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Dear Traveller,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Autumn’s on the way out, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are getting colder. Our thoughts are firmly on the festive season and we take great joy in wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. And what better distraction can there be from the onset of winter than to book a holiday? We offer a range of destinations and activities throughout Russia, so whatever your interests, there’s a trip that’s just right for you.
Russia’s top cities look incredible under a carpet of snow. Stroll alongside St Petersburg’s canals, passing historic mansions and elegant palaces. Visit the Hermitage to admire its world-class art, or take a trip out to Peterhof to see Peter the Great’s very successful attempt to bring the Palace of Versailles to his homeland. Moscow is also at its best this time of year. Stand in front of the iconic onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, tour the Kremlin, see where Lenin’s embalmed body finished up and shop in GUM, the country’s most famous department store. We’re now including the Marriott Courtyard hotel in all our 4* packages to Moscow, conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from the Kremlin.
Getting out into the Russian countryside is thrilling during the winter, with plenty of ways to have some fun. You might even encounter some reindeer! Make the most of the snow with a ride on a snowmobile safari to Kizhi Island, an open air museum known for its eclectic, UNESCO-listed ensemble of wooden buildings. Perhaps instead, you’d prefer to journey along the frozen lakes and icy ground of the taiga in a dog sled? Mushing isn’t as hard as it looks and with a bit of instruction, you’ll be sliding along in no time. Complete your winter adventure as you come in from the cold and warm up in a banya. The steam and heat of these traditional Russian saunas makes this a memorable experience for travellers.
As we wrap up 2019, our thoughts focus on the year ahead. 2020 looks set to be an exciting year for us. St Petersburg’s new e-visa scheme makes life a lot more straightforward for qualifying passport holders. If your nationality isn’t eligible for the scheme, remember you can always book a shorter 72 hour trip to St Petersburg by ferry or cruise ship with no need for a visa at all. If you’re planning a big trip, then a Trans Siberian rail adventure might be just the ticket, or perhaps one of our fantastic adventure holidays such as our cross country skiing packages in the far north of the country? For something completely different, why not talk to us about a river cruise. See the Volga from your comfortable cabin on the 5* Mustai Karim, or follow the Yenisei River to explore off the beaten track Russia.
And finally, despite what our name might imply, we don’t just go to Russia! With an ever- expanding range of trips to the beautiful Caucasus region, you could be exploring Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the company of our knowledgeable, friendly guides. Tourism in these countries is only just taking off, so why not be a trailblazer and explore them ahead of the crowd? Breathtaking scenery, a long history, excellent food and a typically warm Caucasus welcome make this a trip you won’t want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled for our announcement on our latest venture. We’re still working on some captivating Turkey itineraries, but when they’re ready we’ll make sure you’ll be the first to know about it.
Celebrate New Year 2020 in Russia!
It is not too late to book our citybreak tour to St. Petersburg and Moscow departing 26 December 2019.
This eight-day holiday is a very special trip offering you the chance to join the Russians for their unrivalled New Year celebrations. Combining elegant, romantic St Petersburg with modern, vibrant Moscow, you’ll enjoy the festive spirit in two of the cities. This unforgettable tour, taken against a charming backdrop of snowy winter cityscapes, includes a full sightseeing programme and some specially selected seasonal activities such as a magical trip to the ballet and a troika ride. £1.545 per person incl. flights & visa. And there is still time to arrange your Russian visa. Read more

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Best of Moscow & St. Petersburg Guided Tour (CB-17)
This is our most popular tour and deservedly so. Combining Russia's two greatest cities, you'll experience the best this country can offer. Offering a full sightseeing programme, this eight day tour encompasses Russia's cultural treasures, iconic archite...
From £945 8 days
Winter St. Petersburg, Kizhi Island and Karelian Village Discovery Tour (KL-10)
You will start this exciting 7-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 areas covered in snowy fore...
From £1,095 7 days

Best of Trans-Mongolian: Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Mongolia - Beijing (TS-11)
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, obser...
From £2,495 17 days
Discover Russia and Mongolia: from Moscow to Vladivostok via Mongolia (TS-28)
This trip’s perfect if you wish to follow the classic Trans-Siberian route to Vladivostok but just can’t bear to miss Mongolia’s spectacular landscapes. Travel across Russia exploring its history and rich cultural heritage bef...
From £1,995 18 days

Cruise - Along The Volga: Moscow - Astrakhan 14 Days (CR-32)
This fourteen day cruise along the Volga, Russia's longest river, and the Don, is the perfect way to explore a Russia off the beaten track. Leaving Moscow, we'll sail through beautiful landscapes and alight to explore myriad...
From £2,045 14 days
Yenisei River Cruise: Krasnoyarsk to Dudinka - 11 Days (CR-60)
This fascinating 11-day cruise takes you along the Yenisei River to explore some of Siberia’s most rewarding natural and cultural heritage. Your comfortable ship travels between the cities of Krasnoyarsk and Dudinka. You’ll stop off along the way at rem...
From £6,195 11 days

Discover Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan - 16 days (CT-02)
These three Caucasus nations couldn’t be more different, but they share a common desire to show guests warm hospitality which makes them a wonderful choice for a holiday. This 16 day tour will show you the highlights of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. You’ll enjoy vis...
From £2,495 16 days
Best of Armenia and Georgia - 12 days (CT-05)
This 12 day tour combines the best of Armenia and Georgia, two very different but equally rewarding countries. In both, you’ll discover centuries-old monasteries in breathtaking locations, fascinating museums, characterful cities and of course a landscape that’s as beaut...
From £1,945 12 days


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