A leading inbound travel agency for Russia
World travel awards winner
Discover the unknown with the true experts
View this in a browser
+44 (0) 20 33 55 77 17
  City-breaks Transsiberian Russian cruises Adventure tours School trips  
Dear Traveller,
Season's Greetings from the Go Russia team
How quickly the time passes! We'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As a special present, we are happy to announce Christmas and New Year Sale on all our tours offering a fantastic £200 discount per person if booked before 31 December 2015. Do not miss your chance!
How to claim: simply enter the code NEWSDEC15 in the online booking form or quote it when speaking to your travel consultant.
Can you guess what our favourite Russian holiday is?
Of course, it has to be New Year. We love it so much we celebrate it not once, but twice!

Officially, like everyone else, we celebrate on January 1st but when the mid-month doom and gloom sets in, we dust off our party outfits one more time to mark Old New Year on January 13th. You see, that's the advantage of using two calendars: the Georgian calendar which has been in use only since 1918 and the Julian calendar which was adopted by Tsar Peter the Great in 1700 and continues to be used by the Russian Orthodox Church to this day.

If you manage to visit Russia at this time of year, you'll be surprised to find that many of our traditions have a lot in common with those in the West. We too look forward to unwrapping the presents our friends and family have placed under the tree; we just have to wait a week longer. We might not have Father Christmas, but we do have Grandfather Frost, and he does an equally impressive job, aided by the beautiful Snegurocka. She's his daughter, and with her long blonde plaits and blue or white fur coat, as sidekicks go, she's an awful lot prettier than your standard elf.
The Russian New Year parties are an excuse to let your hair down, so sling on the fancy dress or at least a mask, and join us. There'll be plenty of food, the alcohol will flow freely and as the Kremlin's chiming clock strikes midnight, we'll lift our champagne glasses and propose our customary toast:
"С Новым Годом, с новым счастьем" To the New Year, to the new happiness!
Wishing you health and happiness the whole year through,
With festive wishes from the Go Russia Team
The latest from our blog
In case you haven't visited for a while, why not take a fresh look at our travel blog, which features articles and news about Russia: destinations, events, festivals, lifestyle, travel tips, and restaurant and theatre suggestions. Our amazing team of travel writers will keep you up to date with what's important, and don't forget, we'd love to hear from you too so we'll be posting reviews and stories from our customers who have visited Russia recently. Please see the latest stories below:
Ice-skating – the perfect activity if you’re in Moscow this winter
In recent years, pop-up ice rinks have been a feature of the festive season across the UK, from London’s Hampton Court Palace to the rink at the Princes Street Gardens in the shado...
See the Northern Lights in Russia this year
With strong showings over the last few winters, seeing the Northern Lights has been a feature of many bucket lists. Watching a curtain of green and purple light dance across the d...

Special Offers for Our Readers – Save up to £200 per Person
We are happy to announce Christmas Sale on all our tours. Book your Go Russia holiday before 31 December 2015 and get a fantastic £150 discount per person. Terms & conditions: new bookings only, subject to availability, booking request must be received by 23:59 on 31 December 2015, offer valid for group tours only.
And as a special reward for those who read our newsletter we would like to offer you an exclusive discount code (available to our newsletter subscribers only) which can be used until 31 December 2015 to claim additional discount of £50 on any group or tailor-made tour booking.
How to claim: simply enter the code NEWSDEC15 in the online booking form or quote it when speaking to your travel consultant and you will be automatically offered a discount of £200 per person.

Dog Sledding and Ice-Fishing in the Russian North
Have you ever dreamed of an adventure holiday in the Russian North in the winter? Enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of a journey along the frozen lakes and snowy taiga...
From £1,095 8 days
Discover Winter in St. Petersburg and Karelia
You will start this exciting 5-day tour from the beautiful "Venice of the North", St. Petersburg and then continue to the Russian North to enjoy thousands of frozen rivers and lakes and vast...
From £795 7 days

Best of Moscow & St. Petersburg Guided Tour
Make the most of your visit to Russia with our recently redesigned and already most popular tour; have a real taste of all the best this mysterious country can offer - exciting his...
From £955 8 days
Trans-Mongolian: Moscow — Beijing
On our "Best of Trans-Mongolian" tour, you will visit the important cities of the longest railway in the world from west to east. You will visit the three countries of Russia, Mongolia and China, observing...
From £2,095 17 days

Cruise - Along the Volga: Rostov - Volgograd - Nyzhny Novgorod - St. Petersburg
Join us on a 20-days Russian river cruise from Rostov via Moscow to St. Petersburg sailing along the picturesque Volga, the largest in Russia, to explore the country’s immense cultural riches and changing...
From £1,745 20 days
Cruise - Moscow - Golden Ring - St. Petersburg onboard MS Rostropovich 5*
Explore Moscow, Golden ring and St. Petersburg onboard one of the most luxurious ships on the Russian waterways that can be compared to a 5* hotel. It is a top of the range four deck vessel built in 1980 in Czechoslovakia, com...
From £2,145 8 days


  About Go Russia Contact Us View this in a browser Unsubscribe  
GO Russia, Boundary House, Boston Road, London W7 2QE, UK
tel.: +44 (0) 20 33 55 77 17
e-mail: info@justgorussia.co.uk