Embarrassment of riches
heart of the country
The cultural and historical potential of the Central Russia is extremely large. Most of the ancient cities of the region are known far beyond Russia as a part of the famous Golden Ring route, such as Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal. Small towns are also well-known for their unique crafts – Fedoskino, Palekh are famous for their lacquer miniatures, Gzhel for ceramics and Rostov Veliky for its enamels. Central Russia will show places of orthodox pilgrimage, a great number of noble estates and memorial sites.
Gateway to Europe
The diversity of the region is unbelievable. Here you can visit a truly European city, Saint Petersburg, admire the pristine nature of Karelia, explore the wild vastness of tundra in Murmansk. Get ready to see the luxurious heritage of Russian Emperors, witness the ancient architecture of the 11th century, be struck by the magic of the northern lights, experience an exciting dogsled ride, and meet cute reindeer.
Beauty in diversity
The district is incredibly diverse and fascinating. It unites completely different cities, like Buddhist Elista, Muslim Kazan, heroic Volgograd, fishing Astrakhan, beautiful ancient Nizhny Novgorod, and relaxing Samara. This district is a real treasure for pilgrims, history-lovers, sophisticated tourists and those, who want to dive into something new and unusual.
Many tourists think that Russia is a snowy frosty place with bears and deers. It is true for the northern part, but not for the whole country. The Southern Region is the heart of recreational tourism in Russia. It offers everyone to enjoy its sunny warm weather on the Black sea beaches and breathe fresh mountain air. Besides, you can explore the objects of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and have a walk on a skybridge, taste Massandra wines, visit the ancient city Chersonesus Taurica and admire beautiful palaces in Crimea.
Siberia will permit you not only to admire boundless landscapes of rare beauty: majestic mountain chains & legendary rivers. You will discover populations, between ancestral idioms and shamanic rites. You’ll remain impressed by the mountains and lakes of Altay, adjoin of the world’s most famous lake in Irkutsk, pay homage to Buddhist relics & listen to Old Believers’ performance in Buryatia, and connect with mysterious shamanism in Yakutiya.
Gateway to Asia
A magic world of the Far East of Russia with magnificent nature & unique animal life will certainly conquer you. You’ll discover the land of volcanoes & geysers in Kamchatka, reach the endpoint of the Transiberian railway in Vladivostok, and feel the perfect mix of European and Asian cultures in Sakhalin.