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Imperial Russia, classic Trans-Siberian journey

Written by 56th Parallel on 29th Nov 2017
Trans-Siberian Journey

On this classic 15-day Trans-Siberian journey, you will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendour and extravagance, diverse and united, unifying different people and religions. You may choose where to start your journey: with the glorious Moscow – the mighty capital of Russia or China. During the journey, we do the stops in Kazan — the capital of the ancient Tatar Khanate, the place which connected Christianity and Islam; Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude on the shores of Lake Baikal, and Mongolia — each destination conceals many secrets and discoveries.

 

 

 

Lower Volga river cruise

Written by 56th Parallel on 29th Nov 2017
Lower volga river cruise

An epic journey along Europe’s largest river. The majestic lower Volga river cruise traces the lifeline of Central Russia from the capital of Moscow into the historic heart of the Golden Ring cities. All the way to the east-meets-west city of Astrakhan, which is between the Caspian Sea and the Kazakhstan border. Along the way you’ll find serenity in the tranquillity and traditional lifestyles of the Russian countryside and the precious natural habitats of the Lower Volga. After a three day introduction to the attractions of Moscow, you’ll embark on an epic 3,000km journey east. Boarding on a comfortable modern cruise liner, immersing yourself in Russia’s extraordinary culture, arts, folklore, history, food and legendary celebration.

Golden Eagle, luxury Trans-Siberian express

Written by 56th Parallel on 5th Jun 2016

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. READ MORE

Arctic rail explorer - quest for northern lights

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Jun 2016
Northern Lights train 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 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

Rail cruising is a fantastic way to absorb the rich culture of the Naadam Festival and cinematic landscape of the country. Our exclusive 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

On this mesmerising and romantic River Cruise Moscow to St Petersburg, 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, the cruise finishes is 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
Moscow tour Russia

Travellers of our Classic Moscow tour 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
Moscow St Petersburg

Your tour of Russia’s capitals (Moscow St Petersburg) begins in Moscow, a mega metropolis, a blend of Imperial decadence, Soviet austerity and vibrant contemporary energy is sure to entertain and enthral. 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. 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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