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Golden Eagle, Luxury Trans-Siberian Express

Written by 56th Parallel on 5th Jun 2016
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Moscow to Vladivostok tour, Trans-siberian railway, Trans-siberian express

Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Opened in stages between 1891 and 1916, this extraordinary engineering achievement is a vital link for all the communities that live in close proximity to the line – and to travel along this route is by far the best way to experience the vastness and grandeur of Russia’s rarely visited interior.

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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

Naadam Festival - Trans-Mongolian Express

Written by 56th Parallel on 3rd Jun 2016
Naadam Festival, discover Mongolia, Trans-Mongolian Express railway

Rail cruising is a fantastic way to absorb the rich culture of the Naadam Festival and cinematic landscape of the country. Our exclusive Trans-Mongolian Express rail journey through Russia and Central Asia combines first-class customer service with a romantic exploration of the world’s most remarkable sites and a room with a view that constantly changes; offering a unique and memorable exploration of the places we visit. READ MORE

Volga River Cruise

Written by 56th Parallel on 9th Mar 2015
Russia river cruise Volga Dream, Moscow to St Petersburg river cruise

On this mesmerising and romantic Moscow to St Petersburg River Cruise, you’ll take in the sights, sounds and history of Russia’s heartland from the comfort of a modern cruise vessel. Heading north after a two-day tour of the must-see sites of Moscow, you’ll experience the contrast between life in a heaving megacity and the languid pace of the gorgeous Russian countryside. Traversing the Volga with port calls in the timeless townships of Russia’s ancient Golden Ring, our Moscow river cruise finishes in the glittering far northern metropolis of St Petersburg, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Classic Moscow

Written by 56th Parallel on 2nd Jul 2013
visit Moscow tour Russia

Travellers that visit Moscow often find the city tantalisingly overwhelming. After all, this 860-year-old metropolis is the largest in Europe, its sheer size, sprawling history and its dynamic cultural and political life are a lot for the visitor to take in. The Classic Moscow tour is a captivating journey through art, architecture, history and contemporary culture – all the things that combine to make Moscow one of the world’s greatest cities. READ MORE

Moscow & St Petersburg In Style

Written by 56th Parallel on 12th Jun 2013
guided tour to Moscow St Petersburg, Russia tours

Your private guided tour to Moscow St Petersburg (Russia’s two most iconic capitals) begins in Moscow, a mega-metropolis, a blend of Imperial decadence, Soviet austerity and vibrant contemporary energy is sure to entertain and enthrall. Marvel at the iconic Red Square, the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral and stroll along famous Arbat Street. Experience the Soviet iconic landmarks: Moscow Metropolitan and Moscow State University. Then, take a fast train to Saint Petersburg, the city built by Peter the Great and the capital of the Russian Empire for over 200 years. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, its unique history is reflected in its splendid 18th and 19th-century avenues, palaces, and parks. Take in the city’s architectural highlights, discover its classical riches and its lively contemporary art scene.

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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