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Lake Baikal Photography Expedition

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Nov 2016
Lake Baikal Photography Expedition, Lake Baikal photo tour

Lake Baikal Photography Expedition has the well-deserved honour of highlighting Siberia’s most famous frozen landscapes. Summer sees the bulk of tourist activity in the area, but it’s in winter that the most devoted photographers make the pilgrimage, hoping to capture once-in-a-lifetime images of the natural world at its most powerful and surreal. 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

The Kingdom of Brown Bears

Written by Anna Schneider on 8th Dec 2015
Kamchatka brown bears, discover Kamchatka, Kamchatka wildlife tour

The two most potent symbols of Kamchatka’s untamed nature and grandeur, the Kamchatka brown bears and towering volcanoes, are the subjects of this eye-opening adventure into the Far Eastern frontier. This Kamchatka wildlife tour will get you closer than you ever imagined to the wild inhabitants of the peninsula. 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.

Legend of Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel on 12th Nov 2014
Legend of Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal Summer Tour

The Legend of Lake Baikal summer tour will introduce you to the glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal, rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. Its clear-as-a-mirror waters are a reflection of Siberia’s wildness, its vastness and its beauty. Just in one week, you will see the best sights of the legendary Baikal, which is famous not only for its startling depth but also for its unique flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes and its special ambience which you feel straight away once you arrive at Olkhon. You will visit Lake Baikal’s beautiful iconic places, such as Irkutsk and Listvyanka village, Olkhon and Ogoy Islands, will and enjoy the cruise to Tankhoi village, located on the Eastern shore of Lake Baikal.

Lake Baikal Ice Adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 11th Nov 2014
Lake baikal ice adventure

Lake Baikal ice adventure takes place in March (Springtime) when the temperature gets above zero, but the ice is still solid and crystal clear. During your trip, you will get to experience closeness to Siberia and its wilderness that you have never felt before. You will feel the beautiful isolation of nature during this handcrafted tour. We sure you’ll be amazed by the frozen beauty of Baikal. We speed things up as you will get to experience dog sledding, snowmobiles, ice skating, hovercraft rides and many more activities; including the most unique experiences — ice rafting and swimming in the ice hole after a steamy Russian Sauna! Try local cuisine: Siberian sashimi and fish skewers on a picnic, organised in the middle of the frozen lake.

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.

Yakutia: The Pole of Cold Festival

Written by 56th Parallel on 1st May 2013
Yakutia, visit Oymyakon Pole of Cold tour

The “Pole of Cold” is a place where the coldest temperatures on Earth have ever been recorded. In the northern hemisphere, the honour goes to a remote Siberian township known as Oymyakon, widely regarded as the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet. When you travel to Oymyakon on this tour with us, it will be about much more than just experiencing one of the most unique cultural festivals on Earth. It’s about immersing yourself in a completely different reality, a place where people rely on time-tested traditions to live in a place that challenges the very limits of human endurance. 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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