You’ll never forget a Russia tour - with a surface area of 17 million square meters, it is the biggest country in the world. So to make the most of it, you’ll need to allow plenty of time. A visit to Moscow will give you a good impression of the country and travelling in the mountainous eastern region of Siberia is a feast for the eyes. One thing is certain: a Russia tour is something different.
If you want to learn a lot about the country, travelling in a group tour led by a genuine Russia expert is the way to go. You’ll discover a culture rich in special traditions. Naturally, any group itinerary will include a visit of the Russian capital Moscow with its impressive architecture. At the Red Square you’ll find the Kremlin, the historic city centre which contains a breath-taking collection of churches and palaces dating from the Middle Ages. This visit will be one of the many highlights of your travel in Russia.
Everywhere you go, you’ll find the influence of successive tsars, St. Basil cathedral being one impressive example. It was built on the orders of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and it is in the Old Russian style. According to legend, Ivan the Terrible had the architects’ eyes gorged out to prevent him building anything so perfect again. Apart from all the historical sights, Moscow also has a wealth of fashionable boutiques, cafés and fountains. And of course, there is Russian cuisine!
The Tran-Siberian Express tour is a lifelong dream for many and a proper adventure to befit any bucket list. Travel through Russia by train and arrive in Irkutsk, in central East Siberia. Here you can take a tour of the city where you will see the small traditional wooden houses alongside the buildings from the Soviet times. Irkutsk is also the gateway to the huge Lake Baikal. Go for a nice walk in the woods or take a boat trip where you may see a number of different mammals and birds on the nature rich lake.
Russia tours will capture the imagination with history and spectacular scenery and the Trans-Siberian train journey connecting European Russia with Siberia and beyond, will have a plethora of wow moments!