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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, immerse yourself in Russia’s extraordinary culture, arts, folklore, history, food and legendary celebration.

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.

Kamchatka Discovery

Written by 56th Parallel on 20th Feb 2014
Valley of the geysers Kamchatka, Kamchatka discovery

When you travel to Kamchatka, there will be no corner of its peninsula lacking in incredibly vast views and unique forms of Russian Far East flora and fauna. Whether you’re seeing the vast peninsula from the seat of a helicopter, the lookout point of one of Kamchatka’s many volcano trails, or from the hot spring waters of Paratunka, Kamchatka is undeniably breathtaking. READ MORE

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

Fly Fishing in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 2nd May 2013
Fishing in Kamchatka, Kamchatka fishing tour, Kamchatka fly fishing trip

Fishing in Kamchatka takes you to a breathtakingly beautiful, clear flowing 235km long river that flows off the slopes of the immense Ichinsky Volcano in western Kamchatka, winding its way through pristine alpine forest before emptying into the Sea of Okhotsk. Plunging to 100m in its deepest parts and swirling with swift, rocky rapids, the Icha River is the perfect environment for many of the world’s most prized freshwater game fish. Spawning fish flock here in countless numbers in the summer – chinook, steelhead, sockeye, pink salmon, silver salmon, chum, rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout. 

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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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