Enjoy this winter in one of the most famous winter wonderland's in the world; Russia. See the majestic St. Petersburg in all it's winter glory, then travel to the vibrant capital Moscow; the city worth seeing any time 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 and Veliky Novgorod will dazzle you with their stunning architecture & heritage as you rub shoulders with the locals, all under the guidance of our expert local tour guides.
Want some adventure this winter? Take the train all the way from Beijing to Moscow when you book onto our Trans-Mongolian Winter Express tour! On this fabulous 15-day train journey you will travel from Beijing to Moscow - and everywhere in between! Train travel can be by far the most enjoyable mode of transport when it comes to travelling. So..let the train take the strain as you watch the vast Russian wildernesses drift past the window, whilst stopping to explore Beijing, Ulan Bataar, Lake Baikal, Kazan & the Russian capital. Book onto this once-in-a-lifetime journey now. This is hop on/hop off train tour.
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: Chistmas in China, New Year at Lake Baikal and Russian Christmas in Kazan! Epic and world-famous, the Trans Mongolian railway holiday is the ultimate adventure. Check out other train tours here At the same time, it is secure and reliable way to discover 2 continents and 3 amazing countries at once. Hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.
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 ring in the world. Winter is the right time to feel the power of world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, time when it's unrivaled beauty is most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.
Winter is a very special time to Russia and its people. 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. You will experience the winter in both of the Snow Empire’s two capitals, the magnificent Imperial City of St. Petersburg and vibrant Moscow, you will travel back in times to Russia's oldest town of Veliky Novgorod, and explore all the highlighst of the famous Golden Ring towns!
Enjoy the winter in one of the most famous winter wonderland's in the world; Russia. First, hunt for Northern Lights in the remore national park of the Russian North. Then, see the majestic St. Petersburg in all it's winter glory & travel to the vibrant capital 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. Book now for a White Christmas & Winter you will never forget! Moscow, St Petersburg and ancient town of Veliky Novgorod will dazzle you with their stunning architecture & heritage as you rub shoulders with the locals, all under the guidance of our expert local tour guides.
Amongst many wonders in nature, there is one which truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colors, the mightiness, severe yet fragile beauty of the North where it can only 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 please talk to your Discovery Russia Travel Expert now - click CHAT ONLINE on the left, there is an agent eager to share travel ideas!
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.
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!
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.