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WHITE CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA 2019/2020Tour Type: group or private Season: December - FebruaryCities: St Petersburg Moscow Duration: 8 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $1,242 USD per person

Enjoy the winter season in one of the most famous winter wonderlands in the world; Russia. See the majestic St Petersburg in all of its magnificent winter glory, then travel to the vibrant capital, Moscow; the city that’s worth seeing anytime of the year. During your 8-day adventure, you can have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs in the parks, toboggan down hills, and walk along the frozen banks of the River Neva. Book now for a Christmas you will never forget! Moscow & St Petersburg will dazzle you with their stunning architecture & heritage as well as the huge Christmas markets, all under the guidance of our expert local tour guides.

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CHRISTMAS SPECIALS: LE GRAND TRANS MONGOLIANTour Type: group or private Season: December - FebruaryCities: Beijing Mongolia Irkutsk Lake Baikal Ekaterinburg Kazan Moscow St Petersburg Duration: 22 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $5,590 USD per person

Train tour in winter? Yes, why not! Once you check out from your train at any city for a sightseeing tour, you overnight in a hotel and catch the next train in a day or two. This itinerary is set for those willing to dig deeper into local life and discover secret spots of great cultural and historical heritage. Christmas edition is a very special one. Epic and world-famous, the Trans Mongolian railway holiday is the ultimate adventure. At the same time, it is a secure and reliable way to discover 2 continents and 3 amazing countries at once. We customize tours on request.

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THE SNOW RUSSIAN EMPIRE, 2019/2020Tour Type: group or private Season: December - FebruaryDuration: 13 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $2,951 USD per person

Highlights of Russia: St Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod, Moscow and the iconic historical small satellite towns of the Golden Ring. All packed into one intense and exciting itinerary during the New Year Holidays. You will see a good part of the world's largest country covered with snow and ice - it feels like stepping into a famous Russian novel, and take part in exciting winter activities.

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THE BEST OF RUSSIA & THE NORTHERN LIGHTSTour Type: group or private Season: December - FebruaryCities: Kola Peninsula Murmansk Lovozero Moscow St Petersburg Duration: 12 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $3,332 USD per person

A great tour to make your Christmas truly magical. Firstly hunt for the Northern Lights in the remote national park of the great Russian North. Then, see the majestic St Petersburg in all of its spectacular winter glory plus also travel to the vibrant capital city of Moscow. During your 12 -day adventure, you can have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs in the parks, toboggan down hills, and walk along the frozen banks of the rivers and lakes. Real Russian White Christmas - an incredible journey awaits!

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TRANS MONGOLIAN: HARBIN ICE FESTIVAL & MASLENITSATour Type: Small group Season: January - FebruaryCities: Harbin Ulan-Ude Irkutsk Lake Baikal Krasnoyarsk Ekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Golden Ring Moscow St Petersburg Duration: 29 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $6,613 USD per person

One month-long tour will take you through Harbin, Ulan-Ude and key Russian cities in one unrepeatable journey. Visit the world-famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, travel across Russia and spend the Maslenitsa week exploring Moscow & St. Petersburg. Moreover, 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. We customize tours on request.

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TRANS MONGOLIAN EXPLORER: ULAANBAATAR TO ST. PETERSBURGTour Type: Small group Season: December - FebruaryCities: Mongolia Irkutsk Lake Baikal Ekaterinburg Kazan Moscow St Petersburg Duration: 20 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $4,541 USD per person

Open a world of unique local colourful cultures on the legendary Trans Mongolian itinerary with our Christmas Specials Tour from Ulaanbaatar to St. Petersburg. Enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides exploring the best cities and sites of Mongolia and Russia. Grab your chance to celeberate New Year in one of the largest megalopolises of Europe, magic Moscow. At the end of your incredible journey, you will explore the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg. We customize tours on request.

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MASLENITSA WEEK IN RUSSIATour Type: group or private Season: February - MarchCities: Moscow St. Petersburg Duration: 8 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $1,205 USD per person

Spend the week of your life exploring Moscow & St. Petersburg during one of the favourite Russian Holidays, Maslenitsa. Maslenitsa means farewell of long winter and start of long-awaited spring! It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent. During the tour, you will visit two capitals of Russia, explore the best sites and see what Russian Maslenitsa looks like. Signature tour to Moscow & St Petersburg, group or private, on your choice, will dazzle you with stunning architecture & heritage as you rub shoulders with the locals, all under the guidance of our expert local tour guides. We customize tours on request.

