Russia Travel Experiences

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Russia offers some of the most unique and authentic travel experiences that everyone needs to have a least once in their lifetime! This includes cosmopolitan Russian cities, snow-capped mountains, timeless townships, old Soviet military bases, volcanic craters and ancient forests.

Discover Russia through the eyes of experienced travel bloggers. They’ll take you through the good, the bad and the absolutely breathtaking aspects of this often misunderstood country. 

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We offer comprehensive downloadable travel guides catering to your desired trip style and Russia travel experiences. We offer private or small group tours, luxury travel, photography tours, school trips within Russia’s capital cities, Trans-Siberian railway tours, Volga River cruises, winter tours in Siberia and adventure tours. 

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Interested about Cultural Immersion For Russia Travel Experiences?

You’ll unravel the many delights of Russian cuisine while strolling through the marvellous streets of Moscow and St Petersburg. In Russia’s capitals, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the diverse array of local restaurants near famous landmarks. As you embark on a life-changing journey around the country, Russia’s rich cultural monuments and architectural gems will be on full display. From vibrant, onion-domed cathedrals and ancient wooden monasteries…to the finest art galleries, classical museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites, you’ll never be bored of what Russia has to offer. 

The Russian capitals are also brimming with numerous theatres, concert halls and entertainment venues, from the Bolshoi Theatre to the Hermitage Theatre. These all hold incredible performances related to ballet, opera, classical music and traditional folk dancing. You’ll find yourself in awe at the surrounding medieval grandeur of Russia’s Golden Ring, which is located northeast of Moscow, where archaic fortresses, grandiose palaces and idyllic meadows dominate the scenery.

Craving An Adventure Voyage & Nature Expedition Across Russia?

For more adventurous travellers, rest your eyes upon the spectacular view of the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in Murmansk which streak magnificently across the clear night skies.  You can also unearth the mysteries of the vast, uninhabited archipelago of Franz Josef Island during an breath-taking arctic expedition.

If you’re searching for a quiet escape away from the noisy clutter of the modern world, then look no further than taking an adventure cruise to Wrangel Island, a remote Arctic refuge which is renowned for the world’s biggest population of polar bears. Situated off the northeast coast of Siberia, this hauntingly beautiful yet lonely wilderness provides the perfect Russia travel experiences for nature lovers and adventure seekers. 

Russia has many fun, exhilarating travel experiences such as hiking around Russia’s far east in Kamchatka and the Commander/Kuril Islands. You’ll be surrounded by hot springs, geysers, volcanoes and abundant wildlife with bears, Arctic foxes, sea lions (and more).

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 and hear first-hand traveller experiences. Gain insider tips, local advice and travel expertise on what to expect when visiting Russia. 

Want to Experience Russia’s Indigenous Villages & Countryside? 

Beyond the main capitals, Russia is exploding with rural villages, quaint fairytale cottages and sprawling countryside regions that have been sculpted by centuries of rich Soviet Era history. This can be seen through ancient villages such as Kinerma in the Karelian Republic and Vyatskoye in the Yaroslavl region.

In the aftermath of Soviet collectivised agriculture and state industrialisation, many of these rural centres have preserved their traditional way of life. Many local civilians live inside unique wooden terrace houses and honour sacred customs. You’ll never find more authentic and culturally enriching travel experiences when exploring Russia’s countrysides. 

Russia’s beautiful natural landscapes within Altai Republic and Yamal Peninsula are also home to the various indigenous tribes of Russia (such as the Nenets people). You’ll have the rare opportunity to go dog-sledding, white-water rafting  and horseback-riding. Whether you prefer hiking across Altai’s majestic Golden Mountain ranges and learning about the nomadic folk, discovering Karelia’s peasant traditions, or experiencing the resilient livelihoods of indigenous tribes in the Arctic Circle, Russia has all the wonderful travel experiences which you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

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. This is not only within the major cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, but also the lesser-known yet equally beautiful rural townships and villages.  

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Karelia Travel Guide - Russia's Most Inspiring Region

By Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

For those planning a trip to Russia and wanting an experience that goes beyond the walls of Moscow‘s metropolitan kingdom and St. Petersburg‘s splendid palaces, consider extending your holiday to Karelia!

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A Traveller's Guide to Russia’s Golden Ring Region

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

The perfect retreat from million-miles-an-hour Moscow, the medieval cities of Russia’s Golden Ring are nestled amid green hills and floral meadows, with rambling country roads surrounded by forests, lakes, orchards and wooden farmhouses. The idyllic ‘Mother Russia’ of old still exists, and it’s right here.

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Kazan Travel Guide - Perfect Your Travel Itinerary

By Rachael Brown | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

Craving a one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring trip to a place of ancient histories, visually spectacular, and spiritual marvels? The Kazan Travel Guide has everything you need to get just that.

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Russia Travel Destination Guide - Best Places to visit in Russia

By Michael Schneider | Last updated on 4th Jun 2020

Thinking of travelling to or within Russia but undecided on which destination to go? This Russia Travel Destination guide shares tips and highlights of the best locations to vacation in Russia.

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Top 13 Trans Siberian Stops Travellers Should Take time to explore

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 4th Jun 2020

It is safe to say that a journey along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway would be a dream come true and a tick on the travel bucket list for many travellers. Known as the world’s longest railway journey which takes you across 10 different time zones. We thought you should know which are the best Trans Siberian Stops to spend a little time and explore.

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The Essential Kamchatka Travel Guide

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 12th Oct 2021

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!

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4 Amazing reasons to visit Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 11th Oct 2021

Visiting Olkhon Island is just like traveling 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 the deepest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal is aptly named “Reach Sea” (in the native Buryat Tongue).


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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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