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Dear Traveller,
Why May’s the perfect time to visit Russia
While we would say that a visit to Russia is great at any time of year, we especially like May. The weather’s warming up nicely and there are lots of events on the Russian social calendar.
Russia commemorates Victory Day on May 9th. We remember those who paid the ultimate price defending their homeland from the attack by Nazi Germany. There’s a huge parade in Moscow, when Red Square is filled with tanks and military personnel. That evening there’s a thrilling firework display which lights up the night sky over the capital. If you’re planning to be in Russia in late spring, we’d definitely recommend making sure you time your visit to Moscow to coincide with this spectacle.
May also sees the fourth inauguration of President Vladimir Putin. Russia held presidential elections in March, with Putin receiving a resounding vote of confidence when 76% of the electorate backed him as their candidate of choice to lead the country. As tradition dictates, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 7th in the Hall of the Order of St Andrew of the Grand Kremlin Palace. Putin commences his six year term on that date and will take the presidential oath of office. The capital is likely to be busy during this historic moment.
Of course, business goes on as normal when it comes to Russia’s varied and interesting sightseeing. A visit to St Petersburg is the perfect complement to your time in Moscow. Its elegant streets and canals are a pleasure to stroll along on a warm spring day or mild evening. Sunset is getting later, meaning there’s plenty of time for sightseeing. Or perhaps take a trip on the Trans-Siberian. Mild, sunny spring days are ideal for a trip to Siberia before the heat of midsummer.
Whatever your plans, if you would like us to help make sure your trip runs smoothly, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
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We’re pleased to announce our most popular tours for 2017 season: city-breaks, Trans-Siberian trips, Russian river cruises, adventure holidays as well as visa-free tours to Russia. Please see below for more details.

UNESCO Heritage in Russia: Moscow – Novgorod – Kizhi - St. Petersburg (CB-30)
With 26 UNESCO heritage sites Russia it would take quite a long time to visit them all. However you could see even four of them in this ten day tour: Moscow with its Kremlin complex, medieval Novgorod the Great, St. Peter...
From £1,395 10 days
Discovery of the Russian North: St. Petersburg – Kizhi – Solovetksy Island – Gulag Camp (KL-07)
This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the best of Karelia - one of the most beautiful parts of Russia. You will see the unique Kizhi complex, listed on the Unesco’s World Heritage Lis...
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Explore Russia Visa-Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - 5 days (CB-29)
It’s possible to visit Russia without the need for a visa, and this tour is one such holiday. Arriving by ferry from Helsinki, you’ll be able to discover the beautiful city of St Petersburg. You’ll stay in a centrally located hotel at Nevsky...
From £495 5 days
Explore Russia Visa Free by Ferry from Helsinki: St. Petersburg - Moscow - 5 days (CB-28)
If you’re short on time and don’t wish to apply for a Russian visa, then this is the tour for you, a 72-hour trip taking in the highlights of Russia’s two largest cities. Our professional guides and driver...
From £695 5 days

Epic Trans-Mongolian: St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Mongolia - Beijing (TS-15)
As the name suggests, this tour following the route of the Trans-Mongolian railway truly is an epic adventure. Beginning in St.Petersburg and finishing in Beijing with stops in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Lake Baikal, Ul...
From £2,595 19 days
Epic Trans-Siberian: St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Vladivostok (TS-16)
Many tours claim to be epic, but spanning eight time zones and over 6000 miles, this one truly is! On this 16 day tour, we’ll travel from St Petersburg east to Vladivostok by way of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and Lak...
From £1,795 16 days


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