Thirty years on from our first tour to Russia, it never fails to enthral. From the grandiose cities of Moscow and St Petersburg to the wilds of Siberia, Russian holidays continue to surprise and enchant.
Moscow and St Petersburg are always the top two destinations to visit when on holiday to Russia 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.
Pause at Ekaterinburg, the burial place of the Romanovs, before heading into Siberia with its endless steppe and taiga. Stop off at towns on the Trans-Siberian rail route or head into the wilderness to stay in yurts and encounter shamans and throat singers. Experience the dramatic beauty of Kamchatka with its active volcanoes, raft along rivers, spot bears and relax in hot springs.
Whilst on your Russian holiday, we recommend visting the enclave of Kaliningrad, squeezed between Poland and Lithuania, take in the hero city of Volgograd, relax on the Russian Riviera at Sochi and join the locals in a steam bath.
Regent Holidays can arrange group tours, tailor-made itineraries, Russian river cruises and city breaks. Contact one of our Travel Specialists today to discuss your Russia holiday plans.