56th Parallel is a specialist travel company, focused entirely on one destination, Russia. We provide a range of ways to experience Russia and it’s many regions. Our small group tours and private journeys seamlessly combine the best features each destination we visit in Russia has to offer. If you are seeking a life enriching travel experience, welcome home.
Be a part of the ancient nomadic culture of the Siberian Arctic on this immersive experience, participating in massive reindeer migration and staying in the winter camps of Nenets – nomad people of Yamal. Our tour starts in Moscow, from where we take a flight to Salekhard and will drive to the village of Yar Sale, where we meet our hosts.View tour
This in-depth tour is a fun and fascinating discovery of the legacy of Imperialist Russia, just in one week. A showcase for the wealth and tastes of the Emperors of Russia from Peter the Great onwards, this tour will guide you through iconic estates, sumptuous palaces, extensive landscape gardens, and a treasuries of art and history.View tour
Explore main sights of mighty Moscow and cultural capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. Head to Karelia, where we’ll stop to admire the Ruskeala Mountain Park and historic Kizhi Island. Discover the customs of the indigenous Saami in Kola Peninsula and observe Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky.View tour
Stay on Kola Peninsula and hunt for Northern Lights. Our journey begins in Moscow, where you’ll have the opportunity to tour some of the capital’s most important sites. The next few days we’ll spend in the small town of Monchegorsk in the southern Kola Peninsula, where we will visit Saami settlements and learn about their semi-nomadic way of life that has survived for thousands of years.View tour
Stay for 3 days on the shores of the iconic Kurilskoye Lake and take part in bear viewing, as the bears gorge themselves during the annual salmon run. After Kurilskoye Lake, spot marine life on pristine Avacha Bay, and get a glimpse into the thrilling world of volcanologists on the plateau of Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanoes.View tour
Hike up some of Kamchatka’s active volcanoes for thrilling shots of steaming vents and smoking craters, and breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped mountain peaks. Visit native Koryak people and embark on a day cruise to enjoy rich marine wildlife: killer whales and sea lions.View tour
Take part in some of the best bear viewing on the peninsula, stay in the camp on a slope of active volcano Tolbachik and explore its lava fields. Immerse yourself in the semi-nomads culture, visit the reindeer herders camp and the village of Esso. Spot marine life on pristine Avachinskaya Bay and opt to take an awe-inspiring helicopter flight to visit the famous Valley of Geysers.View tour
Feel as though you have stepped into a fantasy novel as you experience a magical adventure, one that you will never forget. You'll explore the frozen beauty of Olkhon Island by crossing the lake by ice roads, and experience real Siberian fun - dog sledging, snowmobiling and a "banya".View tour
If you’ve ever dreamed of capturing the explosive drama and raw beauty of Kamchatka’s volcanic landscapes on camera, this is the tour for you. We will stay for 3 days on Kuril Lake for brown bears photography, afterwards we hike up the mighty Mutnovsky volcano and its ice caves.View tour
Join us and experience 'The Big Event' in the Mongolian calendar. Soak up the exciting atmosphere of the Naadam Festival from the opening ceremony to the 20km horse race. An opportunity very few people get to see up close.View tour
Stay for 8 days on the famous Olkhon Island in Lake Baikal. Walk on the glass-clear ice and catch the perfect shots of this amazing frozen beauty! We will spend plenty of time on the ice, crossing the lake in vehicles and stopping at various spots such as ice grottos, huge ice blocks and beautiful ice mounds.View tour
Experience the adventures Lake Baikal has to offer just in 10 days. Immerse yourself in a wild beauty of the deepest and oldest lake on Earth and its surroundings. Visit Olkhon island, Listvyanka, Arshan village with its hot springs and enjoy the tranquility of the greatest lake on Earth.View tour
We understand sometimes our set departure dates do not align with your ability to travel at that time, or you just want to travel bespoke. We got you covered.
Go custom — gives you the choice & flexibility of creating your own bespoke itinerary, using our tours for inspiration.Go custom