Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice

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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.

Rural Russia: Discover Life Beyond the Capitals

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Stephanie | Last updated on 26th Mar 2020
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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? 


The Best Restaurants Near Moscow's Most Famous Landmarks

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 19th Mar 2020

Looking to satisfy your tastebuds while exploring famous Moscow landmarks? we’ve got you covered!

Being Russia’s historical, megacity capital, Moscow is bursting at the seams with incredible buildings and landmarks that embody the country’s rich history and culture. Strolling the historic streets, you’ll find yourself constantly in awe of the grand architecture awaiting you at every turn.


Altai Republic Travel Guide - Known by Locals as Russia's Switzerland

Russia Travel Experiences | Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 26th Mar 2020
Altai Travel Guide

Welcome to the 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, blessing Altai with one of the most varied climates in Siberia.


Karelia Travel Guide - Russia's Most Inspiring Region

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 23rd Mar 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! With the help of this Karelia Travel Guide, you won’t have to travel as far as Siberia to be surrounded by the authentic taiga. One night by train and you will find yourself in a land of white nights, boundless forests and crystal-clear lakes.


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

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 23rd Mar 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.


Kazan Travel Guide - Perfect Your Travel Itinerary

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Rachael Brown | Last updated on 23rd Mar 2020
Kazan Travel Guide Russia

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.


Russia Destination Guide - Plan A Perfect Russia Trip

Russia Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by Michael Schneider | Last updated on 23rd Mar 2020
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Thinking of travelling to Russia but undecided on what to see adn what regions to visit? 

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

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