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It can be hard to know where to start when planning your next holiday to Russia. What should your first step be? What about your second? Where will you stay? What will it be like there? As they say, a little bit of knowledge goes a long way when it comes to travel. Having a few simple measures in place could mean the difference between a jaw-clenching nightmare or a seamless adventure.

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To help bridge any gaps that you might have, we have compiled a range of Russia travel tips and essential advice on everything you need to know before travelling to Russia. From applying for a Russian visa, to train travel and money, we are here to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Russia Destination Guide - Plan A Perfect Russia Trip

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
Russia travel guide

Thinking of travelling to or within Russia but undecided on which destination 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. If you’re planning for the perfect holiday get-a-way to Russia whether it be independent, a guided trip, as part of a tour or a Russia travel package, this Russia destination guide is for you. READ MORE

The Ultimate Trans Siberian Railway Travelers Guide

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 5th Dec 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. Here is your very own Trans Siberian Railway guide.  READ MORE

How to apply for a Russian visa in 3 easy steps

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russian visa application

Presenting: your comprehensive guide to obtaining a Russian Visa. Read on to uncover the 3 simple steps needed to begin your next adventure in Russia. READ MORE

12 Reasons Everyone Must Visit Russia

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
visit Russia

For the unfamiliar, the thought of Russia might conjure up images of vodka-swilling men in fur hats, or KGB spies from a Hollywood movie. But look past the stereotypes and you’ll discover a country of deep tradition, artistry and a passionate national identity. Read on and see why travellers visit Russia and why they fall in love with the country. READ MORE

Trans-Siberian Railway - facts you must know before you go

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
trans-siberian-railway

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

Russia becomes a bucket list destination

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
Bucket List Destination St Basil

Spectacular sights, unique activities and a deep cultural history have long attracted visitors to the mystery of Russia as a bucket list destination. Changing economic conditions and the increasing popularity of Russia, as a destination for international tourists has driven costs of travel down, making Russia more accessible to visitors. READ MORE

Moscow Metro Guide: Tips & Essential Information You Need To Know

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
Discover the Moscow Metro

Once you’ve stepped foot in the Moscow Metro, you’ll never look back. Here’s why. 

Not only does it make travelling Russia a breeze, but famous Russian artists and architects have transformed the everyday subway into an underground palace and art tour. In the most unexpected of places, the sublime blend of history, art, and technology will make travelling the Russian Metro stations one of your most memorable experiences. If you want to get the most out of its breathtaking array of artwork and architecture, you’ve come to the right place. This article will also walk through how to navigate the train lines step-by-step to banish any nerves you had about travelling the unfamiliar Moscow city in 2018.

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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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