Take an epic railroad journey and pause at Yekaterinburg, where the Romanovs met their end, before heading into Siberia with its endless steppe and taiga. Stop off at Trans - Siberian towns or head into the wilderness to stay in yurts and encounter shamans and throat singers.
For Russian holidays with a difference, consider visiting the enclave of Kaliningrad, squeezed between Poland and Lithuania, or for those with an interest in Soviet history, visit Stalingrad or one of the other Soviet Hero Cities which played their part in Russia’s WWII defence.
Moscow and St Petersburg are always the top two destinations to visit when on Russian holidays but be adventurous and include one or two other places be it either Volgograd, Ekaterinburg or even Novgorod. Top of our list are the Solovetsky Islands and perhaps venturing north to Murmansk, the largest city within the Arctic Circle.
This important port on the shores of Kola Bay is warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream and is free of ice throughout the year. It was built with British assistance during World War I and the Northern Lights can be seen here during winter months.
It's been over 34 years since we took our first group to Russia, and over the years we have seen the country change but still keep it's unique feel and identity.
Our Russian holidays specialists have visited Russia year after year, and have first hand knowledge of the country that they will share with you.
We will recommend hotels to suit any budget, arrange tours, guides and advise you on the must see sights.