Russia Trip Planner

Thinking of Russia as your next holiday destination? Maybe you’ve already chosen one of our amazing guided tours of Russia, or the allure of travel to Russia has only just piqued your interest. Whatever stage you’re at in your travel planning journey, this Russia trip planner page will provide you with a plethora of free resources below to prepare for the perfect holiday in Russia.

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When you make an enquiry or book a tour with us, rest assured - all your questions will be answered, and every detail is taken care of to ensure your Russian getaway goes as smoothly as possible.

Still, it always pays to do as much research on travel in Russia as you can ahead of time. The better you are informed on what Russian travel is like, the more enjoyable your Russia vacation will be. Our aim is to guide you through every stage of the trip planning process and get you more excited to embark on the ultimate Russian travel experience!

What you will find in the Russia trip planner page


Can’t decide where in Russia you’d most love to visit? Our guides are packed with detailed information for travellers on all the destinations we visit on our guided small group tours of Russia. Find out when and where to go, how to get there, things to see and do, and unique regional activities (like dining, nightlife and immersive experiences with Russia’s ethnic cultures). You’ll also learn what to expect in terms of weather, transport and accommodation.

Whether it’s art and history that tantalise your travel tastes, stunning natural scenery and wildlife, action-packed winter sports, thrilling adventures or remote expeditions to little-known lands, our downloadable travel guides will let you know where in Russia you need to be.


Make sure you get maximum enjoyment out of your vacation in Russia by arming yourself with our tips for first-time travellers to Russia. Know exactly when and what you’ll need to prepare before your departure, from applying for a Russian Visa through to what to pack, how to get there and how to stay safe. As advocates of responsible travel, we’ve also created a list of essential “do’s and don’ts” while travelling in Russia to help you understand the local etiquette, culture and customs during your tour in Russia.


Close to locking in your travel plans to Russia or already booked to go? Don’t leave home without travel insurance! We’ve partnered with World Nomads to make getting the right travel insurance coverage for you a breeze. Get an instant quote on travel insurance for Russia and discover the benefits of covering your trip with World Nomads.


Imagine a customised Russia tour tailored to your interests, travelling at your own pace, with your own private group (solo travellers welcome!). If you’re looking for something a little different from our fixed itinerary Russia tours, use our Custom Trip Planner to send us your ideas and must-haves, and we’ll be in touch to help design your dream Russian tour itinerary.

FAQs - for when you are planning a holiday in Russia

Find the most up-to-date answers to the most common questions about travel to Russia in general, and travelling to Russia with 56th Parallel. If you’re considering a trip to Russia with us, our FAQ will answer all the who’s, when’s, whys and how’s of touring Russia with the team at 56th Parallel.

If you have any urgent questions or enquiries, please give us a call +61 412 587 785