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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 Travel Guide - Russia Travel Destinations, Highlights & Travel Tips

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 17th Oct 2018
Russia travel guide

Thinking of travelling to Russia but undecided on exactly where 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. READ MORE

Top 13 Must-See Stops Along the Trans Siberian Railway

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 19th Sep 2018
Trans Siberian Stops, trans siberian tours, golden eagle, lake baikal

It is safe to say that a journey along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway would be a dream come true for many travellers. Known as the world’s longest single railway journey, a trip on the Trans-Siberian would take you across 10 different time zones in Russia over the span of one week. Starting from the glamorous city of Moscow and ending at Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, the train passes through quaint rural villages, towering mountains and ancient Siberian forests. There are many Trans Siberian stops that can be made en route, each capturing a different aspect of the mysterious Russian soul. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve put together a list of our travellers’ top 13 favourite stopover destinations along the Trans-Siberian Railway. READ MORE

The Ultimate Trans Siberian Railway Travelers Guide

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 19th Sep 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. READ MORE

How to apply for a Russian visa in 3 easy steps

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
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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 23rd Aug 2018
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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 17th Aug 2018
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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 27th Aug 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

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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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