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CHRISTMAS SPECIALS: TRANS MONGOLIAN EXPRESSTour Type: Small group Season: December - FebruaryCities: Beijing Mongolia Irkutsk Lake Baikal Ekaterinburg Kazan Moscow Duration: 17 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $4,563 USD per person

One of the most fascinating and amazing winter itinerary, Christmas special tour: Trans Mongolian from Beijing to Moscow, will let you feel all charm of Russian winter and see Russia from inside. On the way, you will discover the most beautiful cities and places in Russia such as Yekaterinburg or Lake Baikal well-known for the whole world. Make the best Christmas gift and meet New Year in one of the largest megalopolises of Europe, magic Moscow. We customize tours on request.

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SIBERIAN WINTER & MASLENITSATour Type: Small group Season: December - MarchCities: Irkutsk St Petersburg Moscow Duration: 14 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $3,993 USD per person

Lake Baikal is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Open beauty of this miracle of nature in winter and enjoy unique views of the frozen Baikal. From February Lake Baikal becomes the largest ice-skating rink in the world. The second part of the tour allows you to study the two largest cities of Russia, mighty Moscow and magnificent St. Petersburg.

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AURORA BOREALIS / NORTHERN LIGHTSTour Type: group or private Season: October - FebruaryCities: Kola Peninsula Murmansk Lovozero Duration: 5 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $1,161 USD per person

Amongst many wonders in nature there is one that truly stands apart : The Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colours, the sheer scale, the mightiness, the severe yet fragile beauty of this sheer spectacle of the North only from where it can be observed. Nothing compares to it on Earth. The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia that gives you high chances to watch the Northern Lights in action.We customize tours on request.

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WINTER ICE OF LAKE BAIKALTour Type: Small group Season: February - MarchDuration: 7 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $2,267 USD per person

Winter is a fairy tale time for Lake Baikal. The ice of the frozen Lake Baikal is unique and absolutely see-through and when you are walking on it you can see a few metres down. From February Lake Baikal becomes the largest ice-skating rink in the world. Winter is the right time to feel the power of the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, a time when its unrivalled beauty is most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.

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YAKUTIA WINTER EXPLORER TOURTour Type: Small group Season: December - FebruaryCities: Yakutsk Batagaу Verkhoyansk Batagaу Khandyga Oymyakon Khandyga Yakutsk Duration: 12 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $3,387 USD per person

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!

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HELI SKIING, KAMCHATKATour Type: Small group Season: March - MayDuration: 8 daysGrade: DifficultSerious off piste experience is highly recommended. Every participant signs compulsory Letter of Indemnity. Comprehensive ski insurance with heli evacuation is a must.Rate: from $5,967 USD per person

In Kamchatka you can ski on a real, active volcano with guaranteed snow coverage! With an off-piste skiing area the size of Switzerland, over 15 000 sq kilometers, picturesque fjords of the ocean coast line, glaciers at volcano tops and energising hot springs, Kamchatka is a destination like no other. The experience will be incomparable, and the freedom is yours to discover pristine slopes covered with fresh snow, while you ski down the valley from a volcano top. And there are no lines or waiting time when we use a famous MI-8 helicopter!

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WRANGEL ISLAND: ACROSS THE TOP OF THE WORLDTour Type: Small group Season: All year roundCities: Nome Anadyr Cape Dezhnev Wrangel and Herald Islands Anadyr Duration: 15 daysGrade: ChallengingMind the daily trekking distances and carry-on bags. Previous trekking/hiking/camping experience is highly desirable. In case of medical emergency, evacuation options are limited by helicopters only.Rate: from $11,658 USD per person

This unique expedition crosses the Arctic Circle and includes the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands and a significant section of the wild North Eastern Siberian coastline. It is a journey only made possible in recent years by the thawing in the politics of the region and the retreat of summer pack ice in the Chukchi Sea. The very small distance between Russia and the USA along this border area was known as the Ice Curtain, behind which then and now lies one of the last great undiscovered wilderness areas in the world.

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RUSSIAN NORTH: LEGENDS OF POMORYETour Type: Small group Season: November - MarchDuration: 5 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $962 USD per person

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.

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KID FRIENDLY WINTER IN ST PETERSBURGTour Type: Private Season: December - FebruaryDuration: 8 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from $2,383 USD per person

Why travel with kids to splendid St Petersburg? Because it’s fun! And because Russia is all about winter! A city as rich in history, with its museums and activities, so beautiful that it’s called the Venice of the North—that’s a great place to be during our hot Aussie summer—including the whole family! This Signature tour was especially designed to allow families with kids to discover all the splendors of this imperial capital in a way that appeals to all ages. It combines both the world-famous highlights, and great attractions to keep your kids amused, parents and kids will be entertained—and not exhausted! Signature travel package to St Petersburg.

Both Fascinating and spectacular in equal measure, the Russian winter and Christmas tours are a great option for the discerning traveller looking for something truly unique. Have fun and get to explore the famous Russian winter. Travel to the Russia made world famous by the literature of Leo Tolstoy.
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