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Things to do in Russia

Being the largest in the world, Russia is a country of contrast and diversity, that allures travelers with its unique national coloring and peculiar traditions. If you plan your trip to this beautiful and yet enigmatic country, here’s a list of things to do in Russia, without which your Russian vacation will be incomplete.

Moscow to Vladivostok Rail Adventure in Small Group

Our rep Vera has recently returned from an inspiring Trans-Siberian adventure, during which she traveled together with a small group of travelers from the capital of Russia, Moscow, all the way to Vladivostok. In this post, we take you behind the scenes of our hit Trans-Siberian small group tour program. Vera filmed every step of the journey so you can get an insight of the highlights and unique experiences making up the program.

What you didn't know about Siberia

Occupying Northern Asia and stretching for an area of more than 5 million square miles, Siberia Russia is among the least discovered corners of planet Earth, boasting gorgeous nature and unique towns. Besides its vast size, those who travel Siberia are always impressed with its endless hiking opportunities and dozens of landmarks that are worthy to discover. We have put together some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Siberia.

Travel to Russia during FIFA World Cup?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 has gathered its momentum, and we are here to talk about it. More so, to reflect on how the global football event affects the organization of our tours to Russia and travelers' experience. Don't worry. There are bright sides to it. So, let's not wait any longer and firstly look at the festive bright part of the event and on its not-so-shiny side.

Russia Day Origins

Did you know that Russia is one of the record-holder countries for the number of national holidays per year? In the past few years, June 12th has become an occasion for national pride as Russians commemorate Russia Day from Moscow to Siberia to the final destination of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok. But what are the roots of this remarkable holiday and what exactly do people celebrate?

Trans-Siberian Train: Expectation vs Reality

Depending on where you are coming from as well as on your overall travel experience, the expectations of train travel can vary drastically. Most of us have never spent more than a few hours on a train hence can only imagine what it is like to be onboard for a day or two, or seven! However, those who venture off and take the legendary Trans-Siberian route, usually expect one of the two things: either a highly comfortable journey with a romantic touch, or an adventure requiring excellent survival skills. So which of these corresponds to the reality? Let's find out!

Top 7 Russian Palaces

There’s not need to mention, that Russia has rich history and poses enormous treasures which makes discovering the country quite an enthralling process. But if you want to immerse into the epoch of pompous court receptions and to witness the grandeur of Imperial Russia during your tour to Russia, here’s a list of Top 7 Palaces that Russia is fiercely proud of.

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