ESSENTIAL GOLDEN RINGTour Type:
Season: All year roundCities:
Rostov the Great
Duration: 3 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $1,018 USD per person
There is the best opportunity to explore Russian cultural landmarks and dive onto its unique history. A 3-day journey will open to you the most fascinating sights of Russian heart, the Golden Ring. It is a group of ancient towns preserving the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history.
Get an insight of Russia's unique UNESCO Sites, iconic cathedrals and landmarks of ancient towns such as Vladimir, Suzdal and Yaroslavl. Experience the real Russia!
This tour combines classic Baikal adventures and a trip deep into taiga, to hide away in a very remote and isolated manor, accessible only by a 4X4 or a helicopter. Russian bears inhabit the area in abundance and you will have a guaranteed and safe bear viewing in the wilderness.
GRAND RUSSIA UNESCO TOURTour Type:
group or private
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Duration: 13 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $2,824 USD per person
If heritage and local culture are what you seek when you travel, then look no further than our Russian World Heritage Site tour.
Explore the cultural landmarks of Moscow, Golden Ring, Kazan, St. Petersburg & Veliky Novgorod on this 13-day adventure into Russia's unique history. Visit the designated cultural sites from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, to Kazan's Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin, not to mention St Petersburg.
Get an insight of Russia's unique UNESCO Sites like the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, medieval monuments of Veliky Novgorod, iconic cathedrals and landmarks of ancient towns Vladimir, Suzdal and Kostroma. Experience the real Russia!
Our Signature tour: History and Art. A private collection of in-depth cultural experiences. Travel back in time to the real Russia, visit the oldest and most exciting sightseeing locations beyond and around Moscow: UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional wooden architecture, the Volga River, amazing ancient monasteries with centuries of history and drama behind them. What distinguishes the Golden Ring tour from so many others is our no-rush approach and careful selection of highlights. You’ll get so much more from each of the locations you visit with Discovery Russia.
During this extraordinary journey to very special, unique places you will get to know the beautiful, largest freshwater lake in the world, Baikal, and the mighty Altai Mountains, old Irkutsk town and scientific centre of Russia, Novosibirsk. You will ride by the famous Trans-Siberian train, you will see the Siberian countryside and you will definitely enjoy the hospitality of Siberian people!
There is a great tour to partake and see Russia in a new way. You will spend the first week of your fascinating journey celebrating ancient holiday - Maslenitsa - in St. Petersburg and Moscow, exploring all the highlights of these famous cities. Then, get ready to experience mesmerising Northern Lights viewing in the remote national park of the great Russian North. There you have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs, meet reindeers in tundra and even visit real anti-nuclear ice-breaker.
Remote, mysterious, grandiose, wild and extreme, Spitsbergen is a land forged by ice, wind and sea. Gigantic glaciers descend from the summits of majestic multi-colored mountains in the cold waters of austere Greenland sea, abundant with ice. Animals who do not know humans, inhabit this land and its numerous fjords: wild reindeer grazing in endless tundra, seals and walruses basking on the rocky shores and ice ﬂoes, curious polar fox keeping close to bird colonies, and the whole world is reigned by the polar bear, the king of the Arctic.
This trip gives an insight to Svalbard in winter: in only 5 days, you travel across the island and visit all stunning highlights of Spitzbergen nature, you learn about the famous explorers of the Arctic whose names are linked to Svalbard forever, and meet the locals, people of diﬀerent nationalities who chose to live here because they love the Arctic.
Real Winter. Real Russia. Visit Oymyakon, the coldest permanently inhabited locales on Earth, when Yakutsk itself is the coldest major city in the world. More records? Verkhoyansk town holds the Guinness world record for the greatest temperature range on Earth: 105 °C (189 °F). Indigenous cultures, homestay and once-in-a-lifetime experience of magic Russian Winter!
Although “Russian North” as a name is more about culture and history than geography, it also describes a huge area spreading from the Russia-Finland border in the east to the Ural Mountains in the west. The area's population is mostly of Russian-Finnish origin and now represents an ethnic group called “Pomory”; or, “the sea people”.
For centuries the Northern Seaway was the only path that connected ancient Russia with Europe. Once Russia established routes to the Baltic and Black seas, the importance of the Pomory region dwindled and with the passing of time, the entire area became the preserve of old and diminishing Russian cultures. The Soviet period added more drama to the history of the Pomory region, as many gulag prisons were located here.
The scenic cities along Russia’s grand Volga River have hosted some of the most significant events in the history of Russia. On this journey, you’ll cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, discover iconic onion-domed churches, and stroll through cultural gems. This cruise runs vice versa.
Volunteers arriving to the Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka Peninsula, are busy with numerous duties: ecology research, environment protection, general scientific research, and ecological education. Help the researchers to collect field data, participate in repairation and construction works, take photographs and shoot films about these protected territories, and so much more! Besides, you get to know how real Russia lives at its ultimate eastern frontier.