Russia Travel Experiences

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From cosmopolitan Russian cities to snow-capped mountains, timeless townships to ancient forests, Russia offers some of the most unique and authentic travel experiences that everyone needs to have a least once in their lifetime. Discover Russia through the eyes of experienced travel bloggers as they take you through the good, the bad and the absolutely breathtaking aspects of this often misunderstood country.

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Whether you’re preparing for your long-anticipated Kamchatka adventure, searching for reasons to visit the frozen wonderland of Lake Baikal, or simply looking for quality travel inspiration for your next trip, our Russia travel blogs are here to help. Discover new and exciting must-see destinations, hear first-hand traveller experiences, and gain insider tips and advice from locals and travel experts on what to expect when visiting Russia.

We understand that many still see Russia as unknown territory, making it an unusual (and at times scary) travel destination. That is why our goal is to make the unfamiliar familiar. We help travellers feel more at ease by exposing them to the natural beauty and soul of almighty Russia, not only within the major cities of Moscow and St Petersburg but also the lesser-known but equally as beautiful rural townships and villages

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A Teacher's Guide to Planning an Educational Tour to Russia

By Stephanie | Last updated on 21st May 2020

Planning an educational tour to Russia can be an extremely daunting task for many teachers. However, it is an incredibly rewarding experience when done properly, giving you and your students many opportunities for personal development and intellectual growth. 

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7 Reasons to Consider a School Trip to Russia

By Enlo Wang | Last updated on 15th May 2020

The impact of a school trip to Russia can have on a student is immeasurable. Beyond the fun and adventure are incredible educational and social benefits that students can experience and gain from embarking on an educational tour. When able to see, touch and smell the very subjects they have learned about in classrooms, students return with a deeper connection and passion for their studies, and understanding of people, history and culture.

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Rural Russia: Discover Life in Russia Beyond the Capitals

By Stephanie | Last updated on 14th May 2020

Have you ever wondered what rural life beyond Russia’s bustling major cities is like? Or have you simply wanted to escape to the more quiet, pleasant outskirts beyond its capital hubs? 

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Northern Lights in Russia - The Travel Guide

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 18th Apr 2020

This guide was created to help travellers who are considering experiencing the Northern Lights in Russia. We look into some essential considerations that will help you plan for the best possible Northern lights experience and help you decide where how and to take it all in.

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Yamal Travel Guide - the Land of Nomadic Nenets

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 18th Apr 2020

As the world gets smaller, there’s a desire to go further – and there are just a few places as enchantingly far away as Yamal. One of the last refuges of Russia’s nomadic reindeer herders, it is so far north that most of it is located beyond the Arctic Circle.

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The Majesty of Franz Josef Land - Cruising Russia’s Arctic Frontier

By Fiona Davis | Last updated on 18th Apr 2020

Roughly 1,000km from the North Pole lies Franz Josef Land, the world’s northernmost archipelago almost entirely covered by ice. The 190 islands in the Franz Josef chain are Russian territory – although some 3,800 polar bears who reside on the islands may disagree.

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Altai Travel Guide - Known as Russia's Switzerland

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 18th Apr 2020

Welcome to majestic Altai, a land of snow-capped mountains, fascinating nomadic tribes and heart-stopping wilderness adventures. One of the most beautiful and pristine regions in all of Russia, the borders of this wild and untamed domain touch the semi-deserts of Mongolia and the vast Kazakh plains.


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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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