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Glorious capitals of Russia and Golden Ring

Written by 56th Parallel on 26th May 2018

This 11-day tour provides an endlessly fascinating exploration of the places that shaped Russia’s history – from the reign of the extravagant Tsars, to the iron grip of the Soviet era, to the innovative people and projects ushering in a new era of cultural and artistic expression.

We begin in the faced-past mega-city of Moscow, taking in its most famous attractions and uncovering the ongoing revolutionary spirit that makes Moscow one of the world’s most exciting urban destinations. READ MORE

Golden Ring - Reflections of Russian Heritage

Written by Anna Schneider on 16th Nov 2017
Golden Ring Russia

Often called the ancient heart of Russia, the enchanting Golden Ring of old fortified cities is where time has seemingly stood still for centuries. This Golden Ring Russia tour will unfold the history of the region and send you time travelling. Admire Russian ancient wooden houses, UNESCO-listed monasteries and onion-domed cathedrals on a tour of eight Golden Ring towns: Vladimir, Suzdal, Plyos, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov-Veliky, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky and Sergiev Posad.

Golden Ring at a Glance

Written by Anna Schneider on 16th Nov 2017
Golden Ring tour

Golden Ring is the name for a popular tourist route with a network of ancient towns north-east of Moscow. This Golden Ring tour will take you on a quest for unique architectural constructions dating back to the 12-17th centuries. During this short detour from Moscow, you will discover the age-old allure of Russia. Travel from the capital to the countryside, where golden spires and the onion-shaped domes of colourful monasteries dot the horizon. Explore the historic and enchanting towns of Suzdal, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad and learn more about Russian history, culture and traditions.

Reindeer Migration with the Nenets in Yamal

Written by 56th Parallel on 8th Aug 2017
Reindeer herders migration Nenets Yamal Arctic Russia

As the world gets smaller, there’s a desire to go further – and there are few places as enchantingly far away as Yamal. This tour transports you deep into Siberia’s isolated Arctic region. ‘Yamal’ means ‘edge of the world’ in the language of the indigenous Nenets. The Nenets of Yamal carve out a unique way of life, seemingly at the limits of human tolerance. Yamal Peninsula was considered so inhospitable that Stalin built his prison camps here. Yet a strikingly colourful, rich and resilient culture has been preserved and relatively unchanged here for some 2,000 years. READ MORE

Arctic Rail Explorer - Quest for Northern Lights

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Jun 2016
Northern Lights train tour, northern lights Russia tour

This compelling 12-day Northern Lights Train Tour offers a unique contrast between two of Russia’s most majestic cities and the remote, yet charming communities deep within the Russian and Norwegian Arctic Circle. Commencing in St. Petersburg, we visit some of the city’s most prominent historical and cultural sites on this railway journey before embarking on this remarkable arctic adventure onboard the Golden Eagle.  READ MORE

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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