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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.

Trans-Siberian Railway - Facts You Must Know Before You Go

Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 9th May 2019
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

Travel Tips & Essential Advice | 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

Travel Tips & Essential Advice | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 27th Apr 2019
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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