic

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 21st May 2019
Wrangel Island Cruise Russian Arctic Polar Cruises

Ever heard of Wrangel Island? Don’t worry, not many people have. However, if you’re a dedicated adventure traveller, a hardy explorer of the oceans or a passionate wildlife enthusiast, read on and prepare to be intrigued. The Russian cruise experience described in the article below is anything but your ordinary vacation cruise!


Kamchatka Photography Tour - Behind the Lens in Kamchatka

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 9th May 2019
Kamchatka photography tours, Russia

Photographers! Have you been searching for your next source of inspiration? Have you dreamed of an outlandishly remote journey to places where few humans have rarely ever set foot? Our Kamchatka photography tours capture it all against majestic landscapes, alive with colour. 

Discover a land where you’re not just a camera-slinging tourist, but a real adventurer, trekking for days in a far-flung land in search of the one photo to rule them all. Embark on a mission to explore one of the most extreme environments on earth and let nature’s spectacle take centre stage and keep your shutter button working overtime. READ MORE

Experience the Ultimate Winter in Kamchatka

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
Kamchatka winter

Even in winter, Kamchatka is steamy, fiery and untamed! See spectacular mountain peaks and pave your own snow-covered adventure down Kamchatka’s untouched volcanic slopes. READ MORE

Trans-Siberian Railway - Facts You Must Know Before You Go

Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 9th May 2019

Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the best ways to explore Russia’s diverse landscapes via train travel. The railway’s main claim to fame is being the longest continuous rail journey on earth at a jaw-dropping 9,288 km in length. The Trans-Siberian stretches all the way from one end of Russia all the way to the other! For anyone with a love of overland travel, the Trans-Siberian Railway should definitely be on your bucket list. READ MORE

Get a taste of Kamchatka Nature and Wildlife

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 9th May 2019
kamchatka nature

Nature lovers, what would you choose as the ultimate destination for stunning natural scenery, isolated wilderness and up-close encounters with wildlife? We’ve all heard of Galapagos, the African savannah and the Great Barrier Reef. But what do you really know about the wonders of Kamchatka nature? READ MORE

15 reasons you must visit Moscow

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Karen Mae Francisco | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
visit moscow

Home to almost twelve and a half million souls, Moscow is many things to many people, and everyone finds their own reasons to visit and to keep coming back to the city. Being one of Europe’s great cultural destinations, as well as one of the world’s largest and most populous cities, there is an infinite number of reasons to visit Moscow attractions. And to make it easier for travellers like you, we created a list of the crowd’s top fifteen reasons and attractions on why everyone should visit Moscow. READ MORE

15 Amazing Reasons to Visit St. Petersburg

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 9th May 2019
Visit St petersburg, St Petersburg tour

If the great cities of Europe competed for the title of ‘Most Beautiful’, St Petersburg would be right up there. The history, the contemporary, and the diversity of 5 million people –those are the elements that make the city compelling. In the midst of a new era of cultural expression, majestic historical buildings and classical artistic traditions are still preserved and valued by the locals. This list of attractions and reasons on why you should visit St Petersburg will tap you right into the heart of the city’s vibrant energy. 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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