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Russia holidays

Russia holidays

See the highlights of Moscow and St Petersburg, from palaces to theatres, on your tailor-made Russia tour

Russia’s main cities feel broadly European, but its history tells a different story due to the singular political path the country forged in the 20th century, which lives on in the bold Stalinist buildings that pepper Moscow. Our specialists are skilled at crafting Russia tours that take in all the country’s paradoxes. They can help you delve into St Petersburg, advising you on which imperial palaces to visit, and how to avoid the crowds. In Moscow, they can indicate more unusual ways to experience the city (such as night river cruises), and they know where to find the best skyline views.

Then, leaving the urban behind, you discover a sleepier, more sedate Russia where the vagaries of politburos seem to have had little effect. Holidays to Russia can easily include trips to see the wooden churches of the Golden Ring, and the well-preserved half-medieval town of Suzdal.

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Suggested itineraries for Russia

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Russia could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Russia

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Russia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Russia at its best.

My travels in Russia, 2016

Russia specialist Nick travelled to Moscow, St Petersburg and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Golden Ring and has captured part of his journey on video.

Moskva River, Moscow
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Visiting Russia’s St Petersburg and Moscow in winter

Visiting Russia in the depths of winter? Absolutely, says Audley specialist John, and it can enhance your experience of the country. He also suggests what to see and do in Moscow and St Petersburg during the colder months.

St Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum
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Family holidays in Russia

A family holiday during Russia's winter with its snow-capped buildings and frozen rivers and lakes will enchant children of any age. At other times of the year there are wonderful galleries, museums, and cold-war history to explore.

Nicko Cruise - MS Simonov
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River cruises in Russia

Experience the real Russia on a relaxing river cruise on the mighty River Volga from St Petersburg to Moscow. There are plenty of fascinating stops along the way, including ancient churches, monasteries and villages.

Trans-Siberian Train, Moscow

Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

Travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, through Russia, Mongolia and China is one of the greatest and oldest train journeys on earth.

Nick outside the oldest kremlin in Russia in Novgorod
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Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Russia specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.